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LizardTech GeoExpress 7 Launch Offers Integration for Geospatial Imaging Workflows

January 28, 2008
LizardTech announced the launch of GeoExpress 7, the premier application for quickly and easily compressing and manipulating complex geospatial imagery.
 


LizardTech GeoExpress 7 Launch Offers Integration for Geospatial Imaging Workflows

New version of flagship product encodes and publishes imagery directly to LizardTech Express Server

SEATTLE, Wash. - January 28, 2008 - LizardTech, a division of Celartem, Inc., and a leading provider of software solutions for managing and distributing digital content, announced the launch of GeoExpress 7, the premier application for quickly and easily compressing and manipulating complex geospatial imagery. Equipped with new and exciting features, this latest version enables all of the LizardTech Express Suite applications to interoperate with one another, making it easier and faster than ever to get users' imagery deployed into the hands of those who need it.

With a powerful set of tools for reprojecting, color balancing, mosaicking, cropping and more, LizardTech's GeoExpress 7 is the industry’s first choice for manipulating geospatial imagery and encoding it to industry standard compression formats. Now GeoExpress streamlines workflows even more by allowing encoding and publishing of imagery directly to LizardTech Express Server in one simple operation.  Users can view their imagery in WMS applications or ArcIMS, or make their imagery available in Web applications – all without having to learn any command line applications or edit XML documents. This results in increased productivity by reducing the effort and time it takes to distribute imagery to decision makers.

The latest addition to the ever-growing list of tools for image manipulation in GeoExpress 7 is the new despeckling tool.  Despeckling enables users to clean up edge artifacts making their images look better. Additionally, the well-received floating license capability from GeoExpress 6 has been updated to offer “commuter” functionality, which increases productivity by allowing users to continue working when they are on the road and disconnected from the network.  IT administrators have the freedom to use one common licensing standard on their network, simplifying their administration tasks, while giving end users access to the image tools they need, no matter where in the world they are located.

GeoExpress 7 also allows users greater workflow flexibility through new tools for metadata editing and image exporting.  Users no longer need to use command line applications to add custom tags to their images; instead GeoExpress 7's metadata editor makes it easy to add custom information to geospatial imagery and use that information to build powerful Web applications with Express Server. And with GeoExpress 7's new export tools, users can quickly demosaic or "tile out" their imagery to GeoTIFF directly from GeoExpress' graphical interface.

“With the launch of GeoExpress we’re adding increased interoperability and greater freedom for users to do what they want,” said Jon Skiffington, senior product manager at LizardTech. “Users will be able to save time by rapidly deploying their imagery to decision makers via Express Server.  We’ve listened to our customers and added some of the most commonly requested features, like exporting to GeoTIFF; commuter licenses for working away from the network; mosaic "despeckling" for eliminating troublesome edge artifacts; and a metadata editor that will give our users greater control over their imagery.”
For more information about the latest features or to learn where to purchase GeoExpress 7 visit http://www.lizardtech.com/products/geo/

Additionally, the launch of GeoExpress 7 marks a new era for LizardTech's applications. For the first time, all of LizardTech's applications interoperate with one another. With the LizardTech Express Suite, users can manipulate and compress their imagery with GeoExpress, store their images in an Oracle Spatial database with Spatial Express, and distribute their imagery over the Internet using Express Server.  Best of all, they can configure all of these workflows using GeoExpress.

To learn more about Express Suite, visit http://www.lizardtech.com/products/suite.

About LizardTech
LizardTech, a division of Celartem, Inc., was founded in 1992 to build valuable business solutions from technologies created by the world's leading research organizations including Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and AT&T Labs. LizardTech is a leader in applying state-of-the-art technologies to the real-world challenges of managing, distributing, and accessing large complex digital content such as aerial photographs, satellite imagery, and color scanned documents. LizardTech's software is installed on millions of desktops and integrated into a wide variety of platforms and applications. LizardTech has offices in Seattle, London and Tokyo. LizardTech is a division of Celartem, Inc., which is wholly owned by Celartem Technology Inc., (Hercules: 4330). For more information about LizardTech, visit www.lizardtech.com.

About Celartem
Celartem Technology Inc., develops and sells innovative technologies for
storage, access and distribution of rich media content. Celartem has developed
technology in the areas of digital image compression, scalable image viewing and secure
content distribution and management. Celartem is listed on the Osaka Securities
Exchange, Hercules:4330. Established in 1996, Celartem is headquartered in Tokyo,
Japan and has a wholly owned subsidiary, Celartem Inc. with headquarters in Seattle.