March 17, 2008 08:00 ET

Adapx Named 2008 New Partner of the Year by ESRI

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - March 17, 2008) - Adapx (, the company that is changing the economics of field data management, announced today that it has received ESRI's 2008 New Partner of the Year award for the Olympia region. Adapx's CEO, Ken Schneider, was honored last night at the ESRI Worldwide Business Partner Conference held at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

The New Partner of the Year Award recognizes companies that have been an ESRI Business Partner for less than two years. In that short time, these business partners have shown outstanding success in areas such as sales growth, innovative product marketing, successful teaming with ESRI, or developing new market areas.

"This acknowledgement represents Adapx's outstanding and innovative contributions to field data management," said Dean Garner, hardware solutions sales and partner relations manager at ESRI. "Adapx optimizes the value of GIS with the industry's first enterprise-ready digital pen and paper software solution. We look forward to an ongoing partnership with Adapx as they continue to evolve and develop a best of breed solution that is designed for the way people work in the field."

"Being recognized as one of the top new partners by ESRI is a true honor," said Ken Schneider, president and CEO at Adapx. "This award is a result of the 8 years of research and development that has gone into designing our solution and a reflection of the dedicated work and commitment to excellence of everyone here at Adapx. With ESRI's vision and proven industry experience combined with our intuitive and feature rich product, we are offering the best end-to-end solution for collecting GIS field data."

Capturx for ArcGIS Desktop: Turning Ink into Action

Capturx for ArcGIS Desktop is a fully integrated GIS software solution that electronically enables paper-based field mapping with a digital pen and standard paper for government, utilities, engineering, natural resources, and various other industries. With Capturx, ESRI customers simply upload field annotations from paper maps directly into ESRI's ArcGIS software without any manual data entry, making handwritten GIS information instantly available in a digital format and ready to share with colleagues. The digital pen stores data and once docked in its station transforms it into geodatabase features. Capturx for ArcGIS Desktop is a powerful, simple, digital data collection solution that empowers ArcGIS Desktop users to collect GIS data with pen and paper.

There are three core components of the Capturx for ArcGIS Desktop solution:

The Capturx for ArcGIS Desktop software platform - Only Capturx offers a software platform that interprets information back and forth from the field to computer. After paper maps have been marked up, the software platform translates the digital ink captured in Penx as geodatabase features available in ArcGIS Desktop.

The Penx digital pen - Penx, the field-ready digital pen, writes on paper with regular ink and simultaneously records pen strokes as digital ink. The durable construction is designed to go in even the harshest climates and conditions and ranks higher in convenience by users than rugged PCs and tablets. Penx is designed for the way people work, with virtually no training required.

Digital paper - Any standard paper up to A2 (16.5 x 23.4) can be used to print the ArcMap-designed map. Most color, high-resolution and PostScript Level 2 printers can imprint the special digital pen-enabling pattern of dots recognized by Penx.

About ESRI

Founded in 1969, ESRI ( is the world leader in the GIS software industry. ESRI offers innovative solutions that help users create, manage, analyze, and display information to make timely decisions and solve problems they encounter every day. ESRI's comprehensive product line ranges from desktop GIS to GIS for the enterprise.

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, Microsoft, and Anoto. For more information, please visit

Adapx and Capturx, and their respective logos are trademarks, registered trademarks, or service marks of Adapx Corporation. Other products and company names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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