IntervalZero Named 2009 Microsoft Windows Embedded Independent Software Vendor of the Year in Americas & EMEA

WALTHAM, MA (Oct. 13, 2009) – Real-time software developer IntervalZero Inc., which provides an essential component in new Soft-Control Architectures that enable cost and performance breakthroughs for Embedded OEMs, has been named Microsoft Windows Embedded 2009 Independent Software Vendor of the Year for both the Americas and EMEA regions.

The Windows Embedded Partner Excellence Awards are given annually and recognize visionary organizations around the world that use Windows Embedded technology in innovative and creative ways. IntervalZero was recognized at separate Microsoft Windows Embedded Partner events in San Francisco and in Scotland.

IntervalZero CEO Jeffrey Hibbard, who accepted the awards for the company at both events, said “it’s very encouraging that our colleagues at Microsoft appreciate the contributions we’ve made to the Windows Embedded ecosystem in the Americas and in EMEA during 2009. Our team has been very focused all year on improving and innovating our software products to drive our business and Microsoft’s.

Earlier this year IntervalZero released the latest version of its market-leading RTX software, which extends the capabilities of the Windows Embedded Standard product line to deliver determinism and hard real-time capabilities. IntervalZero RTX 2009 SMP supports symmetric multiprocessing and, along with Windows Embedded Standard, is a key component in Soft-Control Architectures that are changing the basis of competition for Embedded OEMs.

By leveraging RTX 2009’s native symmetric multiprocessing support on multiprocessor architectures and by taking advantage of its tight integration with the Windows environment, OEMs get a Soft-Control Architecture that moves the hard real-time control logic, such as PLC or motion logic, from specialized hardware components to software components. The software runs on multicore, commodity x86 processors and uses both open standards and standard communications architecture, such as USB and real-time Ethernet.

“We’re particularly pleased that our efforts to prove the economic, quality and performance value of Soft Control in the Industrial Automation and Medical Systems markets were acknowledged by Microsoft, along with our collaborative work with the Microsoft Windows Embedded team, and with other Microsoft Gold Partners,” said Hibbard, who led a group of former Ardence/Citrix Systems executives in the acquisition of the Ardence Embedded software business from Citrix in July of 2008.

“We are pleased to acknowledge IntervalZero as the 2009 Microsoft Windows Embedded Independent Software Vendor of the Year for the Americas and EMEA regions,” said Olivier Fontana, group marketing manager for Windows Embedded worldwide partner and regional marketing at Microsoft. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with IntervalZero and appreciate their contribution and hard work within the Windows Embedded ecosystem.” IntervalZero is a Windows Embedded Gold Partner.