Arc Second Announces PocketCAD SDK Based on the Windows CE .NET Operating System

DULLES, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 21, 2002-- Arc Second, Inc., the provider of award-winning mobile engineering solutions, today announced that its upcoming PocketCAD Software Development Kit (SDK) is based on the Windows CE .NET embedded operating system, the newest version of the Microsoft Windows CE embedded operating system.

The re-architecting of PocketCAD for the Windows CE .NET operating system allows for a new range of opportunities for PocketCAD developers. Commercial developers will now be able to embed Arc Second's industry-leading mobile CAD technology into their own mobile applications. The new SDK allows developers to work in a variety of languages including Visual Basic and C#. Several new capabilities have also been added to the already-powerful PocketCAD SDK.

"OEMs building mobile devices are looking for high-quality software that enables a great end-user experience," said Scott Horn, director of the Embedded and Appliance Platforms Group at Microsoft Corp. "Arc Second's upcoming PocketCAD Software Development Kit coupled with Windows CE .NET enables customers to take advantage of CAD capabilities on their smart mobile Windows Powered devices,"

Edward Barrientos, President and C.E.O. of Arc Second, comments, "By combining requests from our development community with advances in technology, Arc Second is able to demonstrate its commitment to the PocketCAD developer community and customers." Mr. Barrientos continues, "Developers need to know that the products in which they invest are poised for the future and are based on industry leading technology."

Developers interested in acquiring the PocketCAD SDK should apply at: http://www.pocketcad.com/partners/developer_application.php

About PocketCAD

PocketCAD, the Mobile CAD Standard, is the award-winning Computer Aided Design (CAD) application for Windows CE-based mobile devices. Released in 1998, PocketCAD's comprehensive feature set makes viewing, drawing, redlining and modification simple, easy and effective. PocketCAD 4.0 reads and writes DWG, DXF and DGN files using licensed technology from industry leaders Autodesk and Bentley.

It is compatible with nearly all desktop CAD software packages, including AutoCAD through 2002 and Microstation Release 8 and works with any mobile device powered by Windows CE. PocketCAD's programming API allows 3rd party development and integration of PocketCAD with external input devices such as distance measuring lasers, GPS and other devices. For more information, go to www.PocketCAD.com.

About Arc Second, Inc.

Arc Second develops, manufactures, and markets 3D-Intelligence (3D-I) measurement and tracking products and mobile CAD software solutions. Arc Second markets its products to the construction, architecture, manufacturing, product design, forensics, aerospace, virtual reality and movie special effects sectors.

Founded in 1990, Arc Second is a privately held company located in Dulles, Virginia in the heart of the Northern Virginia technology corridor. For more information about Arc Second, go to www.arcsecond.com. PocketCAD, Arc Second, and 3D-Intelligence are registered trademarks of Arc Second, Inc. Constellation3Di and The Mobile CAD Standard are trademarks of Arc Second, Inc. Other trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.


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