LizardTech Launches GeoExpress 9 at 2013 Esri International User Conference

Latest Version is Now Four Times Faster

SEATTLE — (BUSINESS WIRE) — July 8, 2013LizardTech®, a provider of software solutions for managing and distributing geospatial content, announced the launch of GeoExpress® 9 at this week’s Esri International User Conference in San Diego, Calif.,where the company is also a Platinum Imagery Sponsor and exhibitor in booth number 1704.

GeoExpress 9 box shot. (Photo: Business Wire)

GeoExpress 9 box shot. (Photo: Business Wire)

GeoExpress enables geospatial professionals to compress and manipulate satellite and aerial imagery and the latest version features a significant performance improvement from previous versions. This latest version is four times faster than before with support for spanning multiple jobs across multiple cores. This increase in speed enables users to complete projects faster than ever before within the application.

This release also introduces Intelligent Encoding, with the software automatically reconfiguring itself for optimal performance. GeoExpress 9 automatically chooses to Encode, Optimize or Update based on the encoding operations that the user chooses, which results in high performance with minimal training.

In addition, Jon Skiffington, LizardTech’s director of product management, will introduce GeoExpress 9 to the Esri attendees by giving a Demo Theater presentation titled “LizardTech – What’s New with MrSID® and GeoExpress” on Wednesday, July 10, from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Imagery Island Exhibit in Exhibit Hall C.

“This is going to be an exciting week for LizardTech,” said Skiffington. “We’re launching the latest version of our flagship product, GeoExpress with its new features, faster performance and updated user interface. We look forward to showing our customers the new features and receiving feedback from our users and partners.”

LizardTech will also host product demonstrations in their booth to showcase the new features of GeoExpress 9. These presentations will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., with a final presentation held on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Product demonstrations of Express Server® software for high-performance delivery and publication and LiDAR Compressor software, which turns giant point cloud datasets into efficient MrSID files will also be available. For more information about LizardTech’s geospatial software products, visit www.lizardtech.com.

About GeoExpress

Now four times faster than before, and with powerful tools for reprojecting, color balancing, mosaicking, cropping and more, LizardTech® GeoExpress® software is your first choice for manipulating and encoding your geospatial imagery to the industry standard MrSID® and ISO standard JPEG 2000 compression formats. GeoExpress supports alpha bands for true transparency control and multi- and hyperspectral imagery for more flexible band utilization. The interoperability within LizardTech’s Express Suite® software means that you can configure and export directly to Express Server®software directly from GeoExpress, making it the ideal command center for your storage and distribution workflows. For more information about GeoExpress, visit http://www.lizardtech.com/products/geoexpress/.

About LizardTech

Since 1992, LizardTech has delivered state-of-the-art software products for managing and distributing massive, high-resolution geospatial data such as aerial and satellite imagery and LiDAR data. LizardTech pioneered the MrSID technology, a powerful wavelet-based image encoder, viewer, and file format. LizardTech has offices in Seattle, Denver, London and Tokyo. For more information about LizardTech, visit www.lizardtech.com.

© 2013 Celartem, Inc. d.b.a. LizardTech. All rights reserved. LizardTech, MrSID, GeoExpress, Express Server, Spatial Express, and Express Suite are registered trademarks in the United States and LiDAR Compressor and the LizardTech, GeoExpress, Express Server, Spatial Express, Express Suite, LiDAR Compressor, ExpressView and GeoViewer logos are trademarks, and all are the property of Celartem Inc. dba LizardTech. Unauthorized use is prohibited.

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