Simotion Selects Concurrent Computer for Driving Simulator Host

4/28/2005 - Concurrent Computer Corporation (NASDAQ: CCUR), a leading provider of integrated computer solutions for mission-critical applications, announced that Simotion, has chosen Concurrent’s high performance iHawkTM multiprocessor system running on its real-time RedHawkTM Linux ® operating system to support driving simulation for a major Bavarian automotive company.

Germany-based Simotion plans to use Concurrent’s iHawk system for critical driving simulation applications, ensuring automotive response and reliability. A system engineering services company, Simotion has been delivering hardware and software engineering in the automotive and radio network domain for almost 20 years. Simotion said it chose Concurrent, in part, because of the company’s history of real-time performance and the compatibility of RedHawk Linux with open standards.

“Concurrent’s successful history of high performance computing is well-known throughout the simulation industry, and their longevity speaks to the company’s continued commitment to providing time-critical computing solutions of the highest standards,” said Franz Markus Reich, Founder and Managing Director of Simotion. “Our company has been providing system engineering services for nearly two decades, and Concurrent clearly demonstrated its ability to meet our stringent requirements, with an open standards solution. In the future, we look forward to also using the iHawk in the vehicle dynamics and vibration control domain.”

“Concurrent has a strong history of providing exceptional simulation solutions throughout the automotive and aerospace industries and is excited to be partnering with Simotion as their simulation host to a well-known automotive manufacturer,” said Warren Neuburger, Concurrent Chief Operating Officer. “With its various driver assistance systems and other hardware-in-the-loop applications, Simotion is a trusted engineering services company, and we look forward to further building on this relationship.”

Simotion has also recently joined Concurrent’s Channel Partner Program. By becoming a Concurrent Channel Partner, Simotion will be able to offer its customers highly deterministic, real-time computing solutions based on Concurrent’s global technological expertise and history of nearly 40 years of proven, mission-critical computing across a variety of industries.

The iHawk is Concurrent’s high-performance, PCI-based, commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) computer platform for time-critical data acquisition, simulation, financial and industrial systems applications. At the heart of each iHawk system is Concurrent's RedHawk Linux real-time operating system. Compatible with the popular Red Hat ® Linux distribution, RedHawk Linux features high I/O throughput, fast response to external events, and optimized interprocess communication. iHawk is used by leading companies worldwide for real-time data acquisition and simulation in the aerospace, automotive and defense industries.

Concurrent will be showcasing its iHawk platform and its applications at the international ITEC conference, held April 26-28 in Amsterdam, booth #38B.

About Simotion
Simotion ( is a system engineering services company based in Munich, Germany. It has been delivering hardware and software engineering in the automotive and radio network domain for almost 20 years. Latest projects include the development of an adaptive light control system, various driver assistance systems and other hardware-in-the-loop applications.

About Concurrent
Since 1966, Concurrent (, headquartered in Duluth, Georgia, has been a premier provider of solutions that fulfill real-time expectations for commercial and government markets. The company’s high performance computing solutions and software are utilized in strategic market areas that include hardware-in-the-loop and man-in-the-loop simulation, process control, and data acquisition. Concurrent is also a recognized leader in the digital cable market, with Video-On-Demand systems deployed worldwide by major broadband operators. Its proven technology is based on open standards and provides a flexible, comprehensive and robust solution for HFC, DSL, and IP-based networks. Concurrent has nearly four decades of experience in high-performance, on-demand, mission-critical solutions and provides its best of breed solutions through offices in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

For additional company or product information from Concurrent, please contact Concurrent, 4375 River Green Parkway, Suite 100, Duluth, GA 30096. Call toll free in the U.S. and Canada at (877) 978-7363, fax (678) 258-4199. Readers can also access information through the company's Web site at

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

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