August 30, 2011

TTTech, the leading supplier of dependable networking solutions based on time-triggered technology and modular safety platforms, and Tieto, a leading enterprise in the IT services and product engineering sector in Europe, are announcing their strategic partnership in the area of industrial networking based on TTEthernet. TTTech's open TTEthernet network technology enables time-triggered communication over standard Ethernet networks in all areas of application. This collaboration will allow the two companies to meet the rising demands of industry and end customers with regard to application safety.

TTTech's role in this cooperative effort will be to contribute its expert knowledge in the area of reliable time-triggered networks, while Tieto's most important contribution will be its application and integration know-how. The goal of this partnership is to work together with customers world-wide in the area of industrial networking with TTEthernet, and to offer scalable, safe solutions as well as more efficient development. Tieto will focus primarily on customization, hardware and software, integration, network migration, network management software and network configuration of TTEthernet technology, while TTTech provides TTEthernet standard products.

In addition to its use in industrial areas, for example medical or energy technology, TTEthernet is suitable for applications in aerospace as well as for the automotive and commercial vehicle industries. Based on experiences in several aviation programs and other industries, TTTech developed this Ethernet solution fulfilling the highest requirements with regard to safety and scalability.

"With TTTech we've gained a competent partner for projects for Ethernet-based industrial networking", says Olaf Dicker, Vice President Business Unit Industrial R&D at Tieto. "TTEthernet makes it possible to take system-wide network technology to internationally established Ethernet standards, thus unlocking savings potential that increases competitiveness. TTTech's and Tieto's expertise offers our customers not only cost benefits, but also increased reliability and quality, as well as new functionality in industrial networking due to the cross-industry competencies of both companies."

"We are very much looking forward to our collaboration with Tieto. What we offer in the area of safe networking is optimally complemented by Tieto's extensive experience, project support and services for embedded system development", says Georg Kopetz, Managing Director of TTTech Computertechnik AG.

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