Wind River Updates Commercial Grade, Real-Time VxWorks Platforms

11/9/2005 - Wind River Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIND), the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO), announced comprehensive updates to all its commercial grade, real-time Wind River® VxWorks platforms, the industry's preeminent device software that scales to power a full range of devices, from the smallest handhelds to the most robust network equipment. Based on Wind River's proven real-time architecture which enables customers to transition smoothly into new device designs, Wind River VxWorks 6.2 platform now features innovative enhancements including end-to-end device security, system availability, improved scalability, broader hardware coverage and unprecedented unit, integration and field testing via Wind River's development suite (see today's related press release). VxWorks 6.2 also delivers device-specific configuration technology that enables developers to save time and cost by building their device software solutions with pre-built, pre-integrated components and configurations best suited for the requirements of their target device.

"Next-generation devices are not only more complex than ever before, with the extensive combinations of applications and services they offer, but they are also 'connected,' which adds new parameters and requirements for device manufacturers," said John Fanelli, vice president of product management, Wind River. "With every device type having unique requirements for performance, power consumption, footprint or security, one-size device software products do not fit all. VxWorks 6.2 is engineered with Wind River's trusted architecture and offers developers an evolutionary, comprehensive real-time platform for building just the right device software solution easily, with only the necessary components configured in the way a target device requires."

Because modern devices are increasingly networked and complex as they must support highly sophisticated value-added applications and services to meet market demands, device manufacturers face new requirements and business critical challenges. Engineered with an evolutionary backward compatible architecture specifically designed to support advanced devices, Wind River VxWorks real-time platforms address the emerging needs of device manufacturers: end-to-end security capabilities, system availability and device specific-configuration.

"There is no debating the emergence of advanced devices has driven an imperative need for device software built on evolutionary architectures that have been designed to address the critical issues resulting from today's connected environment," said Chris Lanfear, director of the embedded systems software practice at VDC. "Wind River's VxWorks 6.2 real-time platform meets the needs of this rapidly shifting design paradigm with its combination of proven architecture and new comprehensive commercial grade features that allow device manufacturers to support critical connectivity issues, such as security and system availability. Longer-term, this combination provides customers with a solution that enables future extensibility and support for evolving technology."

VxWorks 6.2 Commercial Grade Real-Time Platform
The industry's market-leading and most trusted real-time device software, VxWorks 6.2 platform delivers the commercial-grade quality expected from a Wind River solution, including industry- leading development and run time technology, world-class professional services and global product support delivered via local technology experts, all from one trusted industry expert with over 20 years of experience. Specific enhancements to the VxWorks 6.2-based platform include:

As part of Wind River's semi annual product release model, the entire line of Wind River VxWorks 6.2-based platform products are being updated: Wind River® General Purpose Platform; Wind River® Platform for Automotive Devices; Wind River® Platform for Consumer Devices; Wind River® Platform for Industrial Devices; Wind River® Platform for Network Equipment; and Wind River® Platform for Safety Critical.

Wind River VxWorks 6.2 platforms are available today in Early Access for select customers and will be generally available in late November 2005.

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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