January 27, 2010 08:30 ET

Adapx Unveils New Capturx™ Mobile Software to Speed Data Collection With Bluetooth-Enabled Digital Pens and Cell Phones

Using Capturx™ Mobile With BlackBerry or Windows Mobile Devices, Handwritten Data Instantly Integrates Into Microsoft Office, SharePoint, and ESRI's ArcGIS to Streamline Field Operations

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - January 27, 2010) - Adapx ( today announced the availability of Capturx™ Mobile, enabling mobile workers to instantly send and share data collected on paper using Capturx digital pens with Bluetooth-enabled BlackBerry and Windows Mobile devices. Central teams can now get immediate access to field data without requiring workers to bring mobile computers, applications, or source files into the field. Mobile workers simply collect data on standard paper forms, notebooks, or maps and then Capturx instantly sends and automatically integrates handwritten data into Microsoft Office, SharePoint, or ArcGIS.

"We've been using Capturx for two years and we're looking forward to the addition of Capturx Mobile. From wildfires to the latest damage caused by last week's heavy rains, we can now use Capturx to help us manage data about fast changing situations," said Captain Michael Hoose, 15-year veteran of the Santa Barbara City Fire Department. "With the new Capturx Mobile capabilities, we can instantly collect and share immediate updates from any type of emergency situation which makes it safer for everyone."

Capturx Mobile: How It Works

Capturx Mobile supports the entire Capturx product line and is an add-on to Capturx Forms for Excel, Capturx for OneNote, Capturx for ArcGIS, and Capturx for SharePoint. Handwritten data can be sent from mobile devices through email or directly uploaded into SharePoint Server. In both scenarios, teams simply pair their Blackberry or Windows Mobile device with the Capturx digital pen. Data sent through email is instantly integrated into Microsoft Office or ArcGIS once the recipient opens the email message and attached file. With Capturx for SharePoint Server, Capturx Mobile automatically aggregates data from multiple field workers into central servers for immediate data access, workflow, and archiving.

Utility teams in the field, for example, can instantly document inspections and service records for pipelines or transmission lines. Teams simply fill out paper forms or update asset data on paper maps using field-ready digital pens. Copies of the forms and GIS updates are instantly sent through cell phones to central offices, where they are automatically integrated into ArcGIS or Microsoft Office. Central teams get immediate visibility to field conditions without requiring field teams to deploy mobile computers or custom applications. With instant copies of the original handwriting, teams dramatically reduce the compliance risks of missing documents. With the converted digital data, they can also easily trigger workflows or integrate data into other back-end field service and asset management systems.


Capturx Mobile for BlackBerry is available today and Capturx Mobile for Windows Mobile will be available in February. Detailed information can be found online at To order now, please call (877) 232-7903 or send email to

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, 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 partnerships 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

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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