ARTiSAN's Real-time Studio Professional Selected by Saab Ericsson Space as Tool of Choice for Software Development

7/2/2002 - ARTiSAN Software Tools, a global leader for UML-based, real-time systems and software modeling tools, today announced that Saab Ericsson Space, a world leader in the design, development, and manufacture of space electronics, has selected ARTiSAN's Real-time Studio Professional to support the development of mission-critical space and ground segment systems. The first projects using Real-time Studio involve developing sub-systems for the Galileo navigation system and the Herschel/Plank satellites. The Galileo navigation system will be the European equivalent of the American GPS, and the Herschel/Planck satellites are hoped to provide scientists with answers on how the universe was started and how stars and galaxies were born.

"After an extended evaluation of the top three UML real-time software development tools, it was obvious that ARTiSAN's Real-time Studio was the best fit for our needs," said Annalena Johansson, Software Development Manager at Saab Ericsson Space. "Flexibility was key to our choice of RtS; many of our projects share common designs and are implemented in a mix of languages (Ada and C), so we needed a tool that would allow teams to share models in a controlled manner and that would support multiple languages in a single model. ARTiSAN's Real-time Studio met these goals, and its open architecture provides us with assurance that as we evolve our processes and tool requirements, RtS will be easily adaptable to meet our future needs."

Jeremy Goulding, President and CEO of ARTiSAN Software commented, "Real-time Studio is quickly becoming the tool of choice in the Space sector for hard real-time embedded applications. The significance of the projects on which Saab Ericsson Space will be using our tool – the European navigation system and the research satellite – makes ARTiSAN especially proud of its involvement."

Jeremy Goulding, President and CEO of ARTiSAN commented: "After in-depth evaluations, Real-time Studio has once again shown itself to be the best competitive offering on the market. Our strategic support of Ada within our UML environment, offering now reverse and forward engineering for Ada 83 and Ada 95, and our continuing commitment to provide good tool support for distributed software development teams has paid dividends with this six-figure purchase."

Real-time Studio was also chosen in parallel by Austrian Aerospace, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Saab Ericsson Space, after this extended evaluation.

About ARTiSAN Software Tools
ARTiSAN Software Tools provides electronic product development teams with the "fastest path to the right product." The company offers products, services and a process for systems and software modeling to accelerate the development of next-generation real-time systems while ensuring that they meet requirements. ARTiSAN enables engineering teams to visualize, design and validate systems before building them, and simplifies implementation with code generation and software reuse. ARTiSAN is a practical partner offering easy-to-adopt, down-to-earth solutions.

ARTiSAN Software Tools, Inc., founded in March 1997, is privately held with headquarters in Portland, Oregon and Cheltenham, United Kingdom. The company has regional sales offices and distributors throughout the world. For more information, call 1-888-511-7975; or visit

About Saab Ericsson Space
Saab Ericsson Space is an international supplier of qualified space equipment. The company develops and manufactures computers, microwave electronics and antenna systems, guidance and separation systems and thermal hardware for launch vehicles and satellites, and is the world leader in several of its product areas.

The headquarters is located in Göteborg, Sweden and there are subsidiaries in Austria and in the USA. The company employs 660 people. For more information, please visit

ARTiSAN and Real-time Studio are trademarks or registered trademarks of Artisan Software Tools Ltd. All other trademarks are the property of their respective companies.

Press Contact: ARTiSAN Software Tools – Richard Gastwirt 781/772-1702

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