Validated Software Releases DO-178B Validation Suite for InterNiche’s ChronOS Operating System -- Creates New Platform for Networked Safety-Critical Environments

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Validated Software Corporation, the leader in affordable safety-critical certification packages for commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) software, today announced the release of their DO-178B Level A Validation Suite™ for InterNiche’s ChronOS™ real-time operating system. This strategic relationship provides a complete RTOS to customers in the safety, mission-critical and avionics community requiring robust platforms and FAA RTCA DO-178B or EUROCAE ED-12B certification. In addition, Validated and InterNiche are cooperating on a safety compliant TCP/IP stack based on InterNiche’s popular NicheStack™.

San Jose, CA, February 4, 2003 – Validated Software Corporation, the leader in affordable safety-critical certification packages for commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) software, today announced the release of their DO-178B Level A Validation Suite™ for InterNiche’s ChronOS™ real-time operating system. This strategic relationship provides a complete RTOS to customers in the safety, mission-critical and avionics community requiring robust platforms and FAA RTCA DO-178B or EUROCAE ED-12B certification. In addition, Validated and InterNiche are cooperating on a safety compliant TCP/IP stack based on InterNiche’s popular NicheStack™.

"This is a natural fit, where InterNiche brings a robust RTOS and Validated provides all the required artifacts to enable our software to be used in safety-critical systems”, states Larry Larder, President and CEO of InterNiche. “Customers can now pick a commercial RTOS required and focus their development teams on value-added development. This is one of the few complete and yet scalable solutions in the industry”.

The DO-178B Validation Suite for ChronOS is available now, and contains a complete set of design, requirements, tests suites, code coverage, and traceability documents. All levels of DO-178B and ED-12B are supported, including the most difficult, Level A. Complete information on this avionics specification can be found at http://www.rtca.org and http://www.eurocae.org. In addition, an introductory FAQ to safety certification can be found at http://www.ValidatedSoftware.com/cert_faq.html. IEC 61508 support will be available in Q2, 2003.

About Validated Software    

Validated Software Corporation provides FAA-, FDA-, and IEC-compliant Validation and Verification Suites for software components used in safety-critical systems. Validated also provides custom test suites and test solutions for proprietary software used in life-critical systems. Validated is on the web at http://www.ValidatedSoftware.com. Please contact Sales@ValidatedSoftware.com for more information about this exciting product line.

About InterNiche Technologies

InterNiche Technologies has been developing and licensing networking management and configuration software for embedded systems since 1989. Hundreds of thousands of products depend on InterNiche software as part of their core functionality. Customers include companies such as 3COM, Ericsson, Intel, Hewlett Packard, Nortel Networks, Raytheon, Samsung, Siemens, and many more. For more information please contact sales@iniche.com or visit InterNiche on the web at http://www.iniche.com.

Media Contact:

Scott Nowell, President, Validated, Phone: +1 720-890-1170, Email: SNowell@ValidatedSoftware.com

Larry Larder, President, InterNiche, Phone +1 408-257-8014, Email: LLarder@iniche.com

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