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Carlson Software Acquires OutSource Inc.

November 13, 2006
Maysville, Ky - Carlson Software announces the acquisition of OutSource Inc., a 15-year old firm specializing in CADD training for engineers, contractors, surveyors and mining personnel. The acquisition strengthens Carlson's position as a leader specializing in the engineering, surveying, mining and construction markets, and as a provider of comprehensive industry services to its customers.

With its nationwide experience, wide-ranging curricula and expert instructors fluent in multiple technologies, OutSource will provide a new dimension and increased value in training and services to Carlson customers. "We often find our customers working with multiple CADD products. OutSource provides CADD users with industry leading capabilities to assist them in the implementation of Carlson products as well as products from other manufacturers. Once customers purchase software, first-rate training becomes the key to unlock the full return on investment, and is helpful in establishing CADD standards and optimal workflow between departments. OutSource is well known for providing these solutions" says Bruce Carlson, President of Carlson Software.

"We understand that CADD is the main tool of our trade inside the office, and that CADD data drives construction in the field and in project maintenance. Our focus is on training, addressing immediate production improvements for customers as well as providing advanced training in state-of-the-art technologies such as 3D/GPS machine control, advanced surveying equipment, 3D laser scanning and recent advances in mining. There are many new and sophisticated technologies from a myriad of manufacturers and we are well equipped to serve these needs" says Harry O. Ward, Carlson's new Director of Training.

About Carlson Software:

Carlson Software specializes in office design, field data collection and machine control products for the civil engineering, surveying, construction and mining industries worldwide. Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Maysville, KY, they can be contacted at www.carlsonsw.com.