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With release v4.0, embedded system developers can run up to 31 instances of INtime® real-time operating systems alongside Windows on same multi-core processor platform. Program includes ANSI C and ANSI C++ library with support for TR1 and BOOST; Network 7 TCIP pack, services, and drivers; and support for Windows 7, Server 2008, Vista, and XP. For real-time code development and debugging, software uses Visual Studios 2005 and 2008.



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TenAsys Announces Multi-RTOS Support for Windows Systems



INtime® 4.0 is fully multi-core enabled and is compatible with Windows 7.

Beaverton, Oregon - October 28, 2009 - TenAsys® Corporation (tenasys.com), a leading supplier of real-time operating system software for Intel Architecture processors, announces that, embedded system developers can now run multiple instances of the INtime® real-time operating systems along side Windows on the same multi-core processor platform. The 4.0 release of the company's INtime® real-time OS for Windows allows for this advanced functionality.

Previously, embedded systems requiring multiple real-time OSes and Windows needed to employ multiple independent processor platforms. By consolidating multiple operating environments into a single platform, embedded system suppliers can obtain significant cost savings and improved scalability of processing power.

INtime 4.0's multiple-RTOS feature provides a key advantage over multi-tasking systems employing a single RTOS. Now developers don't have to be burdened with the possibility of multiple, high priority real-time processes interfering with one another. Time-critical processes can be fixed to run on their own cores of a multi-core processor, promoting modular design of real-time systems without the difficulty of resolving priorities between deterministic processes. If processes running on separate cores need to signal one another, INtime 4.0 provides a reliable, deterministic way to do that using shared memory.

"Today's engine test beds require the highest possible control accuracy," says Bernhard Hochstrasser, software development engineer for AVL's Test Bed Automation and Control Systems Business Unit. "We had been pleased with the real-time performance of INtime 3.1, but INtime 4.0 offers us new opportunities to advance our technology. We are now using multiple INtime Cores for shorter control cycles and higher throughput."

New features and enhancements in INtime 4.0 include:

o Fully multi-core enabled. Can support up to 31 instances of the RTOS simultaneously.

o New ANSI C and ANSI C++ library with support for TR1 and BOOST

o New 'Network 7' fully featured TCIP pack, services and drivers

o Support for Windows 7, Server 2008, Vista and XP

o Uses Visual Studios 2005 and 2008 for real-time code development and debugging

"INtime 4.0 enables embedded system developers to keep pace with the latest in hardware and software technologies so they can ensure their products are competitive," said Kim Hartman, TenAsys VP of Marketing and Sales, "and TenAsys, a leader in software virtualization technology for real-time systems, is at the forefront of making this support available for multi-core Intel processor systems."

INtime 4.0 is a free upgrade for all INtime for Windows customers that are covered by an active TenAsys support contract.

Requests for a fully-functional evaluation copy of the INtime RTOS for Windows can be submitted at the TenAsys web-site at http://tenasys.com/intime.

About TenAsys

Real-time virtualization expert, TenAsys Corporation, specializes in software platforms for the embedded computer industry, designed and optimized for use on Intel® x86 platforms using the Microsoft® Windows® OS and the Visual Studio® development environment.

Since 1980, customers worldwide have entrusted TenAsys RTOS products to provide reliable deterministic control for their embedded x86 computers in a wide array of mission critical applications including: medical, telecom, industrial control, robotics, test and measurement, and military applications.

INtime and eVM products use virtual machine technology to combine real-time functionality with Windows versatility.

To learn more about TenAsys, our customers, and our products please visit tenasys.com.

TENASYS, EVM, INTIME and IRMX are registered trademarks of TenAsys Corporation.

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