Concurrent Computer Ships Power Hawk Systems to AAI’s Engineering Support

12/2/2003 - Concurrent Computer Corporation (NASDAQ: CCUR), Integrated Systems Division, announced that AAI Engineering Support has received Concurrent’s new Series 900 Power HawkTM systems for the C-17 Maintenance Trainer application.

AAI Engineering Support, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AAI Corporation, provides high-fidelity maintenance training technology to government and commercial customers worldwide. Innovative, hands-on, mission-ready maintenance trainer solutions are an AAI Engineering Support hallmark. The company will use the Concurrent Power Hawk Model 920 systems for a simulation application that demands real-time performance unattainable with a standard PC solution.

The Power Hawk Series 900 is the latest member of Concurrent's family of PowerPCTM-based 6U VME platforms. Each Series 900 CPU includes three levels of cache, including a 2 MB L3. The system also features an advanced, single-chip DiscoveryTM system controller for very fast memory and I/O throughput, three on-board Ethernet controllers and dual PCI I/O busses. Supported by Concurrent's PowerMAX UNIX®-based OS real-time operating system, the Series 900 offers the performance, determinism and guaranteed response required by time-critical applications. The Series 900 is fully application software compatible with previous generation Power Hawk systems, thus offering a convenient upgrade path for existing users.

Concurrent utilized its 37 years of real-time experience to provide the performance required by AAI Engineering Support's mission-critical trainer application. Important features of the delivered systems include Ada 95 language support, real-time clocks, shared memory and guaranteed response to external events. The systems were fully integrated by Concurrent and include a wide range of VME controllers including analog input and output, digital I/O, MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429, reflective memory, and serial I/O. Task scheduling, communication and execution is readily accomplished by the PowerMAX OSTM real-time operating system.

“AAI Engineering Support successfully deployed an earlier generation of Concurrent Power Hawks. The new Power Hawk 920 is a perfect fit for our need for a higher performance, open system that meets our life cycle cost requirements,” said David Warner, AAI Engineering Support's Director of Charleston Operations. "Concurrent has demonstrated the ability to quickly customize solutions as needed, and its systems also support commercial-off-the-shelf products," he added. "This superior technology, combined with Concurrent’s ability to deliver a total solution with excellent customer support, made Concurrent a clear choice for our simulation application."

“We are very pleased to be selected for this critical program and look forward to delivering future Power Hawk systems to AAI Engineering Support,” stated Rob Menzel, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for Concurrent's Integrated Solutions Division. He added, “We look forward to continuing our relationship and providing the solutions necessary for their sophisticated training systems.”

About AAI Engineering Support
An award-winning company whose competencies include Operations and Maintenance, Engineering and Modifications, Training, and Logistics Products, AAI Engineering Support is headquartered in Hunt Valley, MD, and has service centers and employees in seventy locations around the world. The company combines systems engineering, software, hardware, and integration technologies to develop and tailor maintenance training products for unique customer requirements.

AAI Engineering Support's parent company, AAI Corporation, has earned the Defense Department’s highest certification for design and manufacturing quality assurance. AAI focuses on the design and production of defense and training systems. Its products include unmanned aerial vehicles, training and simulation systems, automated aircraft test and maintenance equipment, and ground transportation components. AAI is a unit of United Industrial Corporation (NYSE: UIC).

About Concurrent
Celebrating over 37 successful years in business, Concurrent Computer Corporation (, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is the premier provider of high-performance, real-time computer systems, solutions and software for commercial and government markets. The company's Integrated Solutions Division focuses on strategic market areas that include hardware-in-the-loop and man-in-the-loop simulation, data acquisition, industrial systems, and software. Concurrent Computer Corporation's XSTREME Division is a leading supplier in the digital video server marketplace. This market includes the broadband/cable, corporate training, education, hospitality and video to the home. Concurrent provides sales and support from offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

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