Vibrant And ATA Launch VibraSuite For Mechanical Test & Analysis

Market-Leading Mechanical Test & Analysis Tools Are Combined With Common Token Licensing for New Levels of Productivity

SAN DIEGO and SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- ATA Engineering, Inc. (ATA), and Vibrant Technology, Inc., today jointly announced the launch of VibraSuite, new software that combines four separate market-leading mechanical test and analysis tools. VibraSuite uses a token-based software license server to give engineers access to a range of well-regarded software products from different vendors.

Token-based licensing has emerged as a more flexible and cost-effective software licensing solution for users. This is the first time it has been used to provide lower-cost access to complementary tools from different vendors.

VibraSuite incorporates ME'scope software from Vibrant with three related applications from ATA: ROTATE, Attune, and IMAT.

    *  ME'scope is one of the most widely used applications for extracting
       modal parameters and operating deflection shapes from mechanical test
       data.  ME'scope post-processes data from more than 40 different data
       acquisition systems and offers special user interfaces for over 15 high
       channel-count systems, including Bruel & Kjaer, VXI Technology, Data
       Physics, Sony, Oros, O1dB, and Larson Davis.

    *  ROTATE, recently acquired by ATA from Vold Solutions, also
       post-processes test data from a large number of data acquisition
       systems for high-precision extraction of harmonics, orders, resonances,
       and transients in complex operating data.  ROTATE's unique diagnostic
       graphics and torsional vibration decoding algorithms are used daily by
       many kinds of engineers, ranging from rotating-machinery maintenance
       specialists and gas turbine makers to Formula One and NASCAR racecar

    *  Attune offers the very latest technology for semiautomatically
       adjusting and refining a finite-element dynamics model to correlate
       with test data.

    *  IMAT software is a high-level library of MATLAB(TM) functions that
       enable engineers to further integrate and customize their mechanical
       test and analysis tasks.

All VibraSuite component applications are integrated by common file formats. For example, any frequency, order, or time-based vibration data extracted by ROTATE can be displayed in ME'scope as an animated operating deflection shape. Transients are animated versus time to fully visualize and help diagnose the most complex phenomena.

VibraSuite will be introduced at IMAC 2006, a conference sponsored by the Society for Experimental Mechanics, held in St. Louis, Mo., from January 30 to February 2, 2006. The product will be sold as a low-cost token-based license system, so that customers can increase or decrease their software licensing and control costs based on varying project workloads. VibraSuite tokens can be purchased directly from a new custom website, The product will also be sold and supported by Vibrant and ATA resellers worldwide.

About ATA Engineering

Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., with offices in Los Angeles; Herndon, Va., and Boulder, Colo., ATA Engineering, Inc., is a high-value provider of analysis-driven and test-driven design solutions for structural, mechanical, electro-mechanical and aerospace products. ATA's staff have been providing advanced test and analysis solutions to manufacturers of highly engineered products for more than 25 years. In particular, ATA is widely recognized as a leading provider of structural dynamics and modal test services and test-analysis correlation to the aerospace community. For more information visit

ATA acquired the VSI ROTATE and ROTATE PLUS software products and related assets from Vold Solutions Inc. in May 2005. Dr. Havard Vold, the principal architect of ROTATE, has joined ATA Engineering as Vice President and Senior Technical Fellow. As part of ATA, Dr. Vold will continue to be responsible for future ROTATE developments and directions.

About Vibrant Technology Inc.

Vibrant Technology, headquartered in Scotts Valley, Calif., was founded in 1991. Vibrant is a leader in developing and marketing software tools for post processing noise and vibration test data. Vibrant Technology software is used by structural testing and machinery maintenance professionals in a wide variety of industries including automotive, aerospace, power generation, paper mills, chemical plants, steel mills, semiconductor manufacturing, sporting goods manufacturing and construction equipment.

The primary product of Vibrant Technology is the ME'scopeVES Visual Engineering Series. ME'scopeVES is designed to aid engineers and technicians working on vibration and acoustics troubleshooting, new product research and development, predictive maintenance, manufacturing quality control, and monitoring of critical machines and structures. ME'scopeVES is also available worldwide through a network of sales representatives and OEMs.

Vibrant's principals have a total of 60 years experience in the design and development of noise and vibration testing and analysis systems. Dr. Mark Richardson, CEO and President of the company, was also a founder in 1979 of Structural Measurement Systems (SMS), the developer of the popular Star Modal and Star Struct packages.

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    Miles Parker
    Parker Group
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    Kyle C. Indermuehle
    Manager, Software Products
    ATA Engineering, Inc.
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    +1 (858) 480-2058

    Bryan Richardson
    Manager, Sales and Marketing
    Vibrant Technology, Inc.
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CONTACT: Miles Parker of Parker Group, +1-401-272-1510,
Email Contact, for ATA Engineering, Inc.; or Kyle C. Indermuehle,
Manager, Software Products of ATA Engineering, Inc., +1-858-480-2058,
Email Contact; or Bryan Richardson, Manager, Sales and
Marketing of Vibrant Technology, Inc., Email Contact

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