Presagis Facilitates the Certification of Next-Generation Safety-Critical, Human Machine Interface Applications to DO-178B Level A

Toulouse, France (PRWEB) November 29, 2011

Presagis, a leading provider of commercial-off-the shelf (COTS) modeling, simulation, and embedded graphics solutions, today announced that VAPS XT-178 CertKit will become available in Spring 2012. The certification kit will support developers in achieving certification of their next-generation real-time embedded display graphics to the most stringent aerospace and defense industry software standard, RTCA DO-178B Level A. The certifiable solution provides a framework for code reuse and compliance for safety- and mission-critical avionics applications.


The demand for safety-critical software has expanded due to the increasing complexity and sophistication of avionics software systems and the pressure to speed project delivery while meeting the most demanding certification requirements, said Robert Kopersiewich, Vice President Embedded Graphics & Mission Critical Solutions at Presagis. VAPS XT-178 and the VAPS XT-178 CertKit dramatically shorten the time and effort required for producing qualifiable code for embedded displays; greatly reducing the challenges and inherent risks in delivering next-generation, DO-178 certifiable systems.


VAPS XT-178 is the avionics industrys leading standards based COTS software tool for the prototyping, development, and deployment of DO-178B certifiable Human Machine Interface (HMI) applications for safety critical, real-time embedded display graphics in airborne software. The accompanying VAPS XT-178 CertKit will include the artefact set documenting the software life cycle of all VAPS XT-178 generated C++ code, as well as the associated Runtime Libraries. This will eliminate many of the risks in the development and certification of avionics projects. The certification kit will also offer an ARINC 661 add-on module which provides certification artefacts for any Cockpit Display System (CDS) designed for compliance with the ARINC 661 standard. These artefacts have been successfully audited to DO-178B Design Assurance Level (DAL) A; the highest and most critical assurance level in this certification process.


For more information, please visit Presagis at Certification Together International Conference, Toulouse, France.


About Presagis

Presagis is a global leader providing commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) modeling, simulation and embedded graphics solutions to the aerospace and defense markets and is the only developer to deliver a unified COTS software portfolio based on open-standards. Presagis combines cutting-edge technology with innovative services to help customers streamline development workflows, reduce project risks, create detailed models and complex simulations, in addition to developing DO-178B certifiable applications. The company services more than 1,000 active customers worldwide, including many of the world’s most respected organizations such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Airbus, BAE Systems and CAE. For more information, visit


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