Condor Engineering Launches AFDX Analysis and Test Tools

4/5/2004 - Condor Engineering, a leading provider of military and commercial avionics databus solutions, announced at the Aerospace Testing Expo in Hamburg, Germany, its entrance into the AFDX (Avionics Full Duplex Switched Ethernet) market with the first in a series of bus analysis and test tools planned for release to the aviation industry this year.

Condor BusTools/AFDX is a Windows-based application that brings new levels of power, flexibility and ease-of-use to monitoring, test, analysis and simulation of AFDX network traffic. Available to support a range of Condor hardware products, BusTools/AFDX provides an intuitive interface with powerful insights into AFDX Switch and End System traffic, ports, virtual links and error conditions. Hardware platform options (including PCI and PCMCIA configurations) provide cost-effective solutions that match various user monitoring and simulation needs. Condor is planning upgrade paths to future versions offering additional functionality.

"AFDX is seeing adoption throughout the avionics industry and our view is that customers will demand maximum flexibility at competitive price points," stated Bill Weil, AFDX Product Manager. "Condor's initial BusTools/AFDX product release enables aviation engineers to benefit from our extensive experience in exceptionally accurate traffic analysis and user interface design, and become instantly productive using an off-the-shelf hardware/software solution."

BusTools/AFDX is a cost-effective solution that allows users to easily:

About Condor Engineering
Condor Engineering is a leading supplier of avionics databus tools and solutions. The Condor product portfolio includes embedded, test, and simulation interfaces for Military (MIL-STD-1553) and Commercial (ARINC and AFDX) avionics databuses. Condor is committed to total customer satisfaction, superior product quality and exceptional service, as demonstrated by its ISO 9001:2000 registration. Founded in 1989, Condor Engineering is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, and is supported by a worldwide network of manufacturer's representatives and distributors. For more information please visit Condor Engineering's web site at

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