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October 11, 2012

Wind Power Automation Company Bachmann Selects Wind River VxWorks

By Raju Shanbhag
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Recently, Bachmann electronic, a supplier in the automation of wind power plants, selected Wind River VxWorks’ real-time operating system and Wind River (News - Alert) Professional Services for its next-generation controller system.

VxWorksfrom Wind River is the RTOS (real-time operating system) that enables more than a billion real-time systems across the world. VxWorks RTOS is ideal when mistakes or failure at work can be expensive or even life threatening.

Wind River has gained expertise in this field after more than three decades of RTOS leadership and consistently successful deployments.

VxWorks will standardize Bachmann electronic’s next-generation controller, M1 controller system. The M1 can be utilized in applications that require a secure and dependable intelligent device.

Since the M1 system is open standards-based, it can be modified to suit the requirements of a customer, dramatically reducing expenses on systems they’d otherwise have to use to fit their needs.

Bachmann will not see advantages such as end-to-end development and run-time platforms, as the company uses VxWorks.

“As devices expand beyond the traditional embedded device to intelligent devices, the challenge for our customers is to cost-effectively develop solutions that meet safety, security and reliability requirements while still meeting time-to-market goals and containing operational expenses,” said Alexander Damisch, director of industrial solutions at Wind River. “Wind River allowed Bachmann to successfully develop a state-of-the-art controller system operating environment in a short time frame and at a reduced cost.”

Recently, the company announced that Ubee-AirWalk (News - Alert) selected its VxWorks as the real-time operating system in its latest enterprise-grade CDMA femtocell. VxWorks was picked up for its opulent network stack, safety features and specialized processor support that can fulfill the Ubee-AirWalk’s real-time necessities. Branded as the Sprint (News - Alert) AIRAVE Pro Connect solution, Ubee-AirWalk’s femtocell is a part of Sprint’s in-building solutions product portfolio.

Edited by Braden Becker

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