Wednesday, August 17, 2011

PCI awarded contract by RapidEye for its GeoImaging Accelerator Technology

RICHMOND HILL, Ontario, Canada—August 16, 2011: PCI Geomatics, a world leading developer of geo-imaging software and systems, has announced it was awarded a contract and has successfully delivered a GeoImaging Accelerator (GXL) Satellite processing system to RapidEye, based in Germany. The contract represents a major win for PCI Geomatics as it continues to develop and implement leading edge high speed technology for the geospatial market on a global basis.

The GXL system includes support for the automated orthorectification and mosaicking of the imagery collected by the RapidEye satellite constellation. PCI Geomatics has delivered a GXL-Satellite system that integrates locally procured off-the-shelf hardware with PCI’s GeoImaging Accelerator-Satellite high volume multi-CPU/GPU production software. The complete system will enable RapidEye to transform uncorrected imagery into seamless mosaics comprised of thousands of images – thereby automating the production chain. The GXL-Satellite system will boast throughput capability of up to 10 Terrabytes per day.
The adoption of PCI’s GXL software by companies across the globe proves the viability of this technology for the company as it invests more heavily in its development. PCI Geomatics has delivered other GXL systems to numerous customers in North America, Europe and Asia.

Brad Schmidt, VP of Sales and Marketing at PCI Geomatics commented on the announcement: “We are pleased to have won this important contract for our GXL-Satellite technology – RapidEye presented us with their operational production challenge and we responded with our proven GXL-Satellite technology – with GXL, RapidEye will be able to achieve efficiencies, saving time and money and greatly increase their production capability.”

“It will enable us to more easily fulfill our internal large scale background imaging needs, as well as giving our clients customized mosaic solutions that compliment the wide- area coverage capabilities of our satellite constellation,” said Dr. Frederik Jung-Rothenhauseler, CTO of RapidEye.

About GXL-Satellite
GXL-Satellite technology combines high-performance computing with PCI Geomatics expertise to provide significant improvements in automation, speed and efficiency. By optimizing and distributing automated workflows, traditional image-processing is elevated to industrial-strength production.
For more information about the GXL software solution, visit <>

About PCI Geomatics
PCI Geomatics is a world leading developer of software and systems for geo-imaging solutions. Since 1982, we have specialized in remote sensing, digital photogrammetry, spatial analysis, cartographic production, automated production systems, image management and on demand mapping solutions. PCI Geomatics' advanced software systems address a wide variety of industry applications including the environment, agriculture, security and intelligence, aerospace & defense, and satellite receiving stations. We have the expertise and know-how to turn images into useful information. For more information, visit <> .

About RapidEye
RapidEye is a provider of quality high-resolution satellite imagery and derived geo-information products. With a constellation of five Earth Observation satellites, RapidEye images over 4 million square kilometers of earth every day and has amassed over 2 billion square kilometers in its archive in just two years of commercial operation. With an unprecedented combination of wide area repetitive coverage and five meter pixel size multi-spectral imagery, RapidEye is an obvious and cost-effective choice for many industries and government agencies. RapidEye: Delivering the World. <>

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