The award-winning SDK opens integration options with COM & .NET compatibility.

IDELIX Software Inc. is pleased to announce the version 3.0 release of the award-winning Pliable Display Technology (PDT) Software Development Kit which features a host of simplified integration options for OEMs and Systems Integrators. Version 3.0 will be ready for distribution July 22 and will add to the growing market traction IDELIX is experiencing with the PDT SDK.

"PDT represents the future of visualization and in-place user interface design within markets such as Defense, GIS, Photogrammetry and CAD, where the continuity of graphical information within context is critical," commented Bijan Sanii, President and CEO of IDELIX. "Version 3.0 of the PDT SDK is all about making it simple for our developer partners to integrate PDT and to offer their end customers a way to optimize their various data manipulation and viewing tasks."

PDT is an information visualization technology that facilitates "detail-in- context" viewing and data manipulation in 2D and 3D data sets. Awarded by Advanced Imaging Magazine as "Imaging Solution of the Year" and recognized by Cadalyst Magazine in their annual Wow! Awards, PDT is a virtual lens that increases the value of existing tools within host applications by optimizing how you display and interact with high density and multi-layered data.

The PDT SDK is platform and data format independent, and written in ANSI C++. PDT can be integrated on platforms such as Linux, IRIX, Windows, Windows CE and Mac OS-X. The PDT SDK 3.0 expands on 2.0 with the addition of .NET and Component Object Model (COM) wrappers. A new vector painting system has also been added to ease the integration of PDT into vector drawing applications. Both OpenGL and non-Open GL rendering solutions are currently available within the PDT SDK, with additional classes for DirectX rendering also included in version 3.0. A Fast Warp renderer component is now included for extremely optimized PDT lens use in memory and CPU constrained applications such as handhelds. A complete list of components included in v3.0 of the PDT SDK can be found at:

"The addition of COM interfaces enables developers to re-use existing components and perform component based development that is COM-based. With the connecting COM interfaces, application developers can program against PDT using any language on the Windows platform that supports COM, including Visual Basic, C#, JavaScript, Delphi, and Perl for Windows. With the addition of .NET compatibility to our SDK, IDELIX is addressing the increasing importance of Internet-based applications by extending PDT functionality to systems integrators and developers who create distributed applications for the Internet on the Windows platform," says Dr. David Baar, CTO of IDELIX.

Dr. David Baar will be presenting PDT and talking about the "Progress and Challenges in Integrating Pliable Display Technology (PDT) by IDELIX into ArcMap" at the ESRI User Conference on Thursday, July 10th at 2:15-2:45 pm - Room 29-D (San Diego Convention Center).