From the Wires
Upverter Launches Cloud-Engineering Platform
Upverter Announces Major Upgrade Including Layout, Manufacturing and Simulation; Enables Thousands of Hardware 2.0 Companies
By: Marketwired .
Nov. 6, 2012 11:59 AM
TORONTO -- (Marketwire) -- 11/06/12 -- Upverter, the cloud-engineering platform for rapid hardware design, today announced it has publicly released a new major version, including a number of much sought after features centered around physical design and prototype manufacturing.
In addition to previously available collaborative schematic capture, community part maintenance, and design sharing features, Upverter has added a host of critical new features:
These features put the Upverter platform amongst the top professional ECAD packages available on the market today. Developers can start using Upverter, for free, at http://www.upverter.com.
Upverter is making product design cycles faster, by solving the three most critical problems getting in the way of hardware product companies, namely:
Cloud engineering is not a new idea. There are at least two dozen startups and a number of large companies currently converging on it. It has been talked about, and worked on for at least a decade, and yet remains an unsolved problem. The enterprise migration to the cloud is still in the early stages, but Upverter remains the largest actively designing community of electrical engineers, the largest open parts library, and the most advanced cloud-based design platform thus far.
"We believe that we all have the capacity to create revolutionary products. All it takes is aligning our energies towards a common goal. Yet most products don't ship on time -- the friction of collaboration, of communication, of getting access, and of the tools themselves all gets in the way," said Zak Homuth, co-founder and CEO of Upverter. "To take the next step in product development, we needed a fresh start. We created Upverter to help take that step; to improve the productivity of design teams, to ship product ahead of schedule."
Upverter is free to try. For more pricing information, visit http://www.upverter.com/pricing/.
Based in Toronto and funded by YCombinator, Upverter was founded by Zak Homuth, Stephen Hamer and Michael Woodworth in 2010.
For more information on Upverter, visit http://www.upverter.com/press/.
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