Press Release Summary:
PowerCADÂ® CE mobile CAD solution is offered on 10.4 in. MobiPanel(TM) Windows CEÂ® 3.0 wireless web tablet. It delivers computer-aided design and paperless blueprint processing capable of syncing to desktop CAD programs. PowerCAD CE is available in 3 versions that offer up to 300, 2D and 3D CAD functions. MobiPanel has Intel StrongArmÂ® 206Mhz CPU with 128 MB SDRAM and 32 MB flash ROM.
Original Press Release:
GiveMePower and Advantech Partner To Deliver AutoCAD Compatible Mobile CAD and Digital Blueprint Processing On Industrial Strength 10.4" Windows CE Wireless Web Tablet
CALGARY, AB and CINCINNATI, OH...GiveMePower Corporation (OTCBB: GMPW), a leading provider of desktop, mobile and wireless software solutions for the design/build industry, and Advantech Automation Corporation (Taidex: 2395), the world's number one industrial computer supplier, today announced an agreement to jointly distribute GiveMePower's PowerCAD® CE mobile CAD solutions on Advantech's new 10.4" MobiPanel(tm) Windows CE® 3.0 wireless web tablet.
Aimed at millions of mobile workers involved in architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, facilities management and location-based services, the systems being offered deliver full-featured computer-aided design and paperless blueprint processing on a 10.4" high-resolution, ruggedized tablet, with optional 802.11b wireless syncing to leading desktop CAD programs such as AutoCAD®, MicroStation® and GiveMePower's own PowerCAD Pro(tm) and PowerCAD LT+(tm) desktop systems.
"The dream of full-powered, go-anywhere CAD with wireless connectivity and high-resolution viewing is now a reality," said Bill Walton, president and CEO of GiveMePower. "Marrying PowerCAD CE with the MobiPanel has produced the perfect mobile solution for everyone from field workers who need to remotely view or redline a digital blueprint, to professional architects and engineers who need to create or update their designs in the field. Given the aggressive price points being offered, I'd say we'll be hard pressed to keep up with demand."
Three different PowerCAD CE versions feature up to 300 two and three-dimensional CAD functions, redlining and freehand sketching, round-trip support for industry standard AutoCAD file formats, Lisp and C/C++ programming and exclusive VoiceNOTE(tm) audio note keeping and collaboration technology eliminating the need for time consuming text markup. Able to operate up to 6 hours on a single charge, the MobiPanel features an Intel StrongArm® 206Mhz CPU with 128 MB SDRAM and 32 MB flash ROM, Windows CE 3.0, 10.4" high-brightness 800 x 600 TFT LCD screen, 802.11b wireless LAN with 10/100T base Ethernet through PCMCIA card, magnesium housing and internal shock absorbing able to withstand a 3 foot drop and -10 to 50C spill and dust-resistant operation.
"PowerCAD CE is exactly what the MobiPanel was built for," comments Bryan Bailey, national sales manager at Advantech. "GiveMePower's innovative approach to AutoCAD compatible mobile design computing is a perfect fit with our no compromise approach to industrial computer manufacturing. By utilizing both company's sales and distribution channels, we expect to achieve significant market penetration in a very short time period."
Starting at $1,379, MobiPanel's bundled with Windows CE 3.0 and PowerCAD CE Viewer(tm), PowerCAD CE Classic(tm) or PowerCAD CE Pro(tm) are available for online purchase at www.givemepower.com, or by calling toll free (U.S./Canada) at 1-888-97-POWER.
Sales and Service
D.C. Walton, VP, Client Relations
About GiveMePower Corporation
GiveMePower is a rapidly emerging software and services company delivering affordable, high-performance desktop and mobile/wireless solutions for the multi-billion dollar design/build market. A Microsoft Mobile Solutions Partner, GiveMePower is the first company to offer full-powered, AutoCAD® compatible computer-aided design (CAD) systems optimized for handheld computers running Microsoft's Windows CE® mobile operating system. More than 100,000 users and business partners in 40 countries around the world power their designs and collaborate on their projects using GiveMePower technologies. For more information, visit www.givemepower.com.
About Advantech Automation Corporation
Founded in 1983, Advantech Automation, co-headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, USA and Taiwan, is the only complete PC-based Industrial Automation Solution Manufacturer offering products such as Industrial PCs, Workstations, Panel PCs, Flat Panel Monitors, Heavy Environmental PCs, Customized PCs, Single Board Computers, Data Acquisition & Control Devices and Web-enabled products for communication and HMI monitoring and control. Today Advantech offers over 700 products and scaleable Windows-based solutions for almost any industrial computing application, adding 30 new products each year. Advantech has grown to become a top ten company on the Taiwan stock exchange with annual sales exceeding $240 million. For more information, visit www.advantech.com.