March 03, 2008 08:00 ET

Adapx and Lockheed Martin to Make Field-Ready Digital Pen and Paper Software Solution Available to the Military and Intelligence Sectors

Capturx™ Instantly Converts Handwritten Notes, Sketches, and Mapping Into Digital Data, Enabling Federal Agencies to Access Time-Sensitive, Mission-Critical Information

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - March 3, 2008) - Adapx ( today announced an agreement with Lockheed Martin to market and sell the Capturx™ product suite to its customers. The cooperation agreement between Adapx and Lockheed Martin represents both companies' commitment to furthering federal agencies' ability to effectively collect and disseminate mission-critical data. The Capturx product suite integrates with existing government applications and operates in harsh climates and extreme field conditions commonly encountered by military personnel and federal agents. The Capturx patent-pending software platform automatically translates handwritten notes, sketches and mapping into electronic formats so data is instantly available and actionable.

"Opportunities for data collection and distribution particularly within defense, intelligence and homeland security arenas are vast," says Lou Kratz, vice president of focused logistics at Lockheed Martin. "We are uniquely positioned to respond to our government's needs for reliable field data management solutions with a proven digital pen and paper software platform. "

Three Simple Steps Turn Ink into Digital Data

Capturx enables users to collect field data with the preferred method of pen and paper by:

   1. Collecting information in the field using the digital pen to annotate
      drawings, maps or journals. The information is then converted to
      digital ink as it's written.

   2. Uploading data directly from the digital pen to a computer system.
      Capturx seamlessly integrates with business-critical applications
      from Microsoft, ESRI, Autodesk, and more.

   3. Integrating field notes and annotations with the original map,
      drawing, journal, database or form using software, which interprets
      the incoming data.

"Military field personnel are exposed to a variety of field situations, from extreme dust and wind to torrential rain and mud. Under these adverse conditions, it's a challenge to disseminate the mission-critical, time sensitive data collected during military operations. We are excited about developing such solutions for our customers with Adapx," explained Mike Thomas, president of Lockheed Martin's Global Security Solutions company.

"We are fortunate to have formed a strong relationship with Lockheed Martin that leverages our collective expertise to positively impact the work of some our nation's most important operations," said Ken Schneider, president and CEO of Adapx. "The Capturx product suite has the power to drastically simplify and streamline the data collection process, and ultimately advance the depth of decision-making among agencies by bringing relevant observations from the field to the office without any extra effort."

About Lockheed Martin

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products, and services.

About Adapx

Adapx is changing the economics of field data management with its enterprise-ready digital pen and paper software platform for the GIS, Geospatial, CAD, and forms markets. Designed to help both field workers and business executives, Capturx allows organizations to capture actionable intelligence from any extreme environment and make real-time decisions in and outside the office. Leading enterprises and government agencies rely on Adapx to derive value from every field-based interaction to increase operational efficiencies and competitive advantage. Privately held and headquartered in Seattle, Washington, the company has partnerships with ESRI, Autodesk, Microsoft, and Anoto. For more information, please visit

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