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New Online Altair Store Sells PBS Professional Software Licenses and Support 24/7 to Customers Worldwide

New online store enables PBS users and new customers to make credit card purchases of PBS units online anytime.

TROY, Mich., (October 08, 2008) – Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global provider of technology and services that empower innovation and decision-making, today announced the opening of The Altair Store, an automated online facility that enables customers to purchase and download PBS GridWorks software around the clock from any location. Each purchase will include downloadable PBS Professional code, a one-year software license, and PBS GridWorks support.

“This new self-service environment makes PBS Professional software available day or night to customers around the world who have an immediate need,” said Dr. Bill Nitzberg, chief technology officer, PBS GridWorks. “They can now use credit cards to acquire the software they need, without a purchase order or the assistance of telephone sales personnel, and have the software running on their systems in minutes. We see this on-demand purchasing service as an extension of the PBS GridWorks concept of on-demand computing.”

Existing GridWorks customers will be able to log on, select the software they need, enter credit card information, and start downloads. New customers can easily set up accounts online in just a few minutes. Altair’s unique unit-based licensing approach enables all users to get maximum value and utility from every PBS Professional license. PBS Professional is the first of the Altair product families to be offered through The Altair Store.



About Altair Engineering

Altair Engineering, Inc. empowers client innovation and decision-making through technology that optimizes the analysis, management and visualization of business and engineering information. Privately held with more than 1,400 employees, Altair has offices throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. With a 20-year-plus track record for product design, advanced engineering software and grid computing technologies, Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to customers in a broad range of industries. To learn more, please visit www.altair.com.



About PBS GridWorks

Altair’s PBS GridWorks is a suite of on-demand grid computing technologies that allows enterprises to maximize ROI on computing infrastructure assets. PBS GridWorks is the most widely implemented software environment for grid-, cluster- and on-demand computing worldwide. The suite’s flagship product, PBS Professional, provides a flexible, on-demand computing environment that allows enterprises to easily share diverse (heterogeneous) computing resources across geographic boundaries. www.pbsgridworks.com
Company contact:
William Butcher
Altair Engineering, Inc.
Tel.: +1.248.614.2400, ext. 321
media@altair.com
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