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Requirements Synchronized, Even Offline

Atego lists itself as (take a deep breath) a supplier of industrial-grade collaborative development tools for engineering complex mission- and safety-critical architectures, systems, software, and hardware.

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The firm has launched Atego Exerpt Synchronizer, now extended to Microsoft Windows 8 (32/64 bit) and IBM's Rational DOORS 9.4 — the new release includes a limitless number of exchange attributes, and requirements interchange partners can now incrementally receive and track changes, while also preserving their precise content.

NOTE: The addition of "RTF pass-through" enables rich requirement content interchange while maintaining all detailed formatting.

"This new release takes another step in breaking down the boundaries between partners, manufacturers, suppliers, and customers, working together on requirements elicitation and interchange," said the company.

The "all new" Atego Exerpt Editor is based on the RIF and OMG ReqIF (Requirements Interchange Format) standard to enable the creation, editing, and review of requirements "on-the-go". This offline requirements editing capability should help work carried out in the field, disconnected from the master requirements engineering system or database.

NOTE: IBM defines Requirements Interchange Format as follows: The Requirements Interchange Format (RIF) is a standardized format that you can use to exchange requirement information between requirements databases and requirements tools. You can send Rational DOORS data for editing to another Rational DOORS database or another requirements tool. After the data has been edited, it is returned to the originating Rational DOORS database and, if appropriate, merged with the original data.

"We are very pleased to announce the launch of Atego Exerpt Synchronizer 2.3 [as] its efficient methods for requirements exchange and synchronization, across departmental and enterprise boundaries, improves productivity," said Hedley Apperly, Atego's VP of product and marketing. "Atego Exerpt Editor provides a radical and effective tool for offline requirements review and editing, leading to reductions in overall project cost."

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