Major Defense Contractor Leads with I-Logix Rhapsody MDD Solution

3/2/2006 - I-Logix announced that a leading North American defense contractor invested $300,000 in the Rhapsody Model Driven Development (MDD) environment, planning to maintain their leadership position in the global Aerospace/Defense marketplace by using Rhapsody to meet productivity and quality goals.

I-Logix established a Rhapsody "beachhead" at the defense contractor in 2004, when a Florida-based electronic systems division selected the MDD tool to develop a sophisticated avionics application. To meet aggressive ramp-up expectations from the new user, I-Logix held on-site workshops and training classes, offering services products and consulting. Fully prepared in record time, a team of engineers developed a successful Navy reconnaissance aircraft avionics project using Rhapsody. Impressed with their overall quality and productivity gains, the team enthusiastically recommended Rhapsody to their peers in other locations.

The positive feedback quickly caught management's attention at division headquarters. Looking for a suitable replacement for an existing modeling tool that was no longer supported by the vendor, the company added Rhapsody to a market study "short list" with several other "modeling tools". An in-depth evaluation survey followed and each of the short-listed modeling tools were thoroughly tested. Of the 5 candidate products, only one was found to meet all the evaluation criteria…Rhapsody by I-Logix.

The defense contractor selected I-Logix as their standard MDD environment provider, immediately investing $300,000 in Rhapsody "just to prime the pump". What had begun as an architectural tool study evolved to the company embracing a full MDD design approach. The evaluation opened up the company to the benefits of Rhapsody and its rich feature set including its unique executable Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF) support systems and Systems Modeling Language (SysML) compliant offerings. The company plans future rollouts to other divisions as they embrace MDD methodologies to drive their competitive edge in the Aerospace / Defense marketplace.

About I-Logix
Founded in 1987, I-Logix is the worldwide leading provider of Collaborative Model-Driven Development (MDD) solutions for systems design through software development focused on real-time embedded applications. These solutions allow engineers, in either small or very large distributed teams, to graphically model the requirements, behavior, and functionality of embedded systems. The design is iteratively analyzed, validated, and tested throughout the development process while automatically generated production quality code can be output in C, C++, Ada or Java languages. I-Logix solutions based on UML, SysML and DoDAF standards allow users to shorten development cycles, improve quality, reduce cost and increase productivity. Using I-Logix products, customers report productivity improvements of more than 30% upon initial deployments and up to 70% with reuse.

I-Logix is headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts and has sales and support centers throughout North America, Europe and the Far East. Tel: 978 682-2100 Fax: 978 682-5995 Address: 3 Riverside Drive, Andover, MA 01810

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