Appareo Systems Chooses Tuxera NTFS for Flight Data Monitoring Device
Top Reliability Enables Vision 1000 to Meet Strict Requirements for Aviation Industry

HELSINKI, FINLAND – October 5, 2010 – Tuxera, the leading provider of Windows-compatible file systems for Linux, Android, Mac and other platforms, today announced that Appareo Systems has licensed Tuxera NTFS to bring seamless interoperability to its Vision 1000 system. Tuxera’s embedded file system solution will allow the Vision 1000, a cockpit imaging and flight data monitoring (FDM) device wrapped into one, to read/write data efficiently for the aviation industry. The result of a joint development between Appareo Systems and Eurocopter, the Vision 1000 gives any operator the ability to benefit from a comprehensive FDM program.

“Tuxera’s file systems offer great reliability – something required in the aviation industry,” said Appareo Systems embedded systems director Robert Weinmann. “The Vision 1000 system captures critical inertial and position data, cockpit imagery and audio. Tuxera helps to make this happen.”

“Appareo’s market is the aviation industry where it is essential to capture data both effectively and efficiently,” stated Tuxera CEO Mikko Välimäki. “We’re happy to see that Tuxera file system solutions will help pilots, aircraft operators and the aviation industry on the whole meet their demanding requirements for flight data monitoring and recording.”

In addition to the Vision 1000, Tuxera NTFS will be also included in Appareo Systems’ next generation Flight Data Monitoring tool, the GAU 3000, a modular device that offers options for collecting aircraft data through a number of interfaces including its own inertial suite, ARINC 429 inputs and other modules.

About Tuxera. Tuxera is the leading provider of file systems that allow music, pictures, videos and other content to be ported across devices. With Tuxera file systems inside, users experience plug and play interoperability with their laptops, digital cameras, set-top-boxes, mobile phones and other consumer electronics. Building on the success of open source, Tuxera’s industry-standard NTFS and exFAT solutions for Linux, Android, Mac OS X and other platforms have over 30 million installations. Close collaboration with Microsoft ensures reliable compatibility and helps Tuxera to set the standard in high-performance, low power use for embedded and mobile solutions. Tuxera’s customers include leading hardware, software, and consumer electronics companies. For more information, please visit

About Appareo Systems. Appareo Systems is a recognized leader in the custom development and manufacture of low-cost innovative avionic solutions for original equipment manufacturers. Through the creative application of cutting-edge technologies, the company creates complex end-to-end solutions that include both airborne and ground station components. Appareo offers turn-key services form product conceptualization through attainment of STC. In addition, the company is an accredited FAA Parts Manufacturing facility.

Appareo’s ALERTS system for flight data capture and analysis was named the 2007 Product Breakthrough of the Year by Aviation Week & Space Technology and recognized by the American Helicopter Association with the 2008 Harry T. Jensen award for outstanding contribution to helicopter safety and reliability. Appareo Systems is based in Fargo, ND. For more information, please visit