Intasoft awarded Canadian aircraft contract

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Intasoft awarded Canadian aircraft contract

Intasoft have been awarded a $50,000 dollar contract by Canadian firm, Northern Airborne Technology Ltd, (NAT). NAT will be implementing Intasoft’s premier change and configuration management product, AllChange, across their engineering and IT departments to provide a fully integrated document, change and configuration management system.

NAT is a leading manufacturer of specialized aircraft communication equipment for Air Ambulance, Law Enforcement, SAR, EMS, Electronic News Gathering, military and marine applications. OEMs such as Bell, Eurocopter, McDonnell Douglas and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries have NAT’s products installed as standard equipment on several production helicopters. Products include Audio Management systems, FM radios, Intercoms, P/A & Loudhailers, Data Interface accessories and Emergency Locator Beacons.

NAT develops avionics and electronic products in response to industry demands and is proud that many of its products have earned recognition as “Industry Standard”.

Marek Jaglarz, Certification Engineer at NAT explains, ‘When I was looking for a suitable CM tool for NAT’s software development, I considered these features when comparing various tools on the market:

  • Configuration identification facilities
  • Mechanisms for establishing & controlling baselines/releases
  • Traceability
  • Configuration & change control
  • Problem reporting, correcting, tracking facilities
  • Configuration status accounting features
  • Configuration auditing, monitoring and reporting functions
  • Archive, retrieval & release facilities
  • User-friendly interface

AllChange provided all these functions (and more) in a single integrated, highly flexible and configurable suite. (Most tools on the market either have limited capabilities or are in a form of building blocks, which have to be integrated to provide the required functionality.) Moreover, AllChange comes in the instantly usable out-of-the-box configuration, complete with templates, reports, integrated with MS Office, E-mail, Web browsers, and several third-party development environments. This means that most of the work with setting up our CM system is already done. We can use AllChange as is and change its configuration, if required, later – without affecting our project schedules or their databases’.

Marek continues ‘The exceptional flexibility of AllChange will allow us to deploy it
in other departments to bring all our products, documents, drawings, code and our processes under CM control. We do not realize its full potential yet, but what we know gives us confidence that AllChange will not only meet our CM objectives but will also be instrumental in streamlining our processes, reducing overhead by automating tasks and controls, reducing paperwork and paper chase, thereby providing an excellent ROI’.

Tony Collins, Business Development Director at Intasoft adds, ‘Our consultants have been working closely with NATS in order to provide a total configuration management solution, and we are delighted to welcome them to our expanding international client base’.

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About Intasoft

Intasoft was founded in 1986 to support the rapid growth in software development brought on by the introduction of personal computing power, the requirement for a more structured design and development approach and new management methods.

Since then we have seen the emergence of more powerful, cheaper hardware, rapid advances in development languages, ever more sophisticated software tools and an ever increasing need for organisations to be able to respond more quickly, more cost effectively and more responsibly to changing business, legal, political and environmental imperatives. Our philosophy, in such a demanding world, is to listen to what our customers want and deliver what they have asked for as quickly, easily and as simply as possible.

Companies and organisations, including leading corporations such as Australian Defence Organisation, British Nuclear Group, British Telecom, Computer Sciences Corporation, Cubic Defense Applications, Defence Procurement Agency, Fujitsu Services, Grameenphone, Lloyds/TSB Wealth Management, Martin-Baker Aircraft, Northern Airborne Technologies, The Open University, P&O Ferries, Penny and Giles Aerospace, Provident Financial Management Services, Raytheon Systems, Unisys, University Colleges London and Dublin and Westland Helicopters, have all selected Intasoft’s change and configuration management software to manage their projects.

UK headquarters:

Tresco House, Westpoint Court, Exeter, Devon, UK EX5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1392 447780. Fax: +44 (0)1392 447781.

US office:

900 East Hamilton Avenue, Suite 100, Campbell, California 95008

Web site at www.intasoft.net

Contact Tony Collins +44 (0)1392 447780 email: info@intasoft.net

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