Tele Atlas Chooses MKS Software Configuration and Change Management

11/26/2003 - MKS Inc. (MKS) (TSX:MKX), a leading provider of tools to automate, secure, manage and control the software development process announced that Tele Atlas N.V., world-wide leader in the development of state-of-the-art geographic databases, has chosen MKS’s enterprise software configuration and change management solution, the MKS Integrity Solution®, to provide management with greater control, visibility, and auditability of their distributed worldwide software development and standardization of the environment for better global collaboration.

The MKS Integrity Solution® was selected for its flexible and scalable process management, cross-platform capabilities, centralized administration and the MKS Federated ServerTM architecture for real-time collaboration. More than 200 developers distributed over four locations are developing applications for building, maintaining and checking their geographical information database.

"The MKS Integrity Solution® will enable Tele Atlas to improve drastically the communication between the different software development teams located worldwide. The integrated process flow management is the key towards outstanding software quality. The goal is to decrease the total cost of ownership by 30 percent and at the same time increase the development speed by 30 percent," says Chris De Mol, responsible for process engineering within Tele Atlas.

Tele Atlas is the leading provider of digital maps for a variety of navigation products and database solutions. Its database is the most accurate reproduction of today’s street network, enabling turn-by-turn route guidance on virtually all European and North American roads. Tele Atlas brought in the MKS Integrity Solution to support its efforts to create a high quality mapping environment actively contributing to the quality of the digital maps, and to centralize cross-team communication.

About Tele Atlas
Tele Atlas is a worldwide leader in the development of state-of-the-art geographic databases. It has the largest portfolio of the most highly detailed and positionally accurate digital maps of both Europe and North America, covering around 343 million inhabitants in 18 European countries and providing 100% coverage of the whole of North America. Visit for more about Tele Atlas. Find information on the latest CDs for the Becker, Blaupunkt, Clarion, Kenwood, Siemens VDO and VDO Dayton (Philips CARiN) navigation systems on

About MKS
MKS Inc. (MKS) (TSX:MKX) provides award-winning enterprise software configuration management (SCM) and interoperability software solutions enabling Global 1000 companies to better manage and control the complete process of software development. The Company's family of SCM products offers advanced technology with robust workflow, version control, and impact analysis capabilities. Under its widely known MKS Toolkit brand, MKS provides UNIX-Windows co-existence, and system administration that significantly cut development and administrative costs and reduce time to market while enabling enhanced performance. Founded in 1984 with over 10,000 customers worldwide, MKS has built its brand on the foundation of advanced technology, superior quality and extraordinary customer service. More information about MKS can be found at, or by calling 1-800-265-2797 (US & Canada), +49-711-351775-0 (Germany), and +44-1483-733900 (United Kingdom).

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