CADwire.net Announces Winner of 2005 Tech Innovator Award

Quantm to Accept Award at COFES 2006

Bethesda, MD - April 20, 2006 - CADwire.net™, the leading information site for the CAD, AEC, GIS, EDA and PLM industries, today announced Quantm has been selected as the winner of the 2006 Tech Innovator Awards.

The Quantm system was designed to support road and rail planners through the complex process of corridor selection and alignment alternative analysis, while simultaneously considering terrain, geology, geometric criteria, engineering and environmental constraints, community values, and minimizing construction costs.

"Our system for route alignment selection addresses the challenges of the conventional approach to transportation route planning," said Len Bettess, Manager of Business Development & Engineering in the U.S. Quantm. "By integrating the large amounts of environmental, engineering, and cost and community data into a single 3-dimensional analysis, Quantm's system provides project teams with the ability to demonstrate that all reasonable alternatives have been considered."

"While there were many worthy nominations for the CADwire.net Tech Innovator Award this year, we found that Quantm's software innovatively applies computing power to the world of civil engineering, cutting project times dramatically," said Rick Stavanja, Vice-President of Cyon Research and editor-in-chief, CADwire.net. "The Quantm system is the first real technology tool I have seen that addresses the complex, manual and very human process of choosing, analyzing and selecting routes for new roads."

Quantm, a Trimble company, was founded in 2000 to specifically address the complex task of route alignment selection. Over the past five years it has been successfully applied on more than 40 road and rail projects across the U.S., along with many others in Canada, France, Spain, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Indonesia and China. For more information visit: www.quantm.net.

The award will be presented during the COFES 2006 event in Scottsdale, AZ, April 20-23, 2006.

About CADwire.net
Founded in 1999, CADwire.net™ is a search engine and information resource providing market news and industry commentary. CADwire.net, published by Cyon Research Corporation, uses state-of-the-art technology to locate, organize, display, disseminate, and index CAD information.

About Cyon Research
Cyon Research Corporation is a provider of analysis and consulting for engineering technology markets. Cyon Research provides key information, research, analysis, and consulting to its clients worldwide. COFES: The Congress of the Future of Engineering Software is Cyon Research's primary event, and explores investments necessary today to take advantage of - and - profit from future technologies. CADwire.net™ is Cyon Research's Web-based research resource for market information, news, and industry commentary. Other Cyon Research publications include CADCAMNet, and Engineering Automation Report™, both subscription newsletters providing insight, analysis, and reviews on technology specific to manufacturing disciplines.

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Published: Thursday, April 20, 2006

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