RSoft acquires ARTIS for network/link simulation software
7 January 2003 -- RSoft Design Group has acquired the intellectual property assets of network/link simulation software supplier ARTIS as well as key employees in sales, technical support and development.
7 January 2003 -- Ossining, NY-based RSoft Design Group Inc has acquired the intellectual property assets of ARTIS Software - which is based in San Jose, Califiornia but has European offices in Turin, Italy - as well as key employees in sales, technical support and development.
ARTIS' assets include OptSim, a software product for the simulation of optical communication systems, and Artifex, a modelling and simulation environment for the design and validation of network technologies.
Rsoft Design Group's LinkSIM software was previously a direct competitor to ARTIS' OptSim tool. RSoft claims it is the only company to offer a full range of simulation and planning software and services that span the entire component- to network-level hierarchy. RSoft's products address design and business analysis challenges across four key areas of wired and wireless networks: Component Design, System Simulation, Network Modeling, and Strategic Analysis.
"The technology behind the two companies' solutions is complementary and will enhance the tools we offer our customers," stated Alessandro Arnulfo, who has joined RSoft from ARTIS, where he managed ARTIS' operations in the USA and Asia.
RSoft will continue supporting users of ARTIS software, and OptSim and RSoft's LinkSIM will be merged into a single, unified platform that takes advantage of the strengths of both tools. ARTIS' Artifex will join RSoft's full-spectrum photonics and network design automation family as a new modelling and simulation environment.