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MADYMO Human Safety Design Software Joins Altair's HyperWorks Enabled Community

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DELFT, The Netherlands, January 29, 2009: TASS-safe a leading provider in advanced software solutions to enhance human safety, announced today the addition of the MADYMO software suite to the Altair HyperWorks Enabled Community (HWEC). MADYMO is the worldwide standard software for vehicle safety analyses and design optimization.

"We, at TASS-safe, are thrilled about our new partnership with Altair because it increases the value customers receive from their existing license purchases. We see this partnership as a significant advantage for our mutual customers, especially now in these challenging times," said Frank Litjens, director sales & marketing of TASS-safe. "Through this partnership, our customers can use all products in the MADYMO software suite via the Altair HyperWorks Units licensing system. In particular our FE-Harmonization products are priced very attractively under the Altair licensing system. These FE-Harmonization products enable the use of MADYMO dummy models and occupant safety technologies in conjunction with FE codes like RADIOSS, LS-DYNA, PAM-CRASH and ABAQUS to predict the safety performance of a vehicle during a virtual crash simulation. This partnership also further strengthens TASS's market position and provides new opportunities for future growth."

HyperWorks is a suite of enterprise analytic applications that includes statistical, database, visualization and simulation software to help companies make better business decisions. Its patented HyperWorks Units licensing technology allows users to transparently share software licenses globally across a broad suite of applications. Customers can operate all applications under their existing HyperWorks software licenses, increasing flexibility and the value of their investment.

Altair's addition of third-party applications such as MADYMO provides customers with more software options to diversify and increase their return on investment in HyperWorks Units, and provides TASS-safe with the opportunity to gain added exposure and market share. HyperWorks customers will be able to download MADYMO Release 7.0, the latest version of the software along with all other available modules, at zero incremental cost using their existing HyperWorks license system at HYPERWORKS.

"TASS-safe and Altair share many clients around the world," says James R. Scapa, Altair chairman and CEO. "The addition of the MADYMO suite to the HyperWorks Enabled Community extends Altair's commitment to and leadership position in the crash and safety industry. The HyperWorks platform, including MADYMO, RADIOSS and many other Altair and partner solutions offers tremendous value to our customers."