Wind River Introduces Industry Profiles for Next-Generation VxWorks Real-Time Operating System
July 15, 2014
Industry-specific profiles for VxWorks 7 include networking,
industrial, medical, and consumer.
New features and capabilities address the new market opportunities
created by the Internet of Things.
Collection of middleware will help manufacturers bring connected,
IoT-ready devices to market faster, while reducing risks and
ALAMEDA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
River®, a world leader in delivering software for
intelligent connected systems, has introduced industry profiles for the
latest version of its market-leading VxWorks® real-time
operating system (RTOS). The profiles enrich VxWorks 7 with a range of
highly relevant capabilities that help customers meet industry and
technology requirements needed to address the new market opportunities
created by the Internet of Things (IoT).
The industry-specific profiles include features and enhancements
pertaining to safety, security, connectivity, manageability, user
interface, and graphics. The following profiles are now available:
Networking Profile that enables manufacturers of network
infrastructure to rapidly create, test, deploy, maintain, and manage
high-quality network devices, wired or wireless.
Industrial Profile which provides industrial device
manufacturers with essential multimedia and connectivity middleware,
including drivers and protocols for connected devices on the factory
floor, wireless peripherals, and other devices within the network
Medical Profile which helps manufacturers of medical devices
with human machine interface and connectivity middleware specifically
tailored for the needs of medical device manufactures.
Consumer Profile that offers a fast-boot, small-footprint,
low-power run-time environment ideal for smaller form factor connected
devices such as wearables, mobile handhelds, digital imaging devices,
residential gateways, and broadband access devices.
“From intelligent industrial products and networking equipment, to
consumer electronics and medical devices, VxWorks 7 will help
manufacturers bring connected, IoT-ready applications to market faster,
while reducing risks and development costs,” said Dinyar Dastoor, vice
president of product management at Wind River. “The new collection of
middleware in our industry-specific profiles is the perfect complement
to our RTOS platform known for its rock-solid determinism, reliability,
and unprecedented ecosystem of complementary third-party hardware and
The company has also announced that VxWorks is the first major
commercial RTOS to be enabled on the Intel®
Quark SoC X1000, further positioning it as the RTOS of choice for
applications requiring low power and small footprint. The VxWorks 7 and
Intel Quark offering is highly suitable to enable products across the
system from the device to the cloud.
Recognized as the industry-leading
RTOS, VxWorks has been re-architected with a highly modular approach
leading to the separation of the VxWorks core operating system from
packages such as the file system or networking stack. As a result,
individual applications can now be updated at any time without requiring
a rework or retest of the entire system, increasing scalability and the
ability to quickly adjust to market changes.
Wind River, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel® Corporation
(NASDAQ: INTC), is a world leader in delivering software for intelligent
connected systems. The company has been pioneering computing inside
embedded devices since 1981, and its technology is found in nearly 2
billion products. Wind River offers the industry's most comprehensive
embedded software portfolio supported by world-class global professional
services and support, and a broad partner ecosystem. Wind River delivers
the technology and expertise that enables the innovation and deployment
of safe, secure, and reliable intelligent systems. To learn more, visit
Wind River at www.windriver.com.
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