Managing ATA Documentation Lifecycle for Two Indian Defence Force Aircraft
Pittsburgh, PA, USA - May 18, 2010 --[ASDWire]-- Inmedius(r), Inc. announced that it has delivered the fully integrated, browser-based ATA Publishing Suite(tm) to BAeHAL Software Limited, an engineering and logistics service provider to Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). HAL, the largest aircraft manufacturer in the Asia Pacific Region, is utilizing Inmedius software and services to manage the ATA iSpec 2200 documentation lifecycle for two aircraft types the company is delivering to the Indian Defence Force.
"The flexible, Web-based Publishing Suite provides our clients with the best solution to easily and accurately convert ATA documents into electronic format." stated Mr. H. Venkatesh, Sr. Advisor-Business Development & Value Stream Manager, Technical Publication with Multimedia department. "As a result processes are simplified, quality and availability of information enhanced, and communications streamlined."
The Suite supports and integrates the key functions of managing, authoring, viewing and publishing ATA iSpec 2200 data. Only with an integrated solution can rules established by project managers be so effectively and automatically carried out-from start-up through authoring to final delivery. The system also provides precise control over documentation delivery, including support for formats like PDF files and Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals (IETM).
In addition to the ATA Publishing Suite, Inmedius iConvert(r) provides a comprehensive environment for fast, accurate XML conversion of complex technical documents. Previously, clients created initial ATA documents. BAeHAL converted and then maintained the documents for the life of the aircraft. This required BAeHAL to take legacy content and create HTML viewing systems that were very costly and difficult to maintain. With Inmedius iConvert, the legacy source content is efficiently processed into structured ATA files in a dynamic digital environment.
With the robust Publishing Suite, both new and existing documents are authored online, using ATAauthorPro(tm)XE, an integrated WYSIWYG editor. The files are then loaded into ATAmanager(tm), the document repository, for management and development of technical data utilizing ATA publishing concepts. With ATAinteract(tm) users can rapidly view and share IETMs. The Inmedius offering has also been customized for BAeHAL so that it is capable of publishing to PDF in the Indian Air Force (IAF) documentation standard. The system can create dynamic electronic manuals, offering users interactive access to information and technical drawings.
"BAeHAL needed a system to easily produce and maintain ATA technical publications for their clients," explained David Lowe, Managing Director, Inmedius Australia PTY LTD. "Inmedius leveraged our expertise in XML technologies and standards-based authoring systems to build an ATA solution that delivers unparalleled control and flexibility over the documents."
ATA iSpec 2200 is a global aviation industry standard for the content, structure, and electronic exchange of aircraft engineering, maintenance, and flight operations information. Easy to implement, maintain and use, the Publishing Suite is a Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) software solution supporting the entire ATA documentation lifecycle. Learn more at www.inmediusATA.com.
About BAeHAL Software LTD is an engineering and logistics service provider to Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), one of the largest aircraft manufacturing companies in Asia, with 19 Production Units and nine Research and Design Centres across seven locations in India. The company is licensed to produce 14 types of airliners. Established in 1993, BAeHal is a joint venture of BAE Systems, UK and HAL to deliver world-class IT solutions for Aerospace, Defence, Transportation and Engineering industry clients around the world www.hal-india.com
About Inmedius Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, with offices throughout the United States and in the United Kingdom, Australia and India, Inmedius is a global leader in delivering innovative, performance-oriented applications and services that capture, create, manage and deploy information and learning assets. In addition to program services, Inmedius provides Content Management, S1000D, ATA and DITA solutions for publishing, aerospace, defense, government, manufacturing, and health care organizations, worldwide. www.inmedius.com
Inmedius is a registered trademark, and the Inmedius ATA Publishing Suite, Inmedius ATAmanager, Inmedius ATAauthorPro, Inmedius ATAinteract, and Inmedius iConvert are trademarks of Inmedius, Inc. ATA iSpec 2200 is an information standard of the Air Transport Association of America. All other companies' names, products, trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective holders. Companies mentioned do not imply endorsement.