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Aechelon Technology and Carbon Graphics Announce Integration and Reseller Agreement for Geo

SAN CARLOS, Calif., March 10, 2003 — Aechelon Technology, Inc. and Carbon Graphics LLC, today announced a strategic relationship under which Aechelon Technology has agreed to purchase multiple licenses of GeoTM, Carbon Graphics’ new 3D modeling & animation package for the visual simulation market, and Carbon Graphics will use its Geo Software Developers Kit (SDK) to develop new import and export plugins for Aechelon Technology’s pC-NOVATM database format.
John Quinn, president and CEO of Aechelon Technology said, “We are very excited about the relationship with Carbon Graphics and the productivity improvements that will result from using Geo. Its intuitive interface and interactive scene graph configuration capabilities will benefit Aechelon Technology and our customers. Geo is a unique product that both provides excellent support for legacy database formats and brings next-generation,
cutting-edge modeling and behavior capabilities to the table.’

Aechelon Technology will use the Geo licenses for future development of high-quality 3D data sets. Under the arrangement, Aechelon Technology will become a Geo reseller, and will distribute a special demo version of Geo with future pC-NOVA installations. The import/export plugins will be available from both parties, and will generate pC-Nova native formats. In addition, Geo’s native OpenFlightTM & DWBTM support will allow an easy migration path for existing databases into pC-Nova.
Andy Bushnell, Carbon Graphics’ president stated, “We are very excited to add Aechelon Technology to our growing list of customers. Having them onboard as a reseller will only result in further market penetration for Geo.’
About Aechelon Technology

Aechelon Technology is a leader in real time computer graphics applications for training, simulation and entertainment markets. The company provides COTS-based, high resolution, multi-channel, geo-specific image generators, OTW and correlated sensor databases and integration
services. The company’s image generators are field proven, and are delivered with full logistics support and