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June 28, 2011 00:01 ET

OK Labs Mobile Virtualization Selected for Deployment in Military Communications Equipment From Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KONGSBERG)

OKL4 Chosen to Provide Strong Separation of Trusted and Open Environments in Radios for Vehicles and Soldier-Level Communication Environments

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Jun 28, 2011) - Open Kernel Labs (OK Labs), provider of embedded virtualization software for mobile and connected devices, today announced that KONGSBERG, Norway's premier supplier of defense and aerospace-related systems, has selected OK Labs mobile/embedded virtualization technology and will license OKL4 for deployment in secure communications equipment.

KONGSBERG chose OK Labs mobile virtualization to provide strong separation between trusted and untrusted software environments and to protect security-sensitive IP deployed on the same devices as open source software such as GNU/Linux. The mobile/embedded virtualization technology will find application in soldier-level and vehicle-based reliable radio communications equipment being deployed over the next several years.

"Developing and deploying with OKL4 greatly benefits the KONGSBERG technology portfolio with strong separation of software IP in secure communications settings," commented Stig-Are Mogstad, Executive Vice President, Defence Communications, KONGSBERG. "In addition, OK Labs' superior performance and fine-grained 'capabilities' make it easier to configure and control communications on a device, without compromising performance or security."

"Working with companies of the stature of KONGSBERG validates OK Labs' growing presence in aerospace, defense and certified/government IT," said Steve Subar, Founder and CEO, OK Labs. "In secure radios and similar applications, our mobile/embedded virtualization technology supports European and North American armed forces, setting a standard for strong separation and partitioning of trusted and open environments."

Key Facts

  • Open Kernel Labs mobile/embedded virtualization has been chosen by KONGSBERG for deployment in secure communications equipment
  • Applications include secure portable and vehicle combat radios for armed forces
  • Equipment enabled by OK Labs technology is slated for roll-out over the next five years

About Open Kernel Labs
OK Labs is the global leader in virtualization software for mobile/wireless devices and embedded systems. OK Labs software is deployed on more than 1.4 billion mobile phones worldwide. Semiconductor suppliers, mobile OEMs, mobile network operators, and enterprise IT depend on OK Labs to deliver high performance solutions that decrease BOM cost, reduce complexity, and speed time-to-market.

About Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS
Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS is Norway's premier supplier of defense and aerospace-related systems. The portfolio comprises products and systems for command and control, weapons guidance and surveillance, communications solutions and missiles. Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS also makes advanced composites and engineering products for the aircraft and helicopter market.

Kongsberg Gruppen (OSE: KOG) is an international, knowledge-based group that supplies high-technology systems and solutions to customers engaged in the oil and gas industry, the merchant marine, defense and aerospace. In 2009, the Group had a turnover of NOK 13.8 billion, and had 5,423 employees in more than 25 countries.

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