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FLAMES 11.0 Released

Huntsville, AL – November 30, 2012 – Ternion® Corporation is pleased to announce the release of FLAMES®, version 11.0. This new version includes many enhancements that simplify the development of custom models. FLAMES users will also benefit from several enhancements that make scenarios easier to create and execute.

FLAMES 11.0 Enhancements

Version 11.0 includes enhancements in over 75 areas. Some of the most significant enhancements are summarized below. See the What’s New section of the FLAMES documentation for additional details on these and other enhancements.

Enhanced Cognition and Message Models. Several enhancements have been made to cognition and message models that make them easier to develop and maintain. These enhancements also simplify the steps involved in transmitting messages between Units.

Simplified Unit Composition. As a result of enhancements made to FLAMES cognition and message models, Units can now be composed with many fewer inputs.

Enhanced Memory Management. The already very powerful FLAMES memory managers have been enhanced to provide more information when custom models erroneously corrupt memory. This information makes it easier for software developers to locate and correct the cause of the error.

Enhanced Status Reporting. New settings cause FLAMES to generate an expanded set of status messages related to the processing that is taking place within the models attached to Units. Enabling these messages can often provide a great deal of additional insight into the behavior of Units during scenario execution.

New Composition Listing. The new Composition tab of the Units window in FORGE displays the names of the models of which a Unit is composed. Using this tab, you can now easily see the composition of a Unit. You can also select a model in this list to quickly view or edit the input parameters of the model.

New Input Types. A new command input type makes it easier for users to enter text input values for commands. This new input type also allows FLAMES to verify that the text input values entered by the user are valid.

Expanded User Interface Capability. Developers now have additional graphical user interface constructs available when developing custom software, including easy-to-define tabbed regions.

Improved Status Windows. Most FLAMES applications support “status windows” that display a feedback or status message after every operation. These windows have been enhanced to make them fully resizable and to support improved message copying.

Free copies of the version 11.0 FLAMES Runtime Suite are available upon request.

FLAMES Development Suite customers with active software maintenance will receive version 11.0 upon request at no additional cost. Please contact customer support to make your request.