Vector Software Achieves TÜV SÜD Re-Certification for Safety Related Software Development

Vector Software, the world’s leading provider of innovative software solutions for testing safety and mission critical embedded applications, today announced that it has re-certified its VectorCAST embedded software test platform and expanded its safety certification support to include railway applications certifiable to SIL 4 (safety integrity level).

TÜV SÜD Rail GmbH assessed VectorCAST as suitable for development processes that must comply with the stringent CENELEC EN 50128 standard. TÜV SÜD also confirmed the re-certification of the latest VectorCAST release to IEC 61508-3 (general industrial) and ISO 26262-8 (automotive). VectorCAST was first certified in February 2011.

TÜV SÜD Rail GmbH, an international service corporation focusing on consulting, testing, certification and training, assessed the VectorCAST tools for dynamic testing with respect to functional safety. The TÜV SÜD assessment and resulting tool qualification of the Vector Software products offer safety related development organizations the required evidence to demonstrate compliance with IEC 61508 and ISO 26262, and now CENELEC EN 50128.

VectorCAST is a family of co-operating software tools used for test automation in the development of embedded software applications. VectorCAST/C++, VectorCAST/Ada, VectorCAST/Cover, and VectorCAST/Manage support automated test execution for unit- and integration testing, test coverage analysis, and the management of test projects.

“We are pleased that VectorCAST is now a TÜV SÜD certified product for railway applications. This expands the certification we received over 2 years ago for automotive and industrial applications and validates the way our products are built,” said William McCaffrey, Chief Operating Officer at Vector Software, Inc. “This is not a minor achievement. This certification separates us from our competitors and it is recognized by all Vector employees and departments that our clients can feel confident selecting our VectorCAST products for their most critical software development.

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