Peritek to Support Wind River's Wind ML Embedded GUI Software

3/4/2003 - Peritek Corporation, a leading vendor of standards-based video and graphics display control boards for the embedded computing industry, announced that it will add support for Wind River's Wind® ML embedded graphical user interface (GUI) development software to its broad line of Wind River VxWorks® real-time operating system (RTOS) compatible PMC, PCI, and CompactPCI graphics boards and modules. Peritek expects to ship Wind ML drivers for the VxWorks compatible Aurora/PMC, Aurora/PCI, Aurora/cPCI, Argus/PMC and Gemini/PMC graphics boards in the first quarter of 2003.

"Wind River's Wind ML is an ideal solution for embedded real-time system developers who need to get a 2D GUI up and running quickly," said Victor Gold, president of Peritek. "Peritek has supported VxWorks compatibility with our own in-house software development for more than 25 years: Wind ML support is a natural extension of our enduring partnership."

In addition, Peritek announced that in recognition for its efforts to integrate its products with Wind River technology, the company has been elevated to Associate Level status in the Wind River Partner Program.

"We're very pleased to have our partnership status increased to Associate Level under the Wind River Partner Program. Wind River and its products are integral elements to our continued growth and success, and it's great to have our efforts recognized," concluded Gold.

"As a member of the Wind River Partner Program, Peritek has a proven track record of delivering high performance graphics that are well suited for customers in the aviation, defense, medical and industrial environments," said Dave Sheaffer, Senior Director of the Alliance Group for Wind River. "We are pleased to recognize Peritek as an Associate partner who has successfully completed the Wind River Partner Program certification process and look forward to our continued work together."

Wind River's Wind ML Overview
Wind River's Wind ML consists of two application-programming interfaces (API), a software development kit (SDK), and a driver development kit (DDK). The Wind ML SDK enables the development of hardware independent GUIs. It supports window management, 2D graphics, region management, text display, color management, video overlay support, alpha blending and JPEG image support. The Wind ML DDK is used to develop the required device drivers.

Key features of Wind ML include:

Wind ML requires the use of Wind River's Tornado II and VxWorks 5.x real-time development environment software. Host support includes Windows (NT/2000/XP) and Solaris (2.7/2.8/2.9).

About Peritek
Peritek is the leading supplier of video and graphics display control boards for the embedded computing industry. We offer the broadest range of solutions for standard hardware platforms and operating systems. Our high performance graphics controllers include PMC, PCI, CompactPCI and VME solutions. Our operating system support is also unmatched in the industry, and includes Solaris, Linux, Windows and VxWorks. Using in-house technology and software, Peritek products deliver reliable COTS high performance graphics in a multitude of applications deployed in the aviation, defense, medical and industrial environments.

For more information, please contact Peritek Worldwide Sales, 9975 Business Park Avenue, Suite A, San Diego, California 92131-1102. Tel: (800) 281-4567 or (858) 689-7150. Fax: (858) 689-7156. Email: Peritek's website is

About Wind River's Partner Program
The Wind River Partner Program builds strategic relationships with hardware and software companies worldwide. Wind River Partners offer customers integrated and complementary solutions for Wind River's integrated embedded platforms and technologies. These partnerships accelerate product development and enable customers in multiple markets including aerospace and defense, automotive, digital consumer, industrial, and network infrastructure build products better and faster.

About Wind River
Wind River is the worldwide leader in embedded software and services. It is the only company to provide market-specific embedded platforms that integrate real-time operating systems, development tools and technologies. Wind River's products and professional services are used in multiple markets including aerospace and defense, automotive, digital consumer, industrial, and network infrastructure. Wind River provides high-integrity technology and expertise that enables its customers to create superior products more efficiently. Companies from around the world are standardizing on Wind River, creating the most reliable products while also accelerating their time to market.

Founded in 1981, Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, California, with operations worldwide. To learn more, visit Wind River at or call Wind River at 1-800-872-4977.

Wind River Systems, the Wind River Systems logo, Tornado, VxSIM, and VxWorks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Wind River Systems, Inc.

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