Wind River?s New Edge Platform Fast-Tracks Growth from Automated Devices to Autonomous Systems

By Laura Dolan

Senior Copywriter

Keap

February 26, 2019

Wind River?s New Edge Platform Fast-Tracks Growth from Automated Devices to Autonomous Systems

Wind River introduces software platform for edge devices designed to enable the modernization of legacy systems in aerospace, automotive, defense, and industrial sectors.

ALAMEDA, CA. Wind River released the Wind River Helix™ Virtualization Platform (Helix Platform), combining the company’s commercial real-time operating system (RTOS) with embedded Linux distribution into an edge compute software platform, enabling other operating systems to run unaffected within the same framework.

The Helix Platform assists a gamut of critical infrastructure development needs including highly-dynamic environments sans certification requirements, to highly-regulated static applications such as in avionics and industrial, in addition to systems involving the combination of safety-certified applications with non-certified, such as in automotive.

“The industry is moving in a direction of heterogeneous systems where the development of many critical infrastructure systems requires both an open source Linux and a proven commercial RTOS, and Helix Platform offers the best of both worlds with VxWorks and Wind River Linux integrated in a single solution, from a single supplier,” said Jim Douglas, president and CEO of Wind River. “Drawing from our rich proven technology heritage and unmatched safety expertise, Helix Platform is a critical building block for how we will continue to accelerate the evolution from automated devices towards more intelligent and autonomous systems.”

For more information, visit www.windriver.com.

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