SOURCE: Altium

August 26, 2005 12:16 ET

Altium Launches Online DEMOcenter

Web-Based Resource Highlights Altium Designer Capabilities and Productivity Gains

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 26, 2005 -- Altium Limited (ASX: ALU), a world leader in electronic product development systems, today announced the launch of its new online DEMOcenter, which features 89 short, narrated online demonstration videos of the company's Altium Designer system, the industry's first unified electronic product development solution. The first in its class, the DEMOcenter provides a much higher degree of detail than static screen captures and text, and allows engineers to see exactly how Altium Designer performs specific tasks. The DEMOcenter is designed to show the Altium Designer system at work and highlight specific features of the software, and will give engineers a better understanding of advanced concepts such as design portability between devices, software-hardware co-design, interactive system design and debug, and bi-directional synchronization between FPGA and PCB projects that are inherent in the Altium Designer system.

While video captures are regularly used to demonstrate software, Altium's DEMOcenter will raise the bar in terms of the number and completeness of its offerings. An initial set of 89 videos, available for viewing from the Altium website at, has been specifically targeted to show the productivity gains made by moving from the superseded Protel 99SE to the current Altium Designer Protel license. Other targeted video demo sets will be progressively rolled out to give full coverage of the Altium Designer system across all capability areas.

Altium Designer is unique in that it unifies traditionally disparate design processes. It integrates FPGA design, software development and PCB layout and editing, and allows engineers to fully harness the power of programmable devices as a system platform.

"Altium Designer is a first-in-its-class product that challenges the conventional view of how electronic products are designed. With the DEMOcenter we now have a best-in-class platform on which to showcase it," said Rob Irwin, Product Marketing Manager for Altium. "We know from our experience at trade shows and other events that when we show engineers the system operating live, the concepts underpinning the software become clear and they get really excited about the possibilities of this new soft design paradigm and the potential benefits that Altium Designer brings to the table."

Irwin continued, "We believe that the DEMOcenter's extensive use of video to showcase Altium Designer has the potential to bring this same level of understanding and excitement to a broader audience, and make them aware of the importance of the emerging soft design paradigm and the need to prepare for it."

Pricing and Availability

Access to all video demos is free. The initial set of 89 videos can be accessed from the Altium online DEMOcenter at

About Altium Limited

Altium Limited (ASX: ALU) is a global developer and supplier of electronics design software for the Microsoft Windows environment. Founded in 1985, Altium released the world's first Microsoft Windows-based printed circuit board design tool in 1991, and continues to provide advanced, easy-to-use and affordable software design tools for complete electronic product development to electronics engineers, designers, and developers worldwide. Altium is headquartered in Sydney, Australia, and has sales and support offices in Australia, the United States, Japan, Europe and China. For more information, please visit

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