Presagis Announces Reseller Agreement with Flexible Software Solutions

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Presagis to offer the Avionics community a complete embedded ARINC 661 solution

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Offering the avionics community a complete solution for developing end-to-end embedded ARINC 661 systems solidifies Presagis as the leader in the end-to-end embedded ARINC 661 market.

Presagis™, a leading provider of commercial-off-the shelf (COTS) modeling, simulation, and embedded graphics software, today announced that they have signed a reseller agreement with Flexible Software Solutions. The agreement enables Presagis to resell Flexible Software Solutions’ off-the-shelf User Application Accelerator (UA2) and User Application Emulator (UA Emulator), which work exclusively with Presagis VAPS XT ARINC 661 module, further supporting Presagis ability to offer the avionics community a complete solution for developing end-to-end embedded ARINC 661 systems.

Adoption of the ARINC 661 standard, which aims to normalize the definition of a Cockpit Display System (CDS) and the communication between the CDS and User Applications which manage aircraft avionics functions, is increasing; however, there is relatively little expertise in the industry on how to successfully implement the standard. The availability of pre-integrated off-the-shelf tools that support organizations managing the complexities of ARINC 661 development out-of-box is a significant step forward. Through integrated modeling and automated code generation, development time, software errors, and overall project risk can be greatly reduced which can result in tremendous savings.

By reselling UA2 and UA Emulator, Presagis will be offering User Application (UA) development solutions for the ARINC 661 development environment, as well as specialized support for User Interface development for the aerospace and vetronics sectors. Moreover, Flexible Software Solutions’ Unified Modeling Language (UML) tool integration enables Presagis to be UML tool agnostic. This feature will enable Presagis to work with various UML tool vendors such as IBM Rational Rhapsody, Atego Artisan Studio, MathWorks Simulink, to name a few, allowing developers to use their preferred tools.

“We are very enthusiastic about the agreement with Presagis, a leading ARINC 661 COTS tool provider,” said Rob Harwood-Smith, Director, Flexible Software Solutions. “In combination with Presagis VAPS XT ARINC 661 module, UA2 enables system engineers to create User Application Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) interactions quickly, consistently, and accurately, without requiring extensive knowledge of the ARINC 661 protocols.”

“Flexible Software Solutions are the experts in facilitating demanding User Interface development projects, from the conception to delivery,” said Robert Kopersiewich, Vice President and Product Segment Lead of Embedded Graphics, Presagis. “Offering the avionics community a complete solution for developing end-to-end embedded ARINC 661 systems solidifies Presagis as the leader in the end-to-end embedded ARINC 661 market.”

Presagis VAPS XT is a full-featured and advanced software tool for the rapid development of dynamic, interactive graphical interfaces for safety and mission-critical avionics and embedded displays. VAPS XT offers unparalleled control and flexibility in the design of dynamic, interactive, real time HMIs and offers the necessary components for the development and certification of Widget Libraries and Cockpit Display Systems (CDS) in compliance with the ARINC 661 standard. Acting as an interface between VAPS XT and an off-the-shelf Unified Modeling Language (UML) logic tool UA2 is specifically designed for rapid and accurate ARINC 661 UA Development. The UA Emulator assists developers testing the CDS by exercising the real ARINC 661 messaging protocol.

For more information, please visit Presagis at Avionics Europe, March 21-22, in Munich, Germany.

About Flexible Software Solutions
Flexible Software Solutions (FSS) has been assisting defense industries deliver complex real-time user interface solutions since 2007; providing specialist expertise and tools for the development of solutions certified to operate in the most demanding environments. FSS offers pragmatic User-Application solutions for the ARINC-661 development environment and specialized support for UI development for the aerospace and automotive sectors. The FSS expertise also includes software development process and development tool customizations. As a Presagis partner FSS are able to combine their software development process expertise with Presagis’ COTS tools to produce innovative easy-to-use solutions. For more information, visit

About Presagis
Presagis is a global leader providing commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) modeling, simulation and embedded graphics solutions to the aerospace and defense markets and is the only developer to deliver a unified COTS software portfolio based on open-standards. Presagis combines cutting-edge technology with innovative services to help customers streamline development workflows, reduce project risks, create detailed models and complex simulations, in addition to developing DO-178B certifiable applications. The company services more than 1,000 active customers worldwide, including many of the world's most respected organizations such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Airbus, BAE Systems and CAE. For more information, visit

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