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MADYMO by TASS-safe added to Altair’s HyperWorks Enabled Community

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Occupant safety technology suite complements RADIOSS crash solution

TROY, Mich. – 01-27-09 – Altair (www.altair.com) announced today the addition of the MADYMO suite from TASS-safe, a leading provider in advanced software solutions to enhance human safety (www.tass-safe.com), to its HyperWorks Enabled Community (HWEC). This will bring the total applications available under the HyperWorks platform to 49, including 21 third-party software applications. HyperWorks customers will be able to download MADYMO Release 7.0, the latest version of the software along with all other available modules, at zero incremental cost using their existing HyperWorks license system at www.hyperworkscommunity.com.

“We, at TASS-safe, are thrilled about our new partnership with Altair because it increases the value customers receive from their existing license purchases. We see this strategic and commercial partnership as a significant advantage for our mutual customers, especially now in these challenging times,“ said Frank Litjens, director sales & marketing, TASS-safe. “Through this partnership, our customers can use all products in the MADYMO software suite via Altair’s HyperWorks Units licensing system. In particular our FE-Harmonization products are priced very attractively under the Altair licensing system. These FE-Harmonization products enable the use of MADYMO occupant safety technologies in conjunction with RADIOSS to predict the performance of an entire vehicle (including occupants) during a virtual crash simulation. Apart from the technical and commercial advantages, this partnership also further strengthens TASS’s market position and provides new opportunities for future growth.”

The addition by Altair of third-party applications such as MADYMO provides customers with more software options to diversify and increase their return on investment in HyperWorks Units, and provides TASS-safe with the opportunity to gain added exposure and marketshare.

MADYMO is the worldwide standard software for occupant safety analyses and design optimization. With MADYMO an occupant safety system can be designed, thoroughly analyzed, and efficiently optimized early in its development process. Users thereby reduce the need for prototype testing and minimize the risk of design changes late in the development process. The use of MADYMO can therefore lead to significant reductions in costs and time-to-market. The MADYMO suite is comprised of three main components: the MADYMO Multi-Functional Solver, MADYMO Dummy Models and MADYMO WorkSpace (pre- and post-processing toolset).

HyperWorks is a suite of enterprise analytic applications that includes statistical, database, visualization and simulation software to help companies make better business decisions. Its patented HyperWorks Units licensing technology allows users to transparently share software licenses globally across a broad suite of applications. Customers can operate all applications under their existing HyperWorks licenses, increasing flexibility and the value of their investment.

“TASS-safe and Altair share many clients around the world,” says James R. Scapa, Altair chairman and CEO. “The addition of the MADYMO suite to the HyperWorks Enabled Community extends Altair’s commitment and leadership position in the crash and safety industry. The HyperWorks platform, including MADYMO, RADIOSS and many other Altair and partner solutions, offers tremendous value to our customers.”

In addition to MADYMO, popular third-party enterprise analytics applications already available for download in the HyperWorks Enabled Community (www.hyperworkscommunity.com) include DesignLife from nCode, FEKO from EMSS, FEMFAT from Magna, SC/Tetra from Software Cradle, CFD++ from Metacomp, DSHplus from FLUIDON and solidThinking.

About TASS-safe

TASS strives to be a leading company in advanced software solutions to enhance human safety by providing innovative software tools and customer-focused solutions. Building on over 30 years of experience in software development, safety engineering and crash testing, allows us to deliver world-class products and a wide range of services to meet your safety requirements. Our software MADYMO is the worldwide standard for occupant safety analyses and design optimization. Our aim is to make transport systems, including cars, motorcycles, buses, commercial vehicles, mass transport systems and aircraft beyond safe. We want them to be TASS-safe. To learn more, please visit www.tass-safe.com.

About the HyperWorks Enabled Community Program

HyperWorks uses a subscription-based software licensing model, where software licenses float across the enterprise, and customers can use floating licenses to access a broad suite of Altair developed and third party software applications. Customers benefit from unmatched flexibility and access, resulting in maximum software utilization, productivity and ROI. For more information about the HyperWorks Enabled Partner Program, visit www.hyperworkscommunity.com.

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 1,400 employees, Altair has offices throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. With a 20-year-plus track record for product design, advanced engineering software and grid computing technologies, Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to customers in a broad range of industries. To learn more, please visit www.altair.com.

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