THE WOODLANDS, TX – May 10, 2011 — Black & Rossi, a leading military logistics and technology consulting firm based in The Woodlands, TX, has entered into a contractual agreement with Eurostep Limited to develop a PLCS (Product Life Cycle Support) Data Exchange Specification (DEX) for maintenance and repair in commercial, public and private venues. Eurostep Limited, a subsidiary of Eurostep Group, based in Denbighshire, N. Wales, provides software and consultancy in strategic planning, design and implementation of solutions based on international and open standards for product data lifecycle management (PLM).

"We are pleased to partner with Eurostep Limited for the development of this DEX system that can potentially revolutionize maintenance and repair for businesses and consumers," said Bill Black, Founder and President of Black & Rossi. "The goal of the effort is to capture technical data and format it so maintenance and repair professionals can analyze it using a common methodology and respond faster, more effectively and at lower costs.”

Nigel Shaw, Managing Director of Eurostep Limited, sees the work as a logical extension of the company’s expertise in PLCS data exchange. “A prerequisite for efficient product data management is a coherent information environment in which the necessary data are available to all participants,” he said. “The work we are doing for Black & Rossi will harness that power of data-sharing for the ultimate benefit of all maintenance and repair stakeholders.”

The work is expected to take 3-4 months for development of an initial proof of concept.

About Black & Rossi: Since its inception in 2002, Black & Rossi has provided information technology, project planning and management, operational logistics consulting and other specialized services for a variety of private sector companies and Department of Defense clients including the United States Marine Corps and U.S. Army. Black's firm specializes in developing practical, workable solutions for extremely complex problems. For further information about Black & Rossi, visit the company's website at or call 281-292-1022.

About Eurostep: Eurostep delivers software and services for product lifecycle management with a particular focus on the exchange and sharing of data within and between enterprises. Eurostep’s flagship product, Share-A-space® is software that supports collaboration across the life cycle of products and is based on the PLCS standard. Services range from pre-studies to the implementation and support of systems. Eurostep Limited is part of the Eurostep Group. Eurostep also has subsidiaries in Sweden, Finland, France and the US and has blue-chip customers in a variety of industries including automotive, aerospace, defense, high tech, building & construction and process industries. For further information about Eurostep, visit the company's website at or call Eurostep Limited on +44 1745 582008.