Rational Software Announces Rational Test RealTime, Industry's First Complete Solution for Testing Embedded Systems

Rational Test RealTime and Rational QualityArchitect for RealTime Round Out

Comprehensive Solution for Embedded Developers



Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from Rational Software Corporation

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Embedded Systems
 Conference, Rational Software (Nasdaq:   RATL), the e-development company, today
 introduced Rational Test RealTime, a new product to automate testing of
 embedded, real-time and distributed applications.
     In addition, Rational introduced Rational(R) QualityArchitect for
 RealTime, which along with Rational Rose RealTime, Rational Test RealTime,
 Rational ClearQuest, Rational ClearCase, Rational Unified Process and Rational
 RequisitePro, provide the software industry's most comprehensive development,
 design and test automation solution for developers of embedded and distributed
 real-time systems.
     Rational Test RealTime uses technology acquired as the result of
 Rational's purchase in March of ATTOL Testware, the Toulouse, France-based
 company that had focused on the testing of embedded software systems.
 Rational Test RealTime manages the tedious and error-prone aspects of
 implementing, deploying and running an embedded test environment.  It
 addresses all test levels, from individual software and UML model components
 to overall system testing, including unit, integration and validation testing,
 on any host and for any embedded target.
     Rational QualityArchitect for RealTime is integrated with Rational Test
 RealTime to add test automation capabilities to Rational's market-leading
 Unified Modeling Language (UML) design automation tool, Rational Rose
 RealTime.  While Rational Test RealTime tests interactions between an entire
 Rational Rose RealTime model and its environment, whether real or simulated,
 Rational QualityArchitect for RealTime specifically focuses on testing
 individual capsules and overall integration of those capsules within a
 Rational Rose RealTime model.  Rational Quality Architect for RealTime was
 constructed specifically for the designer testing with Rational Rose RealTime,
 and works with both C++ and Java(TM).
     Rational has also added support for the Sun Java 2 Micro Edition (J2ME)
 platform and Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP) to Rational Rose
 RealTime.  Developers can now use Rational Rose RealTime to rapidly develop
 e-device applications with the UML, then automatically generate and deploy
 complete Java-based applications into pagers, cell phones, set top boxes,
 automobiles, PDAs, and all other devices using the J2ME platform.
     "The lack of available tools for the embedded developer community is
 becoming an increasingly serious issue," said Theresa Lanowitz, research
 director for Gartner, Inc.  "Tools that address markets where failure is not
 an option are necessary, especially as we become increasingly dependent upon
 software applications running on embedded systems.  The unification of tests
 with design artifacts and source code directly addresses the problem of
 assessing test coverage.  Having an off-the-shelf solution that applies the
 rigor of avionics standards to embedded telecom, automotive and medical
 software is a significant advance for those markets."
     "Rational's acquisition of ATTOL Testware is great for customers of both
 companies," said Bertand Hardy, Group Leader -- Software Development Methods &
 Tools of Philips Consumer Communications.  "We've been using both ATTOL and
 Rational products side-by-side for many years.  ATTOL Testware's testing
 technology for critical software has met our expectation and has been utilized
 to support the development of some of our most demanding embedded equipment,
 so it is a natural fit with Rational's global presence and proven expertise in
 application development.  Combining these companies is a definite win for us."
     For additional information about Rational Test RealTime, Rational Quality
 Architect for RealTime, and the new Java language support to Rational Rose
 Real Time, go to http://www.rational.com/products/testrt .
     Rational Test RealTime and Rational QualityArchitect for RealTime are now
 available.  Rational Test RealTime will cost $5,495 per node-locked license
 and $9,625 per floating license.  Rational QualityArchitect for RealTime is
 delivered as a part of Rational Rose RealTime Professional.
 
     About Rational Software Corporation
     Rational Software Corporation (Nasdaq:   RATL), the e-development company,
 helps organizations develop and deploy software for e-business,
 infrastructure, and devices and embedded systems through a combination of
 tools, services and software engineering best practices.  Rational's
 e-development solution helps organizations overcome the software development
 paradox by accelerating time to market while improving quality.  Rational's
 integrated solution simplifies the process of acquiring, deploying and
 supporting a comprehensive software development platform, reducing total cost
 of ownership.  IDC has recognized Rational as the revenue leader in multiple
 application development and deployment markets for four years in a row.
 Founded in 1981, Rational, one of the world's largest software companies, had
 revenues of $754 million in its twelve months ended December 2000 and employs
 more than 3,500 people around the world.  Rational is a component of the
 Nasdaq-100 Index(R).  Additional information is available on the Internet at
 www.rational.com .
     Java is a registered trademark of Sun Microsystems in the United States
 and other countries.
 
