Vector Software Partners with AdaCore to Provide Advanced Software Test Capability

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Vector Software and AdaCore bring industry leading expertise to Ada software development community.

Vector Software, the leading provider of software solutions for testing safety critical applications and AdaCore, provider of the highest quality Ada development tools and support, have announced the formation of a partnership to provide advanced dynamic and static testing capabilities for Ada software developers.

This partnership and Vector Software’s recent announcement that their VectorCAST/Ada embedded software test platform has been tested using the latest version of the Ada Conformity Assessment Test Suite (ACATS), shows unique commitment to the Ada community.

Vector Software's VectorCAST/Ada is an integrated software test solution that significantly reduces the time, effort, and cost associated with testing safety critical software written in Ada.

AdaCore’s GNAT Pro is a robust Ada development environment that comprises a full Ada compiler based on the GNU GCC technology, an Integrated Development Environment, a comprehensive tool suite including a visual debugger, and a set of libraries and bindings.

GNAT Pro’s static analysis tools provide a perfect complement to VectorCAST/Ada. The dynamic testing capabilities of VectorCAST/Ada provide users with automated on-target unit/integration test and code coverage to meet strict requirements for Avionics, Industrial Controls, and High Speed Railway.

"The Ada language continues to demonstrate its ability to address today’s software reliability challenges”, said Cyrille Comar, Managing Director of AdaCore. "Software developers desiring reliable software will be pleased that Vector Software now supports the Ada 2005 language version. The VectorCAST testing environment is an ideal complement to the static analysis capabilities available in GNAT Pro, together providing a very powerful and thorough validation and verification tool chain."

“Vector Software has worked with AdaCore for many years”, said William McCaffrey, Chief Operating Officer for Vector Software. “We are pleased to be working closely with them to provide the best Ada development solution on the market”.

About Vector Software, Inc.
Vector Software is the world’s leading provider of software testing solutions for safety and mission critical embedded applications. Companies worldwide in automotive, aerospace, medical devices, industrial controls, rail, and other industries, rely on Vector Software’s VectorCAST™. By automating and managing the complex tasks associated with unit, integration, and system level testing, VectorCAST helps organizations accelerate the development and ensure the reliability of their embedded software applications. Founded in 1989 by embedded software engineers, Vector Software is headquartered in East Greenwich, Rhode Island USA; with offices worldwide and a world-class team of support and technology partners. To learn more, visit Vector Software at

About AdaCore
Founded in 1994, AdaCore is the leading provider of commercial software solutions for Ada, a state-of-the-art programming language designed for large, long-lived applications where safety, security, and reliability are critical. AdaCore's flagship product is the open source GNAT Pro development environment, which is based around the GNU GCC technology. GNAT Pro comes with expert on-line support and is available on more platforms than any other Ada technology. AdaCore has an extensive world-wide customer base; see for further information.

Ada and GNAT Pro see a growing usage in high-integrity and safety-certified applications, including commercial aircraft avionics, military systems, air traffic management/control, railroad systems, and medical devices, and in security-sensitive domains, such as financial services. The SPARK Pro toolset, available from AdaCore, is especially useful in such contexts. AdaCore has North American headquarters in New York and European headquarters in Paris.

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