GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms Announces AXISLite

Free download enables risk-free evaluation of advanced multiprocessor software development tool

• Improved developer productivity

• Hardware and operating system independent

• Scalable, portable

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA February 4, 2008 Further enhancing the company’s position as a leading supplier of advanced multiprocessor solutions for mission-critical applications, GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms today announced the availability of AXISLite for free download from AXISLite is a reduced functionality version of AXISView, the Advanced Multiprocessor Integrated Software development environment from GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, and is intended to allow prospective customers to thoroughly evaluate the capabilities of AXIS prior to purchasing the full AXIS suite.

“We believe AXIS is far ahead of anything available on the market today, and it has already enjoyed significant success because of its power, because of its ease of use – which enhances developer productivity – because of its flexibility, and because it is highly portable,” said David Tetley, Software Engineering Manager at GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms Advanced Engineering Design Center. “Now, we’re making it even easier for prospective customers to evaluate what AXIS can do for them in their environment and in a way that no demonstration can. We expect to see significant demand for AXISLite, given that interested customers can now see what it can do for them with no financial or administrative investment.”

AXIS is designed to respond to both the growing complexity and sophistication of leading edge multiprocessor and digital signal processing applications on the one hand, and the significant investment major companies are making in software development on the other. It allows developers to be more productive by freeing them from the need to understand the complexities of rapidly evolving hardware architectures. Based on industry standards, it is independent of both hardware and the real time operating system. By making developers more productive, AXIS not only reduces software development cost, but can also substantially improve ‘time to market’.

The AXIS software offers high throughput, low latency, reconfigurable communications (AXISFlow) and features optimized signal processing libraries (AXISLib) to deliver the maximum performance for the application. It is scalable, offering seamless migration from development to production deployment: engineers can reconfigure or scale the system depending on the application demands, adding or subtracting processing elements as needed, and enables straightforward integration between the single board computer, signal processing and sensor I/O.

AXISLite is a reduced functionality and free evaluation version of AXISView, a key component of the AXIS suite, and the installation executable is downloadable from the GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms website as a password protected .zip file.

About GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a joint venture between General Electric (NYSE: GE) and FANUC LTD of Japan, is a high-performance technology company and a global provider of hardware, software, services, expertise and experience in automation and embedded computing, with products employed in virtually every industry, including manufacturing automation, defense, automotive, telecommunications, healthcare and aerospace. GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms is a worldwide company head-quartered in Charlottesville, VA, and is part of GE Enterprise Solutions. For more information, visit

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