 

SOURCE Rational Software Corporation
    SAN FRANCISCO, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Embedded Systems
 Conference, Rational Software (Nasdaq:   RATL), the e-development company, today
 introduced Rational Test RealTime, a new product to automate testing of
 embedded, real-time and distributed applications.
     In addition, Rational introduced Rational(R) QualityArchitect for
 RealTime, which along with Rational Rose RealTime, Rational Test RealTime,
 Rational ClearQuest, Rational ClearCase, Rational Unified Process and Rational
 RequisitePro, provide the software industry's most comprehensive development,
 design and test automation solution for developers of embedded and distributed
 real-time systems.
     Rational Test RealTime uses technology acquired as the result of
 Rational's purchase in March of ATTOL Testware, the Toulouse, France-based
 company that had focused on the testing of embedded software systems.
 Rational Test RealTime manages the tedious and error-prone aspects of
 implementing, deploying and running an embedded test environment.  It
 addresses all test levels, from individual software and UML model components
 to overall system testing, including unit, integration and validation testing,
 on any host and for any embedded target.
     Rational QualityArchitect for RealTime is integrated with Rational Test
 RealTime to add test automation capabilities to Rational's market-leading
 Unified Modeling Language (UML) design automation tool, Rational Rose
 RealTime.  While Rational Test RealTime tests interactions between an entire
 Rational Rose RealTime model and its environment, whether real or simulated,
 Rational QualityArchitect for RealTime specifically focuses on testing
 individual capsules and overall integration of those capsules within a
 Rational Rose RealTime model.  Rational Quality Architect for RealTime was
 constructed specifically for the designer testing with Rational Rose RealTime,
 and works with both C++ and Java(TM).
     Rational has also added support for the Sun Java 2 Micro Edition (J2ME)
 platform and Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP) to Rational Rose
 RealTime.  Developers can now use Rational Rose RealTime to rapidly develop
 e-device applications with the UML, then automatically generate and deploy
 complete Java-based applications into pagers, cell phones, set top boxes,
 automobiles, PDAs, and all other devices using the J2ME platform.
     "The lack of available tools for the embedded developer community is
 becoming an increasingly serious issue," said Theresa Lanowitz, research
 director for Gartner, Inc.  "Tools that address markets where failure is not
 an option are necessary, especially as we become increasingly dependent upon
 software applications running on embedded systems.  The unification of tests
 with design artifacts and source code directly addresses the problem of
 assessing test coverage.  Having an off-the-shelf solution that applies the
 rigor of avionics standards to embedded telecom, automotive and medical
 software is a significant advance for those markets."
     "Rational's acquisition of ATTOL Testware is great for customers of both
 companies," said Bertand Hardy, Group Leader -- Software Development Methods &
 Tools of Philips Consumer Communications.  "We've been using both ATTOL and
 Rational products side-by-side for many years.  ATTOL Testware's testing
 technology for critical software has met our expectation and has been utilized
 to support the development of some of our most demanding embedded equipment,
 so it is a natural fit with Rational's global presence and proven expertise in
 application development.  Combining these companies is a definite win for us."
     For additional information about Rational Test RealTime, Rational Quality
 Architect for RealTime, and the new Java language support to Rational Rose
 Real Time, go to http://www.rational.com/products/testrt .
     Rational Test RealTime and Rational QualityArchitect for RealTime are now
 available.  Rational Test RealTime will cost $5,495 per node-locked license
 and $9,625 per floating license.  Rational QualityArchitect for RealTime is
 delivered as a part of Rational Rose RealTime Professional.
 
     About Rational Software Corporation
     Rational Software Corporation (Nasdaq:   RATL), the e-development company,
 helps organizations develop and deploy software for e-business,
 infrastructure, and devices and embedded systems through a combination of
 tools, services and software engineering best practices.  Rational's
 e-development solution helps organizations overcome the software development
 paradox by accelerating time to market while improving quality.  Rational's
 integrated solution simplifies the process of acquiring, deploying and
 supporting a comprehensive software development platform, reducing total cost
 of ownership.  IDC has recognized Rational as the revenue leader in multiple
 application development and deployment markets for four years in a row.
 Founded in 1981, Rational, one of the world's largest software companies, had
 revenues of $754 million in its twelve months ended December 2000 and employs
 more than 3,500 people around the world.  Rational is a component of the
 Nasdaq-100 Index(R).  Additional information is available on the Internet at
 www.rational.com .
     Java is a registered trademark of Sun Microsystems in the United States
 and other countries.
 
 SOURCE  Rational Software Corporation

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