DDC-I Joins Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) Consortium

Phoenix, AZ. November 13, 2012. DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced that it has joined the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) Consortium, a managed consortium of The Open Group.

“Software reuse through portability has been a design element of Deos™ from its inception,” said Bob Morris, president and CEO of DDC-I. “Software portability, interoperability, reuse, ease of certification, and rapid technology delivery are fundamental to everything we do. We look forward to working with the FACE Consortium to further these mutual goals and help reduce the cost of developing, maintaining and updating avionics software.”

“Adherence to the FACE Technical Standard has become a procurement requirement of the U.S. Department of Defense aviation industry, so equipment manufacturers need more efficient technology and processes to produce FACE conformant and airworthy applications faster,” said Allen Brown, president and CEO, The Open Group. “Companies such as DDC-I that exhibit a long-standing commitment to standards, interoperability, certification, verification and software quality in safety- and security-critical spaces enable the advancement of the FACE community. We welcome DDC-I as a new member of the FACE Consortium and look forward to its contributions and help in achieving our goals.”

About The Open Group FACE Consortium
A managed consortium hosted by The Open Group, the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) Consortium is an aviation-focused professional group made up of U.S. industry suppliers, customers and users. The Consortium is creating a technologically appropriate open FACE reference architecture, standards and business model that will result in:

  • Standardized approaches for using open standards within avionics systems
  • Lower implementation costs of FACE system
  • Standards that support a robust architecture and enable quality software development
  • The use of standard interfaces that will lead to reuse of capabilities
  • Defined interoperability within FACE systems and components
  • Portability of applications across multiple FACE systems and vendors
  • Procurement of FACE conformant products
  • More capabilities reaching the Warfighter faster
  • Innovation and competition within the avionics industry

The FACE Consortium provides a vendor-neutral forum for industry and the U.S. government to work together to develop and consolidate the open standards, best practices, guidance documents and business models necessary to achieve these results.

For more information visit: www.opengroup.org/face.

About Deos

Deos™ is an embedded RTOS that has been used in hundreds of safety-critical avionics applications on commercial and military aircraft. Certified to DO-178B DAL A since 1998, the time and space partitioned RTOS features deterministic real-time response and employs patented “slack scheduling” to deliver higher CPU utilization than any other certifiable safety-critical COTS RTOS. Deos is built from the ground up for safety-critical applications, and is the only certifiable time and space partitioned COTS RTOS that has been created using RTCA DO-178B, Level A processes from the very first day of its product development. Deos also provides the easiest, lowest cost path of any COTS RTOS to DO-178B Level A certification, the highest level of safety criticality.

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 at 4600 E. Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028; phone (602) 275-7172; fax (602) 252-6054; e-mail sales@ddci.com or visit http://www.ddci.com/mktg.php?mc=pr1208.

DDC-I Joins Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) Consortium