Adapx Previews Groundbreaking Multimodal Product for ArcGIS and Showcases New Customers at 2009 ESRI User Conference

SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Jul 08, 2009 -- Adapx ( today announced new customers, a new product preview, and details of their participation at the 2009 ESRI User Conference held July 11-17 at the San Diego Convention Center. Conference attendees will be the first to experience Multimodal Capturx™ for ArcGIS, the next phase of Natural User Interface technology from Adapx. Teams can use multiple modes of input -- handwriting, sketch, and voice -- to more quickly and accurately navigate, annotate and create objects in ArcGIS with Tablet PCs, touch screens, and smart white boards. Adapx will also showcase new customers such as the City of Boise which joins NASA, Holland America Cruise Lines, the Port of Seattle, the US Army, DARPA, and the Phoenix Police Department, among hundreds of others using Capturx to automatically integrate handwritten data on paper maps and forms into ESRI® ArcGIS Desktop and Microsoft Office.

"Capturx is a simple, inexpensive solution that solves a problem that we've had for years," said Eric Wing, GIS system analyst at the City of Boise.

The City of Boise Fire Department uses Capturx for ArcGIS to update the fire map books used by every fire fighter to keep up to date on changing facilities and infrastructure conditions across the city. Prior to Capturx, the team updated inaccurate addresses and misplaced fire hydrants using Wite-Out® and ball point pens. Hand-annotated maps were transcribed by hand, photocopied, and then distributed to a network of 15 fire stations and 25 companies .The process took time, resources, and resulted in out-of-date map books.

The team now collects data on printed maps using digital pens and Capturx software, which automatically integrates the data into ArcGIS for immediate sharing across the network. The Fire department estimates that they've cut the process of markups and updating from 30 hours to 4 hours per month -- allowing the team to focus more time on protecting Boise lives and property instead of administrative tasks.

Adds Wing, "Most importantly, we've improved our overall workflow which ultimately saves the city a significant amount of time and money."

To view a complete case study on how The City of Boise is using Capturx for ArcGIS, visit the Adapx Web site at:

Educational Seminars and Demonstrations

Attendees of the ESRI User Conference can meet many of the customers listed above and learn more about their success with Capturx products at the following educational seminars and demonstrations:

Conference Session: "GIS for Wildland Fire"

Presented by Tom Patterson, ESRI Wildland Fire Specialist
July 12 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Balboa Room, Marriott Hotel & Marina, San Diego

Conference Session: "City of Nashua Terrorist Drills"

Presented by Angelo Marino, GIS Manager, City of Nashua
July 14 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Room 17B, San Diego Convention Center

Exhibit Hall: "Defense and Intelligence Showcase: Multimodal GIS"

Presented by Scott Lind, VP of Sales Engineering, Adapx
July 14 & 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; July 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30
ESRI UC Vendor Exhibit Hall, San Diego Convention Center

Special Interest Group Meeting: "Mobile Data Collection with Digital Pen Technology"

Discussion by Ken Schneider (Adapx), Angelo Marino (City of Nashua), Eric
Wing (City of Boise), and Michael Hoose (Santa Barbara Fire)
July 15 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Room 14B, San Diego Convention Center

In addition, live product demonstrations of Multimodal Capturx for ArcGIS, Capturx for ArcGIS, and Capturx Forms for Excel will be held at the Adapx booth #604.

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 CAD systems through digital pens and voice. 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, Autodesk, ESRI, Lockheed Martin, In-Q-Tel, and works with standard digital pen technology from Anoto. For more information, please visit, send email to Email Contact, or follow Adapx on Twitter at Capturx products are available on the GSA Schedule [GS-35F-0131R] or through ESRI.

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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