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MANNARINO Announces First Contract for M-RTOS

 

PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

First Contract for MANNARINO’s New Real-Time Operating System
 

MONTREAL, CANADA, and FARNBOROUGH, UK – July 22, 2020

MANNARINO Systems and Software Inc. of Montreal, Quebec, Canada today announces the first
purchase of its newly launched proprietary real time operating system, M-RTOS. MicroPilot Inc. of
Stony Mountain, Manitoba, Canada, will employ M-RTOS for its range of certified autopilot systems,
which are primarily designed for remotely-piloted aircraft systems (RPAS).

M-RTOS is a modular, flexible and affordable alternative for managing high-level aerospace
applications ideally suited for RPAS platforms. It can run on any microprocessor with memory
protection; these include MicroPilot’s Texas Instruments TMS570L4357 Hercules microcontroller,
which is based on an ARM Cortex R5F ASP Core (ARM V7-R architecture). M-RTOS minimizes
overhead in memory and timing usage and features robust spatial and temporal partitioning.

M-RTOS is fully compliant with ARINC-653, the industry standard for operating systems, and is
RTCA/DO-178C certifiable. Upon initial delivery of M-RTOS in 2019, MicroPilot successfully ported
existing autopilot code to multiple partitions, simplifying the path to certification. MANNARINO’s
contract with MicroPilot includes options to select appropriate certification artifacts based on
design assurance level (DAL); and certification support services.

M-RTOS is offered on a novel subscription basis. Product and customer support initiatives are
adaptable to unique requirements and provide unparalleled flexibility. The software includes a
complete tool suite designed to optimize the user experience. The Mannarino Workbench is an
innovative development environment with features encouraging collaboration and maximized
efficiency.

“The selection of M-RTOS and collaboration with MicroPilot emphasize the utility and value of our
operating system for remotely piloted aircraft, as well as for a host of other aerospace and defense
industry applications. Feedback from MicroPilot based on their practical experience has been
constructive and has assisted with product improvements,” said John Mannarino, President.

The introduction of M-RTOS is the natural evolution of Mannarino’s two decades of internationally
recognized expertise in aerospace engineering of safety critical systems, certifiable software and
electronic hardware. The company is also an accredited Design Approval Organization (DAO) for
Transport Canada.

According to Howard W. Loewen, President of MicroPilot, the choice of M-RTOS was based on
numerous advantages offered by MANNARINO. “We saw the partitioning and affordability benefits
that M-RTOS brings. MANNARINO’s expertise in terms of systems development and certification is
also critically important. As ARINC partitioning was new to us, technical support was also a very
important criterion. MANNARINO brings the full package of certifiable products and unprecedented
service we were looking for in the development our next-generation autopilot products.”

For further details visit MANNARINO at www.mss.ca or contact Mario Iacobelli, Senior Product
Manager at Mario.Iacobelli@mss.ca 

For further details visit MicroPilot at www.micropilot.com or contact Howard Loewen, President, at hloewen@micropilot.com


Mannarino Systems & Software Inc.
100 BOULEVARD ALEXIS-NIHON, SUITE 800, ST-LAURENT, QUEBEC, CANADA, H4M 2P4
TEL: (514) 381-1360 │ FAX: (514) 381-7511 │ www.mss.ca
 

Posted 2020-07-22
Last Modified 2020-07-22 14:42