Concurrent, NI Deliver Real-Time Linux-based Test and Data Acquisition

8/18/2004 - Concurrent Computer Corporation (NASDAQ: CCUR), Integrated Solutions Division, announced an agreement with National Instruments (NI) that makes Concurrent an NI Alliance Partner and value-added reseller of the complete line of NI software and hardware products, including LabVIEW and the extensive selection of NI measurement and automation products. Concurrent will offer the NI products on its Intel® Xeon® and AMD OpteronTM-based iHawkTM systems powered by the RedHawkTM Linux real-time operating system. NI products on Concurrent’s iHawk will be presented at NIWeek this week in Austin, Texas (Concurrent Booth #225).

Concurrent’s high-performance integrated computing solutions ( offer an excellent real-time Linux environment for NI LabVIEW in hardware-in-the-loop, man-in-the-loop and data acquisition applications. RedHawk Linux determinism and shielded processor technology bring strong added value by allowing LabVIEW to execute without interruption. Linux community customers can reduce overall integration costs by using NI rapid application development software tools versus traditional manual methods of code generation as well as a wide range of NI measurement and automation products.

“National Instruments virtual instrumentation software provides a complete solution from initial design to final production for dynamic control systems,” said Pete Zogas, NI senior vice president of Sales and Marketing. “Partnering with Concurrent extends the National Instruments offering for our Linux customers by taking advantage of Concurrent’s RedHawk Linux OS.”

“National Instruments software and comprehensive selection of I/O boards strengthens Concurrent’s solution set for data acquisition, simulation and test and measurement markets,” said Ken Jackson, vice president of Business Development, Concurrent Integrated Solutions Division. “Concurrent is focused on offering our customers the highest level of integrated hardware and software solutions utilizing real-time Linux and other commercial-off-the-shelf technologies for maximized customer value.”

About National Instruments
National Instruments ( is a technology pioneer and leader in virtual instrumentation – a revolutionary concept that has changed the way engineers and scientists approach measurement and automation. Leveraging the PC and its related technologies, virtual instrumentation increases productivity and lowers costs through easy-to-integrate software, such as the NI LabVIEW graphical development environment, and modular hardware, such as PXI modules for data acquisition, instrument control and machine vision. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NI has more than 3,100 employees and direct operations in 40 countries. In 2003, the company sold products to more than 25,000 companies in 90 countries. For the past five years, FORTUNE magazine named NI one of the 100 best companies to work for in America.

National Instruments Alliance Partner Program members are business entities independent from National Instruments Corporation and have no agency, partnership or joint-venture relationship with National Instruments.

About Concurrent
Since 1966, Concurrent (, headquartered in Duluth, 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, information technology, and software. Within the digital cable market, Concurrent is a recognized leader, currently serving nine of the largest network operators in 87 markets, surpassing 16.6 million basic subscribers and 5.5 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.

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

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