Autodesk to Trial Laser-Scan Technology
OracleWorld, Copenhagen, June 26, 2002 - Laser-Scan announces today
undertaking a technical assessment with Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), the
world's leading design and digital content creation company, of Laser-Scan's
product, Radius Topology.
This collaboration is in line with Autodesk's strategy to team up with key
partners to offer unique, value-added applications on top of its GIS and
Civil Solutions lines. Similarly, it is Laser-Scan's channel strategy to
work with world-leading GIS vendors.
Radius Topology is an advanced spatial processing environment, which extends
Oracle's latest technology Oracle9i and provides dramatic improvements to
the speed and quality of spatial data handling in such an environment.
Customers using Oracle9i software and Autodesk GIS solutions, for example
Autodesk Map Series and Autodesk MapGuide, can continue unchanged while
Radius Topology works behind the scenes, automatically adding topological
intelligence to data.
What's more, no specialist knowledge is necessary; Laser-Scan's Radius
Topology will bring the advantages of GIS solutions, such as those offered
by Autodesk, to all users within the IT environment.
Michel Rives, Manager, Sales Development & Strategic Partnerships for
Autodesk Europe, Middle-East and Africa says:
"As a worldwide leader in GIS offering comprehensive desktop, web-based and
mobile mapping software packages, the value to customers that can be
potentially added through Radius Topology is exciting. We are pleased to be
involved with Laser-Scan at such an early product phase."
Laser-Scan's Oracle Programme Director Steven Ramage comments:
"We're very pleased to be working with one of the world's largest geospatial
companies. This assessment comes at a time when we are embarking on the
initial phases of the Radius programme. Laser-Scan's objective is to
provide Radius Topology as a natural extension for Autodesk and Oracle
Steve Hagan, Vice President, Server Technologies, Oracle Corporation adds:
"Laser-Scan is a recognized leader in the delivery of robust solutions for
topology management. Oracle9i Database and its Oracle Spatial features give
Laser-Scan's new Radius technology the performance and flexibility for even
the most demanding applications."
Laser-Scan delivers world-class, innovative business solutions for
geographic information. Our technology is the result of over 25 years
experience in the development of market leading database products.
Laser-Scan offers a new approach to exploiting location data in enterprise
Laser-Scan is a member of the YEOMAN Group plc.
Founded in 1982, Autodesk, Inc., is the world's leading design and digital
media creation, management, and distribution company. The company serves a
diverse portfolio of markets, including building design, geographic
information systems, manufacturing, digital media, and wireless data
services. By delivering tools that foster innovation and creativity,
Autodesk helps customers throughout the value chain leverage digital design
data to work better, faster, and smarter. With annual revenues of $936
million, Autodesk is one of the largest global software companies.
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