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Case study 1 / BMW / anyvex developed numerous interdepartmental, web-based applications for the intranet of the research and engineering centre (FIZ) of the BMW Group. The ANYFRAME Java web application framework, which was designed ...

Case study 1 / BMW / anyvex developed numerous interdepartmental, web-based applications for the intranet of the research and engineering centre (FIZ) of the BMW Group. The ANYFRAME Java web application framework, which was designed and provided by us, is the joint framework for all applications. Migrating external software into the BMW Central IT system requires consistent checking of the architecture, integrity, behaviour under load and security of the software in a standardised test and acceptance workflow.

All ANYFRAME web applications fulfilled the criteria required by BMW right away. We defined the use cases in tight cooperation with the users at BMW. The development of the user interfaces was iterative, using Perl-based prototypes. The solutions used by BMW included:

Virtual Safety XML: Administration and organisation of input and evaluation datasets for crash simulation in the field of driver/passenger safety during pre-series development.

Feature Fitment List: Table-oriented administration of safety components in vehicles, with provision of an Excel interface for data import and export.

Connect PDM: Integration platform for control and communication of different PDM systems and pre-processing tools used at BMW, in cooperation with Stuttgart University and the Federal Ministry for Education and Research. Reference project for the use of CORBA as middleware.

Our BMW supplier status enabled us successfully to negotiate several maintenance contracts for the operation of ANYFRAME web applications extending over several years.

Case study 2 / AUDI / After the successful introduction of the XViSa data management system at BMW, we succeeded in establishing the comparable Occupant Safety solution at ...

Case study 2 / AUDI / After the successful introduction of the XViSa data management system at BMW, we succeeded in establishing the comparable Occupant Safety solution at Audi AG. We coordinated the required adaptations of the applications to the IT environment of this globally successful automotive company in a series of sub-projects.

Case study 3 / T-Systems / Time management for staff members and external partners of T-Systems is handled on behalf of the whole company with a J2EE application that is integrated into the T-Systems e-business portal. We were awarded with ...

Case study 3 / T-Systems / Time management for staff members and external partners of T-Systems is handled on behalf of the whole company with a J2EE application that is integrated into the T-Systems e-business portal. We were awarded with a contract for planning and implementation of the complete holiday and stand-in planning area, as anyvex has excellent skills in GUI design. Our challenge was to capture the complex, role-based workflow in a user-friendly and intuitive manner with a web-based user interface. The solution designed by us found broad support and was shown at trade fairs and in presentations as a reference product for the time management system used.

Case study 4 / Krauss-Maffei Wegmann / anyvex has been closely cooperating as a strategic partner of Krauss-Maffei Wegmann in training and simulation ...

Case study 4 / Krauss-Maffei Wegmann / anyvex has been closely cooperating as a strategic partner of Krauss-Maffei Wegmann in training and simulation. We have, for example, developed a completely new method for the automated creation of infrared textures (IR view) used in the Leo II (Leopard II simulators for the Swedish armed forces). The temperature values determined are transferred back onto the original texture coordinates of the wire-frame model, based on thermo-analysis calculations for 3D models.

Numerous other activities for Krauss-Maffei Wegmann are evidence of excellent cooperation. Here is just a small selection:

Visual system optimisations and redesign (wheel simulation, German armed forces)

IT consulting with regard to visual system simulation (Swedish armed forces)

Interface concepts for the integration of external visual system components (INDRA, Leopard II, Spain)

Discussion, design and development of PC-based visual system prototypes (Gepard anti-aircraft tank, German armed forces)

PC-based scenario viewer (stealth overview / SteVe, desktop system for officers of the Federal Office of Defence Technology and Procurement, German armed forces)

IT consulting for the compilation of offers, for example, concerning the adaptation of visual systems (Federal Office of Defence Technology and Procurement)

Maintenance contracts for several years (operation, further development, knowledge: Gepard anti-aircraft tank, German armed forces)

Case study 5 / EADS / In 2005, the first, joint project with the European aeronautics and space company EADS (division for military air systems, Cassidian) was started. Since then we have ...

Case study 5 / EADS / In 2005, the first, joint project with the European aeronautics and space company EADS (division for military air systems, Cassidian) was started. Since then we have implemented several comprehensive tasks in complex projects concerning the Eurofighter and the A400M. Our software professionals have managed to create a series of products based on ANYCLIPSE, which became standards for the Eurofighter simulator (EFA ITD):

• Instructor Operator Station
• Tactical Scenario Display
• Scenario Overview Tool
• AWACS C2-Station

The C2 station is also used as a central control unit for different development and research projects (Eurofighter SAR image transmission and evaluation in cooperation with ESG and UAV-Project). This was possible because the application was based on the highly adaptable ANYCLIPSE framework, which can be tuned to new requirements within a short time (plug-in concept).

Since 2008, anyvex has handled the whole GUI development (in-game-GUI, instructor-GUI, student-GUI) for the Telerob EOD / IEDD robot training simulation.

Since 2010, anyvex has been planning the integration and upgrading activities in the EF ASTA project, including the components FCS (Flight Control System) and IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit).

Since 2011, anyvex has been developing a head-tracking-based solution for the simulation of the helmet visual system (Helmet Mounted Symbology System, HMSS) in the Eurofighter HEA (Helmet Equipment Assembly), which will be used in the Eurofighter 8-channel training dome.