BATH, England, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- QA Systems enhances its portfolio to expand reach into vertical markets by reselling automated unit test software with IPL's Cantata++ 6.0 throughout Germany, Switzerland and Austria
QA Systems, the provider of software development solutions, has this month partnered with IT services company IPL, specifically to distribute Cantata++ 6.0 - an automated unit test ( http://www.ipl.com/products/tools/pt412.uk.php) and integration testing tool for any C unit test (http://www.ipl.com/products/tools/pt413.uk.php) or C++ unit test (http://www.ipl.com/products/tools/pt411.uk.php) . QA Systems will therefore be selling these powerful C unit test and C++ unit test capabilities throughout Germany, Switzerland and Austria with the partnership expected to bring the company 20% additional annual revenues.
Notes to Editors: This release follows IPL's 1st February 2011 announcement of the launch of Cantata++ 6.0 ( http://www.ipl.com/products/p0201.uk.php)
With an increased focus on software safety standards, Cantata++ 6.0 has been added to QA Systems' portfolio due to its broad vertical market reach. The products that QA Systems had previously relied upon were deemed too specific to the individual compiler and compiler's language, which limited their applicability to only the defence and aerospace sectors.
QA Systems therefore added Cantata++ 6.0 to its offering as it is far more open in its design and is therefore equally suitable for defence and aerospace, but also for other markets with safety-critical software testing concerns such as automotive, engineering and healthcare. This additional market reach is expected to provide QA Systems with 20% additional revenue annually.
Andreas Sczepansky, CEO and President of QA Systems, explains, "We have historically had a focus on static testing and static software analysis and have been particularly eager to target the automotive, engineering and healthcare markets. However, our product set did not previously support such a focus as it did not have the sufficiently open design, usability and functionality required for these markets. By adding C unit test and C++ unit test capabilities to our portfolio with Cantata++ 6.0, we are now able to confidently and competitively target these sectors with renewed vigour, and as such generate an anticipated 20% additional annual revenue."
Automated unit test tool Cantata++ has been successfully used by customers worldwide since the 1990s as a tool for any C unit test or C++ unit test. It meets all the international safety related standards including: IEC61508 and its various sector specific derivatives, DO-178B for avionics, and IEC62304/FDA Guidelines for medical devices. Cantata++ 6.0 provides advanced high productivity techniques, allowing developers to dynamically and repeatedly prove their code with intelligent unit and integration testing (http://www.ipl.com/products/tools/pt410.uk.php) , in the most cost effective manner. It also easily integrates with the developer desktop, compilers and embedded target platforms.
Sczepansky continues, "In addition to the wider vertical markets that we are expecting to be able to distribute Cantata++ 6.0 into, we are also very excited by the competitive edge that such an automated unit test tool provides us with. In contrast to many of our competitors who provide solutions only for dynamic testing or static analysis, we are now able to cater for both of these markets with dedicated best-of-breed solutions."
Jim Thomas, Chief Technology Officer for IPL comments, "The process of achieving and demonstrating compliance with the highest Safety Integration Levels has typically been a painful and expensive one, so highly intelligent unit and integration testing with code coverage up to MC/DC level is an essential component for success. Due to being built on the Eclipse 3.5.2 open standard architecture and being able to meet every single international safety related standard, automated unit test tool Cantata++ 6.0 is ideally placed to access all industries with an interest or need in intelligent unit and integration testing of safety-critical software."
Matt Davis, IPL's Partnership Manager concludes, "We are very pleased to have QA Systems selling powerful C unit test and C++ unit test capabilities in this territory. This new partnership means we are able to service our potential customers with an automated unit test tool for any C unit test or C++ unit test thanks to their in-depth knowledge of these markets - particularly the automotive industry. Kicking off the new partnership at the beginning of March at Embedded World 2011 in Nuremberg was a remarkable success and we look forward to strengthening the relationship throughout the year."
For more than thirty years, IPL has been developing mission critical software for some of the most demanding applications. Our practical expertise in testing high integrity software is distilled in our automated unit test tools. IPL's Cantata++ and AdaTEST 95 provide advanced high productivity facilities, allowing developers to dynamically and repeatedly prove their C/CXX and Ada code with our tools for any C unit test or C++ unit test, in the most cost effective manner. More than 960 organisations have proven their safety or business critical code with Cantata++ and AdaTEST 95.
For further information, please contact: Matt Davis Will Gardiner Partner Manager itpr IPL Tel: +44-(0)-1225-475-000 Tel: +44-(0)-1932-578-800 Fax: +44-(0)-1225-444-400 Fax: +44-(0)-1932-578-801