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Scannex Chooses Green Hills Software Toolchain for PBX Data Range

Integrated Environment Increases Productivity and Accelerates Project


SANTA BARBARA, CA—JUNE 22, 2009—Green Hills Software, Inc., the world leader in certified safe and secure real-time operating systems (RTOS) and device software optimization (DSO), has been selected to provide the real-time operating system (RTOS) and development tools for the Scannex ip.buffer range of PBX data collection products. Scannex chose Green Hills Software’s INTEGRITY® RTOS, MULTI® integrated development environment, optimizing compilers and Green Hills Probe for its ARM9-based system.

Scannex conducted an extensive market search and evaluations prior to selecting an RTOS. Factors involved in the decision process included debugging capabilities, core size, cost and company pedigree. The Green Hills toolchain provided immediate productivity gains and significantly accelerated the development process.

"The integration of MULTI, Probe and INTEGRITY enabled us to debug and develop much more efficiently, and with the confidence that the end product would be stable," said Scannex technical director, Matthew Page."The remote Ethernet debugging capability of INTEGRITY became an indispensable part of our development cycle. This incredible level of debugging has enabled us to produce a very mature, stable product in a much shorter timeframe."

"The INTEGRITY RTOS has been proven to meet the highest levels of safety and security in mission-critical applications," observed Christopher Smith, vice president marketing, Green Hills Software, "and the same benefits are available in business-critical applications, where interruption of operation can impact directly on revenue."

Scannex designs and manufactures data collection products that are primarily used in the telephone call accounting, alarm and secure remote administration markets. There is a wide range of PBX types that output their data either by a standard serial connection or across the network using TCP/IP protocols. The Scannex buffers make it easy to collect the data reliably from these PBXs.

Many companies employ call accounting software to charge out telephone calls made on their exchange – and loss of data means loss of revenue. In addition, many have quality of service (QoS) requirements for telephony. Consequently, the buffers must work reliably over a long period of time with little, or no, user intervention. In some cases Scannex’ products are installed in wide area networks where many of the nodes are inaccessible or unmanned, perhaps a drive of several hours apart.

About Scannex
Scannex designs and develops products ranging from simple RS232 buffers to intelligent network devices, offering automatic and easy installation. All products include Scannex' proprietary RS232 technology that automatically resolves pin outs, data speed and protocol. Scannex’ network and modem experience means it can assure integration of its products with those of its customers. A professional and innovative company, Scannex was established in 1978 and has built a strong reputation for quality, performance, and reliability. www.scannex.com

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. In 2008, the Green Hills INTEGRITY-178B RTOS was the first and only operating system to be certified by the NSA to EAL6+ High Robustness, the highest level of security ever achieved. Our royalty-free INTEGRITY® and velOSity™ real-time operating systems, µ-velOSity™ microkernel, compilers, IPv6-ready TCP/IP networking stacks, GateD® Layer 2 switching and Layer 3 routing, MULTI® and AdaMULTI™ integrated development environments, DoubleCheck™ integrated static analyzer 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 at www.ghs.com.

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