Septentrio Satellite Navigates to DDC-I’s Safety-Critical Deos Real-time Operating System

DDC-I continues international expansion with leading safety-critical products and services

Leuven, Belgium, and Phoenix, AZ. February 9, 2010. Septentrio Satellite Navigation N.V., a leading manufacturer of professional GNSS receivers, and DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, announced today that Septentrio has selected DDC-I’s safety-critical Deos real-time operating system software for use in new engineering development.

Deos is the industry’s most robust, highest performance RTOS for the high-reliability and safety-critical markets. Featuring deterministic real-time response, the memory-protected RTOS employs patented “slack scheduling” to deliver higher CPU utilization than any other safety-critical COTS RTOS. Deos is the only certifiable time and space (T&S) partitioned COTS RTOS built from the ground up for safety-critical applications.

“Customers are demanding more robust offerings in the satellite navigation arena,” said Peter Grognard, CEO of Septentrio. “DDC-I’s Deos operating system and comprehensive development tools provide the feature-rich, ultra-reliable platform required to build the demanding applications customers expect from us. DDC-I provides high-value, cost-effective capabilities that we simply could not find elsewhere.”

“Deos has been deployed widely by a variety of development teams in North America,” added Bob Morris, CEO at DDC-I. “As we continue to invest resources to grow our international business, companies around the world are learning about our high-reliability and high-availability technology, and the unmatched services we provide. We are very proud that we were able to meet the stringent requirements necessary to earn Septentrio’s business.”

Deos represents the culmination of hundreds of person-years of engineering investment, and provides the lowest risk, lowest cost and fastest path to FAA certification of any COTS RTOS. Deos has already been certified to DO-178B Level A (the FAA’s highest level of safety criticality) in dozens of programs and flies on more airframes than any other certifiable COTS RTOS.

About Septentrio Satellite Navigation
Septentrio Satellite Navigation NV designs, manufactures, markets and supports high-end OEM GNSS receivers for demanding professional navigation, positioning and timing applications. Septentrio has an international team of experts in all areas of satellite navigation receiver design and applications. For more information about Septentrio, please visit our website at

About DDC-I, Inc.
DDC-I, Inc. is a global supplier of real-time operating systems, software development tools, custom software development services, and legacy software system modernization solutions, with a primary focus on mission- and safety-critical applications. DDC-I’s customer base is an impressive “who’s who” in the commercial, military, aerospace, and safety-critical industries. DDC-I offers safety-critical real-time operating systems, compilers, integrated development environments and run-time systems for C, C++, Ada, Fortran and JOVIAL application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at 1825 E. Northern Ave., Suite #125, Phoenix, Arizona 85020; phone (602) 275-7172; fax (602) 252-6054; e-mail or visit

Septentrio Satellite Navigates to DDC-I’s Safety-Critical Deos Real-time Operating System