LINDON — A Corda Technologies Inc. product has been named the best software development utility for 2003 by Software Development Magazine.

Corda's PopChart, OptiMap and Builder 5.0 was the winner of the Jolt Product Excellence Award in the utilities category of the awards program. The award ceremony was held in conjunction with the recent SD West Conference & Exposition.

Corda earned the award, chosen by a group of software development editors, columnists and industry gurus, from among more than 300 nominations in 14 categories. Other nominated companies in the utilities categories were Microsoft, Quest Software, Kinook Software, Compuware Corp. and MKS.

In addition, the company will be recognized in the June 2004 issue of Software Development Magazine.

PopChart is a server-based data presentation product designed to generate and deploy charts and graphs to the intranet, extranet or high-demand Internet sites quickly and easily. OptiMap is a server-based mapping solution that presents dynamic data in a geographic format for display on any Web browser. Builder is a graphical design tool used in conjunction with Corda's server products. It allows developers or data presenters to easily create certain looks for their charts, graphs and maps.