Open Kernel Labs (OK Labs), provider of embedded virtualisation software for mobile and connected devices, today announced that KONGSBERG, Norway's premier supplier of defence and aerospace-related systems, has selected OK Labs’ mobile/embedded virtualisation technology and will license OKL4 for deployment in secure communications equipment.
KONGSBERG chose OK Labs’ mobile virtualisation to provide strong separation between trusted and untrusted software environments and to protect security-sensitive IP deployed on the same devices as open source software such as GNU/Linux. The mobile/embedded virtualisation technology will find application in soldier-level and vehicle-based reliable radio communications equipment being deployed over the next several years.
“Developing and deploying with OKL4 greatly benefits the KONGSBERG technology portfolio with strong separation of software IP in secure communications settings,” commented Stig-Are Mogstad, Executive Vice President, Defence Communications, KONGSBERG. “In addition, OK Labs’ superior performance and fine-grained “capabilities” make it easier to configure and control communications on a device, without compromising performance or security.”
“Working with companies of the stature of KONGSBERG validates OK Labs’ growing presence in aerospace, defence and certified/government IT,” said Steve Subar, Founder and CEO, OK Labs. “In secure radios and similar applications, our mobile/embedded virtualisation technology supports European and North American armed forces, setting a standard for strong separation and partitioning of trusted and open environments.”
• Open Kernel Labs’ mobile/embedded virtualisation has been chosen by KONGSBERG for deployment in secure communications equipment
• Applications include secure portable and vehicle combat radios for armed forces
• Equipment enabled by OK Labs technology is slated for roll-out over the next five years.