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New ENVI software release from ITT introduces automated tools for image processing

Automated workflow tools for easier image processing/ New technology to find objects in images concealed by vegetation/ Support for ENVI�s new Feature Extraction Module and ENVI NITF Module enhancements/ Enhancements and additions to ENVI�s optional Zoom interface

ITT Visual Information Solutions (ITT VIS), a wholly owned subsidiary of ITT Corporation, today announced a new release of ENVI, its high performance software for processing geospatial images. The ENVI 4.4 release includes new automated workflow tools, new technology to find objects concealed by vegetation, support for a new, add-on module for extracting features from images, and enhancements to the ENVI Zoom interface, including new visualization tools and enhanced vector support.

“With the growing use of satellite and airborne imagery across a broader range of industries, it is essential that we continue to not only provide leading edge image processing technologies but also improve productivity through the automation of workflows,” said Richard Cooke, president and COO of ITT Visual Information Solutions. “ENVI 4.4 introduces new functionality that supports our long term goal to deliver best in class image processing capabilities that are also easily accessed and performed by image analysts with a wide range of experience”.

Automated workflow tools – SPEAR Tools

ENVI 4.4 improves the image processing workflow with functionality that allows image analysts to perform basic and advanced image processing routines easily and quickly. This ENVI release introduces SPEAR Tools, a robust set of wizard-based workflows that greatly reduce the number of steps it takes to get the information needed from geospatial imagery. These tools include automated processes for spatial and temporal change detection, pan-sharpening images, terrain categorization, and more.

Advanced image processing capabilities � Vegetation Suppression

ENVI 4.4 delivers more of the advanced image processing capabilities that make ENVI the choice of research and image scientists worldwide. The new Vegetation Suppression feature allows image analysts to visually remove vegetation from an image in order to see what is concealed by the vegetation, such as geologic and urban features and vehicles or other objects of interest.

ENVI add-on module support and enhancements

ENVI 4.4 provides support for the new ENVI Feature Extraction Module, an add-on module to ENVI that allows analysts to quickly, easily, and accurately find and identify features of interest in high-resolution geospatial imagery. In addition, ENVI 4.4 also supports enhancements to the ENVI Certified NITF Module and the new ENVI Certified NITF Module with TFRD. These two NITF modules support file and data formats specific to government and military applications.

ENVI optional Zoom interface enhancements

Enhancements to ENVI�s optional Zoom interface now make common vector layer tasks, such as importing, editing, and exporting, faster and more convenient. ENVI 4.4 also delivers additional visualization tools in Zoom to increase workflow efficiency and make common image processing tasks easier and more intuitive.

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About ITT Corporation
ITT Corporation ( supplies advanced technology products and services in several growth markets. ITT is a global leader in the transport, treatment and control of water, wastewater and other fluids. The company plays a vital role in international security through its defense communications and electronics products; space surveillance and intelligence systems; and advanced engineering and related services. It also serves the growing leisure marine and electrical connectors markets with a wide range of products. Headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., the company generated $7.8 billion in 2006 sales.

About ITT Visual Information Solutions
ITT Visual Information Solutions (formerly Research Systems, Inc.), a wholly owned subsidiary of ITT Corporation, provides integrated software solutions that help scientists, engineers, researchers, and medical professionals turn complex data into useful information. The company�s 150,000 customers from more than 80 countries use IDL, ENVI and IAS to analyze data and imagery and deploy imaging applications. ITT Visual Information Solutions� products are used in a variety of industries, including remote sensing, engineering, earth sciences, aerospace, defense and intelligence, medical imaging, oil and gas exploration and biotechnology. Combined with a host of support services including training, consulting and technical support, ITT Visual Information Solutions offers the most complete data visualization, image analysis and image delivery solutions available.
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