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Atego releases Aonix Perc Ultra for VxWorks MILS 2.1

Atego has taken the wraps off its new Aonix Perc Ultra embedded and real-time virtual machine, which is now available for multi-partitioned RTOS platform deployments. The company describes itself as a supplier of industrial-grade collaborative development tools for engineering complex architectures, and claims that its new product also supports execution on Wind River’s VxWorks MILS Platform 2.1.

According to Atego, Aonix Perc Ultra for VxWorks MILS responds to the need for Multiple Independent Levels of Security (MILS) — a prerequisite in the deployment of embedded and real-time Java applications, where apps with different security levels can execute within the same system.

Atego’s virtual machine technology and supporting tool chain Aonix Perc Ultra is deployed in a broad range of time-critical applications ranging from the Aegis weapons system on the guided missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill, to the in-flight entertainment and cabin management systems on the Cessna Citation CJ4 business jet.

VxWorks MILS Platform 2.1, released in September 2010, implements a high performance and scalable Type 1 hypervisor-based embedded separation kernel. It also includes a high assurance environment designed for Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 6+ user components including applications, middleware and drivers.

According to James B. Gambrell, Atego chairman, “Atego and Wind River have worked together to address the needs of our shared customers. The integration between our Aonix Perc Ultra virtual machine and an industry-leading MILS environment further supports Atego’s capabilities as we deliver the industry’s most rigorous Java solution for MILS systems.”

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