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Former Vice Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Joins IDELIX 10.24.2002

October 24, 2002
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U.S. Admiral Bill Owens lends endorsement to the PDT product within the Aerospace/Defense industry.

IDELIX Software Inc. announced that former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Admiral Bill Owens has joined the visualization software company's Board of Advisors. Admiral Owens will advise IDELIX on its business development efforts in the homeland security, aerospace, government and defense markets.

Bill Owens is currently the co-CEO of Teledesic, a satellite company funded by Bill Gates and Craig McCaw that is building a broadband satellite-based global Internet and communications network. Prior to his position at Teledesic, Owens was the President, COO and Vice Chairman of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). From 1994 to 1996, he served as Vice Chairman of the US military's Joint Chiefs of Staff, the second-highest ranking military officer position in the country. Prior to that, he served as the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Resources, Warfare Requirements and Assessments, as well as Commander of the United States Sixth Fleet and Senior Military Assistant to Secretaries of Defense Frank Carlucci and Dick Cheney. Admiral Owens is currently an active member on the Board of Advisors for the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA).

Described as a 'futurist' by Pentagon insiders, Admiral Owens is a strong proponent of technology solutions and building smarter defense systems. “It is not mass, it is dominant knowledge that is most important to our military success and capability to be flexible and responsive,” explains Owens. “IDELIX Software Inc.’s Pliable Display Technology (PDT) is an example of commercially developed technology that can increase the precision and efficiency of the military. PDT surpasses existing methods for viewing and interacting with data in increasingly complex digital environments. The ability to pinpoint detailed information while maintaining a complete view of the region of interest is technology that is important across many military, government and commercial applications.”

According to a recent case study, the integration of IDELIX’s PDT into Boeing Autometric’s leading-edge KDSP and Softplotter photogrammetric products has resulted in +20 percent efficiency gains for end-users. The US Department of Defense has recognized these efficiency gains and selected Boeing’s high-end package, SoftPlotter, for use in transforming satellite imagery to support mapping and intelligence missions.

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