Catalog Data Solutions announces new Online Spare Parts Catalog and Implementation by Alstom Signaling Inc.

San Jose, CA, November 20, 2007 - CDS Visual (CDS), a leading provider of online product selection tools for industrial suppliers and distributors, today announced the public release of its new CDS Spare Parts Catalog™ product, available in an on demand business model. Key capabilities include easy interactive online navigation and advanced graphical, photographic and exploded part drawing search assisted by tabular attribute and part sorting, optional RFQs and E-commerce - a data sheet on the product is available from the products page at

The first customer to go live is Alstom Signaling Inc., a division of Alstom which has implemented the new CDS Spare Parts Catalog™ - now available online for spare part selection and ordering “We wanted an easy to use online spare parts catalog with both graphical and attribute search for our customers that provides an advanced user experience online 24X7. The objective is to save the customers’ time in selecting and ordering the right spare part,” said Barry Wharity, Vice President - Product Sales and Marketing, Alstom Signaling. “We chose CDS for rapid delivery, graphical and attribute search and on-demand delivery integrated directly into our website”

“In complex products, being able to see a drawing of the spare part as well as any and all attributes largely eliminates the opportunity for human error,” said John Major, CEO of CDS Visual. “We are delighted that Alstom Signaling selected CDS Visual as this further endorses both our software and the momentum towards Software as a Service/on-demand delivery of mission critical applications.

CDS Visual helps industrial manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors grow sales and strengthen customer loyalty through interactive online catalogs, spare parts catalogs, ecommerce, 3D CAD model delivery and product configurator solutions. Studies show that over 90% of designers and engineers now use the Internet to locate components for their new designs. For interactive ease of use, ease of setup, 2D or 3D graphics and attribute search nothing betters a CDS catalog.

About Alstom

Alstom is a global leader in equipment and services for power generation and rail transport. The Group is present in more than 70 countries worldwide and employs 65 000 people and has annual revenues of €14.2 billion. For more information, visit

About Alstom Signaling

ALSTOM Signaling, a division of ALSTOM, is a leading innovator of signaling and communication technology, delivering safety proven products since 1904 with more than 2,400 patents. For more information, visit

About CDS Visual (CDS)

Founded in 2005 with headquarters in San Jose, CA, CDS Visual enables industrial suppliers products to get found and selected online. CDS hosted solutions include CDS ModelServer™, CDS Catalog™, CDS Spare Parts Catalog™, CDS Configurator™ and CDS Services to build CAD models and customize the software to suit your customers needs. For more information, visit