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June 19, 2008
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Norcross, GA – ERDAS announces the release of an ECW and JPEG 2000 plug-in for AutoCAD 2007/2008/2009. AutoCAD users can now access massive amounts of geospatial image data (100s of gigabytes or terabytes) through the ECWP high-performance streaming imagery protocol.

The ECWP streaming protocol is provided by ERDAS’ Image Web Server (IWS). ECWP transmits JPEG 2000 or ECW data.  JPEG 2000 is the non-proprietary standard image format for the International Organization of Standardization (ISO), supported by most major geospatial applications. ECW is an image compression format developed by ERDAS with major industry support.

With this updated plug-in, AutoCAD desktop products can now read ECWP image streams, enabling users to utilize the benefits of IWS within the AutoCAD desktop environment. IWS is a high-speed, specialized server application that efficiently distributes large volumes of geospatial image data. IWS solves the infrastructure congestion problems associated with deploying large amounts of image data, enabling users to quickly access the information they need.

This new plug-in is compatible with AutoCAD 2007, 2008, 2009.  Additional plug-ins are available for previous versions.  For AutoCAD Map 3D and Civil 3D, users may access geospatial imagery via the WMS protocol, also served by IWS.

“We are excited to offer this free plug-in to our customers that are also using AutoCAD desktop products,” said Mladen Stojic, Senior Vice President, Product Management and Marketing, ERDAS. “The ECW and JPEG 2000 plug-in ensures that AutoCAD desktop products will effectively handle IWS supported images, providing a means to communicate between both vendors’ applications to fully understand projects.”

To download the free AutoCAD Plug-in, please visit www.erdas.com/downloadecwautocad.e2b.

To learn more about the IWS benefits included in the free plug-in, please register for Huge Images? Too Many Users? No Problem!, a webinar highlighting IWS on Wednesday, June 25, 2008. This webinar will be at 11 a.m. (EDT). To register for the webinar: please visit www.erdas.com/erdasCompanyWebinars.aspx?CURRENTID=51.

For more information about ERDAS visit www.erdas.com.

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