TMS represents SYSGO in South Africa

  • TMS first distributor for SYSGO products in Africa
  • PikeOS Hypervisor and ELinOS for the South African defence and automation industry
  • Target market is safety- and security-sensitive systems with certification requirements

SYSGO appoints TMS Technology Market Solutions (TMS) official distributor for its products PikeOS Hypervisor and ELinOS in South Africa. TMS is a provider of robust embedded solutions for the defence and automation industry. Together with SYSGO, TMS will be supporting this and other industries in the development of safety- and security-sensitive devices, including the certification of software in accordance with international standards for functional safety and security.

“The demand for secure basic software and system software for intelligent systems is growing worldwide. This is also apparent from the many requests we receive for partnerships and distribution rights for PikeOS Hypervisor und ELinOS,” Norbert Kuhrt, VP Sales at SYSGO, reports. “We value TMS as an experienced specialist for embedded solutions with valuable contacts in our target markets in South Africa, in which safety and security are of paramount importance.”

“Based on the ever increasing demand for DO-178 certifiable software in Defence applications, PikeOS, with its strict separation and small kernel size, significantly reduces the effort and cost of the safety certification process for developers. Being active in this market for many years and understanding the cost and administrative barriers our customers face when bidding for programs requiring such certification, now with a local presence in South Africa, we at TMS in conjunction with SYSGO aim to break these barriers by providing a well-defined and lower overhead entry vehicle for those customers that otherwise would not bid for or undertake such developments”, Hedley Brest, Managing Member of TMS.

PikeOS Hypervisor
PikeOS is a hypervisor especially made for embedded systems. With real-time, virtualization and partitioning, it provides all the features needed to build todays multi-functional and high-integrated devices. Its security architecture creates a foundation for critical systems allowing official approval by the authorities and certification according to international functional safety standards. PikeOS is the only European software platform for smart devices in the Internet-of-Things.

ELinOS Industrial Grade Linux
ELinOS is an embedded Linux distribution purpose-built for the use in industrial applications. The integrated development environment is tailored to the specific requirements of embedded systems and comes with board support packages for a wide range of hardware used in the embedded market. ELinOS aims at the timesaving and cost-efficient use of Linux in the embedded field. The product is supplemented by training classes and project-oriented support by experienced developers.

About TMS
TMS Technology Marketing Solutions is a supplier of rugged embedded solutions and software to the R&D, system integration and manufacturing fraternity throughout South Africa as well as the Southern African region and has supplied rugged embedded solutions into several of the largest Defence programs undertaken in South Africa. The managing personnel have also been involved in introducing various technology “firsts” to South Africa, including DSP, and the first set top box ASIC design amongst others. Active in the Defence and Industrial markets since 1989, TMS serves the whole of South Africa out of Johannesburg where they are based.

Since 1991, SYSGO provides operating systems and services for embedded systems. In the late 90’s, SYSGO pioneered the use of Linux in the embedded market with the ELinOS distribution. For safety and security critical devices, SYSGO offers PikeOS, the world’s first SIL 4 certified hypervisor for multi-core processors, which builds the foundation for smart devices in the Internet-of-Things. With their product portfolio, SYSGO is the leading non-US RTOS-supplier with customers like Samsung, Airbus, Thales, Continental and many more. Markets include Aerospace & Defense, Industrial Automation, Automotive, Railway, Medical and Network Infrastructure. SYSGO is part of the Thales Group and has facilities in Germany, France, Czech Republic, UK and North America. It maintains a global distribution network and supports its customers in formal certification according to international safety and security standards.

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