VectorCAST Powers DO-178B Testing for Aerospace Monitoring and Systems

5/17/2004 - Vector Software, a leading provider of software test tools for embedded systems, announced that Aerospace Monitoring and Systems (Pty) Ltd (AMS) in South Africa has successfully used its VectorCAST test solution on the Vehicle Management Module Operational Software for the Agusta/Thales A109 Light Utility Helicopter.

The software tested with VectorCAST was written in C utilizing Green Hills Software's MULTI IDE. "The seamless integration of VectorCAST with Green Hills Software's embedded toolset, coupled with VectorCAST's level of unit test automation and availability of the necessary tool qualification data for our DO-178B Level B requirement, significantly reduced the time and cost associated with this level of testing," said project Software Architect Becker Vosloo, of AMS.

According to Bill McCaffrey, Director of Sales for Vector Software, Inc., "We are extremely proud of our role as a technology supplier to AMS. Vector is pleased that VectorCAST has been chosen by AMS as a critical component for the testing of their DO-178B Level B application."

About Aerospace Monitoring and Systems
AMS designs and manufactures state-of-the-art Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS), including data acquisition units, cockpit voice/flight data recorders, and maintenance ground station software, for application in helicopters, and transport, trainer, and fighter aircraft. For more information about AMS, please visit

About Vector Software
Vector Software, Inc. is a leading independent provider of automated test tools for software developers. Established in 1989 as a consulting and service organization, Vector's product focus is to empower software professionals to deliver the highest quality software in the least amount of time. Vector's VectorCAST line of products reduce the burden placed on individual developers by automating and standardizing application component-level testing. This innovative technology developed by Vector represents the next generation of intelligent embedded software test tools. The tools support Ada83, Ada95, C, C++, and Embedded C++ (EC++).

Vector Software's market focus is on companies performing embedded systems developement for aerospace, military, medical, telecom, and process control related projects.

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