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Reliant Technologies Develops Breakthrough Fraxel Laser Systems with Green Hills Software’s Platform for Medical Devices

SANTA BARBARA, CA —February 4, 2008 — Green Hills Software, Inc., the technology leader in device software optimization (DSO) and real-time operating systems (RTOS), today announced that Reliant Technologies, Inc., the pioneer of fractional resurfacing and market leader of aesthetic laser skin treatments, has based the software for its breakthrough Fraxel re:pair™ laser system on the Green Hills Software Platform for Medical Devices. This platform includes the INTEGRITY® real-time operating system (RTOS) and MULTI® integrated development environment (IDE). Reliant’s Fraxel® family of laser systems, which includes the Fraxel re:fine™, Fraxel re:store™ and Fraxel re:pair™ lasers, offers the most advanced systems on the market today for safe and effective skin rejuvenation.

"We found that the Green Hills Software Platform is fast, reliable and a very robust operating system for Reliant’s medical device needs,” said Len DeBenedictis, chief technology officer of Reliant Technologies. “The ability for the operating system to quickly handle multiple tasks simultaneously provides for optimal patient safety and efficacy, a key advantage of Fraxel brand systems."

The Green Hills INTEGRITY RTOS, the core of the Platform for Medical Devices, is a true real-time operating system that carries credentials for reliability, availability, and serviceability. It has been used in many FDA/CDRH Class II and III approved life-critical medical devices and has been certified numerous times to the FAA’s safety critical standard DO-178B Level A for flight-critical avionics. INTEGRITY uses hardware memory protection to maximize reliability without sacrificing real time performance and is designed to help embedded developers guarantee resource availability to the end system’s critical tasks.

"Green Hills understands the many challenges our customers face when developing products to the highest standards for safety and security," commented Dan O'Dowd, founder and chief executive officer of Green Hills Software. "We have incorporated this extensive experience into our Platform for Medical Devices so companies like Reliant can produce next-generation medical devices with the highest degree of safety and reliability while easing regulatory approval."

The Fraxel re:pair, Fraxel re:store and Fraxel re:fine laser systems and the Green Hills Software Platform for Medical Devices are available for purchase today.

About Reliant Technologies
Reliant Technologies develops clinical solutions to rejuvenate aging and environmentally damaged skin. Reliant is dedicated to providing the most advanced research, engineering and products to the global aesthetic marketplace. The company pioneered the development of fractional laser resurfacing that relies on novel high-speed scanning systems and the Intelligent Optical Tracking® system to produce safe and effective results with minimal recovery time. Reliant is based in Mountain View, Calif. For more information, visit

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® and velOSity™ real-time operating systems, µ-velOSity™ microkernel, compilers, MULTI® and AdaMULTI™ integrated development environments, DoubleCheck™ integrated static analyzer 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, the Green Hills logo, MULTI, INTEGRITY, velOSity, µ-velOSity, AdaMULTI, DoubleCheck 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
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Media Contacts:
Green Hills Software, Inc.
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Green Hills Software Ltd
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Reliant Technologies
Michael Hromadik
Tel: 650-605-2294