Ascert Announces Driver Development Partnership Program

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Ascert’s program provides users new flexibilities in driver creation

Ascert announced today the creation of its Driver Development Partnership Program. The program provides members with the tools and commercial rights necessary for them to create and market their own automated test drivers based on the Driver Framework Standard (DFS) implemented by Ascert’s VersaTest Automator testing tool.

Key to this announcement is the availability of the Driver Development Kit (DDK) which was unveiled at the November 17, 2009 Ascert User Group Conference in London. “We’re excited about both the release of the DDK and the Driver Development Partner Program” says Rob Walker, Managing Partner at Ascert. “Taken together, they enable our partners to bring the automated testing functionality of VersaTest Automator into their organizations while also allowing them to benefit commercially from their development efforts.”

The DDK contains the tools necessary for development of drivers that conform to the Driver Framework Standard (DFS). Ascert’s DFS provides a comprehensive set of core functions that are common to all drivers. This unique methodology eliminates redundant code development and streamlines driver creation which translates to lower development costs.

DFS drivers also offer standardized test definition and operation. This enables them to operate as dual role drivers, allowing them to be usable for both functional and performance testing. “The DDK provides everything you need to build drivers for your own operation. We empower our customers by allowing them to either create their own drivers or to contract with us. Also, we enable approved external parties to benefit from the DDK via our partner program,” adds Walker.

The Driver Development Partnership Program is open to both individuals and organizations who wish to expand their experience, customer reach, and revenue opportunities. In addition to providing partners the technology, tools and licensing rights needed for them to develop their own drivers, Ascert will promote their efforts by making partner-developed drivers commercially available via the Ascert web site. For more information on becoming an Ascert partner, visit http://www.ascert.com/partners.html.

Company Background:
Ascert is recognized as a leading provider of premier testing software solutions. Ascert was founded in 1992 to provide automated software testing solutions that help companies measure the performance, reliability and scalability of their mission-critical back-end servers and applications. With over 100 clients worldwide, Ascert's products and services are used at some of the world's most successful companies. Off-the-shelf simulators include solutions for EFT testing, POS testing, ATM testing, IFX testing, EMV/chip card testing, ISO8583 testing and 3270 & 6530 terminal testing. Ascert’s custom simulators have been used for testing air traffic control systems and biometric payment systems. Ascert's products assist testing professionals across industry segments to better manage their testing processes and environments through an end-to-end tool set.

For more information on Ascert or its products, contact:

For inquiries in the America’s and Asia-Pacific:
Dr. Richard B. Greene, DBA
Ascert, LLC
759 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965, USA
Telephone: 1-415-339-8500
Toll Free: 1-877-ASCERT-IT Fax: 1-415-339-8501
http://www.ascert.com

For inquiries in Europe, Middle East, and Africa:
Mr. Mike Wainwright
Ascert, Limited
63 Mansell Street,
London, E1 8AN, England
Telephone: +44 (20) 7488 3470
Fax: +44 (20) 7488 3477
http://www.ascert.com

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