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SGI Powers Leica
SAN ANTONIO -- SGI
(Nasda: SGIC) will team up with Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging at the GEOINT Symposium in San Antonio, Texas, where the two companies will demonstrate joint technology solutions for geospatial intelligence collaboration and integration to support national security applications.
Produced and sponsored by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF), the GEOINT Symposium features technologies designed to enhance national defense and intelligence. Exhibits showcased at the event will run on SGI(R) Altix(R) servers and will include spatial data editing solutions leveraging SGI's experience in optimizing Oracle applications.
Applications will include Leica ADE, a product suite containing Web-based and mobile enterprise solutions for editing Oracle Spatial data in both a connected and disconnected environment, and ERDAS IMAGINE(R), a remote sensing solution designed for manipulating, processing and understanding imagery. Leica Geosystems will also demonstrate the Beta release of Leica TITAN, an online solution for sharing geospatial and location-based content in a single, secure environment as well as the Leica Photogrammetry Suite, RedSpider Suite and Image Web Server.
Compared to the desktop environment in which Leica Geosystems previously ran its geospatial applications, the Windows(R)-based SGI(R) Altix(R) XE240s used for the demonstration, powered by dual core Intel(R) Xeon(R) technology with Intel 3.0 gigahertz chip sets and fiber-channel connected SGI InfiniteStorage array, delivers significantly faster performance. The SGI InfiniteStorage 4500 included in the demo system is designed to address the high performance, scalability and availability requirements crucial to geospatial computing applications. Additionally, the demonstration will provide an opportunity for Leica Geosystems to highlight its strength in vector editing by tapping into SGI's extensive experience with the Oracle database.
"SGI is a leader in helping organizations work with massive data and complex business processes using Oracle applications," said Kurt Schwoppe, vice president, Defense Solutions, Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging. "We believe that using the SGI infrastructure for our Oracle-based vector and image serving makes it possible for us to deliver the highest possible performance and spotlight our strength in enterprise geospatial technology."
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