SOURCE: Objective Interface

October 27, 2005 12:46 ET

Objective Interface Systems Co-Sponsors Digital Avionics Systems Conference

Leader in Middleware Communications to Address Safety and Security Requirements for Avionics Systems

HERNDON, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 27, 2005 -- Objective Interface Systems, Inc., the leading provider of high-performance, safe and secure communications middleware for mission-critical systems, today announced its co-sponsorship of the 24th annual Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC). With a presentation of new technologies for high-assurance safety and security in avionics systems, Objective Interface will speak directly to the theme of this year's DASC: "Avionics in a Changing Marketplace: Safe and Secure?" Objective Interface will discuss how MILS (Multiple Independent Levels of Security), a foundational software architecture co-designed by Objective Interface Systems, Lockheed Martin, Rockwell Collins, Boeing, the United States Air Force Research Laboratory (US AFRL), the National Security Agency (NSA) and others has been created to meet the gravest security threats to mission-critical systems, such as attacks on avionics communications systems. Objective Interface will also present on how the Partitioning Communications System (PCS), the foundation for MILS communications middleware, enables high assurance, security and safety for communication among avionics systems. Through the availability of a new crop of commercially available MILS-compliant software products and development tools from companies such as Objective Interface, Green Hills Software, LynuxWorks and Wind River, designers can now substantially better protect against threats to their embedded and real-time avionics systems.

"Having long worked with the leaders in embedded and real-time avionics systems, we understand their need for a software architecture specifically developed for the highest levels of security: DO-178B Level A and EAL 6+," said Joe Jacob, Senior Vice President, Objective Interface Systems. "MILS-compliant software was born directly of that need. It allows avionics designers a smoother upgrade path from existing to high-assurance security systems. As a co-sponsor of DASC, we have the opportunity to further explore the security requirements of avionics systems designers. We are committed to supporting them as they create the next-generation systems in communications infrastructure (NEXCOM), navigation (WAAS and LAAS), air traffic management and global air traffic management (GATM), and launch technology."

Objective Interface at DASC

As a co-sponsor of the event, Objective Interface will participate in the conference and exhibition at DASC. After Mentoring Engineer Gordon Uchenick will present a tutorial on MILS on Sunday, October 30, 2005 from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m, Bill Beckwith, CEO/CTO, will present a paper on the Partitioning Communications System on Thursday, November 3, 2005 from 8:30-9:00 a.m. The company will also host a booth in the exhibition area of DASC, from Monday, October 31-Wednesday, November 2. Designers who would like more information on MILS and on PCSexpress™, the distributed communications systems for MILS that was invented by Objective Interface, are encouraged to stop by the Objective Interface booth. They may also obtain more information by visiting: www.ois.com/mils and www.ois.com/pcs/.

About DASC

The 24th annual DASC will take place October 30-November 5, 2005 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Washington, DC. This year's conference is focused on the ways in which the worlds of aeronautics and aerospace are involved in a transition from the design and implementation of the "next generation" to the design and implementation of "safe and secure next-generation avionics." For more information on DASC, please visit: http://www.dasconline.org/.

About Objective Interface Systems

Objective Interface is the worldwide leader of high-performance, real-time and embedded communications middleware solutions. The company provides Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA), publish-subscribe technology based on the Data Distribution Service standard (DDS) and secure communications middleware development tools based on the MILS architecture to meet the high-performance requirements of military and aerospace, telecommunications, data communications, industrial automation and process control, transportation and consumer electronics markets. Objective Interface products are the communications core of many mission-critical products and systems including mission-critical avionics systems, network management, vehicle control and management systems, software defined radio, telecommunication systems, process control systems and nuclear fusion ignition facilities. Customers of Objective Interface include Boeing, BAE Systems, British Aerospace, CERN, Daimler-Benz, EADS, Ericsson, Eurocontrol, General Dynamics, Harris, Hughes Network Systems, ITT, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Lawrence Livermore National Labs, Lockheed Martin, Lucent, Nikon, Nortel, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Rockwell Collins, Saab, Samsung, Sandia, TEAC, TRW, the U.S. Department of Defense and many others. For more information, please visit: www.ois.com.

PCSexpress is a trademark of Objective Interface Systems, Inc. All other product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

Visit Objective Interface at DASC, October 31-November 2, 2005, Washington, D.C.

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