April 22, 2008 08:00 ET

Adapx Named "Cool Vendor" by Leading Analyst Firm

Vendors Selected for the "Cool Vendor Report" Are Innovative, Impactful, and Intriguing

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - April 22, 2008) - Adapx (, the company that is changing the economics of field data management, announced today that the company has been included in the list of "Cool Vendors" in the "Cool Vendors in Emerging Technologies, 2008" report(1) by Gartner, Inc. Adapx was one of eight companies covered in the report. The award-winning Capturx product line enables teams to improve field data collection and decision making with software that seamlessly integrates hand-written notes, sketches, and mark-ups on printed maps, designs and notebooks with leading Office, CAD, and GIS software.

According to the Gartner report, "These vendors bring intriguing opportunities to technology provider, investor, and IT user communities." The report continues, "These vendors offer technologies that can solve specialized business problems or create new market opportunities." In the recommendation section for IT managers, the report concludes: "Review these technologies as part of a portfolio to improve operational efficiency, or deliver new products to internal and external customers."

"Capturx was designed to simplify the process of collecting and sharing field information for a broad range of organizations that need quick and accurate data access," said Ken Schneider, president and CEO of Adapx. "The natural digital pen interface and direct integration into leading software applications enables an easy-to-use solution with immediate results. We are proud to be included in the list of Cool Vendors by Gartner."

Capturx: Turning Ink into Action

The Capturx product line is used by a broad range of industries and agencies to speed and improve field data collection. As portable and easy-to-use as pen and paper, Capturx can be used where PCs and PDAs aren't practical -- at a fraction of the total cost. Using normal paper and ink, the digital pen digitizes and stores field notes, sketches, GIS, CAD, and forms information. Once the digital pen is connected to your PC the data is instantly available for sharing with colleagues through leading software applications from Microsoft, ESRI, and Autodesk.

Field teams no longer have to wait for paper-based data to be delivered, interpreted, and re-entered. With Capturx, vital field information can be shared more quickly, allowing improved decision making and efficient use of team resources.

About Gartner's Cool Vendors Selection Process

Gartner's listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products, and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.

Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn't do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner's interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.

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

1) Gartner, Inc. "Cool Vendors in Emerging Technologies 2008" by Martin Reynolds et al, April 16, 2008

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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