Green Hills Software and Stollmann Unveil Bluetooth and NFC Solutions
Medical, secure access & mobile payment applications targeted
SANTA BARBARA, CA — March 3, 2009 — Green Hills Software, Inc., the world leader in secure operating systems, has announced an agreement with Stollmann E+V GmbH, a leading developer of communication protocol software, to supply Bluetooth and Near Field Communication (NFC) solutions. The first result of the agreement, which will be demonstrated at Embedded World 09 in Nuremberg (3-5 March), is the NFC profile for the INTEGRITY® real-time operating system (RTOS). This will provide support for NFC-enabled devices in contactless secure access and mobile payment applications.
In addition to the NFC profile, Green Hills Software and Stollmann are also cooperating on a Bluetooth Health Device Profile (HDP) for INTEGRITY. This will enable developers of medical applications to design in line with the standards of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) quickly and efficiently, ensuring interoperability with other medical devices worldwide.
The combination of Green Hills Software’s secure INTEGRITY RTOS and kernel-aware development toolchain with Stollmann’s standards-compliant protocol stacks provides embedded software engineers with a complete development environment for localized wireless applications.
Bluetooth profiles define how different applications use Bluetooth wireless technology to set up a connection and exchange data. The Bluetooth Health Device Profile was developed to ensure that devices used in medical, health and fitness applications can transfer data between devices in a secure and well-defined way via wireless technology. The health market is increasingly making use of wireless technology to connect equipment. Most of the connections are between a computing device, for example a home health station, telemedicine device or computer, and portable devices such as sensors monitoring heart rate, blood pressure or glucose level. The transmission of data can take place transparently to the user, requiring no physical intervention. Wireless applications can also free the elderly from more cumbersome monitoring systems, enabling movement rather than confinement to a room or a bed.
Green Hills Software (10.319) and Stollmann (12.547) will be exhibiting at Embedded World, Nuremberg, 3-5 March 2009. Stollmann (13, B58) will also be exhibiting at CeBIT, Hannover, 3-8 March 2009.
About Stollmann Entwicklungs- und Vertriebs-GmbH
Stollmann, founded in 1994, a privately owned company based in Hamburg, Germany is a leading supplier of protocol software for communication via NFC, Bluetooth or ISDN. A team of 44 employees develops and markets communication software for OEM customers around the world. www.stollmann.de
About Green Hills Software
Founded in 1982, Green Hills Software, Inc. is the technology leader in device software optimization (DSO) and real-time operating systems (RTOS) for 32- and 64-bit embedded systems. In 2008, the Green Hills INTEGRITY-178B RTOS was the first and only operating system to be certified by the NSA to EAL6+ High Robustness, the highest level of security ever achieved. Our royalty-free INTEGRITY® and velOSity™ real-time operating systems, µ-velOSity™ microkernel, compilers, IPv6-ready TCP/IP networking stack, GateD® Layer 2 switching and Layer 3 routing, MULTI® and AdaMULTI™ integrated development environments, DoubleCheck™ integrated static analyzer and TimeMachine™ tool suite offer a complete development solution that addresses both deeply embedded and high-reliability applications. Green Hills Software is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, with European headquarters in the United Kingdom. Visit Green Hills Software at www.ghs.com.