IPL Extends Cantata++ 6.0 Capabilities and Delivers Expanded Wind River Platform Support for Intelligent Unit and Integration Testing

By Ipl, PRNE
Monday, April 25, 2011

Cantata++ 6.0 now Available as a Fully Integrated add-on to Wind River Workbench, Providing an Automated Unit Test for Wind River Platforms -

BATH, England, April 26, 2011 - IPL www.ipl.com a strategic partner for Wind River
www.windriver.com has added powerful new C unit test or C++ unit test
capabilities and extends platform support to Wind River Linux 4.0 with IPL
Cantata++ 6.0 - an automated unit test (
www.ipl.com/products/tools/pt412.uk.php) and integration testing
add-on tool for any C unit test (
www.ipl.com/products/tools/pt413.uk.php) or C++ unit test
(www.ipl.com/products/tools/pt411.uk.php). This latest version of IPL
Cantata++ 6.0 for Wind River Workbench is now available directly from Wind
River worldwide.

The out-of-the-box deep integration between IPL Cantata++ and Wind River
Workbench provides advanced high-productivity techniques, allowing developers
to dynamically prove C/C++ code with intelligent unit and integration
testing, in the most cost-effective manner, for VxWorks and Wind River Linux
software platforms.

Notes to Editors: This release follows IPL's 1st February 2011
announcement of the launch of Cantata++ 6.0 (

In addition to expanded Wind River platform support, IPL Cantata++ 6.0
introduces baseline testing. Baseline testing will be of particular interest
for those organisations that have a significant existing C code base without
a set of regression unit tests, or where developers wish to reduce or remove
their reliance on expensive manual functional level regression tests. It also
provides a highly automated upgrade route for replacing unsatisfactory unit
test solutions. Baseline testing may also prove a useful mechanism to
automatically and easily achieve very high levels of code coverage as a
supplement to requirements based testing.

With an increased focus on software safety standards, IPL Cantata++ 6.0
will also be of particular use to those C/C++ developers for whom standards
compliance is a prime concern, as it can be used for on target verification
against the highest Safety Integrity Levels such as IEC 61508 including all
industry specific variants (SIL 4), IEC 62304 (Class C) and DO-178B (Level
A), and comes with a full tool qualification / certification package that is
provided free of charge.

James Thomas, IPL's Chief Technology Officer, comments, "The process of
achieving and demonstrating compliance with the highest SILs of these safety
standards has typically been a painful and expensive one, so a highly
automated unit test and integration test with code coverage up to MC/DC level
is an essential component for success. The deep integration of IPL Cantata++
in the Wind River Workbench development suite not only places these automated
unit test capabilities within easy reach of every developer, but the free
tool qualification package, significantly reduces the cost of tool
qualification / certification."

IPL Cantata++ 6.0 for intelligent unit and integration testing
(www.ipl.com/products/tools/pt410.uk.php) is built on the Eclipse 3.5
de-facto open standard architecture, with the highest level of IDE
integration. In Wind River Workbench the seamless integration means IPL
Cantata++ is easily deployed by end users with Build Specs. With automatic
generation of Build Targets, and use of Remote Systems connections, IPL
Cantata++ provides a familiar complete C unit test or C++ unit test
development environment for the creation, execution and analysis of automated
unit test and integration tests on VxWorks and Wind River Linux run-times.

Thomas continues, "IPL is committed to supporting Wind River's software
platforms and further capability enhancements in Cantata++. Our work with
Wind River is also important for industries without stringent regulation.
Device manufacturers are increasingly differentiating themselves through
their application software, making quality and robustness a business-critical
rather than safety-critical issue. Without the ability to dynamically prove
their code with intelligent unit and integration testing, in the most cost
effective manner, organisations take unacceptable business risks of
potentially devastating reputation damage and massive loss of revenues from
device software failure."

"The inclusion of IPL Cantata++ supports our portfolio of embedded
lifecycle solutions, by providing customers with highly automated unit and
integration tests for software designed for Wind River run-times. We are
pleased to extend this value to the Wind River Linux 4 platform," Emeka
, senior director of product management at Wind River. "IPL Cantata++
is a powerful Workbench add-on tool that assists customers concerned with
achieving the highest Safety Integrity Levels or reducing risks with business
critical device software by verifying the quality and robustness of their
embedded C/C++ code as it is created."

Wind River Workbench integrates the industry's most powerful development
tools to monitor, analyze, debug and test at each phase of development,
providing early detection of potential defects and increasing the overall
quality and reliability of the product. Workbench's support for multiple
operating systems, architectures, and programming languages gives companies
unprecedented flexibility to standardize on a single development framework
across the enterprise.

About IPL

IPL is an IT services company specialising in the delivery of intelligent
business solutions. We help our clients to exploit corporate information
assets to yield tangible business benefits. Bridging the gap between business
and technology, IPL provides Business Consulting, Technical Consulting,
Solution Delivery and Managed Services to deliver innovative and dependable
ICT solutions that address real business needs. IPL was founded in 1979 and
is based in the World Heritage City of Bath, UK.

About IPL Testing Products

For more than thirty years, IPL has been developing mission critical
software for some of the most demanding applications. Our practical expertise
in testing high integrity software is distilled in our testing tools for any
C unit test or C++ unit test. IPL's Cantata++ and AdaTEST 95 provide advanced
high productivity automated unit test facilities, allowing developers to
dynamically and repeatedly prove their C/C++ and Ada code with intelligent
unit and integration testing, in the most cost effective manner. More than
960 organisations have proven their safety or business critical code with
Cantata++ and AdaTEST 95 automated unit test products.

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    Will Gardiner
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