Concurrent, EDAS Deliver Solutions for Real-Time Vibration Testing

2/13/2004 - Concurrent Computer Corporation (NASDAQ: CCUR), a leading provider of integrated, high-performance COTS-based computer solutions for mission-critical computing, and Experimental Design & Analysis Solutions Inc. (EDAS), an innovator in real-time dynamic data monitoring and processing, announced an alliance to deliver real-time vibration testing and analysis solutions. Application software will run on Concurrent iHawk(TM) multiprocessing systems powered by the RedHawk(TM) real-time Linux(R) operating system.

Under the terms of the agreement, Concurrent and EDAS will cooperatively market, sell and support EDAS' real-time dynamic data monitoring and processing software with Concurrent's iHawk Linux systems. Concurrent's partnership with EDAS is structured to respond to worldwide, data acquisition market needs relating to the real-time testing and analysis of vibration data.

As a recognized leader in the development of test protocols for the turbine engine industry, EDAS optimizes product verification testing and provides acquisition and monitoring of vibration data for experimental design and analysis. In addition to data acquisition, the EDAS product suite includes GageMapII, a user-friendly software tool that simplifies interaction with finite element models and provides model verification and analysis functionality, and DatWizardII, a user-friendly analysis tool that performs screening analysis of large volumes of test data. The overall suite of tools provides customers with the capability to plan tests, validate analytical models, acquire data, screen data and perform detailed analysis of test data using design models. EDAS customers include industry leaders such as Boeing, Bosch, General Electric Aircraft Engines, NASA, Pratt & Whitney, Rolls Royce, Siemens Westinghouse, United States Air Force, and the United States Navy.

The iHawk is Concurrent's high-performance, multiprocessor computer platform based on the Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU. At the heart of the iHawk is Concurrent's RedHawk Linux operating system, compatible with the popular Red Hat Linux distribution. RedHawk's real-time kernel provides enhanced real-time determinism and I/O throughput for high-performance data acquisition applications.

"We are delighted to provide a cost-effective, COTS (commercial-off-the-shelf), PCI-based data acquisition and vibration analysis tool for our customers in aerospace and automotive industries," said Ken Jackson, vice president of business development. "Partnering with EDAS offers a great contribution to our overall data acquisition market strategy."

"Concurrent offers the ideal platform for our software products. We're excited about the opportunities that this partnership presents," said Dr. Kurt Nichol, EDAS president. "Our customers will be the big winners."

About Experimental Design & Analysis Solutions (EDAS)
Experimental Design and Analysis Solutions, Inc., ( is a privately held company headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee. The company has been providing high-end data acquisition and analysis products in the turbomachinery and aerospace industries since 2000. EDAS focuses on helping their customers make the most of their product verification process through efficient use of commercial off-the-shelf hardware and sophisticated software solutions.

About Concurrent
Since 1966, Concurrent Computer Corporation ( headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, has been a 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's Video-On-Demand Division is a recognized leader in the digital cable market, serving nine major cable operators in 73 markets with over 4.8 million digital subscribers. Concurrent's proven technology provides a flexible, comprehensive, robust solution for HFC, DSL, and IP-based networks. Concurrent provides sales and support from offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. More info at

Concurrent, its logo, iHawk and RedHawk are registered and unregistered trademarks of Concurrent.

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