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Green Hills Software Announces New USGv6 Support

First Embedded RTOS Provider to Announce USGv6 Conformity
INTEGRITY RTOS & Green Hills Platform for Secure Networking are IBv6 ready with USGv6 conformity

SANTA BARBARA, CA — January 18, 2012 — Green Hills Software, the largest independent vendor of embedded software solutions, today announces new US Government IPv6 (USGv6) support for its INTEGRITY® real time operating system (RTOS) and Platform for Secure Networking. Green Hills Software is the first RTOS provider to announce this support.

Green Hills Software joins the ranks with other major networking vendors to add support and test with an accredited lab as outlined in the USGv6 test program. However, Green Hills Software is the first embedded RTOS provider to announce their USGv6 conformity and the only RTOS listed on USGv6 Test Devices list from the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory at

Green Hills Software has been committed to IPv6 and the future of the Internet, originally introducing IPv6 support in 2003. Over the last eight years, IPv6 has slowly grown in the Internet community. However, IPv6 is now experiencing increased growth due to the exhaustion of addresses of the current Internet technology, IPv4. Continuing in its technology leadership, Green Hills Software has added support for USGv6 capabilities to its IPv6 Ready-certified networking offering.

"Given the near exhaustion of IPv4 addresses," said Timothy Winters, Senior IP Manager at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), "it is extremely important for vendors to have IPv6 implementations that are both correct to specification and work with other IPv6 implementations. The USGv6 Test Program validates both of these parts. The UNH-IOL has been at the forefront of designing test specifications for this new standard, and we are pleased to see that Green Hills is actively validating and making this core IPv6 support available to their customers today."

"Green Hills is pleased to continue to offer first-class IPv6 to its customers," said Dr. Michael Santos, director of engineering, operating systems, Green Hills Software. "We are excited to partner with UNH-IOL and join with the leadership of the United States Federal Government in encouraging the transition to IPv6. This is especially true for networked embedded systems where firmware may not often be updated. IPv6 is important for ensuring the future and we strongly encourage embedded developers to integrate IPv6 into their designs."

About USGv6
In July 2008, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) created a new federal standard for the deployment of IPv6 in the United States Federal Government, NIST Special Publication 500-267. This standard, known commonly as USGv6, prescribes the base standards required for IPv6 networking in the Federal Government.

Moreover, in September 2010, the office of the Federal CIO, issued a directive that all government agencies must include the USGv6 requirements in their procurement of new networking technologies so that agencies would be able to expedite their deployment of IPv6. IPv6 not only solves the problem caused by limited current IPv4 addresses, but also allows government networks to scale for new initiatives such as Cloud Computing, Broadband, and Smart Grid as described in the following memo:

About IPv6
IPv6 is the new core protocol for transporting data over the Internet. The IPv6 protocol replaces the current protocol, IPv4. IPv6 provides almost limitless addresses by moving from 32-bits of address space (approximately 4 * 10^9 addresses) to 128-bits of address space (approximately 3.4 * 10^38 addresses). In addition, IPv6 adds additional security and network configuration features.

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

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