Concurrent to Support Time-Critical
Simulation Applications for Japanese Defense Agency
(DULUTH, GA and TOKYO, September 18,
2006) -- Concurrent (NASDAQ: CCUR), a leading provider of time-critical
Linux(R) operating systems and integrated computer solutions for
mission-critical applications, today announced that the Nagoya
Aerospace Systems Works division of Mitsubishi Heavy Industry,
Ltd. (MHI), a worldwide leader in heavy machinery manufacturing
based in Japan, has selected Concurrent products for use in SH-60K
Patrol Helicopter Team Trainer (PHTT) simulators. Concurrent 's
iHawk? systems powered by RedHawk Linux will be used for the new
SH-60K patrol helicopter currently being developed for the Japanese
Maritime Self-Defense Force.
"Concurrent 's open-source Linux
computing platform provides the ideal, real-time environment necessary
for simulation training of Japan's naval aircraft" said Simulator
Design Section Manager, Kiyoshi Fujii of MHI.
focus is reflected in their ability to exceed technical requirements
under demanding timelines."
The SH-60K PHTT simulators will serve
as training platforms for the new SH-60K variant of the Seahawk
helicopter, which is carried onboard a destroyer , and equipped
to carry out versatile missions, such as anti-submarine warfare,
anti-surface warfare, surveillance, transport, and rescue operations.
MHI's demanding requirement to capture RGB graphics at extremely
high rates led MHI to choose Concurrent technology for its real-time
processing capabilities, open architecture design and reliability
in meeting tight deployment schedules.
"MHI is one of the most respected
international names in the construction of military and commercial
equipment" said Osamu Nakamura, President of Concurrent Nippon
Corporation, the Japanese arm of Concurrent. "Concurrent's
real-time technology is an ideal complement to MHI's aerospace
and defense product lines and we are honored to be selected for
this new program."
Concurrent's RedHawk Linux operating
system provides fast response to external events, optimized interprocess
communication and high I/O throughput needed for time-critical
applications. RedHawk Linux, compatible with the popular Red Hat(R)
distribution, has gained acceptance as a leading real-time Linux
operating system for highperformance applications for customers
throughout the world. RedHawk Linux guarantees that a user application
can respond to an external event in less than 30 microseconds on
a dedicated processor.
Concurrent's COTS-based iHawk systems
are powered by up to eight Intel Xeon(R) or AMD Opteron(R) processors
and up to 64 GB of memory in rack mount and tower enclosures. iHawks
are true symmetric multiprocessors that run a single copy of RedHawk
Linux. Configurable with a wide range of commercially available
components, the iHawk is the ideal platform for today's simulation,
data acquisition, process control and other mission-critical applications.