Altair, a specialist in computational science and artificial intelligence (AI), has announced that it has acquired Cassini, a next-generation cloud native technology for Industry 4.0.

The acquisition deepens Altair’s expertise in this space and strengthens its ability to offer digital thread solutions via the Altair One cloud platform.

A digital thread provides a 360-degree view of conceptualised product data, helping to streamline and accelerate new product development, and helps to improve processes that link the digital and physical worlds.

“Cassini brings innovative technology and an incredibly talented team to Altair.” said James R. Scapa, founder and chief executive officer, Altair. “Upon integration, customers will have a comprehensive view of digital thread activities in the simulation portion of the PLM value chain, creating a differentiated journey and value for design engineers, simulation engineers, production engineers, engineering data scientists, and IT/ HPC administrators.”

The ability to manage high fidelity system data of all types across engineering, quality, service, and more is seen as being critical to fully unlocking the potential of AI-based simulations.

Altair One’s simulation data management capabilities coupled with Cassini’s applications and technology will provide a closed loop product verification and validation platform.

Cassini is based in Hyderabad, India.