Geomagic Supports 64-Bit Windows

Geomagic announces support for 64-bit Windows

New hardware capabilities plus Geomagic’s 64-bit experience
will increase existing speed in handling huge DSSP datasets

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., October 17, 2005 – Geomagic announces that its line of industry-leading software for digital shape sampling and processing (DSSP) will support Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition.

Future Geomagic software will take advantage of the Windows 64-bit architecture that provides greater memory support and the ability to process more data per clock cycle. The new generation of hardware will further accelerate Geomagic’s high-performance geometry engine, which provides intelligent memory mapping and disk caching for efficient processing of huge datasets – 200 million points and more– typically generated by high-density scanners.

Performance and capacity for Geomagic software running on 64-bit Windows will be ensured based on the company’s extensive experience in developing geometry libraries running on 64-bit UNIX systems.

“Geomagic products have been built on 64-bit architectures from the beginning,” says Peter Scott, Geomagic’s vice president of engineering. “This is a natural evolution for Geomagic and it will accentuate our software’s unique ability to efficiently process the very large datasets required by DSSP applications. While we continue to innovate and push the limits of WinXP and 32-bit system architectures, Geomagic is tuning its core technology for Intel 64-bit systems and Microsoft’s Vista operating system.”

According to Scott, support for 64-bit Windows is part of Geomagic’s ongoing strategy to continually increase performance for applications that have a direct bearing on productivity, safety, quality, and the customer’s bottom line.

“Staying ahead of the performance curve is a major priority for Geomagic, because we know the impact it has on our customers’ mission-critical work,” says Scott. “When you are entrusted with projects such as helping to ensure safety for NASA’s shuttle mission, you need to deliver the absolute best performance.”

About Geomagic – the DSSP leader

Geomagic ( www.geomagic.com) simplifies digital shape sampling and processing (DSSP), enabling customers to accelerate their design-build cycles and ensure quality at every step. More than 4,000 professionals in industries such as automotive, aerospace, medical devices and consumer products use Geomagic software and services. They benefit from unprecedented time savings, fast learning curves, increased productivity, and high levels of user satisfaction. Geomagic has headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C., subsidiaries in Europe and Asia, and distributors worldwide.

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Bob Cramblitt, Cecilia Galvin
Cramblitt & Company
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