Customers can now purchase pre-integrated and fully tested Embedded Virtualization Platforms from a Single Source
Nuremberg, Germany - February 28th 2012 - Real-Time Systems GmbH today announced that they have signed a global distribution agreement for the RTS Hypervisor with Kontron. Customers may now purchase application ready platforms, i.e. embedded hardware preconfigured with the RTS Hypervisor and operating system licenses directly from a single source. Getting support for real-time virtualization directly from their hardware vendor, customers may drastically shorten their own development cycles and benefit from
The agreement solidifies the direction of Real-Time Systems to align itself globally with leading turnkey solution providers to further the adoption of its unique hard real-time virtualization solution. "We are very excited to enter into this global partnership with Kontron" said Gerd Lammers, CEO and President of Real-Time Systems GmbH. "Their leadership in in the embedded market, combined with RTS
Hypervisor technology will enable customers to obtain turnkey solutions thus drastically reducing their Time-to-Market".
By utilizing the RTS Hypervisor, a traditional embedded system, typically consisting of an industrial PC and additional hardware for real-time tasks, can now be replaced by a single hardware platform. Executing e.g. Microsoft Windows® safely in parallel to a real-time operating system on just one board based on Intel processors, reduces the Bill of Materials while increasing reliability and reducing power consumption. This solution is particularly useful for products in the industrial, medical or transportation markets where many customers rely on a Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) for time or mission critical functions while using a different OS for other tasks, such as running a human machine interface (HMI). Because the RTS solution does not depend on a host OS, operating systems can start in any sequence, reboot independently and never harm each other.
"Embedded system configurations with real-time hypervisors can be complex and sometimes not just a plug & play scenario. Consequently, customers need support for hardware and software ideally from a single source," said Werner Ressle, Director of Software & Software Services of Kontron AG. "The cooperation with Real-Time Systems enables us to provide customers with a convenient out-of-the-box experience and they can now receive our embedded hardware platforms bundled with a pre-configured RTS Hypervisor including operating system licenses of
Gerd Lammers (CEO Real-Time Systems) and Dirk Finstel (CTO Kontron AG) seal the global partnership