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Aonix Delivers Eclipse-based Ada IDE for Mission- and Safety-Critical Development
[July 26, 2004]

Aonix Delivers Eclipse-based Ada IDE for Mission- and Safety-Critical Development

SAN DIEGO & PARIS --(Business Wire)-- July 26, 2004 -- AonixADT opens Ada developers to a gamut of third-party tools

Aonix(R), an independent global company delivering complete solutions for safety- and mission-critical applications, is pleased to announce the Beta release of AonixADT--an Eclipse-based Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for the Ada language. Because Eclipse offers a common platform for which many companies have developed plug-ins, Aonix has extended the wealth of interoperable technologies and tool flexibility available to Ada developers by ensuring that AonixADT (Ada Development Toolkit) builds on such a universal platform.

In the mission- and safety-critical market, developers come from a number of industry sectors, each carrying its own certification standards and specialized tools. By delivering the power of the standard Eclipse IDE with Ada programming language awareness, Aonix provides developers with built-in support for the project manager, editor, difference capability, compile, debug, and command history. Developers can focus on building applications, not on integrating tools since AonixADT also retains a large set of existing plug-ins for third-party tools, including support for source-code configuration management.

"Aonix is committed to providing the mission- and safety-critical developer with an integrated, flexible tool chain, " noted Greg Gicca, Director of Product Marketing, Ada Products, "Notably, the release of AonixADT celebrates two first-time achievements--it's the first Eclipse-based Ada IDE and marks the first time that Ada developers have been offered such a wealth of third-party tools already integrated through a universal platform."

AonixADT provides Ada-project awareness, an Ada-language sensitive editor, Ada-language compile and build capabilities, along with a complete Ada debugger interface. ADT project awareness allows full library hierarchy manipulation and Ada program units can be conveniently inserted or removed from Ada projects. The language-sensitive editor provides complete language awareness with syntax color coding and template completion. Symbolic debugging is integrated within the Ada-language sensitive editor. The build interface offers complete access to the Aonix ObjectAda compile and build capabilities.

This first release of AonixADT supports self-hosted development for the Windows platform. Support for Solaris and Linux development and cross compilation for key embedded platforms will be announced subsequently.

Shipping and Availability

AonixADT is available for free with Aonix products. To purchase AonixADT stand-alone, the package is available at $995 per seat.

About Aonix(R)

Aonix is a global independent provider of Software Engineering Development Environments with more than 20 years of experience. Our products cover Analysis and Design (Ameos(TM), Software through Pictures(R)), GUI Design (TeleUSE(R)) and implementation in Ada (ObjectAda(R), AdaWorld(R)), Java(TM) platform support for Embedded Systems (PERC(R), JRTK(TM), JRAVEN(TM)), high-performance and certifiable Real-Time kernels (RAVEN(TM), SmartKernel(TM)) and Software-Testing. As a pioneer in current market trends such as Model Driven Architecture(R) (MDA), Real-Time Java(TM) and in the development of safety-critical applications Aonix addresses the needs of mission- and safety-critical applications for various industries including Avionics, Space, Defense, Transportation, Telecoms, Automotive, and Industry in general. Professional training, consulting and local technical support guarantees our customers the successful development and deployment of their applications. Headquartered in San Diego, CA and Paris, France, Aonix operates sales offices throughout North America and Europe in addition to a network of international distributors. For more information, visit

This press release includes certain "forward-looking statements" for purposes of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involves risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. Such statements are based upon, among other things, assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management, including management's own knowledge and assessment of Aonix's industry and competition.

Aonix, Ameos, Software through Pictures, Architecture Component Development, TeleUSE, ObjectAda, AdaWorld, RAVEN, JRAVEN, JRTK, SmartKernel and PERC are registered trademarks and trademarks of Aonix. Java(TM) and all Java-based marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other tradenames and trademarks are the property of their respective owners. (C) 2004, Aonix, all rights reserved.

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