Zuken Launches E3.Harness Analyzer and Acquires Software IP to Enhance Automotive Solutions
Intedis technology boosts Zuken automotive development activities
WESTFORD, Mass. – Zuken announces the launch of E3.HarnessAnalyzer and the acquisition of the tool-related intellectual property (IP) of electrical and electronics engineering specialist Intedis. The newly-launched product E3.Harness Analyzer, which is based on an existing Intedis product, offers efficient collaboration for the automotive harness industry. It complements Zuken’s automotive technology portfolio formed around the market-leading E3.series and Cabling Designer, which have been created through years of experience and in cooperation with the world’s principal automotive OEMs.
Zuken’s IP acquisition agreement with Intedis includes all product rights and the responsibility for their software development business and all related investment, maintenance and customer support.
E3.Harness Analyzer is a powerful tool for viewing and analyzing harness drawings in the standard HCV container data format, which combines KBL (physical data model) and SVG (vector graphics) data. The tool supports efficient collaboration through powerful analysis, redlining, and version compare functionality. These features provide a new level of ease-of-use when sharing the comprehensive harness design model and documents with internal or external project teams.
Several leading OEMS have implemented E3.Harness Analyzer into their wire harness design process. With its powerful search, analysis and compare functionality for complex schematics, they find that E3.Harness Analyzer gives their engineers a valuable tool for internal engineering processes and collaboration with suppliers.
“First of all, Zuken is committed to supporting Intedis’ existing customers and tools.” He continues, “And we are excited about the opportunities this IP gives us as it perfectly complements Zuken’s powerful technology portfolio. It will help us continue to create solutions that offer substantial benefits for customers in the global automotive industry,” Reinhold Blank, Business Director Automotive at Zuken, said.
The acquisition from Intedis adds to the resources of Zuken’s recently established global Automotive and Transportation Competence Center in Germany. It also includes products and technologies for wire harness engineering and electrical/electronic architecture tools. Zuken will develop and integrate these modules into its product portfolio to expand their market-leading solutions for electrical system design and engineering.