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Wind River gets safe

Wind River Systems (, Alameda, Calif., a provider of embedded software, systems and tools, announces the October launch of its Platform for Safety Critical IEC61508.

“We think there’s a strong market emerging for safety critical devices and controllers at SIL [safety integrity level] 2 and 3,” states Tony Tryba, vice president and general manager of the automotive, industrial, defense and aerospace division. “Engineers will need a richer tool set and operating environment, along with certification evidence, to help their companies get into a higher level of compliance with standards.”

“With our ‘platformization’ strategy,” continues Tryba, “we offer a combination of operating system, middleware and tools in a pre-qualified, pre-engineered fashion that makes customers more efficient. The safety critical offering extends our products into higher reliability and safety domains, including the technology to address the IEC 61508 safety standard.”

Other industrial products offered by Wind River include Platform for Industrial Devices (Platform ID) and Platform for Industrial Automation (Platform IA). Platform ID includes the VxWorks real-time operating system, DCOM, CAN & USB drivers and foundation software. Platform IA includes all the Platform ID components as well as enterprise and fieldbus connectivity through DeviceNet, EtherNet/IP, OPC Data Access and OPC Alarms & Events.

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