Eurotech Group Partners with Wind River, Launches VxWorks Board Support Package (BSP) for CPU-1432 PC/104-Plus CPU

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Eurotech Group to begin offering VxWorks software drivers for device software solutions

Amaro, Udine (Italy) September 12, 2005 The Eurotech Group has announced the availability of a new Board Support Package (BSP) for its popular CPU-1432 PC/104-Plus embedded computer and Wind River’s VxWorks real time operating system (RTOS). The release of this new BSP comes at the same time as Eurotech?s announcement of a formal partnership with Wind River Systems, Inc., the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO).

?Our alliance with Wind River is a natural progression of Eurotech?s BSP development initiative,” said Mark Santo, Eurotech Group’s vice president for the Americas and president of Parvus Corporation. “We now extend device driver support to VxWorks, one of the industry’s most widely adopted RTOS’s — and one that is particularly relied upon by our aerospace and defense (A&D) customers.”

The partnership with Wind River extends across Eurotech Group?s global embedded computing companies: Parvus? Corporation in the USA, Erim in France and Eurotech in Europe and Asia. Support for VxWorks will roll out for the companies? PC/104, PC/104-Plus and PCI-104 embedded processor boards and add-on modules based on market demand.

The first BSP released by the Eurotech Group is for the CPU-1432, a fanless 64-bit Pentium-class PC/104-Plus single board computer (SBC) with onboard Fast Ethernet and LCD interfaces. Developed for Tornado 2.2/VxWorks 5.5, the CPU-1432 VxWorks BSP will enable customers who are building devices on the VxWorks platform to configure their systems more rapidly and develop software applications in a shorter timeframe.

“Wind River brings flexibility and choice to A&D device manufacturers by enabling VxWorks to be optimized across a multitude of leading hardware platforms,” said Rob Hoffman, program director, aerospace and defense field operations, Wind River. “As one of our respected partners in the A&D space, Eurotech Group shares Wind River’s long term commitment to giving our customers the agile solutions they need to create reliable device software for the A&D industry better, faster and at a lower cost.”

About Eurotech Group

The Eurotech Group ( www.eurotech.com ) is a global family of technology companies focused on standards-based embedded and high-performance computing solutions. With operations in Europe, North America and Asia, the Group serves the industrial, transportation, defense, aerospace, medical, and research sectors. Its embedded computing operations include Erim ( www.erim.fr ), Eurotech China ( www.eurotech.com.cn ), Eurotech Deutschland, Eurotech Finland ( www.eurotech.fi ), Eurotech S.p.A ( www.eurotech.it ), and Parvus Corporation ( www.parvus.com ).