SOURCE: ALT Software

October 16, 2006 15:00 ET

ALT Software and Tilcon Software Unite to Deliver Optimized Embedded Graphic Display Solutions

OpenGL and Advanced Graphical Interface Companies Combine Products to Ensure Comprehensive 2D/3D Solutions That Help Customers Speed Time to Market

DETROIT, MI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 16, 2006 -- Convergence Transportation and Electronics Conference -- ALT Software, the proven leader in OpenGL 2D/3D graphics solutions, and Tilcon Software, the graphic interface company, today have announced a strategic alliance aimed at helping customers enhance graphic display performance, reduce cost and accelerate time to market. This alliance unites the breadth and depth of each company's products and technologies to enable optimized solutions designed to offer an easy, productive "out-of-the-box" experience for embedded software developers. ALT Software provides OpenGL solutions and services for building future-proof, high performance, graphics-rich embedded applications. The Interface Development Suite (IDS), offered by Tilcon Software, is a multi-platform graphical user interface (GUI) and human machine interface (HMI) builder that makes quick and easy modifications/re-brands possible at a fraction of costs and time compared to traditional code-based GUI solutions.

"ALT and Tilcon both provide high quality solutions to the automotive, aerospace and defense, consumer, medical and industrial automation industries, and already have a common customer base that will benefit from this partnership," said Dan Joncas, vice president of sales and marketing at ALT Software. "The ultimate goal of this alliance is quite simple; by joining forces we can offer our mutual customers easier-to-use, better integrated and higher performance graphic solutions than competitive standalone offerings."

The alliance is designed to deliver robust, highly interactive user interfaces and OpenGL capabilities for real-time and embedded applications. Through this collaboration, Tilcon customers who want rich 2D or 3D display functionality will have the option to utilize ALT's open and scalable graphic libraries and drivers on top of Tilcon's customizable Interface Development Suite (IDS). The Tilcon IDS for Automotive allows Tier 1 Automotive OEMs and telematics developers to rapidly produce innovative multi-purpose vehicle displays that include instrumentation, diagnostics, navigation, communications and multimedia functions. Target applications for the joint solutions, in addition to high performance automotive telematics systems, include commercial and military avionics cockpit displays, consumer products, high-end industrial control and medical monitoring systems.

"As market leaders in graphic display technologies, Tilcon and ALT can jointly leverage our products and service capabilities to deliver easy-to-use graphic solutions our customers truly require," said Prosanto Sarkar, vice president of marketing at Tilcon Software. "Customers increasingly demand display solutions that are tightly integrated. This alliance will speed the delivery of these key solutions and greatly improve our customers' time to market."

About ALT Software (

ALT Software is an embedded systems solutions provider whose offerings include device drivers and graphics system development kits. ALT's strengths include software engineering, hardware design and prototype development, with particular expertise in graphics, audio, video, and networking. ALT's OpenGL graphics drivers are deployed in automotive, avionics, consumer industrial and medical devices worldwide. For more information about ALT Software and the ALT Software family of OpenGL solutions and services, please see

About Tilcon Software, Ltd. (

Tilcon has over 14 years' experience in developing user interface tools for real-time and embedded application developers. The Tilcon Interface Development Suite (IDS) is used worldwide by manufacturers of mission-critical systems and devices to rapidly design, develop and deploy sophisticated human machine interfaces. Please visit us at for our company information.

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Contact Information

  • Editorial contacts:

    Shelley Bryen
    Director of Marketing
    ALT Software
    Email Contact
    +1 416 203-8508, ext 1117

    Prosanto Sarkar
    VP Marketing
    Tilcon Software
    Email Contact
    +1 613 226-3917, ext 224