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Virtual Machine Powers Linux-based Java Applications

Aonix announced the release of PERC Ultra 5.1 with support for Wind River Linux. The characteristics of Java found in PERC Ultra to address the scalability, manageability, reliability, security, and performance needs of networking and telecommunications equipment providers are also addressed with the security enhanced and carrier grade Linux provided by Wind River making these products natural companions.

PERC Ultra is a commercial real-time virtual machine with close to one million fielded systems with applications spanning market segments such as aerospace, defense, telecommunications, industrial automation, and robotics. Aonix's added support for Wind River Linux gives developers another tool to build, debug, and deploy their applications.

"We're seeing increased customer demand for real-time Java," said Rob Hoffman, general manager of aerospace and defense, Wind River "The real-time deterministic strength of Aonix PERC Ultra ably fills this growing need for Java in complex mission- and safety-critical applications. We're pleased to add Aonix to our partnership team. PERC Ultra is a great complement to our advanced suite of developer tools, broad hardware support, guaranteed real-time capabilities, and the latest Linux kernel currently empowering our customers."

PERC Ultra 5.1 provides a set of Eclipse plug-ins that work with the Workbench development toolset included in the Wind River Linux offering. With this release, Java application developers gain plug-and-play access to Workbench to speed their development while also realizing the benefits of a standard, commercial-strength Linux execution environment.

"We're finding that standards-based, open-source technologies are gaining an increasing foothold in deeply embedded, real-time mission-critical systems," noted Gary Cato, Aonix director of marketing. "With Wind River Linux gaining a strong foothold in many of the markets important to Aonix, the two products make an ideal combination, particularly since Java adoption is greater among Linux platform developers."

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