Wind River Introduces Commercial Grade Workbench 2.4 Development Suite

11/8/2005 - Wind River Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIND), the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO), announced Wind River® Workbench 2.4, featuring new product additions and upgrades to the companyís industry-leading, commercial grade device software development suite. Wind River Workbench is the industryís first Eclipse-based, open-source device software development suite that offers deep capabilities for developers across the entire development process in a single integrated suite. In addition to updated Eclipse 3.1 technology and hardware support, Wind River Workbench 2.4 development suite unveils new unit testing and diagnostic products. By freeing developers from manual testing and time-consuming failure diagnosis, Workbench 2.4 development suite enables developers to elevate their focus to the higher-value features essential for competitive differentiation in todayís rapidly growing device market.

"As the extended enterprise continues to branch out and diversify, testing, identifying and resolving defects have become more grueling than ever. At the same time, the pressure to deliver new features and stay ahead of the market is stronger than ever," said John Fanelli, vice president of product marketing, Wind River. "With Wind River Workbench 2.4, weíve maintained ease of development via one single integrated suite, while providing access to the latest Eclipse 3.1 technology and reducing time spent on manual processes. Wind Riverís development suite continues to be the only way for device developers to cut inefficiencies effectively throughout the development lifecycle."

Wind River Delivers Commercial Grade Testing and Diagnostics
Wind River Workbench is a scalable development suite that increases individual productivity, enables collaboration among hardware and software developers within a project team, and meets diverse development needs across an enterprise. With the release of Wind River Workbench 2.4, the suite introduces two new products:

Eases Testing and Diagnostics Throughout the Entire Development and Device Lifecycle

Workbench 2.4 Product Suite Provides Expanded Hardware Support and Eclipse Technology

The Wind River Workbench 2.4 suite of products is available today in Early Access for select customers and will be generally available in late November 2005. Workbench Unit Tester and Workbench Diagnostics will be generally available for use with VxWorks in late November 2005. To learn more about Wind River Workbench, please visit:

About Wind River
Wind River is the global leader in device software optimization (DSO). Wind River enables companies to develop and run device software faster, better, at lower cost and more reliably. Wind River platforms are pre-integrated, fully standardized enterprise-wide development solutions. They reduce effort, cost and risk and optimize quality and reliability at all phases of the device software development process from concept to deployed product.

Founded in 1981, Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, California, with operations worldwide. To learn more, call 1-800-872-4977.

The Wind River logo is a trademark of Wind River Systems, Inc., and Wind River and VxWorks are registered trademarks of Wind River Systems, Inc.

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