TraceLine for DOORS enables military communication terminal testing for UK MOD

SyntheSys Systems Engineers Ltd has delivered to the UK Ministry of Defence a Terminal Test Generator (TTG). The TTG uses integrate's TraceLine™ to provide a customised user interface to IBM Rational DOORS®.

SyntheSys provides information systems expertise to clients world-wide, and is recognised as a world leader in the field of military Tactical Data Links (TDL). In 2008 the UK Ministry of Defence selected SyntheSys to provide an application to manage TDL requirements throughout the testing process by maintaining linkages from requirements through to test scripts. SyntheSys chose IBM's Rational® DOORS® as the database tool to underpin their solution, and integrate's TraceLine for DOORS extension to provide a customised user interface that is easy and intuitive to learn and highly productive in use.

TraceLine for DOORS provides a powerful and intuitive graphical browser for viewing and managing DOORS information in a rich, visual environment. Compared with the native DOORS interface, TraceLine users benefit from increased productivity, reduced training needs, and the ability to focus only on the information relevant to their current task. TraceLine offers particular benefits where non-technical staff require easy access to DOORS information.

SyntheSys' Terminal Test Generator was delivered and formally accepted early, and is currently in operational service with the MOD. Customer reaction has been very favourable at this early stage.

"SyntheSys identified a gap in the market for a software tool to coordinate and manage the preparation of test scripts for military communications terminals. We needed a solution that was fast to market and extremely easy for users to learn and use," says Mark Hudspeth of SyntheSys. "We found that basing our solution around DOORS and TraceLine enabled us to meet and exceed these challenging objectives. TraceLine also reduced our development risk and timescale. Anyone faced with delivering an information management environment based around DOORS should definitely consider TraceLine as a low risk path to a highly functional and user friendly solution."

TraceLine™ is a trademark of Integrate Systems Engineering Ltd
Rational® and DOORS® are registered trademarks of IBM Corp


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