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Brüel & Kjær Joins Altair Partner Alliance with Noise, Vibration and Harshness Testing Software

Insight+ is now available for download by enabled HyperWorks users

TROY, Mich. – Sept. 16, 2015 – Altair today announced that Brüel & Kjær Sound & Vibration Measurement A/S has joined the Altair Partner Alliance (APA), bringing its noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) software, Insight+, to HyperWorks customers. Insight+ creates the ability to efficiently consider test and computer-aided engineering (CAE) data together to assist engineers in better understanding NVH contributions early in the design process.

"We are very excited about our partnership with Altair,” said Alun Crewe, Vice President, Strategic Marketing at Brüel & Kjær. “The combination of Altair’s simulation tools and the capabilities in Brüel & Kjær’s solutions creates an effective environment for subjective evaluation of vehicle NVH early in the vehicle design process. CAE analysts, NVH Evaluation teams and other decision makers, who may not be NVH experts, will be able to evaluate NVH design proposals at virtual prototype stage in the context of driving the final product. This enables improved, value-based decision-making, reduces the number of physical prototypes, ensures ‘right first time’ engineering and reduces time to market."

Insight+ allows users to test and evaluate source strengths and transfer functions and contributions on a system level, taking into account an entire vehicle’s interactions with its environment. The software makes it possible to listen to and analyze proposed engineering changes in the appropriate context in order to evaluate and rank design alternatives to assist NVH test and CAE engineers in sharing and developing ideas.

“Altair is thrilled to be adding Brüel & Kjær’s software to its NVH portfolio,” said David Mason, Vice President, Global Automotive at Altair. “The powerful capability of Insight+ to evaluate NVH testing and simulation data together, especially listening to the result, will enhance our customers’ ability to make critical decisions earlier in the design process.”

While mostly applicable in the automotive industry, Insight+ can help anticipate inadequate NVH conditions during the design process of any vehicle, resulting in quiet and comfortable experiences for all passengers and drivers.

Altair will also be presenting at the Brüel & Kjær Sound and Vibration Conference today and will discuss the partnership and how the software complements the HyperWorks suite.

To learn more about Brüel & Kjær and Insight+, register for the introductory webinar taking place October 6, 2015 at 9 a.m. EDT and 1 p.m. EDT, or visit the Brüel & Kjær solution page.



About the Altair Partner Alliance
Altair’s HyperWorks platform applies a revolutionary subscription-based licensing model in which customers use floating licenses to access a broad suite of Altair-developed, as well as third-party, software applications on demand. The Altair Partner Alliance effectively extends the HyperWorks Platform from more than 20 internally developed solutions to upwards of 60 applications with the addition of new partner applications. Customers can invoke these third-party applications at no incremental cost using their existing HyperWorks licenses. Customers benefit from unmatched flexibility and access, resulting in maximum software utilization, productivity and ROI. For more information about the Altair Partner Alliance, visit www.altairalliance.com.

About Brüel & Kjær Sound & Vibration Measurement A/S
Brüel & Kjær helps solve sound and vibration challenges, and develops advanced technology for measuring and managing sound and vibration. As a specialist in this domain, the company helps customers ensure component quality, enhance product performance and monitor operational compliance.

Over more than 70 years, many of Brüel & Kjær’s research and development people have become recognized global experts, who aid the scientific community and teach at renowned centres.

The application of experience and technology promotes quality and efficiency at every stage of a product’s life cycle: design, development, manufacture, deployment and operation. Through mastering sound and vibration, Brüel & Kjær helps to accelerate business growth and improves environmental quality.

Brüel & Kjær is a subsidiary of UK-based Spectris plc (www.spectris.com) which has annual sales of £1.1bn and employs around 7,500 people worldwide across its four business segments.

About Altair
Altair is focused on the development and broad application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for improved business performance. Privately held with more than 2,500 employees, Altair is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA and operates more than 45 offices throughout 24 countries. Today, Altair serves more than 5,000 corporate clients across broad industry segments. To learn more, please visit www.altair.com.

Media Contacts:
Altair Corporate/North America
Jennifer Korail
+1-248-304-1429
korail@airfoilgroup.com

Altair Europe, the Middle East and Africa
Evelyn Gebhardt
+49 6421 9684351
gebhardt@bluegecko-marketing.de

Brüel & Kjær Sound & Vibration Measurement A/S
Mette Temple
+45 77412125
mette.temple@bksv.com

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