Telelogic Delivers Free UML Modeling Environment

Telelogic Modeler™ Puts the Power of UML 2.1 in the Hands of Every Developer

MALMÖ, Sweden and IRVINE, California – January 2, 2007 – Telelogic (Nordic Exchange/MidCap/TLOG), the leading provider of software solutions that align advanced systems and software development with business objectives, today announced the release of Telelogic Modeler™, a free Unified Modeling Language™ (UML™) 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. Telelogic Modeler is available for download at http://www.telelogic.com/modeling/modeler.

Based on technologies found in the market-leading Telelogic Rhapsody® and Telelogic Tau® environments, Telelogic Modeler features a comprehensive implementation of the Object Management Group’s (OMG™) 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™, and full customer support.

“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.”

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Telelogic is a leading global provider of solutions for advanced systems and software development. Telelogic's intuitive, best-in-class software tools automate and support best practices throughout the development lifecycle, leaving development teams free to concentrate on core competencies and apply their skills and energy to value-added tasks. By optimizing each phase of development, Telelogic enables companies to deliver higher quality systems and software with greater predictability, reduced time-to-market and lower overall costs. To ensure interoperability with third-party tools, Telelogic's products are built on an open architecture and standardized languages.

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