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Monday, December 17th, 2007

Hurd Rolland plans digital route with Océ in castle

PR – Hurd Rolland, a firm with an international reputation within the architecture field, has cemented its 30-year relationship with Océ through a new digital investment at an historic castle. Mary Queen of Scots was once a regular visitor to Rossend Castle, which is still said to be haunted by a ghost.

Monday, December 17th, 2007

Siemens receives its biggest ever rail automation order in America

PR – Siemens Transportation Systems (TS) has received its biggest ever rail automation order in America from the Canadian transit authority Go Transit. Siemens will upgrade the entire signaling and communication systems in and around Toronto’s Union Station as well as the traffic control center. All together, the project is worth around EUR140 million for

Monday, December 17th, 2007

PTC® Named First Collaboration Sponsor for First Robotics Competition

PR – PTC announced that it will serve as a FIRST Collaboration Sponsor for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition. This important educational initiative was founded in 1989 by inventor and entrepreneur Dean Kamen and reaches more than 125,000 students in grades K-12 annually. The goal of FIRST is to

Monday, December 17th, 2007

Elite Northeast Engineering Programs Increasingly Building Careers with SolidWorks Education Edition

PR – Engineering graduate and undergraduate students across the Northeast are gaining valuable hands-on 3D CAD skills for professional careers from curriculums incorporating SolidWorks Education Edition software. Some of the institutions using 200 licenses or more of SolidWorks software include : Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Worcester Polytechnic Institute; University of Massachusetts, Lowell; Penn State; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute;

Monday, December 17th, 2007

CADopia Ships CADopia 8 with Support for DWG 2007/2008

PR – CADopia, a leading developer and distributor of products based on the OpenDesign and IntelliCAD technologies, announced today the release of CADopia 8 software. Designed for engineers and architects, the major features in CADopia 8 include : DWG 2007/2008 support Enhanced image support Multi-language character set Adobe Acrobat (PDF) support for multiple layouts Drawing preview

Monday, December 17th, 2007

Infoterra wins contract to deliver vegetation survey solution for EDF Energy

PR – Infoterra Ltd, a leader in the provision of geospatial products and services, has won a contract from EDF Energy Networks, one of the UK’s largest energy companies, to map its overhead high-voltage power line network and adjacent vegetation to ensure a continued safe and reliable electricity supply. Infoterra, using the latest high resolution

Monday, December 17th, 2007

SUN Releases Open Source 100% Java PDF Renderer/Viewer

PR – Last week I told you we had a secret new open source project to release. Think of it as an early Christmas present. A project that you’ve never heard of and has nothing to do with JavaFX (which is partially untrue, but I’ll get to that in a second). Well, it’s almost the

Saturday, December 15th, 2007

RADARSAT-2 has been successfully launched

PR – MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. , a provider of essential information solutions, announced today that the RADARSAT-2 satellite has been launched into its proper orbit. Daniel Friedmann, MDA’s president and CEO said ‘We are very pleased to see the RADARSAT-2 satellite successfully placed in orbit, and wish to thank our many dedicated employees and

Saturday, December 15th, 2007

Ordnance Survey opens source code to web 2.0 applications

PR – Web developers are tomorrow (14th December) previewing a free online platform to help them experiment with some of the world’s most advanced geographic information. OS OpenSpace enables web-savvy users to build mash-ups with a range of Ordnance Survey data in line with government aims to make public sector information more accessible. Under an

Saturday, December 15th, 2007

GGP Paves the Way for New Addressing Standard at Gosport

PR – GGP Systems has helped Gosport Council complete an ambitious project to upgrade their information systems with a new centralised address resource. Migration to the new National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG): 2006 BS7666 standard was undertaken using GGP’s advanced gazetteer management software, NGz, by Council staff with the support and guidance of GGP’s