16 March 2017 – Absolute Data Group (ADG) continues to soar in 2017 with Lufthansa Technik announcing this week it is embracing OneStrand AIR for authoring technical documents to the ASD S1000D Specification (see announcement).

OneStrand AIR is the first and only flexible cloud-based S1000D Common Source Database available globally. It utilises ADG’s R4i S1000D software as its platform for delivery to customers around the world.

Lufthansa Technik will utilise OneStrand AIR to author technical manuals for its inflight entertainment and cabin management system nice®, with more projects to follow.

The announcement comes hot on the heels of Virgin Galactic purchasing the R4i S1000D Software Suite for installation and use in-house (see announcement). Virgin Galactic is utilising the technology to create, manage and leverage technical information vital to the operation and maintenance of their human spaceflight systems.

S1000D is the international specification for technical publications utilising a common source database. Developed over the past 20 years, S1000D has become a highly-regarded specification used globally across several sectors including defence, aerospace, transport and manufacturing.

With an increase in the number of civilian and defence air component manufacturers requiring software that is S1000D compliant, ADG is reaping the benefits with more and more air programs selecting their joint venture company, OneStrand LLC, as their go to team.

According to ADG CEO Tammy Halter, their ability to provide S1000D software in a flexible, hosted environment is positioning them as the industry leader, hence attracting high profile clients like
Lufthansa Technik.

“In an industry first, we are making access to S1000D solutions cheaper and easier with our new hosted platform OneStrand AIR,” said Ms Halter. “It is the first modular S1000D publishing suite offered as an online subscription service, enabling organisations to create, manage and deliver S1000D compliant technical information without the need to purchase software and infrastructure.

“This enables individuals or teams to access and distribute content regardless of location while being supported by S1000D consultants, trainers and technicians. Other software suppliers can no longer hide behind exorbitant pricing often associated with working with S1000D data.”

ADG plans to continue expanding in other verticals such as civilian shipping and rail manufacturing, where the S1000D specification is being increasingly used due to the benefits of data re-use; from design and engineering, through to training, maintenance, operations and parts management through-life.

About Absolute Data Group (ADG)

ADG is headquartered in Brisbane and was founded in 1997 as an SGML consulting business. Today ADG is recognised worldwide for its innovative and user-friendly S1000D software suite.

About OneStrand

ADG is a joint venture partner of OneStrand LLC, a full-service company offering hosted and installed S1000D software, authoring services and support to best manage critical technical content in the aerospace, defence and transport industries.

Media Contacts:

Margot Furlonger, Holy Mackerel Group, ph 0422 548 323 or margot@holymackerel.com.au
Tammy Halter, CEO, ADG, ph +61 7 3832 6888 or thalter@absolutedata.com