SOURCE: Adapx, Inc.

Adapx, Inc.

January 18, 2011 08:00 ET

Adapx Announces New Oil and Gas Customers and Technology Showcase at the 2011 Microsoft Global Energy Forum

Capturx Software for Digital Pens Instantly Captures Field Service Data So Teams Can Streamline Operations, Improve Cash Flow, and Improve Documentation for Compliance

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - January 18, 2011) - Adapx, the company that is changing the way mobile teams collect data and collaborate, today announced that its Capturx products for automating paperwork with digital pens have been adopted by Enbridge, operator of the world's longest crude oil pipeline system, and will be showcased at the Microsoft Global Energy Forum in Houston on January 18th. Many oil and gas firms face the challenges of meeting increasing demand for energy while also dealing with shortages in skilled workers and unprecedented compliance requirements. Capturx software helps oil and gas teams meet these challenges by streamlining their field inspection and service data capture with digital pens, so they can improve operational visibility, service equipment more efficiently, and ensure proper compliance documentation.

"As energy demand continues to increase, customers can't afford downtime," said David Phillips, Senior Geomatics Technologist at Enbridge. "With Capturx, our objective is to get immediate visibility to operations so we can quickly document, resolve, and prevent service issues in the field." Enbridge joins other oil and gas industry leaders, including Transwestern Pipeline, Colonial Pipeline, Universal Pegasus, and Reef Services, in automating field inspection and service paperwork with Capturx.

With Capturx, oil and gas producers, pipeline operators, and service providers can instantly capture data handwritten on ordinary paper forms, maps, and engineering plans using digital pens. The data can be transmitted immediately from the Bluetooth-enabled pens to the back office using cell phones or USB connections with PCs and laptops. The data is automatically integrated into the original Microsoft Office 2010 files, PDF files, GIS systems, or Microsoft Office SharePoint Server. As a result, teams can process field data faster and make better bottom-line decisions without the costs and delays of sending, scanning, or transcribing volumes of raw data from paper.

"Capturx provides a unique way for Microsoft's oil and gas customers to streamline paper-based data capture with SharePoint Server," said Craig Hodges, general manager of U.S. Manufacturing and Resources at Microsoft. "By eliminating scanning, data entry, and paper handling delays, Capturx makes it even easier to leverage SharePoint's powerful collaboration, workflow, and compliance capabilities to make faster and better informed decisions while reducing risk from missing documents."

Attendees of the 2011 Microsoft Global Energy Forum Exposition in Houston on January 18th can see a hands-on demo and learn more about Capturx in the event's partner showcase area.

More information about Capturx Solutions for Oil and Gas is also available online:

About Adapx:
Adapx is changing the way mobile teams collect data and collaborate with Capturx™ software for digital pens. A broad range of industries and agencies use Capturx products as natural interfaces into Microsoft Office, GIS, PDF files, and SharePoint through digital pens and voice. Mobile teams can immediately collect and access data in native file formats and systems without the delay and cost of transcribing paper or deploying mobile computers. Adapx has strategic relationships with Microsoft, ESRI, Lockheed Martin, In-Q-Tel, and works with standard digital pen technology from Anoto. For more information, please visit or follow Adapx on Twitter at

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