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Green Hills Software Expands Platform for Industrial Safety with KW-Software

New Partner Integration Added to Industry's Most Comprehensive Safety Platform for Industrial Devices
Green Hills Platform for Industrial Safety includes a complete set of development tools, a wide variety of middleware, industrial communications protocols, and services built around the IEC 61508 SIL 3-certified INTEGRITY RTOS.

SAN ANTONIO, TX June, 22, 2011 FREESCALE TECHNOLOGY FORUM — Green Hills Software, the largest independent vendor of embedded software solutions, has partnered with KW-Software, an internationally leading provider of solutions and technologies in the field of industrial control and safety technology, to add new software integrations to its Platform for Industrial Safety. The Platform includes a complete set of development tools, a wide variety of middleware, industrial communications protocols, and services built around the IEC 61508 SIL 3-certified Green Hills INTEGRITY® real-time operating system (RTOS). This new partner integration further expands the comprehensive set of pre-integrated software that enables the fastest time-to-market for developers of industrial automation, control, and safety systems.

KW-Software is a specialist in embedding technologies like IEC 61131, Safety and PROFINET into automation controllers and solutions. KW-Software's SafeOS and SAFEPROG products have been integrated and validated with the INTEGRITY RTOS. SafeOS is a 2-channel diversified IEC 61508 run-time environment for Safety PLC applications programmed in IEC 61131 PLC-Open language. SAFEPROG provides a safety-certified IEC 61131 programming system. They have been developed according to strict requirements of the IEC 61508 Safety Integrity Level 3 (SIL 3). These software components in combination with the SIL 3-certified INTEGRITY RTOS provide a complete platform for safety control systems and significantly reduce both programming and certification efforts for device manufacturers.

"We are pleased to see the continued adoption of our Platform for Industrial Safety by customers around the world," commented Joe Fabbre, director of platform solutions at Green Hills Software. "This new partner integration with KW-Software further extends the value of the platform by providing turnkey solutions for open standard safety programming environments out of the box, reducing time-to-market for our end customers."

About Green Hills Software
Founded in 1982, Green Hills Software is the largest independent vendor of embedded development solutions. In 2008, the Green Hills INTEGRITY-178B RTOS was the first and only operating system to be certified by NIAP (National Information Assurance Partnership comprised of NSA & NIST) to EAL6+, High Robustness, the highest level of security ever achieved for any software product. Our open architecture integrated development solutions address deeply embedded, absolute security and high-reliability applications for the military/avionics, medical, industrial, automotive, networking, consumer and other markets that demand industry-certified solutions. Green Hills Software is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, with European headquarters in the United Kingdom. Visit Green Hills Software at www.ghs.com.

About KW-Software
KW-Software, a Phoenix Contact company, is the worldwide leading manufacturer of IEC 61131 programming and runtime systems in the field of industrial control and automation engineering, IEC 61508 safety software up to SIL3, and technology components for PROFINET integration. Based on the IEC 61131, SAFETY, and PROFINET technologies, KW-Software has developed a scalable software platform for all kinds of automation devices. The open architecture and the numerous available components render each automation system scalable – the engineering as well as the device-integrated runtime. More information can be found under www.kw-software.com.

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