Aonix PERC Ultra Virtual Machine Flies High on Recent Business Jet Certification Tests

Rockwell Collins recently passed certification tests on its Venue HD cabin management system powered by Aonix PERC Ultra VM. Aonix PERC Ultra provides deterministic, real-time performance and high productivity development. The award-winning Venue HD CMS is standard equipment on the Cessna Citation CJ4 business jet.

San Diego, CA, April 15, 2010 --( Rockwell Collins Venue HD Cabin Management System is powered by Atego’s flagship virtual machine technology.

Atego, the leading independent supplier of industrial-grade, collaborative development tools for engineering complex, mission- and safety-critical architectures, systems, software and hardware, announces the latest successful deployment of its Aonix PERC Ultra® Virtual Machine in Rockwell Collins’ Venue high definition (HD) Cabin Management System (CMS). The most recent certification was completed on the Cessna Citation CJ4 business jet. The award-winning Venue™ HD CMS, built and delivered by Rockwell Collins, is standard equipment on this new aircraft.

“Rockwell Collins’ Venue CMS is a great example of the flexibility and applicability of Java™ to many application types,” commented James B. Gambrell, Executive Chairman at Atego. “Aonix PERC Ultra is deployed in weapons systems, network infrastructure product, transportation systems and now, world-class in-flight entertainment. We’re very pleased to be part of this exciting new product delivery.”

Already deployed in hundreds of thousands of systems in the military/aerospace, telecommunications, transportation and industrial control markets, Aonix PERC Ultra is used by Rockwell Collins in its Venue cabin management system, providing deterministic, real-time performance and high productivity development. Venue combines home theatre quality XM Radio, hi-def Blu-Ray™ DVD and integrated real-time flight status information, together with cabin environmental cooling and heating features.

To support its real-time response requirements, Rockwell Collins relies on Aonix PERC Ultra’s reliability and predictability in performance envelopes supporting millisecond latencies. Aonix PERC Ultra’s real-time Java capabilities can guarantee the predictability and reliability of the system’s operation even within multi-role applications such as Venue. Additionally, Atego supported Rockwell Collins’ project with updated Java interfaces to OpenGL for 2D and 3D graphics through a Java OpenGL (JOGL) wrapper to enable access to OpenGL libraries from within a Java context.

About the Aonix PERC family

Atego’s Aonix PERC Ultra is a virtual machine and toolset expressly created for demanding embedded and real-time systems requiring Java SE support. Aonix PERC Ultra delivers the ease and efficiency of Java Standard Edition support without sacrificing integrity, performance or real-time behavior. The latest version, Aonix PERC Ultra 5.3, offers Ahead-of-Time (AOT) and Just-in-Time (JIT) compilation, remote debug support, deterministic garbage collection, standard graphics and extended commercial RTOS support.

Shipping and Availability

Aonix PERC Ultra is available now from Atego. Aonix PERC provides customers use of its development tools at no charge in combination with a maintenance contract. Target execution and deployment license pricing is available on request.


About Atego

Atego™ is the leading independent supplier of industrial-grade, collaborative development tools and runtime environments for engineering complex, mission- and safety-critical architectures, systems, software and hardware. Atego delivers a stable, robust working environment to thousands of users across an extensive range of complex applications in demanding engineering sectors such as aerospace, defense, automotive, transportation, telecommunications, electronics, and medical. Atego’s Aonix PERC® is the leading, highly reliable, real-time embedded virtual machine solution for running Java™ programs deployed today. Atego supports native, real-time and certifiable Ada applications including those at the highest level of criticality with Aonix ObjectAda®. Atego’s standards-based modeling tool suite, Artisan Studio®, provides comprehensive support for the leading industry standards, including OMG SysML, UML and Architectural Frameworks. Atego Workbench™ provides a fully integrated, collaborative engineering framework for the trouble-free deployment and maintenance of best-in-class tools for mission and safety-critical systems and software development. Atego’s tools deliver on the promise of an integrated collaborative development environment - allowing architecture, systems, software and hardware engineering teams to Work-as-OneSM - from concept through to delivery, maintenance and support. Founded in 2010 in a merger between Artisan Software Tools™ and Aonix®, Atego is headquartered in San Diego, CA, USA and Cheltenham, UK with offices in France, Germany and Italy, and is supported by a global distributor network. For more information visit:

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