SOURCE: LynuxWorks

October 27, 2008 08:00 ET

ITT Selects LynuxWorks'™ LynxOS®-SE 5.0 as the RTOS for Next-Generation Secure Communications Products

Security-Enhanced Version of Robust and Reliable POSIX RTOS Offers Easy Linux Application Migration and Designed for EAL 4 Certification

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - October 27, 2008) - SDR FORUM, BOOTH #36 -- LynuxWorks™, Inc., a world leader in the embedded software market, today announced that ITT, a diversified high-technology engineering and manufacturing company, has selected LynuxWorks' LynxOS®-SE 5.0 real time operating system (RTOS) for the company's next-generation secure communications products.

The features in LynxOS-SE will enable ITT to speed the development of military communication devices, including Software Defined Radios (SDR) that require less power and support evaluation assurance level 4 (EAL 4). This translates to products that have longer use in the field before having to be recharged and communications that are secure from unauthorized interception.

"ITT's selection of LynxOS-SE endorses LynuxWorks' commitment to providing real-time products that are open, reliable and secure," said LynuxWorks CEO Gurjot Singh. "We look forward to continuing our partnership with ITT as they quickly ramp production and begin rolling out tomorrow's next-generation secure communications products."

LynxOS-SE 5.0 is the first and only time- and space-partitioned RTOS with the ability to run POSIX®, ARINC 653 and Linux® applications simultaneously. LynxOS-SE is based on open standards and is designed specifically to fulfill the stringent needs of multi-threaded and multi-process applications in high-performance systems.

Designed to offer all the benefits of a safety-critical partitioned RTOS, LynxOS-SE has all the functionality of a full POSIX operating system. The addition of security enhancements allows developers to build systems that can be then certified to a medium assurance level. LynxOS-SE is also available as a para-virtualized guest operating system running on the LynxSecure high assurance separation kernel and hypervisor, allowing seamless migration of medium assurance applications to a high assurance platform.

About ITT

ITT Corporation ( is a diversified high-technology engineering and manufacturing company dedicated to creating more livable environments, enabling communications and providing protection and safety. The company plays an important role in vital markets including water and fluids management, global defense and security, and motion and flow control. ITT employs approximately 40,000 people serving customers in more than 50 countries. Headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., the company generated $9 billion in 2007 sales.

About LynuxWorks

LynuxWorks, a world leader in the embedded software market, is committed to providing open and reliable real-time operating systems (RTOS) and software tools to embedded developers. The company's LynxOS family of operating systems offers open standards with the highest level of safety and security features, enabling many mission-critical systems in defense, avionics and other industries. Additionally, LynuxWorks' BlueCat Linux provides the features and support of embedded Linux for companies wanting to use open source technology for their embedded applications. The Eclipse-based Luminosity IDE gives a powerful and consistent development system across all LynuxWorks operating systems. Since it was established in 1988, LynuxWorks has created technology that has been successfully deployed in thousands of designs and millions of products made by leading communications, avionics, aerospace/defense, and consumer electronics companies. LynuxWorks' headquarters are located in San Jose, Calif. For more information, visit

LynuxWorks is a trademark and LynxOS and BlueCat are registered trademarks of LynuxWorks, Inc. Other brand or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of the respective holders. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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