PaTech To Promote and Sell Altair's HyperWorks Platform

    TROY, Mich., July 10 /CNW/ -- Altair announced today that leading
Canadian software distributor PaTech (Practical Application of Technology) has
joined the Altair Channel Partner Program to actively promote and resell the
HyperWorks Platform for Enterprise Analytics.
    "With the addition of Altair's HyperWorks suite of solutions, our
combined innovative technologies allow us to offer our customers complete Test
& Measurement and Product Design Solutions," said Paul Thorpe, PaTech
President. "PaTech is pleased to have Altair as a partner as it increases our
capabilities and raises the value we deliver to our customers."
    PaTech is a leading Canadian distributor of nCode software solutions for
fatigue and durability simulation.
    "PaTech represents a knowledgeable and experienced distribution channel
for Altair's HyperWorks in Canada. This is an excellent opportunity for PaTech
to expand its capabilities by offering the broad suite of enterprise analytic
applications that HyperWorks delivers," said Robert Little, President of
Altair Engineering Canada.
    HyperWorks is a suite of enterprise analytic applications that includes
statistical, database, visualization and simulation software to help companies
make better business decisions. Altair has expanded the HyperWorks platform to
include new, third party-software applications under one simple licensing
system, delivering more than 40 individual software solutions to customers.
    About PaTech
    Practical Application Technology provides superior hardware and software
solutions for your data acquisition projects. Whether for individual
components or assembled systems, we have the expertise to prepare a complete
and cost effective path to useful results. Our knowledge in Field Testing is
extensive and has given our clients such benefits as: reduced time to market,
ensuring design validation, reduced field failure costs, improved performance
and projected product life.
    About Altair
    Altair Engineering, Inc. empowers client innovation and decision making
through technology that optimizes the analysis, management and visualization
of business and engineering information. Privately held with more than 1,300
employees, Altair has offices throughout North America, South America, Europe
and Asia/Pacific. With a 20-year plus track record for enterprise analytics,
product development, and advanced computing, Altair consistently delivers a
competitive advantage to customers in a broad range of industries. To learn
more, please visit
    About HyperWorks
    Built on a foundation of design optimization, performance data management
and process automation, HyperWorks is an enterprise simulation solution for
rapid design exploration and decision-making. As one of the most comprehensive
CAE solutions in the industry, HyperWorks provides a tightly integrated suite
of best-in-class tools for modeling, analysis, optimization, visualization,
reporting and performance data management. Leveraging a revolutionary "pay-
for-use" token-based business model, HyperWorks delivers increased value and
flexibility over other software licensing models. Firmly committed to an open-
systems philosophy, Altair HyperWorks continues to lead the industry with the
broadest interoperability to commercial CAD and CAE solutions. For more
information, please visit

For further information:

For further information: Antoine Poussier of Altair Engineering, Inc.,
+1-248-614-2400 Ext. 293,; or Brad Rutledge, +1-801-824-6218,, for Altair Engineering, Inc. Web Site:,

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