San Jose, CA, April 21, 2009. Catalog Data Solutions (CDS), a leading provider of online product selection tools for industrial suppliers and distributors, today announced that Brother International Corporation has selected its CDS Catalog product for parametric product search and its CDS ModelServer product for CAD Downloads. The CDS Catalog will frontend the CDS CAD ModelServer CAD download solution and both will be integrated into the Brother website.
The products to be promoted through the CDS solutions are Brother's Mini, Water Resistant Mini, Mid and F3 Series Gearmotors and Reducers were designed in response to the industrial demand for smaller, lighter, more reliable, and energy efficient power transmission. "Our customers frequently request CAD models of our products for incorporation within their CAD designs. We evaluated possible solutions and selected CDS as the best choice to build our models, provide CAD downloads in multiple formats and provide a parametric catalog to make our products much easier to find and select online”, said Garett Dorman, National Operations Manager, Brother.
“We are delighted to have been chosen by Brother for our CDS Catalog and CDS ModelServer products,” said John Major, CEO Catalog Data Solutions, “Studies show that over 90% of designers and engineers now use the Internet to locate components for their new designs. Parametric and attribute based catalogs are vital sales and marketing tools for all industrial manufacturers and distributors to ensure their products are easy to find and select online. Once a product is selected, offering 3D CAD model downloads often ‘locks’ products into a design so suppliers later benefit from the sales success of that design.”
About Brother International Corporation
Brother International Corporation is one of the premier providers of products for printing, sewing, machine tools and gearmotors. Our U.S.A. corporate office, located in Bridgewater, New Jersey, was established in the US on April 21, 1954 and markets many industrial products, home appliances, and business products manufactured by its parent company, Brother Industries, Ltd., of Nagoya, Japan. With revenues of approximately $1.5 billion in fiscal year 2006, Brother and its subsidiaries employ over 1,100 people in the Americas. For more information visit http://www.brother-usa.com.
About Catalog Data Solutions (CDS)
Catalog Data Solutions Inc. is a leading provider of SaaS solutions and consulting services that enable industrial suppliers to achieve a competitive online advantage. Since 2005 Catalog Data Solutions has been a pioneer in providing industrial suppliers with innovative online solutions that enable their products to be found and specified into new engineering designs. Catalog Data Solutions SaaS products help customers to enhance their existing website with enhanced Product Search Catalogs, CAD Drawing Downloads, 3D Visualization, and Product Configuration. The company's customers include more than 50 of the world's leading industrial manufacturers and distributors. Catalog Data Solutions is headquartered in San Jose, CA, USA and can be reached by visiting http://www.catalogdatasolutions.com.
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