SOURCE: Adapx, Inc.

Adapx, Inc.

October 21, 2013 08:00 ET

Adapx Announces DoD Maintenance Evaluation With the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences, at the 2013 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition

Attendees Will See Demonstrations of Handwriting, Speech, and Sketch Data Capture Solutions From Adapx

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Oct 21, 2013) - Adapx, the leader in natural user interfaces, today announced results of a study conducted in collaboration with the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) with funding through their Commercial Technologies for Maintenance Activities (CTMA) program, at the 2013 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition. Featured demonstrations of Adapx's handwriting, speech, and sketch data capture solutions will be on display at booth #1540 from 21-23 October in Washington, DC.

"Our solutions not only enable maintenance support teams to efficiently ready equipment and assets for the mission at hand by simplifying paperwork, they also help warfighters more efficiently plan and execute missions through easy-to-use natural user interfaces," said Ken Schneider, CEO, Adapx.

"Maintenance teams across the Department of Defense work each day to efficiently inspect, repair, and modify DoD assets to ensure they are safe and reliable to perform their mission," said Rick Jarman, President & CEO of NCMS. "We look to integrate new technologies for the DoD in order to increase efficiencies, lower costs, and speed production. We saw a significant opportunity in Adapx's digital pen and paper solution. Through partnering with Adapx and the Naval Air Systems Command Fleet Readiness Center (NAVAIR FRCSW), we were able to facilitate the evaluation of digital pen and paper in a DoD production environment." 

"Over the course of a four-month study, through the use of digital pen technology, it was observed that machinists and NDI technicians were able to document inspection data 80% faster with fewer transcription errors. By expanding the use of this technology where pen and paper data collection is required, a 7-11 day maintenance cycle reduction could be achieved. We believe other DoD depots could experience similar benefits," said Rick Jarman, President & CEO of NCMS.

With the digital pen and paper solution, a depot can avoid the delays of manually entering thousands of inspection data points per piece of equipment. Now by simply filling out the same forms or marking-up technical drawings on digital paper, docking the digital pen, and reviewing the handwriting-to-text conversion, their data is routed through automated workflows -- speeding equipment readiness and enhancing process transparency. Learn more in the case study:

Stop by for a demo at booth #1540 throughout AUSA 2013 from 21-23 October in Washington, DC or learn more online:

How It Works:
Data Capture solutions from Adapx instantly capture and transmit actionable data with simple handwriting, speech, and sketch. For the handwritten solution, paper forms, maps, and schematics are completed with Anoto digital pens and the data is instantly recorded and transmitted to back-end systems and automated workflows -- reducing delays of paperwork tracking and manual entry. For the speech and sketch solution, spoken military jargon and sketches on workstations, Android tablets, handhelds, vehicle displays, and wall displays become digital courses of action and MIL-STD-2525b/c/d symbols fully integrated into CPOF, Google Earth, TIGR, JCR, and JBC-P systems -- no more delays from cumbersome menus and system-specific training.

About Adapx:
Capturx Solutions from Adapx speeds data capture and collaboration by turning natural speech, sketch, and handwriting into actionable data in Microsoft Office, SharePoint, CRM, ERP, GIS, C2, C4ISR systems, and many other back-end systems. By simply speaking and writing, teams get instant access to structured data collected on paper, touchscreens, mobile devices, and wall displays. A range of enterprises and agencies speed workflows and reduce risk by using Capturx to bypass data transcription from paper and cumbersome keyboard- and menu-driven interfaces. Adapx has strategic relationships with Microsoft, ESRI, In-Q-Tel, and works with standard digital pen technology from Anoto.

About the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS):
The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences, the largest cross industry collaborative Research & Development consortium in North America, is dedicated to driving innovation in commercial, defense, robotics, and environmentally sustainable manufacturing. NCMS has over 26 years of experience in the formation and management of complex, multi-partner collaborative R&D programs, and is backed by corporate members representing virtually every manufacturing sector. For more information on NCMS, visit

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