Embvue and Airbus sign AFDX technology license agreement

MONTREAL, 24 Jan. 2011. AFDX supplier, Embvue Inc., signed a technology licensing agreement with EADS and Airbus. The agreement grants Embvue a license to exploit Airbus patents, which together describe the underlying principles upon which certifiable AFDX switch and end system implementations in use today in the aerospace and defense market are based.

Posted by John McHale
MONTREAL, 24 Jan. 2011.AFDX supplier, Embvue Inc., signed a technology licensing agreement with EADS and Airbus. The agreement grants Embvue a license to exploit Airbus patents, which together describe the underlying principles upon which certifiable AFDX switch and end system implementations in use today in the aerospace and defense market are based.
"Embvue is a valued partner that has developed some innovative AFDX software products and tools," says Axel Krein, Airbus senior vice president and Airbus research and technology head. "We believe that signing this technology licensing agreement with Embvue will provide an opportunity for both companies to capitalize on the value of the technology in question and further increase the market adoption of AFDX itself, which, in turn, will benefit the industry as a whole."
Embvue is a supplier of software-based AFDX products and services. The company has participated in the development of AFDX since its inception and was part of the ARINC group that, with Airbus, helped to establish the ARINC 664 Part 7 standard. Embvue has already developed and launched its A-Stack (certifiable software AFDX stack solution), A-Switch (certifiable software AFDX switch solution), and Prodigy (DO-178B qualifiable network integration, optimization, and deployment tool suite) products.
"Embvue believes strongly that AFDX is a growth segment in the aerospace and defense market," says Phil Cole, vice president of sales and marketing at Embvue. "We have seen a recent upturn in the number of potential customers showing an interest in our AFDX products and services that we believe is as a result of the growing maturity of the technology in general. We also believe that there has been a pent-up demand for software end system, switch and tools solutions like ours to be made available that enable AFDX adopters more ready access to portable, flexible, scalable, future-proof, off the shelf products."

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