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McObject Adds Support for Green Hills Software's INTEGRITY RTOS, Building on Defense, Aerospace and Automotive Market Successes

—October 5, 2004 — McObject LLC and Green Hills Software, Inc., today announced the immediate availability of McObject’s tiny-footprint eXtremeDB in-memory embedded database for Green Hills Software’s industry-leading, royalty-free real-time operating system (RTOS), INTEGRITY.

The availability of eXtremeDB for INTEGRITY builds on the companies’ joint design wins in key embedded markets, including defense, aerospace and automotive. Among other sales, a global defense contractor and a prominent automotive communications systems manufacturer both recently adopted the combination of McObject’s eXtremeDB and Green Hills Software’s INTEGRITY RTOS.

For applications that cannot afford to fail, customers need a proven, solid software foundation. McObject’s eXtremeDB supports this foundation with features such as transaction logging and an optional high availability (HA) sub-system. Green Hills Software’s INTEGRITY RTOS features full memory, application and device driver protection along with guaranteed resource availability for systems’ most critical tasks. At the same time, INTEGRITY’s architecture guarantees true real-time deterministic performance with fast interrupt response times and rapid context switching. INTEGRITY is certified compliant to the latest 2003 POSIX.1 application programming interface (API) and also features field upgrading, debugging and dynamic task downloading, features valuable to many of today’s applications.

The combination of Green Hills Software and McObject brings high value economically to mutual end customers. Together, eXtremeDB and INTEGRITY provide a highly cost-effective, scalable embedded solution with minimal RAM and CPU requirements on the target system, thus lessening manufacturing cost, while enabling customers to deploy extremely reliable solutions.

Both companies’ products cut time-to-market and recognize that combating software bugs can be the most time consuming aspect of embedded software development. To that end, Green Hills Software offers built-in RTOS debugging capabilities along with its market-leading MULTI Debugger, and eXtremeDB from McObject provides an innovative self-diagnostic API that catches most common database programming flaws early, when repairs are much less costly.

“McObject welcomes Green Hills Software as an important ally in its shared drive to improve customers’ profitability through better approaches to embedded systems software development and deployment,” McObject chief executive officer and co-founder Steve Graves said. “Recent mutual design wins point to the market’s recognition of our complementary offerings, and our alliance will surely increase that receptiveness.”

“Green Hills Software is pleased to partner with a company that shares its vision regarding reliability, performance and cost-effectiveness. McObject’s eXtremeDB contributes in all three areas, making it an excellent database for use alongside our fast, ultra-reliable RTOS and powerful embedded systems development tools,” said Dan Mender, Green Hills Software’s director of Business Development.

About McObject

Founded by embedded database and real-time systems experts, McObject offers proven data management technology that makes intelligent devices smarter, more reliable and more cost-effective to develop and maintain. McObject counts among its customers industry leaders such as DaimlerChrysler, Tyco Thermal Controls, Genesis Microchip, Motorola and Boeing. McObject, based in Issaquah, WA, is committed to providing innovative technology and first rate services to customers and partners. The company can be reached at +1-425-831-5964, or visit

About Green Hills Software, Inc.

Founded in 1982, Green Hills Software, Inc. is the technology leader for real-time operating systems and software development tools for 32- and 64-bit embedded systems. Our royalty-free INTEGRITY RTOS, velOSity microkernel, compilers, MULTI and AdaMULTI Integrated Development Environments and TimeMachine debugger offer a complete development solution that addresses both deeply embedded and high-reliability applications. Green Hills Software is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, with European headquarters in the United Kingdom. Visit Green Hills Software on the web at

Green Hills Software, the Green Hills logo, MULTI and INTEGRITY are registered trademarks. TimeMachine, velOSity and AdaMULTI are trademarks of Green Hills Software, Inc. McObject and eXtremeDB are trademarks of McObject LLC. All other trademarks (registered or otherwise) are the property of their respective companies. Brand or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective holders.

North American Sales Contact:
Green Hills Software, Inc.
30 West Sola Street,
Santa Barbara, CA 93101,
Tel: 805-965-6044
Fax: 805-965-6343

International Sales Contact:
Green Hills Software Ltd.
Fleming Business Centre
Leigh Road
Hampshire SO50 9PD
Tel: +44 (0)2380 649660
Fax: +44 (0)2380 649661


Media Contacts:
Green Hills Software, Inc.
Lynn J. Robinson
(805) 965-6044
Patterson & Associates
Barbara Stewart
(480) 488-6909