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Enterprise-wide Collaboration and Real-time Updates of Ground Imagery Linked to GIS Are Now Possible

August 21, 2006
Fort Collins, Colo., August 8, 2006 - Red Hen Systems announces the release of its Red Hen Media Server (RHMS). The RHMS enables users of spatial multimedia to collaborate using a standard Web browser from anywhere in the world. The Red Hen Media Server also provides real-time updating, eliminating the need for manual version control.

The system, which uses ESRI's ArcSDE and ArcIMS software, will be on display at the ESRI User Conference in San Diego 8-10 August in booth D434.

Spatial multimedia-video, stills and audio with associated GPS coordinates-can be linked to a GIS. Red Hen Systems, Inc. holds patents on methods for collecting GPS coordinates with still pictures and video.

By fusing such data with GIS, maps become informative, intuitive documents linked to accessible libraries of related images.

"The Red Hen Media Server is a natural successor to our PixPoint and GeoVideo extensions to ESRI's ArcGIS software on the desktop. Like them, RHMS enables ArcGIS users to link spatially referenced stills to maps, enriching their GIS," said Doug Holbrook, Chief Operating Officer of Red Hen Systems, Inc. "As an ESRI Business Partner and Developer, we are delighted to be able to expand our offerings to include web-based GIS services powered by ESRI."

The Red Hen Media Server provides all components of the infrastructure needed to host a common repository of spatial multimedia and legacy map data, as well as version control for spatial data derived from the continued interpretation of audiovisual media. Users have both image-centric and map-centric access to the data, providing a variety of ways they can query and analyze the data and increase their knowledge and understanding. Within this enterprise access model, spatial multimedia users can be distributed globally and collaborate using a standard Web browser. Everyone in the enterprise has access to the most current information, and any of them can easily update in-field information by emailing new images to the server.

For more information about RHMS and other Red Hen products, visit www.redhensystems.com.

About the Company

Red Hen Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of geospatial multimedia solutions. Red Hen hardware and software enable users to capture, map and share geospatially referenced photos, video and other related data. These end-to-end solutions are based on patented techniques that enhance the value of maps with ground truth images.

Contact Information: Carol Snyder, Director of Marketing and Customer Support, 970-493-3952, e-mail: csnyder@redhensystems.com.

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