Telelogic Debuts Rhapsody 7.1 for Model-Driven Development

Telelogic (STO:TLOG) announced the latest version of its popular Model-Driven Development(TM) (MDD(TM)) solution, Telelogic Rhapsody(R) 7.1. The new Telelogic Rhapsody(R) release is more tightly aligned with the Object Management Group’s (OMG) Systems Modeling Language 1.0 (SysML(TM)) and offers greater support for Agile development processes, leading to enhanced productivity and flexibility.

In addition, Rhapsody 7.1 provides the Rhapsody For Telecom package. This package, which continues Telelogic’s strategy to verticalize the Rhapsody solution, was specially designed for Telecom developers and engineers, with features including Telelogic SDL Suite(TM) 6.0 integration.

Recent data from the Embedded Market Forecasters (EMF) shows that projects using Rhapsody are more likely to complete according to expected schedules. The latest EMF paper, “What Do You Do When the Horse You’re Riding Drops Dead: Why Model Driven Design is Emerging as a Preferred Best Practice”, reveals that software industry designs are, on average, completed four months behind schedule, costing companies millions of dollars per project. The report states that organizations using modeling and simulation are seven times more likely to make or beat schedules.

“EMF’s recent findings validate that MDD solutions like Telelogic Rhapsody 7.1 provide a clear path forward for improved productivity and better profitability,” said Jerry Krasner, Ph.D., MBA, Vice President, Embedded Market Forecasters.

“Embedded and real-time software is critical to the success of a growing number of products. The pressure to improve quality and performance couldn’t be more real,” said Ingemar Ljungdahl, Chief Technology Officer, Telelogic. “Developers need flexible solutions that easily fit into their process, allowing them to work in a way that’s natural. By supporting both code-centric and model-centric development processes, Rhapsody enables users to leverage modeling without having to change their current processes. The new features in this release allow developers to take advantage of an even greater range of performance-enhancing best practices, such as Agile development and test.”

Rhapsody 7.1 is available now. Prices start at $1300 per license.

About Telelogic Rhapsody
Telelogic Rhapsody is the industry’s leading UML 2.0 and OMG SysML based Model-Driven Development environment for embedded and real time systems and software engineering. As the only product on the market with the advanced capability 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.

About Telelogic
Telelogic is the leading global provider of software solutions for Enterprise Lifecycle Management (ELM). Award-winning Telelogic software helps customers design, develop, and deliver the world’s most advanced and innovative products, systems, and software more efficiently by aligning and optimizing development lifecycles and business processes with business objectives and customer needs. Telelogic helps customers improve quality and predictability while reducing time-to-market and overall costs. Headquartered in Malmö, Sweden with U.S. headquarters in Irvine, California, Telelogic conducts business in more than 40 countries. More than one third of the Fortune Global 500 companies use Telelogic software including marketing-leading aero/defense, automotive, financial services, software/electronic and telecommunications companies and governments worldwide.