Tele Atlas Implements Global SCM with MKS Solutions

4/29/2004 - MKS Inc. (MKS) (TSX:MKX), a leading provider of tools to automate, secure, manage and control the software development process, announced that Tele Atlas, worldwide leader in the development of state-of-the-art geographic databases, has successfully deployed the MKS Integrity Solution® and MKS Federated ServerTM architecture for real-time collaboration to its global development team in Belgium, Germany, and India.

The MKS Integrity Solution, for enterprise software change and configuration management (SCM), was selected by Tele Atlas in October 2003 to provide business 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 is used within Tele Atlas to manage development of the company’s mapping environment, and for cross-team and cross-location communication.

"We are extremely impressed. We have been able to rapidly install and implement the software, and train our staff across three locations in a very short period of time. Teams are now productive with the MKS Integrity Solution and we are already realizing the results of enterprise SCM technology, particularly with respect to global development team communication and collaboration via the MKS Federated Server architecture," says Philiep de Sutter, CTO of Tele Atlas. "We are on target to reach our goals to decrease the total cost of ownership by 30 percent and increase the development speed by 30 percent."

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 accurate digital maps of both Europe and North America, covering around 343 million inhabitants in most European countries and providing 100% coverage of the whole of North America. Find information on the latest CDs for the Becker, Blaupunkt, Clarion, Kenwood, Siemens VDO and VDO Dayton (Philips CARiN) navigation systems on Visit for more information on Tele Atlas.

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).

MKS, MKS Integrity Solution, and MKS Toolkit are registered trademarks of MKS Inc. MKS Federated Server is a trademark of MKS.

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