Protecode Announces Tools to Accelerate Embedded Development in German Market

New Features Include SPDX Integration and Improved Productivity Tools

OTTAWA, CANADA & NUREMBERG, GERMANY - February 28, 2012 - Protecode, the leading provider of easy-to-adopt, easy-to-use open source license management solutions, today announced expansion of its presence in Europe through a new German distributor, Embedded Tools. With more than 20 years experience in the German market, Embedded Tools provides leading edge software development tools for embedded systems, giving customers the solutions they need to develop their products quickly and efficiently. Protecode will showcase its open source software management suite at Embedded World 2012 in Nuremberg, in Hall 4, Booth 4-127, February 28-March 1. Protecode CEO, Mahshad Koohgoli, will speak on the topic of leveraging open source software in embedded development on March 1st at 3:30pm at the conference.


Protecode System 4TM addresses license management at different stages of a software development process, implementing an end-to-end solution for a complete Open Source Software Adoption Process (OSSAP). Complexity of software design within the embedded space has increased exponentially and Protecode's solutions allow developers to speed up development with the use of managed open source software.

"We have seen a significant increase by the embedded software community in adoption of open source software. There is an insatiable interest in simple tools that allow detection and management of obligations associated with open source licenses such as Gnu Public License (GPL). Protecode System 4 is exactly the type of simple-to-adopt solution that our market has been looking for," said Reinhold Schmidt, managing director, Embedded Tools.

New capabilities in the latest release of Protecode System 4 include full integration of the Software Package Data Exchange (SPDX) standard, with the ability to detect, read and interpret SPDX files in a software package. The latest release also features improved productivity tools such as complex search capabilities, automated license text creation for software distribution, new reporting options, and the ability to add client's proprietary software to the reference database.

About Embedded Tools
With more than 20 years experience in the German market, Embedded Tools provides leading edge software development tools for embedded systems, giving customers the solutions they need to develop their products quickly and efficiently. Embedded Tools solutions include Modeling, Development, Code Generation, Emulation and Debugging, RTOS and System software, Open Source license management, Data-Management, Timing and WCET-Analysis, GUI/HMI Design. Embedded Tools is headquartered in Munster, Germany. For more information visit: www.embedded-tools.de.

About Protecode
Protecode provides a comprehensive solution for managing open source software licenses. Protecode System 4™ uses lightning fast code scanning that works behind the scenes in real-time with code libraries, build processes and desktops to detect and report open source licenses relative to company-defined policies. Built for ease-of-use and minimal intrusion into existing development processes, Protecode cost-effectively manages the lifecycle of open source licensing obligations. Protecode is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada with partners worldwide. For more information, visit www.protecode.com.

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