Actify Enhances Aras PLM Software Through Centro Integration for 3D CAD Viewing

Latest Actify Publishing Platform Now Available in Aras Innovator 9.3.0 Service Pack 1

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - February 14, 2012) - Actify Inc., a global leader in visual product knowledge solutions, today announced that Centro, its latest publishing platform, is now available through Aras Innovator. As Actify's technology partner, Aras is the first to take advantage of Centro's robust capacity to permit other applications to take advantage of its publishing capabilities, in this case, with the Aras Innovator suite. Aras, the leading provider of enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solutions, will embed Actify's Centro inside Aras Innovator to provide an even easier way to view and share CAD files across the extended enterprise.

"Embedding Centro into Aras Innovator provides companies a simple, secure way to access and view necessary CAD files, helping to streamline processes that involve collaboration with multiple departments, outsourced manufacturers and suppliers," said Chris Jones, Actify President and CEO. "Like Actify, Aras provides market leading technology that enables customers to improve time to market and achieve better quality and with Centro, Aras users will be able to seamlessly view and collaborate on CAD data."

"Making Centro's technology available in Aras Innovator will provide users wanting access to 3D and 2D CAD files with an easy way to collaborate globally," said Peter Schroer, President of Aras. "By combining the new capabilities in Centro with our recently announced out-of-the-box CAD integration platform enhancements like high performance multi-file check-out, common data model and open APIs global companies that operate a large scale multi-CAD environments are able to take Aras Innovator to the next level."

Actify's Centro technology is designed to enable access and distribution of numerous 3D and 2D CAD file formats throughout the enterprise and global supply chain. With this new integration, Aras Innovator users can have access to a limited version of Centro along with support for several common CAD formats and Actify's SpinFire Reader. Aras Innovator users that need additional CAD formats can purchase the converters directly from Actify.

About Actify, Inc.
Actify Inc. is a privately held, award-winning global leader of product data collaboration solutions with customer companies throughout the automotive, aerospace, industrial automation, and discrete manufacturing industries. Actify products are sold through authorized distributors and Value Added Resellers in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Actify is headquartered in San Francisco, California. For more information please visit or call 415.227.3800.

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About Aras
Aras is the leading provider of enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solutions. Freedom from licensing eliminates up-front expenses and per user costs while superior technology makes Aras the most advanced enterprise PLM solution suite available. Customers include Motorola, Freudenberg, GE, Hitachi, Lockheed Martin, Rolls-Royce, Textron and TEVA Pharmaceuticals. Aras is privately held with global headquarters in Andover, Mass. For additional information visit or follow us on Twitter @aras_plm


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