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MES Strengthens Its Presence in the USA: Model Engineering Solutions Inc. Opens in Detroit

MES sets its sights on targeted support of US customers via its local subsidiary, Model Engineering Solutions Inc. (MES, Inc.)

The Berlin-based software company Model Engineering Solutions GmbH (MES) has opened a subsidiary in Detroit, MI (USA), effective April 1: Model Engineering Solutions Inc. (MES, Inc.). With MES, Inc., MES will offer its US customers a local point of contact for the introduction to and quality assurance of model-based software development in compliance with industry standards such as ISO 26262, IEC 61508, and ISO 25119. The MES Quality Tools, support of US customers, training classes, and consulting services all form part of the MES, Inc. offering. As part of its launch, MES, Inc. will have a strong presence at trade fairs and conferences throughout April and May 2018, including at WCX18 in Detroit, MI, and at the 7th International CTI Conference – ISO 26262 in Novi, MI. Beyond this, MES, Inc. will, in cooperation with dSPACE, Inc., hold a training class on the topic of “Model-based Development of Embedded Software in Compliance with ISO 26262”. The team will celebrate the official launch of Model Engineering Solutions Inc. with an opening reception at The Iroquois Club in Bloomfield Hills, MI.

Success via Joint Leadership

Scott Ranville, Vice President, MES, Inc.

“Detroit is the cradle of the American automotive industry. It is the right starting place for us to attend to existing customers and support new customers. By opening this subsidiary, we aim to offer our customers a direct, local contact partner as well as support via the shortest and quickest means possible. In Scott Ranville, we have found the perfect partner for this,” stated Dr. Heiko Dörr, CEO of MES GmbH and President of MES, Inc., regarding the objectives for opening a subsidiary in the USA.

Dr. Heiko Dörr and Scott Ranville (Vice President of MES, Inc.) will jointly lead the American subsidiary. The official launch will be marked by an opening reception for Model Engineering Solutions Inc. at The Iroquois Club in Bloomfield Hills, MI, on April 18, from 6:30 p.m.

MES, Inc. at the WCX18: SAE World Congress Experience and the CTI Conference – ISO 26262

At SAE International's WCX World Congress Experience, which runs from April 10 to 12, 2018, MES, Inc. will present the latest releases of the MES Quality Tools at booth no. 5038: MES Model Examiner v.4.6; MES M-XRAY v. 3.6; and MES Test Manager v.5.1. Alongside this, Dr. Heiko Dörr will host a presentation on “Analysis and Improvement of Model Architectures for Safety Critical Systems” on Wednesday, April 11, at 1:30 p.m.

An additional opportunity to connect with MES, Inc. will arise at the 7th International CTI Conference – ISO 26262 at the Diamond Center from May 15 to 17, 2018, in Novi, Michigan (USA). Here, attendees will also have the chance to see Dr. Heiko Dörr’s presentation on the ISO 26262 update, entitled “On the Impact of ISO 26262:2018 on Model-based Development of Safety-related Systems.”

Training Classes on Model-based Development in Compliance with ISO 26262 at dSPACE, Inc.

MES will host a training class on the topic “Model-based Development of Automotive Embedded Software in Compliance with ISO 26262” on April 16 and 17 together with long-term partner dSPACE, Inc. This effective training class recently impressed new customer Nicholas Broyles of Bendix:

“The training class provided exactly the overview I wanted for my team on the ISO 26262 process and the best practices for integrating model-based development into that process. The focus on model-based SW development allowed my engineers to remain engaged, while the functional safety discussions provided the context for the additional rigor required. The hands-on tools and analysis sessions demonstrated state-of-the-art quality assurance tools to help create efficient models that meet safety validation requirements.”

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Further training classes in cooperation with dSPACE, Inc.:

June 26 - 27, 2018 Wixom, Michigan (USA)
September 27 - 28, 2018 Naperville, Illinois (USA)

About MES: Software Quality. In Control.

Founded in 2006 in Berlin (Germany), software company Model Engineering Solutions GmbH (MES) offers solutions for integrated quality assurance of software projects. MES supports its customers in developing model-based software in compliance with industry standards such as IEC 61508, ISO 25119, and ASPICE. The MES toolchain comprises four complementary tools for all phases of the model-based software development process: the MES Quality Tools. The MES Model Examiner® (MXAM) conducts automated checks to verify compliance with modeling guidelines for MATLAB Simulink®/Stateflow®, Embedded Coder®, TargetLink®, and ASCET models. The MES Test Manager® (MTest) perfectly implements requirements-based unit testing in model-based development. MES M-XRAY®’s fast and precise structure and complexity analysis gives you complete transparency of your Simulink®, Stateflow®, Embedded Coder®, and TargetLink® models. MES Quality Commander® (MQC) evaluates the quality and product-readiness of your software and delivers key decision-making data throughout the product development lifecycle. The MES Quality Tools are optimized for use in MathWorks Embedded Coder® and dSPACE TargetLink® environments. The MES Test Center team supports its customers with testing services from requirements management through setting up test specifications and automated test evaluation to quality monitoring. The MES Academy provides training classes and company-specific consulting services and projects. The consultants offer support in introducing and improving model-based development processes to fulfill standards such as IEC 61508, ISO 26262, and ASPICE. MES clients in the automotive industry include 16 of the 20 largest OEMs worldwide and their suppliers. In addition to this, the number of MES customers in the automation technology field grows continuously. MES is a TargetLink® Strategic Partner of dSPACE GmbH and a MathWorks and ETAS Product Partner. The MES Academy collaborates with SAE International and LHP University.

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