ARTiSAN's Real-time Studio Professional Selected by Austrian Aerospace as Tool of Choice for Systems and Software Development

7/18/2002 - ARTiSAN Software Tools, a global leader for UML-based, real-time systems and software modeling tools, today announced that Austrian Aerospace, Austria's largest developer and manufacturer of satellite equipment, has selected ARTiSAN's Real-time Studio Professional to support the development of forthcoming military radar systems.

"We performed a rigorous three month evaluation of the offerings from ARTiSAN, I-Logix, Rational, Telelogic, and Together," explained Stefan Pachschwöll, Software Engineer and member of the tool evaluation committee at Austrian Aerospace. "We arrived at our decision to go with Real-time Studio for a number of reasons. Of greatest importance to us is the tool's support for both systems and software engineering. Also impressive is the flexible template-based code generation, which affords many opportunities for tuning and tweaking. This is a strong benefit to us since we use many non-standard processors and compilers, and is impossible with a tool having a more rigid model to code association. We found the tool's use of an underlying repository to be a necessary feature, as it guarantees multi-user support. Another big plus was that RtS supports all of the interfacing tools we use during software design (DOORS, PVCS, Word, etc) and therefore fits seamlessly into our existing design process. We like that RtS supports the Unified Modeling Language's real-time extensions and offers proprietary diagrams - such as the System Architecture Diagram and Concurrency Diagrams - which are very useful for completing UML designs. And finally, Real-time Studio has proven to be intuitive to use and it took our team only a short time to become proficient with the tool."

Jeremy Goulding, President and CEO of ARTiSAN Software commented, "Being selected by Austrian Aerospace is a tremendous endorsement of both the professionalism of our support engineers as well as our approach to quality, given the thoroughness of their evaluation and the number of competitive tools involved. By providing our customers with easy to use, yet highly sophisticated tools, Real-time Studio is picking up market share and becoming the tool of choice for developing mission-critical, real-time systems and software."

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 Tandberg Television
Austrian Aerospace GmbH was founded in 1997, merging the two largest suppliers of space products and related ground support equipment in Austria, SCHRACK AEROSPACE and ORS. Both companies had been active in the space market since 1983, focusing on electronics, mechanics and thermal hardware. Austrian Aerospace has supplied flight electronics to a large number of European and US satellite programs. It is a subsidiary of Saab Ericsson Space, and has headquarters in Vienna, Austria. For more information, please visit

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