Real-time specialists Ready Systems of Sunnyvale, California, has launched a new software development and run-time environment for single, multiple or networked microprocessors. VRX Velocity uses the Sun-3 as a standard hardware platform, taking advantage of Sun’s windowing interface and networking architecture via TCP/IP and Sockets. VRTX Velocity links products across the software life-cycle and integrates host development and target execution, according to Ready Systems – it uses a range of modular, reusable tools specifically for linking host and target systems, such as host-resident development tools for requirements analysis, high level and detailed design, and cross compilers for C and Ada. It also includes the Hyperlink cross-development system for writing, compiling, mapping and downloading VTRX real-time applications with high-level Unix tools. VRTX Velocity couples the Virtual Real-Time Executive, VRTX32, with TCP/IP and sockets via Ready’s TNX TCP/IP Networking Executive, to provide the interface between VRTX32 applications and Unix or other VRTX32 systems.