[X3D-Public] Octaga Gone Hither?

Don Brutzman brutzman at nps.edu
Thu Feb 24 10:00:39 PST 2011

Good question.  Haven't heard what is happening.  Last fall
they reported that a reorganization was in progress.

Perhaps the website will reemerge under a different name?

If anyone had software purchases or support contracts with Octaga,
perhaps they got an announcement of some kind?

Search revealed these 2 references:

Bloomberg Businessweek

> Key developments for Octaga AS
> Technia AB and Octaga AS Expand Partnership Agreement
> 03/1/2010
> Technia AB and Octaga AS have announced an expanded partnership agreement. Octaga has committed to provide Technia with strategic support for selling 3D solutions to all vertical markets.
> Software Innovation and Octaga AS Enters into OEM Agreement
> 01/21/2010
> Software Innovation AS and Octaga AS has entered into an Original Equipment Manufacturer agreement regarding distribution rights of Octaga's 3D viewing software Octaga Enterprise for their product ProArc BIM. Software Innovation uses the Octaga Enterprise SDK (development tool) for easy integration in ProArc 6 and will be launching the new product in March 2010. Octaga Enterprise supports the IFC format in addition to proprietary and ISO-based CAD formats. Software Innovation is releasing their ECM (Enterprise Content Management) solution with IFC support in their ProArc BIM software in March 2010.

Also found, undated but appears to be recent:

> Partnership agreement with Octaga pertaining to interactive 3D visualization products
> Addnode's subsidiary, Technia, has signed a partnership agreement with Octaga, a leading supplier of 3D visualization products and services for the Oil and Gas and AEC market. According to the agreement, Octaga will provide Technia with strategic support for selling its 3D solutions.
> Octaga AS is a major producer of interactive 3D visualization products and related services aimed at the Oil & Gas and AEC market. Octaga's visualization system, Octaga Enterprise, offers an intuitive portal for operations, maintenance and information management. Octaga's high-quality visualization products are based on ISO standards, and have more than a million users worldwide. Octaga's customers include Siemens, Shell, GE Oil & Gas, FMC Technologies, Statoil, Det Norske Veritas, Chevron, Statsbygg and Software Innovation.
> "The addition of Octaga's products and services to our portfolio will further strengthen our position as supplier of Product Lifecycle Management solutions within the Oil & Gas and AEC industry in the Nordic countries. We will also be able to offer greater business benefits to our existing customers and partners," says Ylva Berg, President of Technia AB.
> "The agreement with Technia will provide us with excellent opportunities to strengthen our presence in the Nordic region. In addition, we will be able to demonstrate how 3D can be used to further increase business benefits using PLM," says Ola Ødegård, President of Octaga. "We will also be able to promote Technia's services and PLM solutions, based on ENOVIA PLM solutions from Dassault Systèmes, to our customer base. This partnership will increase our credibility in the market," says Ola.
> For further information please contact:
> Ylva Berg, MD Technia AB
> Tel: +46 733 77 24 67, E-mail: yb at technia.com

all the best, Don
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