Latest Version of the LDRA Tool Suite(r) Selected "Best of Show" by eg3.com at ESC Silicon Valley 2009

New version provides first end-to-end software verification solution

San Bruno, CA, May 28, 2009 – LDRA, the leading provider of automated software verification, source code analysis, and test tools, has announced that v8.0 of the LDRA tool suite was selected by eg3.com as “Best of Show” at this year’s Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose, CA. eg3.com selects three “Best of Show” new products at major industry conferences such as ESC. LDRA was awarded this accolade due to the features and technology benefits of v8.0.

“Managing requirements throughout the software development lifecycle gives customers a critical cost-cutting measure, which is absolutely essential during this economic downturn,” noted Jason McDonald, founder and president of eg3.com. “Reports indicate that up to 70% of project defects are attributed to deficiencies in requirements management and traceability.”

With the integration of requirements traceability, the LDRA tool suite becomes the first automated software test and verification product to fully support the entire software development lifecycle. In tandem with this support for requirements traceability, the LDRA tool suite assists developers in software standards checking, structural code coverage analysis, unit testing, and object-code verification. In version 8.0, these extensive analysis features have been combined with the next-generation graphical reporting and documentation facilities of TBvision® to enable companies to readily identify and remove software faults and ensure that their code both adheres to quality and certification standards and is free of security vulnerabilities.

“Presented as the first fully automated end-to-end solution for software verification support, version 8.0 of the LDRA tool suite enables companies to trace, verify, and test their code through all stages of software development,” observed Alix Paultre, editor in chief of ECNMAG.com. “By integrating requirements management, the LDRA tool suite becomes the tool for next-generation management and complete automation of requirements traceability and static and dynamic software test.”

“We selected the LDRA tool suite for our functional and system testing,” noted John Schneider, Neptec’s Director of Engineering. “We required a tool which was easy to use, had extensive and detailed documentation which could be easily tracked for audit purposes and, most importantly, was easy to use and configure through the graphical user interface. The tool suite has greatly assisted us with our functional and system testing and LDRA met and exceeded all of our requirements for the Laser Camera System on the Return to Flight program.”

“LDRA is delighted to win eg3’s Best of Show award for v8.0 of the LDRA tool suite,” noted Ian Hennell, Operations Director at LDRA. “We strive to develop a full suite of test products for our customers which assist throughout the software development lifecycle. These tools are great cost savers, enabling companies to reap the benefits of developing software which not only meets all of their technical requirements, but is also on time and within budget.”

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About the LDRA tool suite

The LDRA tool suite has been derived from many ground-breaking testing techniques developed by LDRA. The LDRA tool suite assists with the eight primary tasks: traceability verification, design, code and quality review, unit testing, target testing, test verification and test management. Focus on all of these key areas is required to achieve an organization's software development and maintenance goals. The LDRA tool suite can be used by an entire project team, including developers, QA managers, test engineers, project managers and maintenance/support engineers, to automate the software development lifecycle. Through the deployment of the LDRA tool suite, companies are able to deliver well constructed, documented and tested software and benefit from significant time, cost and operational savings. For more information on the LDRA tool suite, please visit: www.ldra.com.

About LDRA

For more than thirty years, LDRA has developed and driven the market for software used for the automation of code analysis and software testing of safety-critical applications. The LDRA tool suite is widely used in the aerospace, space and defence technology, nuclear energy and automotive industries. Through the use of the LDRA tool suite, companies ensure that their systems are built in accordance with prescribed standards and are durable and reliable in use. The LDRA tool suite is available for a variety of programming languages and supports a wide range of host and target platforms. LDRA is represented world-wide with its head office in the UK and subsidiaries in the USA supported by an extensive distributor network. For more information on the LDRA tool suite, please visit: www.ldra.com.

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Mark James

LDRA, Portside, Monks Ferry, Wirral, CH41 5LH, UK

Email: mark.james@ldra.com