Cybersecurity:  The Importance of Protecting Data at Rest with VxWorks

Cybersecurity: The Importance of Protecting Data at Rest with VxWorks

By Ka Kay Achacoso A few months ago, Equifax had a data breach that exposed to hackers the names, social security numbers, credit card numbers, driver’s license numbers, and other sensitive personal information and resulted in a total of 145.5 million consumers impacted by this cyber security breach  after the forensic investigation concluded.  The resulting outcry from potentially affected businesses…
Wind River Recognized with Prestigious Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovation Awards

Wind River Recognized with Prestigious Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovation Awards

By Chip Downing 2017 is yet one more banner year for the Wind River VxWorks 653 Platform. We are proud to announce that Wind River has been recognized once again by Military & Aerospace Electronics and Intelligent Aerospace Technology with a Gold award for VxWorks 653 -- a testament to the value and capabilities of this industry leading product. We also…
Delivering Craft Beer and Industrial Control: Closer than You’d Think

Delivering Craft Beer and Industrial Control: Closer than You’d Think

By Charlie Ashton Google “OPA” and one of the first results you’ll see will be all about Oatmeal Pale Ale, from Hood River, Oregon. Apparently, “a refreshing beer, high on hop aromatics yet well balanced with modest bitterness…. OPA pours a beautiful golden hue with a dense rocky head.” Definitely now on my list for the next time I visit…
Is it Dog Food or is it Fine Cuisine?

Is it Dog Food or is it Fine Cuisine?

By Ron Breault According to Wikipedia, one of the first uses in the tech industry of the term “Eating your own dog food” was at Microsoft, circa 1988.   Today in the industry, we’ve taken the concept and have evolved it into a new verb –“Dogfooding”!  Regardless of how you refer to it, the idea of a great company using its…
Fujitsu Laboratories Selects Wind River Simics to Design Software-Defined SSDs that Meet the IoT’s Big Data Demands

Fujitsu Laboratories Selects Wind River Simics to Design Software-Defined SSDs that Meet the IoT’s Big Data Demands

By Ross Dickson As the Internet of Things (IoT) evolves and generates ever-increasing volumes of data, businesses are demanding high-speed processing technology to handle big data analytics. To solve this industry need, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. developed software-defined solid state drives (SSD), which can perform parallel processing to achieve performance three times faster than standard SSDs. Fujitsu Laboratories’ software-defined SSDs equip…
Tuning OpenStack for 5G Edge Applications

Tuning OpenStack for 5G Edge Applications

By Charlie Ashton If you’re heading to Sydney for next week’s OpenStack Summit, you should mark your calendar for an important session at 10.50am on Tuesday November 7th: “Tuning packet and interrupt latency for 5G applications.” Two of Wind River’s foremost OpenStack experts, Chris Friesen and Ian Jolliffe, will present this session and explain how to use OpenStack successfully in…

The Industrial Internet of Things and You

By Jeff Gowan There has been a lot of attention on the internet of things (IoT) over the past two years. Before coming to work at Wind River I had never heard the term before. I’ve heard it plenty within Wind River because in many ways it’s the evolution of the embedded business we’ve been in for the last 30…
Accelerate Virtual RAN Deployments with a Pre-Integrated End-to-End System Solution

Accelerate Virtual RAN Deployments with a Pre-Integrated End-to-End System Solution

By Charlie Ashton Radio Access Network (RAN) terminology is nothing if not confusing. Traditional RAN configurations are now termed “Distributed RAN.” The first phase of cost optimization through consolidation is typically called “Centralized RAN” or “CRAN.” Capacity improvements achieved through baseband pooling are often known as “Cloud RAN,” representing another, different use of the term “CRAN.” Currently, the ultimate approach…
FACE™ Exhibition & Technical Interchange Meeting

FACE™ Exhibition & Technical Interchange Meeting

By Chip Downing The Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) technical standard and business approach was proven yesterday at the FACE Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM) sponsored by NAVAIR at Patuxent River.  Over 30 avionics systems suppliers exhibited their FACE platform solutions at the Solomons Conference Center.  This event is driving the future of the FACE standard, transitioning from building and testing…
Driver Education is Important, but the Ultimate Safety Revolution Will be When Technology Begins to Save Us from Ourselves

Driver Education is Important, but the Ultimate Safety Revolution Will be When Technology Begins to Save Us from Ourselves

By Marques McCammon, General Manager, Connected Vehicle Solutions at Wind River and Alex Epstein, Senior Director of Digital Strategy at the National Safety Council We’re all addicted. Our brains seem wired to instantly respond to a call, text or email while steering a two-ton car in busy traffic. Sometimes we feel we even need to share our thoughts on social…