TFD Group Announces their New Software Compatibility Management Tool
Monterey, Calif. Compatibility of software and hardware configurations is a critical consideration to underwrite a safe, holistic system approach to maintenance, operation and technology insertion. TFD Group today announced the release of their Advanced Compatibility Assurance tool. ACA - which is relevant to all complex military and commercial systems - ensures compatibility for every system build, incorporating changes in hardware, firmware and software configurations. This assurance is also extended to the latest versions of courseware, operating manuals and technical data.
ACA supports the software insertion process, building upon compatibility business rules, from receipt of new software releases or inception of a build request through the entire software release cycle; ACA application is therefore in the both the factory and field. It takes a "total systems approach," capturing all software, data files, and supporting releases, thus ensuring the software or systems builds are registered and are loaded in a ratified compatible environment. Support equipment or PMAs, which interface to the aircraft or vehicle, are also validated prior to connection. ACA also allows for building or importing of hardware/software compatibility tables to be used in documentation and maintenance information systems. ACA users will be software build planners, system test and integration engineers and build, execution and release staff.
TFD Group, headquartered in Monterey, California, is a world leader in the development of analytical methods and software tools that support the economic and strategic decisions of both Defense and commercial system planners. These professional tools, which include: the TFD Data Vault, MAAP, VMetric, EDCAS, and SCO, are clear differentiators in PBL arena. Numbered among TFD clients are a variety of military establishments, all significant defense and aerospace companies in the world, and a growing list of organizations in the commercial domain. Notable clients include Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, BAE Systems, Boeing, General Electric, General Motors, Parker Hannifin, Raytheon, Goodrich, AAR, Serco, the UK MoD, and the US Coast Guard. TFD Group boasts more than 600 software installations. For more information please visit our website at www.tfdg.com.