A Whole New Spin on Mobile Education

A Whole New Spin on Mobile Education

By Ron Breault I recently spent a few days in Santa Clara helping to set-up Wind River’s new “Mobile Executive Briefing Center”, an impressive high tech showcase on wheels (eighteen wheels to be precise) that’s now touring North America.  My focus was on the quick installation and configuration of Wind River Carrier Grade Communications Server, an exciting new NFV product…
AgustaWestland Project Zero – Winner of 2014 Grover Bell Award

AgustaWestland Project Zero – Winner of 2014 Grover Bell Award

By Linda Pirrotta Congratulations to the AgustaWestland Project Zero Team on receiving the coveted 2014 Grover Bell Award from The American Helicopter Society (AHS) International, which is the world’s oldest and largest technical society dedicated to enhancing the understanding of vertical flight technology. Here’s excerpt from the recent announcement: The Grover E. Bell Award is given to the individual or…
Enabling IoT: Part One

Enabling IoT: Part One

By Gigaom Research In celebration of Global IoT Day, we are kicking off a blog series from Gigaom Research which will discuss the architectural models that are driving the Internet of Things (IoT), from simple event-response loops to more-complex structures that make the most of available resources from networks, cloud infrastructure, and embedded devices.  Enjoy! Unlike many other emerging technology…

Exploring NASA GO-SIM & Simics at Space Tech Expo

By Jeff Gowan How did a NASA program to successfully meet its goals to develop a complete simulator in a reduced timeframe and at a lower cost? Team up with Wind River! This was a topic explored at the recent Space Tech Expo. Wind River’s Chad Margolin, Director of World Wide Field Application Engineers for Simics, presented "Simulation Based Software…
Don’t Confuse ‘High Availability’ with ‘Carrier Grade’

Don’t Confuse ‘High Availability’ with ‘Carrier Grade’

By Charlie Ashton A few nights ago, the alarm system in my home started beeping around 3:00 a.m. Not the kind of siren-plus-screeching noise that tells you someone just broke in or that you forgot to lock the back door again and the wind blew it open. This was the kind of gentle beep that intrudes into your dreams and…
AgustaWestland Helicopter Touch Screen Display

AgustaWestland Helicopter Touch Screen Display

By Paul Parkinson In my previous blog post I discussed the paper “Development and certification of a safety-critical touch screen avionics display using open standards” which I had recently co-presented with one of our customers, AgustaWestland, at the Safety-critical Systems Symposium in the UK. AgustaWestland has now also kindly allowed Wind River to publish a customer case study about this…
Safety certifications for UAVs

Safety certifications for UAVs

By Larry Kinnan The recent article, “Safety certification concerns for UAVs in national airspace” points out the challenges facing the use of UAVs in the national airspace that is also occupied by a myriad of commercial airplanes and helicopters already. While we would all like to have our pizzas and books delivered to our doorstep by these amazing devices it…

KUKA Robotics and Wind River

By Linda Pirrotta I am excited to kick off our customer blog series.  As part of the customer reference program team, we have the opportunity to meet and speak with customers all over the world.  These customers are creating innovative and game changing solutions using Wind River technology. This blog will share interesting news about our customers, their stories, their…
Intelligent Gateways Require a Robust Software Backbone

Intelligent Gateways Require a Robust Software Backbone

By Amanda Lowe Many organizations that want to leverage the Internet of Things (IoT) are looking for efficient ways to connect their existing assets that are already deployed (brown field).  The solution is to build a bridge between these devices and the Internet with what is referred to as a gateway. Even for the new generation of Internet-connected devices, connecting…
Observations from RSA 2014

Observations from RSA 2014

By Jeff Gowan We are now back home after a great week at the RSA Conference across the bay in San Francisco.  We had some great client meetings and enjoyed catching up with our friends in the industry. Here are a few observations and notes we’d like to share: The event doubled the size of the location from last year…