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Press Release Summary:
March 28, 2014 - Atego Vantage™ combines Model-based Systems and Software Engineering (MBSE), Asset-based Modular Design (SoS/CBD/SOA), and variable Product Line Engineering (PLE) approaches into Model-based Product Line Engineering (MB-PLE) to reduce development expense and accelerate projects. Integrated solution also includes Atego Perspective best practice implementation methodology, and MBSE further offers Product Line Modeling and Asset Reuse capabilities.
Original Press Release
Atego Launches Atego Vantage
Press release date: March 20, 2014
• Unique combination of Model-based Systems and Software Engineering, Asset-based Modular Design and Product Line Variation to provide Model-based Product Line Engineering
• 62% reduction in development costs
• 23% more projects delivered on time
Cheltenham, UK – Atego, the world leading independent software tools and professional services vendor for complex, mission- and safety-critical systems and software engineering, has launched Atego Vantage™, the world’s first integrated solution combining Model-based Systems and Software Engineering (MBSE), Asset-based Modular Design (SoS/CBD/SOA) and variable Product Line Engineering (PLE). The combination of these three proven approaches into Model–based Product Line Engineering (MB-PLE) can reduce development costs by 62% and bring 23% more projects in on time.
The Atego Vantage solution includes the Atego Perspective best practice implementation methodology. Atego Perspective combines decades of MB-PLE industry knowledge with four modular tools: Atego Modeler, Atego Asset Library, Atego Process Director and Atego Check. The Atego Perspective process is embedded within Atego Process Director and implemented in conjunction with the other Atego Vantage modules, with the end-to-end process supported by Atego’s MBSE and MB-PLE experts.
“Atego Vantage’s integrated approach offers unique benefits to our customers. It simplifies product line design, increases intra-family reuse, and improves both product quality and engineering productivity. Atego Vantage is the ideal solution for iterative and common product development, applying ground-breaking techniques for variant modeling and asset reuse,” said Hedley Apperly, Atego’s VP Product and Marketing.
The core of Atego Vantage and the Atego Perspective process is MBSE, extended with Product Line Modeling and Asset Reuse. Product Line Modeling provides a common product family design with variation for only the specific pieces that differ. The ‘common’ areas are designed and built using MBSE, ‘Variation’ is handled through Product Line Modeling and feature selection, while the ‘Pieces’ are sources from libraries of sub-system, service and component assets. This approach is now available to deliver a real-world implementation of the ISO 26550-2013 ‘Software and systems engineering - Reference model for product line engineering and management’ and ISO 15288 ‘Systems and Software Engineering – System Lifecycle Processes’ standards.
“By choosing to adopt Atego Vantage, we have embraced the latest techniques such as model-based system engineering and model-based product line engineering,” said Marco Ferrogalini, Chief Systems Engineer - Rolling Stock and Components Product Lines at Alstom Transport. He continued “Atego Vantage has significantly improved quality and consistency, while also reducing effort, throughout the design lifecycle”.
“We believe Atego Vantage provides a fundamental shift in approach for system and software modeling; engineering whole product lines, rather than individual systems. Atego customers, including Alstom Transport, are already reaping the rewards from our innovative, cutting-edge solution. Atego Vantage changes the way you think about system and software design, providing Model-based Product Line Engineering as the primary driver for Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) & Product Lifecycle Management (PLM),” said Richard Horsman, CEO at Atego.
Atego is a world leading software tools and professional services company, focused on helping organizations engineer complex, mission- and safety-critical systems and software. With today’s systems and software engineering projects continually growing in complexity, Atego Vantage collaborative design and development environment, Atego Perspective MB-PLE process and expert professional services enable abstraction, optimization and automation – dramatically increasing quality, security and productivity. www.Atego.com
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