GEOSTATS: Re: Caliper's Sleazy Methods Revealed
- In response to the anonymous posting of last Friday, Caliper Corporation
would like to use this opportunity to address this latest attempt to impugn
our well-earned reputation for high integrity, innovative software, and
excellent professional services.
Caliper's products are designed and developed exclusively by Caliper staff.
For the record, while it is true that Caliper has some brilliant Chinese
staff who work on TransCAD, all of these individuals came onboard from
graduate schools in the US, predominantly MIT. These individuals hold
positions of importance in the company and, accordingly, are highly
As for allegations of piracy, even our competitors agree that Caliper
products such as TransCAD and MAPTITUDE are extremely innovative and unlike
any other software. As most of you know, GIS-T is an area without a
blueprint and requires ongoing innovation.
We are just putting the finishing touches on a new version of TransCAD
which we will be unveiling this winter. We invite anyone interested in
GIS-T and transportation planning software to see TransCAD for themself at
TRB by visiting us in the Hilton.
It appears that this anonymous smear campaign results from Caliper's
growing success with TransCAD. We regret that someone who is jealous of
Caliper is wasting your time with both these current and his past false
Peter Van Demark
Manager of Customer Services Phone: 617-527-4700
Caliper Corporation Fax: 617-527-5113
1172 Beacon Street E-mail: peter@...
Newton MA 02461-9926 Web site: http://www.caliper.com
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