Datech 2000 Drives CAD into 3D with ELSA Graphics Board Deal Thursday 23 November 2000 PDF Print THEALE, 22 November 2000, -Datech 2000, the UK's leading Autodesk distributor is gearing up for the drive from 2D to 3D in the CAD market by signing a distribution deal with professional graphics board maker ELSA. The Leatherhead based CAD arm of Computer 2000 will be selling the ELSA GLoria and Synergy boards which have proven themselves in the demanding professional design and 3D visualisation markets with a reputation for high performance and stable software drivers. Autodesk business manager for Datech 2000, Alistair Brook said on signing the agreement with ELSA, "The CAD market is increasingly going 3D with the use of powerful design aids like architectural walkthroughs and digital content creation right through to 3D web content and corporate videos. GLoria II is already the most popular board for applications like 3D Studio Max and we see enormous potential for our resellers migrating their users to 3D applications like Mechanical Desktop and Architectural Desktop supported by ELSA technology." ELSA's UK general manager Fiona Faulkner commented, "By partnering with Datech we will increase our penetration in key CAD and visualisation markets like industrial design, architecture and construction. With Datech 2000's close relationship with AutoDesk and our partnership with NVIDIA on graphics processors, this deal will bring about a one stop software hardware source for specialist CAD and multi-media resellers." Background to Datech 2000 Datech2000, part of the Tech Data owned Computer 2000 group is the focused business unit which specialises in Autodesk and discreet products for the CAD and multimedia market. Based in Leatherhead, Surrey, Datech 2000 has been trading since 1985 and currently accounts for over 85% of Autodesk's UK mainland commercial business. ELSA Company Background ELSA is one of the leading providers of Internet access and computer graphics solutions for the PC. Its product range includes modems, ISDN adapters, ISDN and DSL routers, videoconferencing systems, graphics boards and monitors. ELSA was founded in 1980 and today has around 700 employees. In addition to its headquarters in Aachen, Germany, it also maintains subsidiaries in San José (USA), Taipei (Taiwan) and Tokyo (Japan) as well as in London (UK), Paris (France), Milan (Italy) and Eke (Belgium). Since June 1998, ELSA AG shares are traded on the "Neuer Markt" trading segment (WKN 507 360) of the Frankfurt stock exchange in Germany. Names in this press release may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. The ELSA logo is a registered trademark. Datech 2000, Langbourne House Business Park 4 Randalls Way Surrey KT22 7TW Tel 01372 224800 Fax 01372 224808 http://www.datech2000.co.uk ELSA G.B. Ltd, 1210 Parkview, Arlington Business Park, Theale, Berkshire RG7 4TY Tel: 0118 965 7755 Fax: 0118 965 7756 Freephone sales no.: 08000 56 34 45 http://www.elsa.co.uk Press contact: Frank Smith, Michele Collier, Paul Goman The Edge Partnership, Phone: 01625 511966, Fax: 01625 511967 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Context PR in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.