ADC Uses PTC's Pro/ENGINEER in Development of New Multi-Media Outlet Box

PTC's MCAD Solutions Improve Quality, Reduce Lead Time in ADC's Product

Development Cycle



Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from PTC

    NEEDHAM, Mass., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- PTC
 (Nasdaq:   PMTC), the product development company(TM), today announced that ADC
 has selected PTC's Pro/ENGINEER to design, develop and assemble its new Multi-
 Media Outlet Box.   ADC a leading global supplier of fiber optics, network
 equipment, software and integration services for broadband, multiservice
 networks, has been using Pro/ENGINEER for its product design and development
 projects since 1990.  ADC uses Pro/ENGINEER because of the products proven
 results in improving quality, condensing product schedules, and reducing lead
 times within the company's development process.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000821/NEM002LOGO)
     "We've had success in product developments since we began using
 Pro/ENGINEER more than 10 years ago," said Tom Finke, project manager at ADC.
 "ADC's use of Pro/ENGINEER throughout the design process has led to an
 increased understanding of our products, which in turn has improved quality
 and reduced lead-time.  In addition, the ability to leverage existing designs
 to create new ones has reduced the total number of parts we manufacture."
     "We're looking forward to continuing our 10-year relationship with ADC as
 it develops its Multi-Media Outlet Box," said Barry Cohen, executive vice
 president of Marketing, PTC. "A global company like ADC requires superior
 product development that delivers fast and efficient results.  We're proud
 that Pro/ENGINEER has consistently met these standards and we're confident
 that the product will yield the superior results that ADC has come to expect
 from the product."
     ADC's Multi-Media Outlet Box will increase customers' options and
 flexibility in cable management by retrofitting to any commercial or
 residential utility box for running fiber, coax and copper products. When
 customers decide they need more outlets, they simply purchase a new cover for
 the existing base and instantly transform the six-position outlet box to a 12-
 position outlet box from a six-position outlet box.
 
     About PTC
     PTC (Nasdaq:   PMTC) develops, markets, and supports software solutions that
 help manufacturers get superior products to market before their competitors.
 PTC is the world's largest software company with a total commitment to product
 development.  The company services more than 30,000 customers worldwide.
 Further information on PTC is available at http://www.ptc.com.
 
     Except for the historical information contained herein, matters discussed
 in this news release may constitute forward-looking statements that could
 cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. These risks
 and uncertainties include PTC's ability to anticipate and adequately respond
 to evolving customer requirements and to deliver products and services that
 meet those requirements together with such other  risks and uncertainties as
 are detailed from time to time in reports filed by PTC with the Securities and
 Exchange Commission, including PTC's most recent reports on Form 10-K and
 10-Q. The announcement of any particular sales order is not necessarily
 indicative of the timing of recognition of revenue from such order or the
 level of revenue for any particular period.
     PTC, The Product Development Company, Pro/ENGINEER, and all PTC product
 names and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Parametric
 Technology Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other
 countries. Names of products from other vendors mentioned in this document may
 be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
 
      Investor Relations Contact:   Public Relations Contact:
      Tom Barth                     Rhonda Morgan
      (781) 370-5889                (651) 765-3065
      tbarth@ptc.com                rmorgan@ptc.com
 
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SOURCE PTC
    NEEDHAM, Mass., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- PTC
 (Nasdaq:   PMTC), the product development company(TM), today announced that ADC
 has selected PTC's Pro/ENGINEER to design, develop and assemble its new Multi-
 Media Outlet Box.   ADC a leading global supplier of fiber optics, network
 equipment, software and integration services for broadband, multiservice
 networks, has been using Pro/ENGINEER for its product design and development
 projects since 1990.  ADC uses Pro/ENGINEER because of the products proven
 results in improving quality, condensing product schedules, and reducing lead
 times within the company's development process.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000821/NEM002LOGO)
     "We've had success in product developments since we began using
 Pro/ENGINEER more than 10 years ago," said Tom Finke, project manager at ADC.
 "ADC's use of Pro/ENGINEER throughout the design process has led to an
 increased understanding of our products, which in turn has improved quality
 and reduced lead-time.  In addition, the ability to leverage existing designs
 to create new ones has reduced the total number of parts we manufacture."
     "We're looking forward to continuing our 10-year relationship with ADC as
 it develops its Multi-Media Outlet Box," said Barry Cohen, executive vice
 president of Marketing, PTC. "A global company like ADC requires superior
 product development that delivers fast and efficient results.  We're proud
 that Pro/ENGINEER has consistently met these standards and we're confident
 that the product will yield the superior results that ADC has come to expect
 from the product."
     ADC's Multi-Media Outlet Box will increase customers' options and
 flexibility in cable management by retrofitting to any commercial or
 residential utility box for running fiber, coax and copper products. When
 customers decide they need more outlets, they simply purchase a new cover for
 the existing base and instantly transform the six-position outlet box to a 12-
 position outlet box from a six-position outlet box.
 
     About PTC
     PTC (Nasdaq:   PMTC) develops, markets, and supports software solutions that
 help manufacturers get superior products to market before their competitors.
 PTC is the world's largest software company with a total commitment to product
 development.  The company services more than 30,000 customers worldwide.
 Further information on PTC is available at http://www.ptc.com.
 
     Except for the historical information contained herein, matters discussed
 in this news release may constitute forward-looking statements that could
 cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. These risks
 and uncertainties include PTC's ability to anticipate and adequately respond
 to evolving customer requirements and to deliver products and services that
 meet those requirements together with such other  risks and uncertainties as
 are detailed from time to time in reports filed by PTC with the Securities and
 Exchange Commission, including PTC's most recent reports on Form 10-K and
 10-Q. The announcement of any particular sales order is not necessarily
 indicative of the timing of recognition of revenue from such order or the
 level of revenue for any particular period.
     PTC, The Product Development Company, Pro/ENGINEER, and all PTC product
 names and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Parametric
 Technology Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other
 countries. Names of products from other vendors mentioned in this document may
 be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
 
      Investor Relations Contact:   Public Relations Contact:
      Tom Barth                     Rhonda Morgan
      (781) 370-5889                (651) 765-3065
      tbarth@ptc.com                rmorgan@ptc.com
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
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