Munich, Germany – Definiens, the number one Enterprise Image Intelligence company, today announced the availability of version 7 of the Definiens Enterprise Image IntelligenceTM Suite. The latest version of the powerful image analysis platform integrates automated image intelligence with GIS, providing a secure and cost-effective system across the enterprise for managing all image analysis tasks. By integrating feature extraction, change detection and object recognition in the GIS environments, the new version rapidly produces more accurate and detailed maps, presenting information cost efficiently and in a standardized format. The wealth of information contained in imagery can now be fully integrated into geospatial applications and enterprise processes, presenting professionals with the best intelligence on which to base better and more effective business decisions.

Definiens provides organizations involved in Earth Sciences the leading technology for analyzing and interpreting images on every scale, from air-borne as well as space-borne sensors. Based on an open architecture, the Definiens Enterprise Image Intelligence Suite 7 features the following enhancements:

   §     Full integration with ESRI ArcGIS allows Definiens' applications to run within the ArcGIS Desktop  environment and a seamless combination of almost any workflow permutation.
   §     Full integration with standard databases and third party data management solutions such as ESRI ArcGIS Server leverages existing investments.
   §     Simple creation of new image analysis applications with an intuitive graphical environment allows users without programming experience to create applications for semi-automated feature extraction and to efficiently post-process their results. Simple click-and-classify tools are available for common image analysis tasks. 
   §     Easy adaptation of applications to new imaging conditions in a simple-to-use environment § Simplified management through a web-based administrator and centralized deployment of Definiens' high performance grid computing environment 
   §     New data management capabilities for managing the vast amount of data generated by image analysis intelligently on an enterprise level 
   §     Seamless integration of standard industry algorithms, third party or existing tailored algorithms.

“At Definiens, we are continuously striving to enhance and extend our powerful technology. Our new platform will take business decision support to a new level and will provide organizations in the geospatial industry with a technology that will help them to rapidly analyze and interpret any type of imagery. With our new advanced integration capabilities, users can make the most of their investments in existing applications and algorithms through seamless integration within our platform. Our goal is to provide our customers and users with the image intelligence and insights they need to reach better decisions,” commented Dr. Wolfgang Rencken, Executive Vice President Technology and Products at Definiens.

Definiens in Earth Sciences
Definiens enables organizations involved in Earth Sciences to quickly extract accurate geo-information, ready for use in GIS, from earth observation and remote sensing imagery. Definiens’ intelligent feature extraction capabilities accelerate mapping, change detection as well as object recognition and deliver standardized, reproducible image analysis results.

About Definiens
Definiens is the number one Enterprise Image Intelligence company for analyzing and interpreting images on every scale, from microscopic cell structures to satellite images. The Definiens Cognition Network Technology, developed by Nobel laureate Prof. Gerd Binnig and his team, is an advanced and robust context-based technology designed to fulfill the image analysis requirements of the Life and Earth sciences markets. The technology is modeled on the powerful human cognitive perception processes to extract intelligence from images. Definiens provides organizations with faster image analysis results, allowing deeper insights enabling better business decisions. The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany and has offices throughout the United States. Further information is available at

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Source: Definiens, July 18th, 2007.