Stock Drive Products/Sterling Instrumentsexceeds 84,000 CAD downloads for the last 12 months

Catalog Data Solutions CAD customer exceeds 84,000 CAD downloads for the last 12 months

Stock Drive Products/Sterling Instruments delivers over 7,000 CAD model downloads per month from their web site

San Jose, CA, July 24, 2006. Catalog Data Solutions (CDS), a leading provider of online product selection tools for industrial suppliers and distributors, today announced that Stock Drive Products/Sterling Instrument (SDP/SI) is averaging more than 7,000 CAD downloads per month and has achieved over 84,000 in the last year.

SDP/SI is a Long Island, New York, based operating division of Designatronics Incorporated, a company that began in 1960 as a manufacturer of small mechanical products. SDP/SI designs, manufactures and distributes a diverse line of standard and custom, commercial and precision grade components, as well as a full range of electromechanical devices and assemblies – in all more than 70,000 parts.

Responding to customer requests for CAD models of its products, the company decided to offer 3D CAD models of parts for download. "We believed it would boost our online sales, get products ‘locked’ into new designs and compliment our online store,” said Herb Arum, SDP/SI Marketing Manager. “We chose CDS for their leadership in this area, their excellent CAD services, and their ability to integrate their solution into our existing web site. CDS has built approximately 53,212 high quality 3D CAD models for us and makes them available for download into all major CAD systems. Overall this online marketing strategy has been so successful in increasing product sales that we have largely stopped attending tradeshows. The self-service nature of online CAD downloads has decreased our telephone query handling costs by at least $200,000 a year”

“We are delighted to have SDP/SI as a long term customer and to see their continued business success”, said John Major, CEO Catalog Data Solutions. “Online 3D models are an important sales and marketing tool for all industrial suppliers and distributors. With many customers moving from 2D to 3D CAD systems providing online 3D CAD model downloads often ‘locks’ products into a design so suppliers later benefit from the sales success of that design. Suppliers without 3D models on their website are at risk of losing customers to their competition who do offer 3D models”.
Studies show that over 90% of designers and engineers now use the Internet to locate components for their new designs. Catalog Data Solutions helps industrial suppliers and distributors grow sales and strengthen customer loyalty through interactive online catalogs, ecommerce, 3D CAD model delivery and product configurator solutions.

About Stock Drive Products and Sterling Instrument
Stock Drive Products and Sterling Instrument are major ISO 9001:2000 Certified operating divisions of Designatronics Incorporated, a company that began in 1960 as a manufacturer of small mechanical products. Today, Designatronics serves a worldwide customer base in excess of 15,000 accounts ranging from Fortune 100 companies to emerging hi-tech firms. The company’s four modern manufacturing plants, totaling 149,000 square feet, are located Long Island, New York. Widely acknowledged as an industry leader, SDP/SI consistently sets standards for innovative designs and advanced manufacturing techniques. For more information, visit http://www.sdp-si.com

About Catalog Data Solutions (CDS)

Founded in 2005 with headquarters in San Jose, CA and a local sales office in Boston, MA Catalog Data Solutions enables industrial suppliers to convert more of their website visitors into customers. CDS interactive online solutions streamline sales of standard components and complex industrial products. The CDS online catalog and product configurator deliver the technical information needed for industrial products to be specified into new engineering designs, including CAD drawings, for standard and configured products. For more information, visit www.catalogdatasolutions.com