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Kodak Selects ITI's TranscenData Business

(July 26, 2001)
Eastman Kodak Company has selected International TechneGroup Incorporated's (ITI) TranscenData business to provide product data interoperability solutions.

Kodak's Mechanical and Systems Engineering organization will employ TranscenData's DEX Center (Data Exchange Center) to share and exchange product data. The DEX Center is an Intranet-based product data exchange management center. DEX Centers enable leading OEM and Tier 1 suppliers to centralize, organize, control, and manage the flow of product data between a variety of departments, customers and suppliers regardless of that data's type, source, or destination.


"At Kodak, we are always working to improve engineering processes; the TranscenData DEX Center will help us streamline our processes for translating CAD files from one system to another," said David Sherburne, Unit Director, Mechanical and Systems Engineering, Eastman Kodak Company. "It automates the procedure for moving files internally and externally so that necessary design detail can be accessed by all organizations involved, thereby improving our time to market."

"The DEX Center solution will enable Kodak to make more efficient use of CAD models throughout design and manufacturing while slashing time and cost associated with CAD model rework and transmission," explained Tom Makoski, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for TranscenData. "This relationship fully leverages the strengths of both organizations enabling Kodak to focus resources and activities on sustaining its position as a world leading provider of imaging products and services while allowing TranscenData to focus on delivering product data interoperability solutions. Needless to say, we are very pleased to have been entrusted with Kodak's interoperability success."

The DEX Center is a collection of translators and data exchange tools pulled together into a customized, organized, secure data integration environment. A variety of tools (commercial or customized) may be plugged in to the DEX Center to provide the optimum translation path between dissimilar CAD, CAM, CAE and PDM software applications. Additionally, the DEX Center can include such functions as CAD model repair and healing, CAD model quality, and more. Data passing through the DEX Center is checked for quality, repaired, and prepared for the target system. Much of the process can be automated to reduce customer/supplier integration to the push of a button.

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