Telelogic (Nordic Exchange/MidCap/TLOG), the leading provider of software solutions that align advanced systems and software development with business objectives, announced the release of Telelogic Modeler(TM), a free Unified Modeling Language(TM) (UML(TM)) design environment for engineers, designers, and developers of embedded, real-time, and enterprise IT applications. The free Telelogic Modeler substantially increases the opportunity for organizations to start to increase productivity and shorten design cycles with Model-Driven Development.
Based on technologies found in the market-leading Telelogic Rhapsody(R) and Telelogic Tau(R) environments, Telelogic Modeler features a comprehensive implementation of the Object Management Group’s (OMG(TM)) UML 2.1 standard. Telelogic Modeler enables users to specify, visualize, and document system and software designs, including the system’s structure and intended behavior, greatly improving team workflow and collaboration. At the push of a button, users can create a document comprising the entirety of their design’s model elements, eliminating the time-consuming and error-prone task of documenting designs.
“Telelogic Modeler will benefit the software marketplace, making robust UML-based modeling available to every developer, and providing a logical path to full Model-Driven Development,” said Chris Lanfear, Director, Venture Development Corporation (VDC). “This move from Telelogic comes at a very opportune time, as developers and management search for tools that can help them manage growing complexity and meet their customer’s software needs. Telelogic’s decision to offer Modeler for free should accelerate the adoption of UML-based modeling, benefiting both users as well as software development solutions suppliers like Telelogic.”
Users can easily customize Telelogic Modeler to accommodate their domain-specific terminology. Based on UML 2.1 profiling, this advanced Modeler capability gives users an extremely flexible design solution for a wide range of industries. Additionally, Modeler promotes the future reuse of intellectual property by allowing designs created in Modeler to be migrated to Telelogic’s Rhapsody and Tau Model-Driven Development (MDD) environments. These leading products support the use of advanced MDD functions such as simulation, automatic code generation of the complete application, requirements traceability, and model-based testing. For a nominal fee, development teams that use Modeler across multiple design configurations can upgrade to Telelogic Modeler Corporate Edition, which includes interfaces to popular configuration management products, such as Telelogic Synergy(TM), and full customer support. Telelogic Modeler is available for download.
“As a co-founder of UML and an co-author of UML 2.0, Telelogic is proud to play a key role in the industry’s acceptance of Model-Driven Development as a best practice for software design,” said Ingemar Ljungdahl, Chief Technology Officer, Telelogic. “With Telelogic Modeler, development teams can use an advanced design tool and benefit from the improved collaboration and communication it provides for free. Moreover, Modeler is based on the proven Telelogic Rhapsody and Tau environments and provides an easy migration path to these comprehensive Model-Driven Development environments.”
Rhapsody is the industry’s leading UML 2.0 and OMG SysML(TM)-based Model-Driven Development environment for embedded systems and software engineering. With advanced capabilities to extend UML 2.0, Rhapsody allows both function-oriented and object-oriented design techniques to co-exist in one environment. Rhapsody has won numerous awards including the Best in Show award at the Embedded Systems Conferences in San Francisco and Boston from VDC; the SD Times 100 for the third year in a row by taking top honors in the Modeling category; and the Model-Driven Development Focus of the Embedded Development Arena award. Rhapsody has been recently endorsed by Embedded Market Forecasters as the tool of choice for C developers.
Telelogic Tau is a Model-Driven Development environment for the design, development, test, and analysis of large, complex systems and software applications for aerospace/defense, telecom, transportation, and enterprise IT domains. Its iterative approach keeps errors at a minimum with automated error checking and model checks, from initial requirements to final documentation and code. Tau supports the latest industry standards for visual systems and software development, including UML 2.0, SysML, MDA (R), DoDAF, SOA, and the UML Testing Profile.
Telelogic(R) is a leading global provider of solutions for automating and supporting best practices across the enterprise – from powerful modeling of business processes and enterprise architectures to requirements-driven development of advanced systems and software. Telelogic’s solutions enable organizations to align product, systems, and software development lifecycles with business objectives and customer needs to dramatically improve quality and predictability, while significantly reducing time-to-market and overall costs.
To better enable our customers’ drive towards an automated lifecycle process, Telelogic supports an open architecture and the use of standardized languages. As an industry leader and technology visionary, Telelogic is actively involved in shaping the future of enterprise architecture, application lifecycle management, and customer needs management by participating in industry organizations such as INCOSE, OMG, The Open Group, Eclipse, ETSI, ITU-T, the TeleManagement Forum, and AUTOSAR.
Headquartered in Malmö, Sweden, with U.S. headquarters in Irvine, California, Telelogic has operations in 20 countries worldwide. Customers include Airbus, Alcatel, BAE SYSTEMS, BMW, Boeing, DaimlerChrysler, Deutsche Bank, Ericsson, General Electric, General Motors, Lockheed Martin, Motorola, NEC, Philips, Samsung, Siemens, Sprint, Thales, and Vodafone.