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Cortona3d signs-up boeing as customer for its cortona3d enterprise platform

3 February, 2004

Cortona3D, a leader in the field of 3D based graphical data management solutions, today announced the signing of a development contract with The Boeing Company to provide its Cortona3D Enterprise Platform solution for the company's Commercial Aviation Services Division.

Cortona3D Enterprise Platform is an open standard solution that enables manufacturing companies to combine their existing 3D CAD and PDM (Product Data Management) data with their operating and procedural manuals to automatically generate Web-deliverable interactive 3D simulations. Enabling this on a mass scale allows companies to create, reuse and manage the development of rich media content across many different business areas, such as training, maintenance support and sales and marketing, at a fraction of the cost of traditional digital content creation.

"This is a new technology with great potential for us," said Kyle Quinn, Director of Aviation Enterprise Applications for Boeing Commercial Aviation Services. "We are always looking for ways to provide extra value to our airline customers. We plan to use the software to develop products that help our airline customers further reduce maintenance and operating cost while enhancing the safety and reliability of the world's airplane fleets. Our initial offering using this new technology is expected to be available within a year."

Cortona3D utilizes open standards technology to extract both geometric and part related meta data from any CAD system. This data is then combined with procedural information using the Cortona3D XML based scripting language to quickly produce 3D interactive simulations. This represents an industry first for the creation and delivery of Web based 3D graphics.

This deal is a significant milestone for both Cortona3D and Web3D technology. "We have developed a technology that dramatically improves the communication and understanding of complex technical tasks and procedures by re-purposing CAD information. The Cortona3D technology is a cost effective way for any manufacturing company to significantly enhance its manufacturing, maintenance, training and customer support processes. We are delighted that Boeing has adopted our technology," said George Pachikov, CEO, Cortona3D.