On this page will be featured news, accomplishments, contracts, certifications and other noteworthy items of interest.
IV&V Department is Breaking Records
Recently, General Digital’s Software Services group has taken on quite a few new hires to help with the latest contracts we acquired, serving the industrial and medical fields. In April, with the big boost of personnel behind these projects, we surpassed our previous monthly record of 2,000 hours from our dedicated and diligent Independent Verification and Validation team!
This is an exciting time for us, as our company is growing not only in size, but in capability and expertise within these fields. With the benefit of our decades of experience performing saftey-critical IV&V testing in the military and aerospace industries, we are well equipped to assist our medical industry customers gain FDA approval for their new medical devices.
What we have learned from this accomplishment is that General Digital can provide IV&V services for startup companies in record time compared to that of most competitors. Of course, it’s not only speed that matters, but precision as well, which is especially important when testing safety-critical products and systems.
Kicking Off the New Year with New Software Contracts
General Digital is happy to announce that the new year has brought forth quite a few new software opportunities in the aerospace industry. One project integrates hardware and software for a specialized weatherproofing application to be used in the field. Other projects include local aerospace manufacturers who are utilizing our expertise and consulting services to create high quality software that will enhance their internal software processing systems. Additionally, we will continue our ongoing partnerships with aerospace manufacturers and developers to enhance and test their software.
In current projects, after many trial and error sessions, General Digital is proud to announce that the first working prototypes for our partnered startup medical device company have been delivered for ongoing testing. We look forward to the next phase of this exciting new and innovative product, as well as helping them with FDA submissions and further enhancing their product lines.
Whether a customer is developing a new product or software, or attempting to retrofit/recertify a legacy system, General Digital’s experienced staff provides the independent assessments an organization needs to meet high quality software requirements. We are always at the ready to help our customers meet the ever-changing and demanding requirements of most industries, such as medical, avionics, transportation or industrial.
General Digital Welcomes Many New Hires
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
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
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
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!
General 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: https://lnkd.in/dP2fufv
Medical & Avionics Software Testing Blog Release
Read our latest blog post discussing how medical device and avionics software testing are very similar processes.
MFD Project Going Well
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
Our IV&V group welcomes new Test Engineer Alex Higgins.
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.
Software 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.