GE Energy Acknowledges MDT as Reliable Tool Enabling Development of Smallworld(TM) Applications

Zielona Góra, Poland (PressExposure) December 07, 2009 -- Zielona Góra, Poland MAGIK DEVELOPMENT TOOLS (MDT) created by ASTEC becomes a significant part of GE Energy’s strategy related to geospatial software applications development.

MDT is a modern Integrated Development Environment for Smallworldâ„¢ software developers following industrial standard based on Eclipse. MDT enhances development capabilities and optimizes the software creation process. GE Energy acknowledges MDT as a powerful tool and declares support of this concept:

GE is pleased to see third party applications such as MDT that enable customers to customize applications on Smallworld - confirmed Martin Ansell, General Manager Smallworldâ„¢ of GE Energy - The architecture of our Smallworld software products and the use of open standards has encouraged a fast growing development community. We will continue to closely support companies like ASTEC in support of our position as a leading provider of geospatial solutions.

The first version of MDT appeared in May 2006. At that time it was just an extended Magik code editor. Since then MDT has become an efficient IDE providing performance boost, supporting Smallworld™ CST 3.2.1 - 4.1.1 versions and delivering enhanced features for building and managing Smallworld™ applications. The development plan of MDT is scheduled for the next few years. Thanks to GE Energy’s support ASTEC plans to publish a new MDT release compatible with the incoming Smallworld™ CST version in 2010. Strong cooperation with GE Energy is essential for providing Smallworld™ community with the new powerful development environment.

In June 2009 ASTEC started selling MDT Professional Edition. The satisfied users all-round the world are the best reference for this new development environment. The MDT offer is supplemented with customer support, training courses and software development services.

About GE Energy GE Energy ( is one of the world’s leading suppliers of power generation and energy delivery technologies, with 2008 revenue of $29.3 billion. Located in Atlanta, Georgia, GE Energy works in all areas of the energy industry including coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy as well as renewable resources such as water, wind, solar and biogas and other alternative fuels. Numerous GE Energy products are certified under ecomagination - GE’s corporate-wide initiative of intensively bringing to the market the new technologies that will help customers to meet pressing environmental challenges.

For more information contact: Janusz Michalewicz Managing Director ASTEC Sp. z o.o. ul. Piaskowa 14, PL 65-209 Zielona Góra Phone: +48 68 32 980 31

About ASTEC Sp. z o.o.

ASTEC ( located in Zielona Góra, Poland is a software company which designs, implements and integrates geospatial related software with use of Smallworld™ technology. ASTEC has been cooperating with GE Energy since 2003 and is a certified GE Solution Provider. ASTEC delivers software development services to GE Energy and their partners. The solutions are addressed in particular to companies from energy and telecommunication sectors as well as for industry, distribution and transportation sectors.

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Press Release Submitted On: December 07, 2009 at 7:13 am
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