Aonix Partners with EBS to Offer Web Browser on PERC

July 19, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
Groton, Massachusetts, July 19, 2006 —Aonix®, a decades-long industry leader in real-time and safety critical tools, and pioneer of technologies for Java platform developers, has partnered with EBS Inc., a leader in embedded middleware software. Aonix is licensing EBS's WebC embedded web browser solution to integrate it into the graphics capabilities of the PERC platform. By adding browser capabilities, PERC platform developers will be able to offer the HTML-based capabilities of integrated help and documentation along with web-based browsing in embedded applications such as set top devices, information kiosks, point-of-sale terminals, and handheld diagnostic or data-gathering tools.

EBS's WebC is a small footprint, full featured, advanced embedded web browser. WebC supports Document Object Model Level 1, CSS/2 positioned format support, JavaScript language version 1.4, improved DHTML support and browser-level event handling. WebC uses HTML authoring techniques to storyboard the GUI application.

Aonix is currently integrating EBS's WebC embedded browser with the Eclipse Software Widget Toolkit (SWT) to deliver a high-performance graphics package for embedded Java™ developers. Since SWT is designed to be as close to the native environment as possible, it offers the ideal choice for graphics in embedded applications. The Aonix SWT interface, a Java-based graphics library and a widget toolkit, supports Swell Software’s PEG+ embedded graphics engine. The integrated WebC will be available for sale in Q3 2006.

"The EBS WebC embedded browser is a perfect fit for the Aonix PERC Virtual Machine and SWT/PEG+ graphics solution,” said Randy Rorden, Aonix vice president of engineering. “It allows our customers to enjoy all the benefits of the standard SWT Browser widget, while controlling the memory footprint requirements so critical to embedded systems."

"We are pleased to partner with Aonix to provide embedded Java developers with access to WebC,” said Peter Van Oudenaren, President EBS, Inc. “The integration of WebC into the PERC platform offers Aonix users a rich toolset for displaying HTML-based help screens and formatted data. The toolset also expands developer’s options, giving them the opportunity to include in their embedded Java applications web-based components and to display either static or dynamically generated web pages from either local or remote web servers."

Information on EBS's WebC can be obtained at

About PERC®
First introduced nine years ago, PERC is the most widely used real-time Virtual Machine available for Java developers, with fielded installations in telecommunications, telematics, avionics, deep space exploration, and office automation applications. PERC supports most major real-time operating systems and a variety of target processors including PowerPC, XScale, ARM, and Intel x86 architectures.

PERC Ultra is a virtual machine and toolset expressly created for demanding embedded and real-time systems requiring J2SE™ support. PERC Ultra delivers the ease and efficiency of Java™ Standard Edition support without sacrificing integrity, performance, or real-time behavior. It offers AOT and JIT compilation, remote debug support, deterministic garbage collection, standard graphics and extended commercial RTOS support. The PERC product line also features PERC Pico, a virtual machine designed for hard real-time applications requiring fast execution, small footprint, and access to low-level devices.

About Aonix®
Aonix is a leading global supplier of technologies supporting the development of sophisticated applications primarily in the real-time and embedded domains. Our mission- and safety-critical solutions serve industries such as telecommunications, military and aerospace, and transportation. Aonix delivers PERC, the leading high-reliability, real-time embedded virtual machine solution for running Java™ programs deployed today and has the largest number of certified Ada applications at the highest level of criticality. Aonix also offers the TeleUSE line of Motif graphical user interface development solutions. Headquartered in San Diego, CA and Paris, France, Aonix operates sales offices throughout North America and Europe in addition to offering a network of international distributors. For more information, visit

About EBS Inc.
EBS, Inc. is the leading provider of embedded software solutions. Since 1987, the company pioneers in delivering advanced fat file system products to the embedded industry. EBS's customer base includes leading Fortune 500 companies, major defense corporations and global aerospace companies. EBS Products include ERTFS embedded FAT file system, RtfsProPlus industry's 1st FAT64 file system, embedded web browser software, UPnP software stack and CIFS/SMB software stack. All EBS products are extremely portable and can easily be ported to any RTOS, network stack and hardware platform. EBS software are available royalty free with a flexible licensing term including 6 months of free support. More information call EBS at 978.448.9162, email: or visit