The Reactis Communicator
IN THIS INSTALLMENT:
Reactis V2006 Now Available
We are pleased to announce the availability of Reactis V2006, which includes numerous new features and enhancements since the previous major release in May of 2005. Some highlights are below. For more details please see the revision history in the Reactis User's Guide which is included in the distribution and is also available from: https://reactive-systems.com/products.msp The following are some of the features added since V2005.
New Test Suite File Format
The V2006 Reactis release introduces a new file format for test suites (.rst files). The new format allows Reactis to access a test suite directly on disk instead of requiring the entire suite to be loaded in memory. The format enables Reactis to manipulate dramatically larger test suites. The new capability is especially useful when importing very large test suites created outside of Reactis. The new format also enables several other new features including the following:
New Tools for Covering Timer Conditions
Creating tests that cause interruptible timer conditions to reach their end value is often a challenge. An interruptible timer condition is a model variable that changes its value from a start value to an end value by some increment. In such cases, it is often possible for the variable to be reset to its start value as the system executes. V2006 includes several new features to assist you in creating tests that cause timer conditions to reach their end values.
Enhanced Model Navigation
License Manager Enhancements
Newly-Supported Simulink / Stateflow Features
V2006 adds support for many new Simulink blocks and features. Some of these are listed below.
RSI Logs Strong Growth in 2005
We are pleased to report that 2005 was a good year for Reactis. The number of companies using Reactis almost doubled and, due to strong growth within existing customers, active licenses more than doubled. Use of Reactis increased in both the automotive and aerospace sectors.
Model-Based Testing with Reactis at Azure Dynamics
A recent article published on The MathWorks website describes how a Model-Based Design process that includes Reactis helped Azure Dynamics achieve a level of test coverage "reserved for highly regulated industries." The Azure team uses Reactis in the development of hybrid-electric and electric powertrain applications. The article is no longer available on the MathWorks site.
Revamped Reactis FAQs Now Available
A new version of the Reactis FAQs is now available from the RSI website. It has been reorganized for easier navigation and includes numerous new questions and answers. Please keep the questions coming... The FAQs may be found at:
Jump-Start Reactis Deployment with On-Site TrainingReactive Systems now offers one- and two-day Reactis training courses delivered by a qualified instructor at your site. The hands-on courses include numerous exercises to introduce engineers to model-based testing and validation with Reactis. No prior experience with Reactis is required. For more information on the cost-effective way to spread the benefits of Reactis within your organization, please send email to email@example.com or call 703-534-6458.
The Reactis Team
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