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Rapita Systems Joins Green Hills Software's Partnership Program


Rapita systems Joins Green Hills Software's Partnership Program

SANTA BARBARA, CA — July 10, 2012 — Green Hills Software, the largest independent vendor of embedded software solutions, and Rapita Systems, a developer of software tools for on-target verification, optimization and code coverage of critical real-time embedded systems, announced today that Rapita Systems has joined the Green Hills Software Third Party Partner program. The move will be followed later this year by the launch of a series of guides (called integration guide annexes) to help customers integrate Rapita's tools with their systems.

The partnership gives Green Hills Software customers the opportunity to measure worst-case execution times and code coverage. "Customers told us they wanted to combine the benefits of Green Hills tools with our Rapita Verification Suite," said Andrew Coombes, marketing and engineering services manager at Rapita Systems. "Cementing this partnership seemed the logical way to meet their needs."

Designed to improve the user experience when tools provided by both companies are used on the same project, the partnership opens the way for greater collaboration between Rapita Systems and Green Hills Software. The integration guide annexes to be released in 2012 will further streamline the existing integration process for Green Hills compilers and Rapita Verification Suite (RVS) tools, offering Green Hills customers more choice and improved performance.

"Rapita Systems will provide our joint customers with measurement abilities for worst-case execution times, complimenting the code coverage features of our MULTI® integrated development environment," said Chris Tubbs, Green Hills Software, business development manager, EMEA. "With this partnership, Green Hills Software expands on how to provide the best solutions for our joint customers."

About Rapita Systems

Founded in 2004, Rapita Systems develops software tools to evaluate the timing performance and test effectiveness of critical real-time embedded systems in industries such as aerospace and automotive engineering. Rapita Verification Suite (RVS) tools increase the efficiency of testing processes; aid identification of performance bottlenecks in the typical resource constrained embedded environment; and reduce the cost of measuring, verifying and optimising C, C++ and Ada code during on-target development and testing. Composed of dedicated aerospace and automotive variants, each with on-target timing verification (RapiTime) and on-target code coverage measurement (RapiCover) tools, RVS is the streamlined and cost-effective way to conduct on-target timing verification, optimisation and code coverage.

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.

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Rapita Systems
Mike Towers
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mtowers@rapitasystems.com

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