Ipesoft Selects GNAT Pro to Develop Real-Time Management Systems

Ipesoft Selects AdaCore and GNAT Pro to Develop Real-Time Management and Production Systems

VENICE, Italy, and NEW YORK, June 17, 2008 – Ada-Europe 2008 – AdaCore, provider of the highest quality Ada tools and support services, today announced that Ipesoft, s.r.o, a leading developer of real-time applications and long-standing AdaCore customer, has extended the use of GNAT Pro on its high-reliability servers. Ipesoft is now using GNAT Pro to develop D2000® Enterprise Production Systems, a unique family of solutions that provides real-time management and production systems for manufacturing and energy facilities.

Based in the Slovak Republic, Ipesoft is focused on two areas – developing technology for real-time applications, and acting as a systems integrator to create and incorporate complete mission-critical solutions for its customers, based on its D2000 technology. D2000 enables the creation of integrated solutions for the whole enterprise – from process automation, comprehensive monitoring and management of production processes, to integration with other information systems within the enterprise. The core of this technology is a real-time application server with robust platform-independent RAD (Rapid Application Development) tools. The server is scalable, distributed, and supports redundancy. The server code is written in Ada.

In the industry targeted by Ipesoft, reliability and long-term maintenance are key. The Ada programming language satisfies these core needs by offering real-time features and support for distributed applications, strong type checking that helps detect errors and avoid vulnerabilities, and language stability that has maintained backwards compatibility at every evolution of the language (Ada 2005, Ada 95, and Ada 83). These attributes are vital given the size of the D2000, which has grown to encompass over 1.7 million lines of code since its inception in 1993. GNAT Pro and AdaCore were chosen due to the combination of multi-platform availability (GNAT Pro is available on more platforms than any other Ada development environment) and the strong support that AdaCore provides.

“Ipesoft’s adoption of Ada for its core product development demonstrates the advantages that the language provides for long-lived, mission-critical applications,” said Cyrille Comar, Managing Director, AdaCore Europe. “Using GNAT Pro has enabled Ipesoft to create real-time production and control systems that underpin the company’s growth and deliver high integrity solutions to its growing customer base.”

“D2000 is the cornerstone of all Ipesoft’s current and future activities,” said Miroslav Kunsch, CEO, Ipesoft. “We needed a long-term partner and a scalable software development environment. Selecting AdaCore has been key to our success; choosing Ada was the right decision at the right time and we are glad to reinforce our relationship with this new contract.”

Ipesoft began work with AdaCore in 2002, initially using GNAT Pro for Windows. It is now using GNAT Pro for Itanium OpenVMS, GNAT Pro for Alpha OpenVMS and GNAT Pro for x86 Windows. The GNAT Pro development environment combines market-leading technology with an expert support system to provide a natural solution where efficient and reliable code is critical.

About Ipesoft
Ipesoft is a pioneer and leader in the production systems segment of the Slovak market. Ipesoft products provide solutions for all aspects of manufacturing enterprises, from processing automation to complex monitoring and controlling of production processes, which can be integrated in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) company information systems. Solutions based on D2000 products are powerful tools, helping management at all levels. Managers receive quality, reliable and up-to-date information for operational planning. The richness and quality of information aids the decision-making process, thereby bringing truly effective manufacturing enterprise control. Ipesoft solutions are helping companies to increase productivity through production process mapping and indicating areas needing improvement.

Ipesoft integrates data from multi-location plants into a comprehensive database allowing visualization of performance of all the facilities as a whole. The system communicates with other information systems within the enterprise like ERP, Supply Chain Management (SCM), etc. Ipesoft solutions are designed as open, flexible and ready to grow according to our customers’ requirements. Keywords here are collaborating manufacturing, complete knowledge-based solution exceeding expectations, and standard Manufacturing Execution System (MES) capabilities.

Ipesoft’s staff provides a comprehensive set of services, ranging from analysis, application concept, design and implementation, to post-implementation support.

About AdaCore
Founded in 1994, AdaCore is the leading provider of commercial software solutions for Ada, a state-of-the-art programming language designed for large, long-lived applications where safety, security, and reliability are critical. AdaCore’s flagship product is the GNAT Pro development environment, which comes with expert on-line support and is available on more platforms than any other Ada technology. AdaCore has an extensive world-wide customer base; see http://www.adacore.com/home/company/customers/ for further information for further information .

Ada and GNAT Pro see a growing usage in high-integrity and safety-certified applications, including commercial aircraft avionics, military systems, air traffic management/control, railroad systems, and medical devices, and in security-sensitive domains such as financial services.

AdaCore has North American headquarters in New York and European headquarters in Paris. www.adacore.com

D2000® is a registered trademark of Ipesoft, s.r.o.

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