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Japan’s Landmark Technology Corporation Joins Fast Growing JT Open Initiative

New Member Extends Strong Momentum for Innovative Initiative Uniting Global Manufacturers and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Industry Leaders Behind Common Data Format for Visual Collaboration and Interoperability

FOR RELEASE Thursday, October 28, 2004

TOKYOand PLANO, Texas– UGS, a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced the addition of the newest member – Landmark Technology Corporation – to the JT Open initiative, building on the strong momentum established since the initiative’s launch in November 2003.

Landmark Technology Corporation, a provider of world class 3D graphics and simulation solutions, joins an expanding list of global manufacturers already participating in JT Open.  UGS organized JT Open at the request of its customers in order to establish JT as a common language for sharing information in the PLM industry.

“The addition of Landmark to the JT Open initiative underscores UGS’ commitment to the Japanese market,” said Tony Affuso, chairman, CEO and president of UGS.  “The participation of Landmark in this initiative is further validation of the importance of an open approach to product lifecycle management in Japan.”

Takashi Majima, CEO and president of Landmark Technology Corporation says, “Participation in the JT Open program will build upon Landmark’s strategy of providing world class 3D graphics and simulation solutions. Through utilization of the leading collaboration format, JT, our customers will benefit from utilization of industry standards as well as leverage of UGS’ visualization solutions.  Landmark is very pleased to cooperate in this initiative.”

About JT and JT Open

JT Open is an initiative driven by global leaders that view PLM as a competitive advantage and have adopted the “JT” data format as a standard. JT is a common data format for enabling product visualization and information sharing between PLM software applications. The robust functionality and lightweight nature of JT technology makes it possible to view and share product data and interactive images worldwide, in real-time and throughout all phases of the product lifecycle.

Membership in JT Open is available to any and all end user corporations, independent software vendors (ISVs), academic institutions and non-profit industry organizations. Current JT Open members include UGS, General Motors, Ford, DaimlerChrysler, Mazda, Renault, Visteon, Caterpillar, Bentley, PTC, Alias, Theorem, Opticore, Polyplan, Landmark and Actify as well as academic members Brigham Young University, Technical University Darmstadt, ShanghaiJiao Tong University and theUniversity of Michigan.

In addition, many other companies that derive indirect value from the initiative participate as JT Open advocates. JT Open advocates include HP, Intel, Microsoft, SAP, Tecnomatix and Elysium. 

Additional information about JT Open.

About Landmark
LANDMARK TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION does business in two fields; the 3D graphics and the plasma process. In 3D Graphics area, LANDMARK sells and supports the 3D Viewer "LANDMARK VIEW" and 3D Real Time Collaboration System "GlobalVision". LANDMARK has been a collaboration partner from the SDRC era for UGS and has experience dealing with the IDI format for manipulating 3D dimension annotation. Now LANDMARK can work with the JT format so that customers using IDI will have a smooth transition to JT.

About UGS

UGS is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with more than 3.1million licensed seats and 42,000 clients worldwide.   Headquartered in Plano, Texas, the company promotes openness and standardization and works collaboratively with its clients in creating enterprise solutions enabling them to transform their process of innovation and thus begin to capture the value of PLM.


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Primary Contact

Jim Phelan
1 314 264 8216
jimp@ugs.com

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