INDUSTRIAL research, RAPID prototyping, NEW product development, COMPUTER software industry, INNOVATION management, and KNOWLEDGE management
Living labs are innovation infrastructures within which software companies and research organizations collaborate with lead users and early adopters in creating participative strategies to define, design, develop, and validate new products and services that maximize the socioeconomic conditions of the partnership. For this kind of innovation cluster to succeed, it must implement effective practices to manage the collaboration. However, there is currently no process reference model for efficient practices to manage a living lab. A case study involving six living labs was carried out to create and validate a process reference model for living labs. INSET: Living Labs in the Study. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Presents a number of product solutions for design engineers. ESI Group's PAM-MEDYSA 2G virtual prototyping software; KVH Industries Inc.'s TG-6000 inertial measurement unit which employs a three-axis configuration for digital signal processing; Revvo Caster Co. Inc.'s Flexello JA Series swivel jacking casters; Clippard Instrument Laboratory Inc.'s Minimatic Push-Quick Fitting line for quick assembly of pneumatic circuits.
GUI Program News. Mar2009, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p6-8. 3p.
COMPUTER software development, SOFTWARE engineering, RAPID prototyping, COMPUTER software industry, PRODUCT management, NEW product development, and COMPUTER-aided design software
The article reports on the introduction of the 2D and 3D design and engineering software products for manufacturers for 2010 by Autodesk Inc. of San Rafael, California. The software releases are designed to help manufacturers develop better products, that range from mobile phones to bulldozers, in a short period of time. The product lineup which constitutes the firm's solution for Digital Prototyping includes AutoCAD Mechanical, AutoCAD Electrical, Autodesk Showcase, and Autodesk 3ds Max Design. Furthermore, the releases are indicated to provide greater range of design, visualization, and simulation capabilities.
The article informs that Best Software Inc. has a new name and a slew of products and programs for the channel. After a futile attempt to pull together under the Best Software umbrella various products acquired during a multiyear buying spree, Best gave up and renamed the company Sage Software. The decision to change the company's name starting this month was announced in March. Partners have until March 2006 to come into compliance with the new branding schemes. Ron Verni, president and CEO of Irvine, California-based Sage Software, said that while the company's efforts to create a single brand around a range of business applications continues to be "a journey," the North American unit of Sage experienced a 30 percent increase in revenue and a commensurate increase in net income through acquisitions and organic growth.
Computer Weekly. 4/20/2004, p30-31. 2p. 1 Color Photograph.
COMPUTER software industry, PRODUCT management, RAPID prototyping, INFORMATION technology, BUSINESS enterprises, and ORIGINAL equipment manufacturers
Although companies may feel that acting as a testing site for a supplier's new product may be too risky to their business, firms must weigh this up against time they will spend testing for the advantages to be gained from customised software. Although becoming a beta site may seem a risky choice, many companies that have taken part have experienced many advantages, from customised advancements to their IT systems to savings from personalised software. One company that has acted as a beta site is Evans Vanadine, a family-run business that manufactures hygiene products and agricultural disinfectants. For the supplier, the ability to garner ideas from customers about how their products should develop is a key benefit of running a beta programme. These can also be used to test specific features that have already been developed. In addition, suppliers may use a single beta site to provide a proof-of-concept environment for a product which has been tested under laboratory conditions, but which needs to be shown to work when faced with user requirements. INSETS: Case study: Chapman Taylor;What to ask before becoming a beta site.
Lin, Ying-Dar, Hwang, Ren-Hung, Armitage, Grenville, and Eramo, Vincenzo
IEEE Network. Mar2014, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p2-5. 4p.
OPEN source software, COMPUTER software industry, RAPID prototyping, and SOFTWARE radio
Open source is playing an increasingly important role in the software and communications industries. In particular, open source implementations are widely available for most Internet protocols, from kernel-resident Ethernet drivers, WLAN drivers, and TCP/IP stacks (e.g., in Linux, BSD, and Android operating systems) up to user-space networked applications (e.g., web clients and proxies). Open sourced applications are arguably becoming more prevalent than proprietary closed software. Hundreds of open source networking packages have played important roles in our daily life. The same open source spirit also goes to some medium access control (MAC)/physical (PHY) hardware components and the development platforms for simulation, rapid prototyping, software defined radio, and software defined networking. [ABSTRACT FROM PUBLISHER]
COMPUTER software, RAPID prototyping, COMPUTER software industry, and ELECTRIC wiring
The article reports on the availability of the VeSys Electrical Series software applications for the design, analysis, manufacture and service of electrical wiring systems for specialist vehicles from Mentor Graphics Corp. in North America. The goal of the product is to eliminate the hours of traditional manual processes and prototyping. VeSys products can accelerate the electrical and wire harness design processes. The product allows the elimination of manual re-entry of wire data in the creation of harness documentation.
TIME to market (New products), COMPUTER software quality control, MARKETING research, MANUFACTURING defects, MARKET entry, COMPUTER software industry, RAPID prototyping, PRODUCT quality, OVERHEAD costs, DIRECT costing, MARKET equilibrium, MONOPOLIES, MANAGEMENT, SOFTWARE failures, and SOFTWARE maintenance
We present a model of fixing or patching a software problem after the product has been released in the market. Specifically, we model a software firm's trade-off in releasing a buggy product early and investments in fixing it later. Just as the marginal cost of producing software can be effectively zero, so can the marginal cost of repairing multiple copies of defective software by issuing patches. We show that due to the fixed cost nature of investments in patching, a software vendor has incentives to release a buggier product early and patch it later in a larger market. Thus, a software monopolist releases a product with fewer bugs but later than what is socially optimal. We contrast this result with physical good markets where market size does not play any role in quality provision. We also show that for comparable costs, a software monopolist releases the product with more bugs but invests more in post-patching support later than the physical good monopolist. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
EXHIBITIONS, COMPUTER software industry, RAPID prototyping, PRODUCT management, INDUSTRIAL research, DIGITAL printing, DIGITAL printing presses, and INKING (Printing)
This article reports that Digital Print World (DPW) in London, England, this week is going to deliver and those companies that took space are meeting customers. Despite there being a massive show earlier this year, there are new products to be seen at Olympia alongside those that appeared at Drupa. However, DPW appears to have tapped into a new stream for print exhibitions with an audience that is as much drawn from the design and buying community as from the ink, or increasingly toner, on paper brigade. Much web-based software, on show at DPW and elsewhere, tackles this via the route of giving the buyer choices at every turn--brochure or business card, full colour or spot and so on. The drawback is that the software overcomes the human problem by factoring it out and the result is that the tools are very inflexible.
COMPUTER software development, COMPUTER software industry, RAPID prototyping, WINDOWS (Graphical user interfaces), and MICROPROCESSORS
Microsoft Corp. has introduced the release to manufacturing of Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Version 2003. Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Version 2003 is optimized to enable customers to take advantage of the performance enhancements in the Intel Itanium 2 processor. Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Version 2003 is a high-performance desktop platform that enables the Windows-based applications for Itanium 2. "We are committed to continually enhancing 64-bit computing on the desktop for our customers," said Brian Valentine, senior vice president of the Windows Division at Microsoft Corp. "With Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Version 2003, customers can run complex technical applications and a wide range of Windows-based business productivity tools on a single platform."