Ada Resource Association Adds ACT Europe to Global Membership

SALT LAKE CITY, UT, USA - Software Technology Conference (STC, Salt Lake City) - The Ada Resource Association (ARA) is pleased to announce the addition of its newest member, ACT Europe, which develops components of the GNAT Pro technology for the Ada programming language.

Founded and led by Cyrille Comar and Franco Gasperoni, ACT Europe is the Paris-based sister company to the long-standing ARA member Ada Core Technologies. ACT Europe has played a major role in advancing Ada and GNAT Pro usage in the European software industry.

"ACT Europe represents a broad base of Ada developers and embedded systems users," said S. Tucker Taft, president of both the ARA and of SofCheck, Inc. "They will add significantly to the ARA's effectiveness in serving the language's international community."

"We fully support the ARA's objectives," Dr. Gasperoni said. "Activities such as the careful evolution of the Ada language, publication of Ada successes, and maintenance of an effective Ada information web site are very important to the language's growth. By joining the ARA we hope to bring fresh ideas and a European perspective to these activities."

A leading European developer of Ada 95 technology, ACT Europe offers native, embedded and safety-critical Ada solutions on a large variety of systems. The company specializes in project support and consulting for users of GNAT Pro Development Environment for Ada 95, a programming language designed for embedded systems. ACT Europe also develops components of GNAT Pro technology including the GtkAda graphical toolkit, the new GNAT Programming System (GPS) IDE, and the GNAT Pro High Integrity Edition.

With members that span the globe, the ARA is a trade association of companies whose products and services represent more than 90 percent of the Ada development tools marketplace.

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