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Carrier Grade Linux assists Euro air traffic control

Jul 29, 2003 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

C.N.S. Systems AB (Linkoping, Sweden) announced that it has used MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition as the operating system platform within the ground station portion of a new air traffic control system in Europe. According to C.N.S., the integrated system of ground and mobile units uses the VDL Mode 4 digital radio link, a new standard for air traffic control in Europe, to provide surveillance,… navigation, and communication services between ground stations and mobile units, or among mobile units that are either mounted in aircraft or in vehicles operating in airport areas.

“MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition provided us with a robust and stable platform and enabled us to get to market in an extremely short time period,” commented C.N.S. chief technology officer Tommy Bergstrom. “We also appreciated MontaVista Software's great regional support and the fact that CGE has been validated to work seamlessly with our chosen hardware platform — Force Computers' CPCI-735 [CompactPCI] board.”

The “VDL 4000/GS I Ground Station,” the system which contains MontaVista Linux CGE, is CE-mark certified and complies with RTCA/DO178B-Level C, ICAO SARP's and Annex 10 compliant, and ETSI EN 301 842 standards, and is currently shipping in Europe, C.N.S. said.

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