GE Transportation has signed a three-year agreement for worldwide licensing of Fiper solutions from Engineous Software.

“GE will use our technology internally as a strategic, enterprise class integration framework to bring together their design engineering models and simulations,” Glenn Reis, vice president of business development for Engineous, tells Local Tech Wire. “Their other intent is to use this technology to serve as a B2B infrastructure for collaborative multi-disciplinary analysis to system level optimization.”

GE was one of the original partners with Engineous that teamed up to win a $21.5 million grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in 1999. The partners were tasked to develop a commercial, enterprise-class engineering analysis framework.

“General Electric has played a key role in the development of the early versions of Fiper as the principle investigator on the NIST contract,” said Richard Cedar, manager of GE Transportation’s master model and tools technology section Now with the official commercial release of Fiper v1.5 from Engineous Software, GET is ready to move into the next phase of adoption.”

Engineous recently released a 1.5 version of Fiper that delivers a web-based distributed engineering environment.