New & Noteworthy

Software Innovations and Information

On this page will be featured news, accomplishments, contracts, certifications and other noteworthy items of interest.


General Digital Welcomes Many New Hires

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June 2017

General Digital has just expanded our Software Services business unit with new hires. The department has nearly doubled in size over the past few months, as we have been awarded several new contracts for software development and IV&V testing. We want to thank Software Services Sales & Business Manager Bill Stamm and everyone else for all of their work in expanding and further strengthening this business unit.

General Digital Wins Contracts from Multiple Medical Device Companies

May 2017

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Our recently won contracts from multiple medical device companies (from startups to billion dollar global companies) have more than helped us prove ourselves as experts in the field. As well, they have readied us for the potential troubles experienced by many startup medical device companies, such as finalizing their products to become FDA (Food & Drug Administration) certified and pass SEA (Software Engineering & Applications) regulations.

Recently, the medical industry has implemented changes intended to more strictly regulate itself. Specifically, the SEA has incorporated many aspects of DO-178 into its new requirements, and is demanding greater traceability and independence for FDA approval and certification. 

For over 25 years, General Digital’s Software Services Group has supplied IV&V (Independent Verification and Validation) services to the aerospace industry in compliance with DO-178 standards for safety-critical software. Our unrivaled experience performing manual and automated testing of life and mission-critical systems, as well as the qualification of the toolsets used to perform testing, has made General Digital a leader in the software testing field. This intimate knowledge of DO-178 requirements will allow us to seamlessly apply our unique talents to the medical market, and position ourselves as the subject matter experts to provide consultative services and testing. We are uniquely qualified to help our customers better understand the certification requirements, as well as perform IV&V services and provide software development.

Whether our customer is developing a new product, or attempting to retrofit/recertify a legacy solution, General Digital’s experienced staff provides the independent assessments necessary to obtain complete and accurate high quality software requirements, as well as help its customers meet the ever changing and more demanding requirements of the medical marketplace.


Development and Verification Completed

August 10
General Digital Software Services recently completed a development and verification effort for a sub-component of the CH-47 Chinook helicopter.

Our Team is Growing

March 15
Our Software Engineering group welcomes a new Software Engineer, Bill Crabtree. Bill was previously employed with General Digital many years ago.

KC-390 First Flight Successful!

February 3
Embraer KC-390 military transport makes successful first flightGeneral Digital Software Services is extremely proud that we were an integral part of the verification efforts for the KC-390. Way to go, team! Great job!
Read the press release from Embraer SA:


Medical & Avionics Software Testing Blog Release

September 10
Lifestar benefits from both medical and avionic software testingRead our latest blog post discussing how medical device and avionics software testing are very similar processes.

MFD Project Going Well

August 22
The Software Engineering group is making good progress on the prototype of the Multifunction Cockpit Display project that is targeted for rotary-wing and fixed-wing aircraft (and we are considering derivatives for other industries).

While the General Digital Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) and Aircraft Communications FPGAs are in development, the software group is writing the planning documents, developing the graphic elements and real-time animations, and evaluating Real-Time Operating Systems.

Our Team is Growing

July 31
Our IV&V group welcomes new Test Engineer Alex Higgins.

August 2
Our Software Engineering group welcomes new Software Engineers Dan Guerrera from UCONN School of Engineering, and Laura Eberhard from XOS Corporation. For their first task, Dan and Laura will be developing software for a Multifunction Cockpit Display Project.


Trade Show

August 12–15
Rafael Blanco, Director of IV&V, poses for a shot in our booth at AUVSI 2013Software Services will have a booth at AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems 2013 trade show in Washington, D.C. We look forward to meeting new faces and discussing software testing and any other topics of interest.


Upcoming Events

    Members of our Software Services Group will be attending and exhibiting to engage with vendors and participate in training READ MORE >

Contact Info

General Digital Corporation
8 Nutmeg Road South
South Windsor, CT 06074

United States of America

860.282.2900 (Local & International)
800.952.2535 (Toll-Free U.S. & Canada)

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