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ORBexpress Extends LynxOS-SE Support to the ARM Cortex-A8

HERNDON, VA – November 9, 2010 – Objective Interface Systems, Inc. (OIS), provider of the most widely used communications middleware, today announced that its ORBexpress® product now extends support to LynuxWorksLynxOS-SE on the ARM® Cortex-A8 processor. The Cortex-A8 is the most power-efficient processor ever developed by ARM with extremely high performance.

ORBexpress provides a high-performance communication infrastructure, enabling real-time and embedded devices in heterogeneous environments to communicate seamlessly. With the lightweight, high-performance combination of ORBexpress, LynxOS-SE, and the ARM Cortex-A8, developers can achieve greater performance while improving size, weight, and power (SWAP). Developers will be able to develop very small form factor devices, like software defined radios (SDR), using the smallest communications middleware on the most power efficient ARM processor with a fast, robust operating system.

LynxOS-SE is based on open standards and is designed to specifically fulfill the stringent needs of multi-threaded and multi-process applications in high-performance systems. With the release of LynxOS-SE, LynuxWorks now offers a powerful combination of POSIX and ARINC 653 compliance. Open standards promote application portability, software reuse and system interoperability, and this translates into time-to-market and investment-protection benefits for developers.

“This exciting development with LynuxWorks is an enabler of choices. The more choices you have in building a system, the better the chance you have for a totally optimized solution,” said Charles Rush, senior vice president of OIS. “This combination of tools will enable developers to reduce the development time for resource constrained, standards based applications.”

“The combination of LynxOS-SE and ORBexpress running on the ARM Cortex-A8 platform means that developers of connected low-power devices will no longer have to compromise between power, performance and functionality,” said Robert Day, VP Marketing, LynuxWorks, “This solution is particularly well suited to devices needing extra levels of security such as SDR radio systems and the latest in connected medical devices.”

About LynuxWorks
LynuxWorks, a world leader in the embedded software market, is committed to providing open and reliable real-time operating systems (RTOS) and software tools to embedded developers. The company's LynxOS family of operating systems offers open standards with the highest level of safety and security features, enabling many mission-critical systems in defense, avionics and other industries. The latest product in the portfolio, the award-winning LynxSecure, offers a secure separation kernel and embedded hypervisor that forms a platform for the development of high-assurance systems. Since it was established in 1988, LynuxWorks has created technology that has been successfully deployed in thousands of designs and millions of products made by leading communications, avionics, aerospace/defense, and consumer electronics companies. LynuxWorks' headquarters are located in San José, California.

About OIS
Objective Interface Systems, Inc. (OIS) is the worldwide leader in high-performance, high assurance, real-time communications middleware for embedded systems. Its ORBexpress products are used wherever systems require an extremely fast, small-footprint communications infrastructure where failure is not an option. Thousands of customers in the defense and aerospace, telecommunications, banking, medical devices, data communications, industrial automation and process control, transportation and robotics markets worldwide use the ORBexpress communications infrastructure to build more flexible, upgradeable and capable products.

Independent testing consistently shows ORBexpress to be the smallest and fastest communications middleware available. ORBexpress is available in C++, Java, Ada, and FPGA. For more information about ORBexpress and the OIS portfolio of products, visit:, call 1 800-800-OIS7 in the U.S or e-mail inquiries to: Visit Objective Interface at


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