AdaCore partners with MICROTASK Embedded

New Italian distributor extends reach of Ada tools and support

PARIS and MILAN, 2009 – AdaCore, leading provider of Ada tools and support, today announced a distribution agreement with Milan-based MICROTASK Embedded who will now resell and supply AdaCore’s GNAT Pro Ada development environment to companies in the Italian market, with a particular focus on the avionics sector.

The partnership with MICROTASK Embedded will extend AdaCore’s reach in Italy, by providing pre-sales support as well as reselling its solutions across the country. It enables AdaCore to become even closer to its customers and helps MICROTASK Embedded increase its product portfolio by adding the world’s leading Ada development environment. MICROTASK Embedded already resells complementary technology from Sysgo, Vector Software and Esterel.

“Our new partnership with MICROTASK Embedded extends our physical presence in Italy and provides companies with pre-sales advice and knowledge to complement our existing technology strengths and technical support,” said Michaël Friess, technical sales manager of AdaCore. “MICROTASK Embedded has demonstrated that it has the understanding of the embedded market, strong partnership ethos and portfolio of solutions that enable it to provide the complete solution to the embedded avionics markets.”

MICROTASK Embedded specialises in providing top quality assistance in all phases of the development lifecycle for embedded applications. It provides customers with well integrated solutions from requirements specifications to coding and testing for embedded projects development. In particular, MICROTASK Embedded has developed great expertise in safety critical applications for certification according to DO178B, DO254 and IEC61508 standards.

“We pride ourselves on offering the widest portfolio of embedded technologies to our customers,” said Marco Cavallaro, General Manager of MICROTASK Embedded. “When we looked to meet the growing need for an Ada development environment AdaCore was the obvious choice, due to its strong presence in the market, leading technology and high levels of support. We believe this will be a long-lasting partnership that will benefit ourselves, AdaCore and most of all our customers.”

The Ada programming language, which has evolved from Ada 83 to Ada 95 and more recently Ada 2005, is designed specifically for large, long-lived applications where reliability, efficiency, safety and security are vital. AdaCore’s technical team has been closely involved with the Ada language since its inception, and the GNAT Pro development environment combines state-of-the-art technology with expert support to provide a natural solution where efficient and reliable code is critical.

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 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, railway 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.

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