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ICS Triplex Selects Green Hills Software’s Platform for Industrial Safety

IEC 61508 Safety-Certified INTEGRITY RTOS the Foundation for Next-Generation Control Platform
HOUSTON, TX, ISA EXPO 2006—October 17, 2006— Green Hills Software Inc., the technology leader in device software optimization (DSO) and real-time operating systems (RTOS), today announced that ICS Triplex has chosen the Green Hills Platform for Industrial Safety for its next generation of safety-rated, fault-tolerant control and safety systems. The Green Hills Platform for Industrial Safety – based on the IEC 61508 TÜV-certified INTEGRITY RTOS– allows ICS Triplex to design and deliver control systems that meet and exceed the most stringent international safety standards, while providing the highest availability and lowest cost of ownership of any safety-rated control system currently available.

The Platform for Industrial Safety includes the INTEGRITY (or velOSity) royalty-free real-time operating system, certified by TÜV to Safety Integrity Level 3 (SIL3) of the IEC 61508 safety standard. SIL3 is the highest assurance level achievable for an individual software component, such as an operating system.

For over 35 years, ICS Triplex has been a leading manufacturer of safety-critical shutdown and control systems for the world's premier companies in oil and gas, petrochemicals, fine chemicals, aerospace and power generation.

“As experts in high-reliability and fault-tolerant solutions for the control systems market, we saw the need for a proven operating system technology and tools in our next-generation product development,” said Gerry Creech, research & development manager of ICS Triplex. “We selected the Green Hills Platform for Industrial Safety, because we believe that it is the best solution available to help us build safety-certified products with the highest level of reliability, best performance, lowest cost, and fastest time-to-market.”

The family of safety systems from ICS Triplex has been successfully installed and maintained worldwide in applications such as emergency shut down, fire and gas, burner management, electricity distribution control and rocket launch control.

“We are pleased that ICS Triplex has chosen the Green Hills Platform for Industrial Safety to develop their safety- critical control systems,” commented Dan O’Dowd, founder and chief executive officer of Green Hills Software. “Their selection of Green Hills Software backs our technology leadership and our commitment in delivering certified, reliable and royalty-free RTOS technology to the embedded market."

About Green Hills Software

Founded in 1982, Green Hills Software, Inc. is the technology leader in device software optimization (DSO) and real-time operating systems (RTOS) for 32- and 64-bit embedded systems. Our royalty-free INTEGRITY® RTOS, velOSity™ kernel, µ-velOSity™ microkernel, compilers, MULTI® and AdaMULTI™ integrated development environments and TimeMachine™ tool suite 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 ICS Triplex

ICS Triplex is an independent global company that develops, manufactures, and maintains fault-tolerant control systems and turbomachinery control products for industries which demand high-integrity critical control, fire and gas monitoring, and safety shutdown

Green Hills, the Green Hills logo, MULTI, INTEGRITY, velOSity, µ-velOSity, AdaMULTI and TimeMachine, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Green Hills Software, Inc. in the U.S. and/or internationally. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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
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Hampshire SO50 9PD
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