The mission of Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc. is to apply superior techniques in analysis, design, test and verification to create and develop new and innovative technologies for military and commercial applications to enhance capabilities, performance and security while ensuring safety and reliability.– Edgewater Computer Systems Inc. Mission Statement
Duane Anderson founded Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc. (ECSI) in 1988 and as Canadian-controlled private corporation (CCPC) in 1989 with the goal of developing theoretically correct real-time computer systems based on open system standards. He has and continues to provide research and development consulting services to corporations and government organizations, including the Canadian Department of National Defence and the U.S. Air Force, that require assistance to produce high-performance multi-processor systems.
Mr. Anderson has driven ECSI’s expansion to offer products in addition to services. He is at the forefront of the company's development of a wired real-time computer networking products and wireless computer networking products, for which he founded Edgewater Wireless Systems Inc. (EWSI) as a subsidiary of ECSI, and a real-time software development toolset product. The real-time wired computer networking product is compliant with the NATO standard (STANAG 7221) for a high-performance data network, to which ECSI was the primary technical contributor, and the real-time software development toolset product is compliant with the Architecture Analysis & Design Language (AADL) standard, which is an architecture description language standardized by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) to which ECSI was a major technical contributor. He also took EWSI public in 2011.
Prior to founding ECSI, Mr. Anderson spent several years as a senior engineer and project engineer with a major manufacturer of VMEbus-based military computers. He also has experience as the architect and principal designer of high-speed VLSI Tech test equipment product. Additionally, he has worked as the designer of a power-system instrumentation product and the research and development of a microprocessor-based oilfield instrumentation product.
Mr. Anderson earned a BSc in electrical engineering from the University of Saskatchewan. He has been an active participant in real-time computer systems research and in high-performance interface standard developments by organizations such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the SAE.
Serban Gheorghe joined Edgewater in 2004, bringing with him more than 20 years of experience in developing software for embedded systems, real-time operating systems, compilers and development tools. He has held various roles in design and implementation, specification and architecture, and technical team management.
Mr. Gheorghe joined Edgewater from Silicon Access Networks, a fabless semiconductor company involved in very high-performance network processor design, where he was Director of the Software Simulation and Tools group. Prior to that, he spent six years as Vice President of Research and Development at ObjecTime until its acquisition by Rational Software.
Mr. Gheorghe is an active member of the Architecture Analysis & Design Language (AADL) tool development consortium bringing decades of experience in the implementation of real-time modeling for advanced engineering design and simulation tools.
Mr. Gheorghe has an MSc in computer science from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest. He has been an active participant in computer research and standards development by organizations such as the Object Management Group (OMG).