January 31, 2013

News: Rockwell Collins’ Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics system runs on LynxOS-178

SAN DIEGO, CA, AFCEA West–January 30, 2013–LynuxWorks, Inc., a world leader in the embedded software market, announced LynxOS-178 is flying high. The recent announcement by Rockwell Collins that its Pro Line Fusion® integrated avionics system that uses LynxOS-178 is now in service on the Gulfstream G280™, marks the system’s debut in the super mid-size business jet market segment.

“This deployment is a major step in the continued widespread use of LynxOS-178 in avionics systems,” stated Robert Day, Marketing VP for LynuxWorks. “New market segments, such as the business jet market, further expand the reach of standards-based software and benefit from the software’s ability to reduce the time and cost of platform development and its subsequent certification.”

Posted by Michael Rielly in Aerospace, Avionics, Customers, News, Partners

January 31, 2013

Vector Software has a New Director of Product Marketing

Vector Software has a new Director of Product Marketing and Sales Operations – me!

Many of you know me already, as I have been a Sales Manager for every state in the country and many countries in addition to the United States during my nearly 8 years with Vector Software. I was actually first hired in 1997 as the company’s first sales person. I was here for 2 years and then returned in 2007. So I have a long history with, and love of, Vector Software!

In my new role, I will be responsible for many things involved with VectorCAST. But the thing I am most excited about is meeting with our customers to better understand their goals for embedded software testing and sharing with them the improvements we are making in the product to support those goals.

Posted by Lynda Gaines in Customers, Journal Entry

January 23, 2013

Volvo Trucks Smart Breaking Technology

Volvo Trucks has developed a collision warning and emergency braking system that combines advanced radar and camera technology to help prevent accidents caused by driver distraction.

When the system detects a potential collision, the warning system activates a constant red light in the windshield to alert the driver. If no driver reaction is detected, the system increases to a flashing red light and an audible signal. If there is still no reaction, the system will first gently apply the brakes and will eventually use the emergency brakes to bring the truck to a full stop if necessary.

Posted by Michael Rielly in Automotive, Customers

January 02, 2013

Happy New Year 2013!

Happy New Year to everyone! We hope you enjoyed the holidays and are looking forward to a brand new year! Looking back, 2012 was a year of some major achievements for Vector Software.

This past year was truly a year of growth and expansion. We saw many new companies across multiple industries turning to VectorCAST for their automated software testing needs. And along the way, we expanded and opened a few new offices. Our customer base continues to grow, spanning industries such as medical devices & life-sciences, industrial & manufacturing, automotive & transportation, avionics & defense; many of which are Fortune 100 companies.

Posted by Michael Rielly in Journal Entry