Rockwell Collins Selects Integrated S1000D Solution for Improved Product Maintenance Data Exchange in A&D markets

NEEDHAM, MA – September 14, 2009 – PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC), the Product Development Company®, announced that Rockwell Collins, a world leading avionics manufacturer in aerospace and defense, has selected Arbortext®, PTC’s product information delivery software, for its S1000D initiative. Rockwell Collins will use the Arbortext solution to improve efficiencies and collaboration for product documentation delivery requirements across its aerospace and defense customers.

The S1000D specification is an international standard for creating, maintaining, and delivering technical publications within the civil and military Aerospace & Defense (A&D) industries. The Arbortext offering for S1000D is a fully integrated, out-of-the-box solution that provides tools for rapid compliance with the specification and increases product information quality and accuracy.

With the selection of Arbortext, Rockwell Collins has expanded its use of the PTC® Product Development System. Rockwell Collins, a customer since 1999, will use Arbortext to generate, manage, and deliver product information worldwide, while also improving information security and complying with S1000D mandates. Arbortext for S1000D also provides integrated software components that repurpose S1000D data modules to accommodate the Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) standard for web-based eLearning.

“Rockwell Collins continues to expand their use of PTC software because it consistently delivers the best technology to achieve their business objectives related to product development and information delivery to improve overall product performance,” said Bill Berutti, divisional vice president and general manager, Arbortext Business Unit, PTC. “We look forward to continuing our work with Rockwell Collins as they realize the further value that the PTC Product Development System can bring to their business as they pursue S1000D compliance.”

About PTC Solutions for Aerospace and Defense

PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC) provides product lifecycle management solutions designed to meet the requirements of the global aerospace and defense industry. These solutions enable digital automation of product development and program management processes, as well as complete visibility and control over program information for secure, collaborative product development. PTC is an industry leader with 18 of the top 20 A&D companies as customers.

About Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative communication and aviation electronic solutions for both commercial and government applications. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, information management and simulation and training is delivered by nearly 20,000 employees, and a global service and support network that crosses 27 countries. To find out more, please visit

About PTC

PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC) provides discrete manufacturers with software and services to meet the globalization, time-to-market and operational efficiency objectives of product development. Using the company’s CAD and content and process management solutions, organizations in the Industrial, High-Tech, Aerospace and Defense, Automotive, Consumer and Medical industries are able to support key business objectives and create innovative products that meet customer needs and comply with industry regulations. For more information on PTC, please visit

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