April 11, 2006 16:25 ET

Dimension 5 Solutions Using Mi-Co's Software Platform to Build Tablet PC and Digital Ink Applications for the AEC Industry

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC and ROSEVILLE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 11, 2006 -- Dimension 5 Solutions, a software and services provider focusing on the AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) industry, and Mi-Co, the mobile information and data capture company, announced today the signing of a strategic integration alliance and development agreement. Under the structure of this alliance, Dimension 5 will use the Mi-Forms Software Development System to expand the Encompass product line by providing digital ink and Tablet PC data capture applications to their customers.

The Encompass Product Suite focuses on interoperability, collaboration and data collection, allowing customers to streamline the management of emails, faxes, scanned documents and Web data by taking advantage of the parsing, routing, storage and retrieval features that the Encompass software provides. Many large general contractors as well as retail and government owners in the AEC industry are already using Encompass to automate the capture of project information. Custom workflow rules route the data to the appropriate user or group for review and approval. Once approved, the information can be submitted to any database within the enterprise -- such as a central project management or accounting system, for example -- to automatically create new records or update existing ones.

Using the Mi-Forms Software System, Dimension 5 Solutions will now extend their offerings and fully support the Tablet PC for mobile data capture with Mi-Co's forms automation and handwriting recognition software. This extension of functionality will allow customers to collect data digitally at the source of creation through the use of their standard forms and processes. Once collected, information can automatically be sent to the client's project management database from any location.

"This is an excellent use of Mi-Co technology," said Carolee Nail, Mi-Co Vice President of Operations. "Mi-Forms Software allows electronic handwritten input for workers that require mobility, have a wealth of pen and paper processes and require accurate and timely information. When you think about construction industry personnel, these requirements top the list. Dimension 5 Solutions understands this market and Mi-Co is truly pleased to form this partnership."

"The partnership with Mi-Co provides Dimension 5 Solutions with a mature, robust, and flexible platform to develop and deploy mobile solutions focused on increasing the efficiencies of data exchange. Extending the Encompass product line to include mobile solutions further extends our data collection and receiving capabilities and will bring tremendous value to the AEC Industry, "said Lance Tressler, President and CEO of Dimension 5 Solutions. "Mi-Co personnel are experts in the field of mobile technologies and we are extremely pleased about our partnership. "

Dimensions 5 will use the Mi-Forms platform to build digital writing applications and products for their customers and organizations in the AEC industry. The Mi-Forms development platform provides Dimension 5 Solutions with the capabilities to develop applications for data capture with flexible forms design, highly accurate handwriting data capture and recognition, comprehensive data quality processes, and robust communication with the Encompass back-end systems.

About Dimension 5 Solutions

Dimension 5 Solutions, Inc. (D5) offers end-to-end products and services for capturing, creating, managing, parsing, routing, reporting, and processing project-related data. D5's product and service solutions provide the key elements for incorporating leading-edge technologies to solve critical business issues, while providing flexible solutions that enforce site-defined controls and standards. D5's flagship product suite, Encompass, is integrated tightly with Prolog Manager and other AEC Project Management Application and serves as the core foundation to assist customers with managing various forms of project-related data, including email, fax, web, scanned documents, data files, notifications, and global reports.

Dimension 5 Solutions corporate office is located in Roseville, CA with resellers throughout the US. Visit for more information on D5 products and services.

About Mi-Co

Mi-Co, the mobile information and data capture company, provides digital writing software that enables an efficient and effective process for capturing and communicating handwritten data. Mi-Co's enterprise Mi-Forms Software System enables flexible e-forms design for data capture using digital ink. In addition, Mi-Forms Software has proven capabilities for handwriting interpretation, touch-screen input, verification, data validation and communication of forms-based data for enterprise users. Mi-Forms supports Tablet PCs, UMPCs, Digital Pens, Pocket PCs and signature capture devices. The company is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina and has a Washington customer service center. For more information on Mi-Co, visit

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