ARTiSAN Showcases Studio at Defence Systems and Equipment International

At Defence Systems and Equipment International 2007 (DSEi 2007, Stand 400), ARTiSAN Software Tools is showing the latest version of ARTiSAN Studio and demonstrating why it has become the tool suite of choice for the analysis, design and development of complex, mission critical systems in the defence and aerospace sectors.

Providing complete support for architectural frameworks, SysML and UML in a single, integrated tool suite, ARTiSAN Studio enables large and often geographically dispersed teams of analysts, systems and software engineers to work as one thereby avoiding the design duplication and inconsistency that often occurs if a mixture of tools and methods are employed in a project.

ARTiSAN Studio’s robust and scaleable, multi-user solution has a proven tracked record and is in use on a variety of large, mission critical defence and aerospace projects including avionics mission systems, electronic warfare systems, fire control systems, military communication systems and air traffic management systems. Defence industry customers include AgustaWestland, BAE Systems, EADS, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, MBDA, Northrop Grumman, Rolls Royce, Thales and the US Army and Navy.

“On major projects, it is essential that team members are able to efficiently communicate and collaborate even when they are geographically distributed,” said Jeremy Goulding, President and CEO of ARTiSAN Software Tools. “Today there are a wide range of tools available to support specific engineering disciplines and domain specialities. However, for cost effective project delivery, the control, coordination and flow of requirements, analysis, design and implementation between stakeholders is critical. Using a mixture of tools not only can add to training and support costs but also contributes to project risk by introducing tool integration challenges and duplicating information and work as well as complicating both change management and impact analysis.”

ARTiSAN Studio is a proven platform that provides a stable, robust working environment ensuring high availability of model information, while securing all valuable data. Teams using ARTiSAN Studio’s powerful suite of tools can model systems and software for the complete project lifecycle from conception to implementation.

ARTiSAN Studio’s unique domain-specific profiling capability enables it to be easily tailored to support defence project needs. ARTiSAN Studio’s DoDAF Profile provides an environment in which the entire range of DoDAF products can be modelled in a single repository, ensuring architectural consistency and completeness across all DoDAF views. In addition, ARTiSAN is actively engaged in development of support for the UK Ministry of Defence Architectural Framework (MODAF) for which the metamodel (M3) is specified using UML 2.0 as the basis of its underlying architecture. ARTiSAN Studio is also on the Defence Procurement Agency’s approved list of MODAF development tools. Following on from its leading role in standardising OMG SysML, ARTiSAN is a strongly represented in the submission group for UPDM, the UML Profile for DoDAF/MODAF for which the OMG has issued an Request For Proposal, that has the vision of a joint framework for modelling large defence architectures.

“Our track record in the defence industry is well-proven and extensively documented,” concluded Jeremy Goulding. “Key companies in the defence sector have deployed ARTiSAN Studio as its systems and software development tool of choice. BAE Systems Integrated Systems and Technology (Insyte) recently announced that it has chosen ARTiSAN Studio as its preferred tool for OMG SysML modelling. AgustaWestland also previously announced that it selected ARTiSAN Studio as its corporate standard UML tool for software and systems development. These are just two examples of defence sector companies benefiting from its use for the development of complex, mission critical systems.”

“ARTiSAN Studio provides our systems engineers with a robust tool suite for modelling systems based on the OMG SysML standard,” said Rob Wythe, BAE Systems Integrated System Technologies (Insyte) Head of Systems Engineering. “The adoption of OMG SysML and ARTiSAN Studio will benefit our systems engineering community in a variety of ways. OMG SysML will give us a common, internationally recognised and robust methodology for designing, assessing and specifying our systems that will also promote cross project skills, simplify the project review requirements and ease the customer approval process. ARTiSAN Studio will provide us with the necessary combined systems and software engineering tool suite to achieve this as well as a company-wide resource for all projects, negating the need for on-demand procurement of specialist toolsets for individual projects.”

“We are very impressed with ARTiSAN Studio’s feature-set,” said Dr. Ferdinando Battini, who is responsible for software practice at AgustaWestland. “We looked thoroughly at tools from several vendors but were immediately struck by ARTiSAN Studio’s ease of use and Ada code reversing capabilities. We have had distinct problems in the past reversing code that was written without a model. The reverser in ARTiSAN Studio is the best we have evaluated. We are also extremely pleased with the Automatic Code Synchronizer, which enables us to keep our UML models and Ada source code synchronised all the time.”

About ARTiSAN Software Tools
ARTiSAN Software Tools is the leading supplier of collaborative modelling tools for requirements analysis, specification, design and development of complex applications. The company provides standards-based, multi-user tool support from architectural frameworks through systems design to software implementation. ARTiSAN offers products, services and a process for systems and software modelling to accelerate the development of next-generation real-time systems while ensuring that they always meet requirements. ARTiSAN enables engineering teams to visualise, design and validate systems before building them, and simplifies implementation with code generation and software reuse. Winner of the 2005 SD Times 100 award in the Modeling category for bringing UML and SysML to real-time embedded systems, ARTiSAN offers the most advanced tools for complex applications development. Founded in March 1997, ARTiSAN is privately held with headquarters in Cheltenham, United Kingdom. The company has regional sales offices and distributors throughout the world. For more information, call +44 (0)1242 229300 internationally, or 1(888)511-7975 from the US.