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Green Hills Software and Apogee Team to Provide
IBM-based J9 Java Solution

Green Hills Software INTEGRITY RTOS Now Available with Apogee's Aphelion Java Offering

DETROIT—October 18, 2004
— Green Hills Software, the leader in royalty-free real-time operating systems (RTOS) and software development tools, and Apogee Software, a provider of advanced software solutions for Java and C/C++ programming environments, today announced that Apogee’s Aphelion Java Development Environment (JDE) and Aphelion Java Runtime Environments (JREs) are now available for use with the INTEGRITY real-time operating system from Green Hills.

“Adding the availability of Apogee’s Aphelion JDE and JREs to our INTEGRITY product line will extend our leadership role in providing customers with best-in-class solutions for their embedded products,” said Dan Mender, director of business development for INTEGRITY, Green Hills Software. “Java is readily used to develop applications requiring application portability, configurability and flexibility. With Apogee’s Aphelion environment, Green Hills is ready to provide its customers with a Java solution that fully facilitates the development and deployments of such applications.”

The Aphelion JDE gives developers access to IBM’s advanced WebSphere Studio Device Developer (WSDD) technology. This access offers time and cost savings for OEMs who want application portability and code re-use options. The Aphelion JREs give developers access to IBM’s advanced WebSphere Everywhere Micro Environment (WEME) technology with its high performance and robust J9 Java Virtual Machine and a set of Java API class libraries. Each JRE is fully compatible with Sun’s CDC J2ME Platform and optionally available in a configuration compatible with the Real-Time Specification for Java (RTSJ).

Together, Aphelion JDE and each Aphelion JRE comprise a complete embedded Java offering that fully facilitates effective development and deployment of CDC J2ME-compatible Java applications including high-end wireless communication devices, consumer appliances, process control devices, industrial gateways and monitoring/diagnostics devices, factory-floor automation systems, automotive devices, point-of-sale terminals and more.

“Aphelion JDE and JREs utilizing advanced IBM technologies and running with the INTEGRITY RTOS offer a winning combination to Green Hills and Apogee customers who want to be part of the fast-growing Java-powered embedded devices market,” said George Malek, chairman and chief executive officer of Apogee. “Apogee is excited about expanding its Java offering to include the totally reliable and royalty-free INTEGRITY RTOS. The combination is a perfect choice for deployment of many kinds of Java applications.”


The INTEGRITY RTOS, certified to POSIX 1003.1 System Interfaces, provides embedded applications with total reliability and absolute security. The INTEGRITY RTOS is securely partitioned, guaranteeing each task the resources it needs to run correctly along with fully protecting the operating system and user tasks from errant and malicious code, including denial of service attacks, hackers, worms and Trojan horses.

The INTEGRITY RTOS is built on Green Hills Software’s small and fast velOSity microkernel. Both products share a rich set of device drivers, Board Support Packages and middleware, including, as an example, IPv4, IPv6, IPsec, SSL, SSH, Web server, CORBA and graphics. The ability to migrate seamlessly between the velOSity microkernel and the INTEGRITY RTOS provides embedded software developers with unprecedented scalability.

About Green Hills Software

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

About Apogee

Founded in 1988, privately held Apogee Software specializes in high performance programming environments and tools for development and deployment of Java and C/C++ applications targeted at embedded systems. Apogee also provided custom-designed software solutions at several levels, including technology licensing. Apogee is located in Campbell, one of the cities in California’s “Silicon Valley”. For more information about Apogee and its products, please visit or call +408-369-9001.

Green Hills Software, the Green Hills Software logo, MULTI, INTEGRITY, velOSity, AdaMULTI, TimeMachine are trademarks or registered trademarks of Green Hills Software, Inc. in the U.S. and/or internationally. Aphelion is a trademark of Apogee Software, Inc. WSDD and WEME are trademarks of IBM Corporation. Java, RTSJ and other Java-related trademarks and logos are trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc.

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