I-Logix’ iNotion Product Management Portal Enables Collaborative Distributed Development at Avionyx

8/26/2002 - Avionyx, providing full lifecycle embedded software engineering services for commercial avionics systems, is leveraging iNotion, I-Logix product lifecycle management (PLM) portal, for collaborative distributed development. Avionyx is using iNotion to manage and automate development of mission-critical and flight-critical software engineering services to numerous clients in the avionics industry. In addition to using iNotion for improved communication with clients, Avionyx is using it to manage and automate many of their internal processes in order to gain ISO and CMM certification.

With the majority of customers requiring that Avionyx meet the rigorous DO-178B software engineering standard, Avionyx must adhere to a strict process and workflow, managing every aspect of the software lifecycle, including quality assurance, planning, development, verification, configuration management and certification. Within iNotion, Avionyx is able to set up a project, define each team member’s role on the project, assign their security access rights and decide when and who needs to be notified when particular documents, problems or features are submitted, changed or approved. Team members may be internal employees or clients at remote locations.

Avionyx is able to manage and automate all problem reporting and feature requests, document version control, weekly status reporting to clients, peer and SCCB (Software Change Control Board) reviews, as well as document management and version control. iNotion manages all of these processes while making sure the right people are notified at the right times, every step of the way. Avionyx is able to accommodate reconfiguring workflow processes on a project by project basis. Both customers and their engineering teams are able to work together, from different physical locations, using email and the internet to communicate and coordinate their efforts seamlessly and in real-time.

"When we finish a project, iNotion exports all of the project artifacts to CD-ROMs for delivery to the customer and for archival," said Larry Allgood, President, Avionyx. "Using iNotion, we are able to quickly gain control of lifecycle management, thus increasing our productivity and aiding in our goal to meet ISO and CMM certification. iNotion is the best investment we have ever made."

In addition to the engineering projects, Avionyx has incorporated iNotion into their internal processes. They are now able to automate and manage internal operations by providing access privileges and workflow to employees. For example, they can post updated HR documentation, have an email circulate to the entire company and ensure that their employees have access to the latest information. "By doing it though iNotion instead of sneakernet or emails, we maintain a permanent history of all problems, managers are able to intervene and re-prioritize problems as needed, and can generate summary reports of all outstanding problems at any time," said Allgood.

About I-Logix (www.ilogix.com)
Founded in 1987, I-Logix is a venture backed software company that provides enterprise solutions for real-time embedded applications development in the growing pervasive computing market. I-Logix solutions significantly compress systems and software development cycles while improving product quality. These products allow engineers to graphically model the behavior and functionality of their embedded systems, analyze and validate the system and automatically generate production quality code in a variety of languages. I-Logix uniquely integrates and associates the entire design flow from concept to code across an enterprise using both conventional and collaborative Web-enabled technology.

I-Logix is a member of the Object Management GroupTM(OMGTM), the Bluetooth SIG, the International Council of Systems Engineers (INCOSE), a founding member of the Embedded Linux Consortium and a co-author of the Unified Modeling LanguageTM (UMLTM). I-Logix is backed by Phillips Ventures BV, Needham Capital Partners, ABS Ventures, Commonwealth Capital Ventures, Gilde Investments, One Liberty Ventures and North Bridge Venture Partners. The company is headquartered in Andover, Mass., and has sales offices and distributors throughout the USA, Europe and the Far East.

About Avionyx
Avionyx, Inc. provides full lifecycle embedded software engineering services for commercial avionics systems requiring stringent development and testing standards such as DO-178B. Avionyx can outsource entire projects to their facility in Melbourne, FL or provide on-site consultants. Avionyx has the experience to manage all phases of the software lifecycle including requirements capture and analysis, software design and implementation, and software verification and validation. Avionyx is a member of RTCA and NBAA.

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