nCode Signs Global Distribution Agreement with Altair

October 30, 2007

Partnership enables Altair to directly sell ICE-flow DesignLife

Southfield, MI - October 30, 2007 - nCode International, a leading provider of durability focused software & instrumentation solutions, announced today that it has signed a distribution agreement with Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global provider of technology and services that empower client innovation and decision-making. This agreement allows for the distribution of nCode's ICE-flow DesignLife software by Altair and its international subsidiaries.

DesignLife, the new standard in durability prediction, incorporates over 25 years of experience and feedback from leading users and industry partners. It is recognized as the CAE product of choice in the marketplace and works with all leading FE codes, identifies fatigue hotspots, and delivers realistic fatigue life predictions. DesignLife is uniquely based on an architecture that integrates advanced Test and CAE analysis tools within a simple-to-use graphical workflow environment.

"This new partnership will make DesignLife directly available to Altair's impressive global customer base", said Steve Tudberry, Vice President of nCode's sales and strategic business development groups. "There is a strong synergy between nCode and Altair, and nCode is pleased to have Altair distribute DesignLife along with their HyperWorks offering."

HyperWorks is an enterprise simulation solution for rapid design exploration and decision-making, built upon a foundation of design optimization, performance data management and process automation. HyperWorks includes best-in-class modeling, analysis, visualization and data management solutions for Computer Aided Engineering (CAE).

"Altair is delighted to have solidified this new partnership with nCode. DesignLife provides a very well respected durability component to complement our HyperWorks suite of CAE applications", said Jeffrey M. Brennan, vice president for Altair's commercial software business. "This collaboration provides our customers a simple and cost effective path to expand their analysis processes to include durability".
About Altair Engineering Altair Engineering, Inc. empowers client innovation and decision-making through technology that optimizes the analysis, management and visualization of business and engineering information. Privately held with more than 1,400 employees, Altair has offices throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. With a 20-year-plus track record for product design, advanced engineering software and grid computing technologies, Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to customers in a broad range of industries. To learn more, please visit

About nCode International

nCode is a leading global provider of durability test & measurement, fleet monitoring, and product design (CAE) solutions. nCode offers a unique combination of measurement instruments, software, and services that help customers eliminate unexpected failures by measuring and converting durability, performance and operational data into information from which intelligent business decisions can be made that improve Product Life Performance (PLP) and reduce costs. Established in 1982, nCode has direct offices in Europe, North America, and Asia. For more information about nCode, please visit

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