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Ceetron and Fraunhofer SCAI sign contract

Ceetron and the Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing SCAI today announce the signature of a software agreement between the organizations.

The contract gives Fraunhofer SCAI access to use all of Ceetrons software tools for 3D visualization with new versions of CAE software from Fraunhofer SCAI.

As part of the agreement, Ceetron GmbH will develop a new on-line visualization component (MpCCI Visualizer) for the application MpCCI. MpCCI is the leading and open interface to couple different simulation codes for multi-disciplinary applications (

The first software release from Fraunhofer SCAI that includes Ceetron technology will be MpCCI 3.1 - scheduled for release in January 2009. The MpCCI Visualizer that will be part of this release is currently under development by Ceetron GmbH on specifications from Fraunhofer SCAI. An important part of the development project is to include features for online monitoring of coupled analyses - for this part of the project, software developers from Fraunhofer SCAI and Ceetron GmbH will be cooperating closely.

Klaus Wolf, head of the Multiphysics-Application group at SCAI, says: "The cooperation with Ceetron provides Fraunhofer SCAI with an enhanced visualization tool. By integrating this customized tool into the MpCCI environment Fraunhofer SCAI can invest more effort into the core development of MpCCI itself. Fraunhofer SCAI will also use the GLview API to develop new pre- and post-processing software. These tools will offer advanced solutions for multi-physics data mapping, optimization in manufacturing process chains, and sensitivity analysis of input/output correlations in CAE."

"I am very satisfied and proud that we have reached an agreement with Fraunhofer SCAI, and I am convinced that the Ceetron technology will enable Fraunhofer SCAI to implement state-of-the-art visualization solutions for their CAE applications. The agreement with Fraunhofer SCAI will further strengthen Ceetrons position as a leading provider of 3D Visualization solutions to the CAE market worldwide. We see this as starting-point for a long lasting cooperation between the two organizations", says Ceetrons CEO Dr. Tor Helge Hansen.

About Ceetron
Ceetron supplies state-of-the-art technology for 3D visualization to companies that develop software for Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) in the prototyping and simulation segment worldwide. The product portfolio comprises both software developer tools (GLview Developer Suite) and end-user software (GLview Inova Suite).

From its base in Trondheim, Norway Ceetron AS delivers software for 3D visualization to major companies like Airbus, Bosch, BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen. Approximately 1500 companies world-wide are currently utilizing Ceetron technology within design, simulation and construction of their products. Ceetron also offers custom made applications for visualization based on the company's own technology. The company has 13 employees and offices in Trondheim and Tønsberg, Norway, and the subsidiary Ceetron GmbH in Fellbach, Germany.

Ceetron AS was founded in 1996 as a spin-off from SINTEF.

About Fraunhofer SCAI
The Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing SCAI conducts research in the field of computer simulations for product and process development, and is a prominent corporate partner in the industrial and science sectors.

SCAI designs and optimizes industrial applications, implements custom solutions for production and sales procedures, and offers calculations on high-performance computers. Our services are based on industrial engineering, combined with state-of-the-art methods from applied mathematics and information technology. SCAI especially excels in coupled simulation of different physical disciplines, and develops software for visualization of calculation results. In bioinformatics, SCAI offers workflow-oriented and integrated IT infrastructures for information extraction. SCAI has accumulated specialized expertise in both structured storing and administration of data and research results, and in the organization of projects.

The Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, umbrella organization of SCAI, undertakes applied research of direct use to private and public enterprise.

For more information, please contact:
Tor Helge Hansen
Ceetron AS
Postboks 1247, Pirsenteret, N-7462 Trondheim
Phone: +47 73 54 61 50
Fax: +47 73 54 61 44
Klaus Wolf
Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing SCAI
Simulation Engineering
Schloss Birlinghoven, 53754 Sankt Augustin
Phone: +49 2241 14 2557
Fax: +49 2241 14 42557

Michael Krapp | idw
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