Bosch Rexroth Selects Wind River's VxWorks for Motion Control Devices

5/7/2004 - Wind River, the global leader in device software optimization (DSO), announced that Bosch Rexroth AG selected Wind River's VxWorks General Purpose Platform as the technology standard for its motion control devices. Bosch Rexroth purchased the General Purpose Platform as part of Wind River's enterprise-licensing model. Under the enterprise licensing agreement, the company will receive regular upgrades to the device software Platform, ensuring Bosch Rexroth continually has the most current technology available for its customers and their products.

"We needed an efficient, commercial off-the-shelf solution that wouldn't fail under pressure," said Dr. Karl Tragl, Managing Director Technology, Electronic Drives and Controls at Bosch Rexroth. "By building our motion control devices on Wind River's technology, we are confident that we are developing our products with the industry's most reliable platform. We can now focus on developing the features and functionality that add increased value for our customers."

Rexroth IndraLogic and Rexroth IndraMotion are Bosch Rexroth's two new families of automation systems that provide easier, more open and flexible motion control devices in the industries Bosch Rexroth serves such as industrial automation, electronic assembly, material handling and automotive body and assembly. By using Wind River's VxWorks General Purpose Platform, which includes Wind River's integrated development tools and professional services, Bosch Rexroth is able to ensure the reliability of its products and greatly accelerate its time to market.

"Bosch Rexroth continues to turn to Wind River's technology because it provides proven reliable solutions for their motion control device needs," said Georg Birkmaier, Regional Director Central Europe, Wind River. "By working with Wind River's VxWorks General Purpose Platform, Bosch Rexroth can continually focus its efforts on building innovative devices faster, better, at a lower cost and more reliably."

About Bosch Rexroth
Bosch Rexroth AG, a one-hundred-percent owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH, achieved sales of 3.62 billion Euro in 2002 with approximately 25,500 employees. The company was formed in May 2001 by the merger of Bosch Automationstechnik and Mannesmann Rexroth and now combines under the brand name of Rexroth the range of products and services of the former brands of Bosch Automation, Brueninghaus Hydromatik, Indramat, Lohmann and Stolterfoht, Mecman, Refu, Rexroth Hydraulics and Star. Rexroth offers all relevant drive, control and motion technologies: from mechanics, hydraulics and pneumatics through to electronics as well as the associated services - and in around 80 countries worldwide. For more information about Bosch Rexroth AG, please visit

About Wind River
Wind River is the market leader in device software optimization. Wind River enables companies to develop and run software faster, better, at a lower cost and more reliably. Wind River Platforms tightly integrate a rich set of market-leading operating systems, development tools and middleware with services to provide a complete foundation that meets the specific requirements of a vertical market. Wind River's products and professional services are used in multiple markets including aerospace and defense, automotive, digital consumer, industrial, and network infrastructure. Companies from around the world turn to Wind River to create the most reliable products and to accelerate their time to market. Founded in 1981, Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, California, with operations worldwide. To learn more, visit Wind River at

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