Rochester, NY, November 4, 2002 -- The National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA), has chosen Eastman Kodak Company as a prime contractor on their Softcopy Search project, designed to provide a more efficient and effective way to detect changes of significance in large imagery datasets.
To provide this unique, softcopy search solution, Kodak's Commercial and Government Systems unit assembled a consortium of best-in-class companies that includes Compaq, IDELIX Software, Inc., Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions, Paragon Imaging, and Toshiba Corporation e-Solutions Company.
Kodak Vice-President James Manchisi, President, Commercial and Government Systems, said today that the NIMA project is "an excellent example of Kodak's ability to provide specific solutions in the area of infoimaging - the use of images to extract highly useful information."
"I am pleased that Kodak and our outstanding partners will collaborate to help the U.S. government in this critical technology area," Manchisi said. "We will help ensure the highest quality performance possible within the NIMA Enterprise Architecture or the Integrated Exploitation Capability for the current and future needs of the imagery and geospatial community."
The Kodak team's innovative workstation solution will provide NIMA with the capability to quickly and easily exploit large imagery datasets along with supporting information. This will revolutionize the current procedure in which hardcopy imagery and supporting data are gathered separately, and then reviewed in a labor-intensive, manual operation.
Manchisi noted that the softcopy search solution is easy to use, cost-effective, and will be delivered in scheduled phases over the term of the contract.
A key element of the solution centers on Intergraph's new GeoMedia Image Professional software, which will provide the platform for integrating the component technologies.
Bob Kuehlthau, Vice President of Intergraph Mapping and GIS Solutions said, "Intergraph is proud to be part of the Kodak team and especially proud that our GeoMedia Image Professional software platform is such a good fit in the Softcopy Search solution. We think NIMA will find that the team's solution will substantially increase analysts' productivity by providing a quantum improvement in the human interface while using economical Intel/Windows off-the-shelf hardware and software."
Compaq and Toshiba Corporation e-Solutions Company will configure best-in-class workstations and display platforms, while Paragon's ELT/5500 Pro Electronic Light Table (ELT) and IDELIX's Pliable Display Technology will deliver critical component capabilities to maximize performance against NIMA's requirements.
For additional information, visit www.kodak.com/go/globalimaging .
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