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 (www.adapx.com) 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
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.
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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