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PRESAGIS Releases VAPS XT ARINC 661 Part 2

PRESAGIS Releases VAPS XT ARINC 661 Part 2

04 May 2023

Montreal, Canada – May 4, 2023 – PRESAGIS, a leading provider of Commercial-Off-The Shelf (COTS) modeling, simulation, and user interface development software, today announced the launch of its new product VAPS XT ARINC 661 Part 2, the first of its kind in the industry that supports this Standard.

Announced in 2020, ARINC 661 Part 2 is revolutionizing the ARINC 661 Standard and already changing the way companies can design and provide specification of the look and feel of new displays internally and externally. The new standard is prompting many companies to modify their existing development processes to adapt quickly to the new approach of specifying cockpit display system (CDS) implementations. PRESAGIS, as a leading provider of graphical user interface development tools, is launching this new tool to help aerospace engineers develop HMIs using the Standard.

ARINC 661 Part 2 provides a new standard for CDS development by allowing the workflow to be streamlined and enabling development and communication of clear sets of human-machine interface (HMI) requirements. The new standard defines a common model format describing both the HMI visual appearance and behavioral logic. Experts agree that the new standard will have a radical impact on the way ARINC 661 CDS systems are developed and the relationship between Aircraft manufacturers, Avionics developers and other industry suppliers.

PRESAGIS worked with leading aerospace manufacturers and provided a custom version of VAPS XT ARINC 661 Part 2 which helped them verify and validate the standard prior to its adoption. Following the initial work, PRESAGIS is now formally launching the VAPS XT ARINC 661 Part 2 which enables all users to be able to create ARINC 661 Part 2 designs.

VAPS XT ARINC 661 Part 2 allows users to create models and execute HMI designs within an easy-to-use desktop tool. These ARINC 661 Part 2 Compliant definition models can be shared as standard ARINC 661 Part 2 UIML files or used to with the VAPS XT code generator to produce applications on desktop and embedded hardware.

“With ARINC 661 Part 2 the ability to clearly exchange HMI requirements in an open standardized format will save many iterations and misunderstanding that previously occurred with written requirements as documents. With the launch of VAPS XT ARINC 661 Part 2 producing these designs becomes much easier. Using a graphical editor with the ability to create, test, and code generate onto embedded platforms removes the need to understand the low-level XML syntax and allows designers to focus on the HMI development,” said Matt Jackson, Technical Product Manager at PRESAGIS and long-standing member of the ARINC 661 Committee.

PRESAGIS has been an ARINC 661 committee member and key participant and contributor since 2003. Development work on ARINC 661 Part 2 started five years ago with PRESAGIS and other leading aerospace companies as the architects of the new standard. The ARINC 661 committee’s work wrapped up in April, and the new standard was adopted by the ARINC standards body in May and published this summer.

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About PRESAGIS PRESAGIS is a global leader providing commercial modeling, simulation and user interface development tools software to the aerospace, defense and security, and critical infrastructure markets. PRESAGIS is at the forefront of avionics software design for certifiable cockpit displays. PRESAGIS also combines an open simulation development framework with expert professional services to help customers streamline development workflows, reduce project risks, and deliver game-quality immersive simulations. The company serves hundreds of customers worldwide, including many of the world's most respected organizations such as Boeing, Airbus, Collins Aerospace, Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, Leonardo, Thales and CAE among others.

For more information contact: Carlos Carpio, Head of Marketing and Communications [email protected], 514.341.3874 ext. 4374