Overwatch Adds TerraGo® GeoPDF® Extension to its RemoteView Pro 3.2 Geospatial Analysis Tool; Extension Makes it Easier to Share and Publish Geospatial Data

AUSTIN, Texas – July 8, 2011 — Overwatch, a strategic business of Textron Systems Advanced Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the addition of  TerraGo® Technologies GeoPDF® production capabilities to its RemoteViewTM Pro 3.2 software.  The addition of a TerraGo GeoPDF software extension is the latest enhancement to Overwatch’s flagship geospatial analysis tool, among the most trusted imagery intelligence products used by the defense and intelligence communities.

 The new GeoPDF extension facilitates convenient publishing of geo-referenced content from RemoteView to a PDF file, which may then be easily accessed through standard Adobe Reader software using the free TerraGo Toolbar™.  TerraGo’s geospatial collaboration software is among the most widely adopted solutions for sharing geospatial information.  GeoPDF maps and imagery generated from RemoteView Pro 3.2 software include all annotations and are easily used by intelligence analysts, military personnel and individuals with little or no geographic information systems (GIS) experience.

 “The GeoPDF extension expands the already robust publishing functionality of our RemoteView Pro 3.2 product, and delivers a trusted format that supports imagery sharing and mission planning,” said Stuart Blundell, Overwatch vice president of geospatial products and services. “Our customers increasingly are asking for tools that enable convenient collaboration and publishing of maps and related intelligence imagery. We’re pleased to be working with TerraGo Technologies to offer this GeoPDF capability to RemoteView Pro users.” 

Overwatch has begun shipping copies of RemoteView Pro 3.2 software with the inactive GeoPDF extension to customers under maintenance and support agreements.  RemoteView customers must purchase the GeoPDF extension to receive the license that unlocks its capabilities.

 GeoPDF is the latest in a series of powerful feature and extension enhancements built into the new RemoteView Pro 3.2 software.  Important new features include the Geo-Confidence indicator for verifying accuracy of positioning data, Dynamic Resolution Roam for improved roam performance, and Multiview Review enabling simultaneous review of up to 16 images. Updates to the NTM module include support for MSP 1.1 and CGS 2.3.1.  The new V-TRAC Pro extension is a complete full motion video exploitation tool that automates report generation.  The enhanced 3D Pro extension dramatically expands 3D visualization and analytical tools to improve mission simulation.  The RVConnect extension enables synchronization of vector layers between RemoteView and Esri ArcGIS®.

 For a complete description of RemoteView Pro product capabilities and applications, visit www.overwatch.com/products/remote_view_pro.php.

About Overwatch

Overwatch, a strategic business of Textron Systems Advanced Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, is the leading provider of integrated intelligence software solutions and services as well as robust satellite communications systems for today’s U.S. and international defense and intelligence communities. For the past 20 years, Overwatch’s intelligence solutions have supported decision makers, counter-terrorism analysts, warfighters and first responders by providing proven tools that simplify the integration, analysis and exploitation of intelligence in order to present a complete operational picture and accelerate the time-to-decision. More information is available at www.overwatch.com.

  About Textron Systems

Textron Systems has been providing innovative solutions to the defense, homeland security and aerospace communities for more than 50 years. Headquartered in Wilmington, Mass., the company is known for its unmanned aircraft systems, advanced marine craft, armored vehicles, intelligent battlefield and surveillance systems, intelligence software solutions, precision smart weapons, piston engines, test and training systems, and total life cycle sustainment and operational services. Textron Systems includes AAI Logistics & Technical Services, AAI Test & Training, AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Advanced Systems, Aerosonde, ESL Defence, Lycoming Engines, Medical Numerics, MillenWorks, Overwatch, Textron Defense Systems and Textron Marine & Land Systems. More information is available at www.textronsystems.com.

  About Textron Inc.

Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. More information is available at www.textron.com.

  About TerraGo Technologies

TerraGo Technologies geospatial collaboration software and GeoPDF maps and imagery are among the most widely adopted solutions to produce, access, update and share geospatial information with anyone, anywhere. TerraGo solutions enable enterprises to extend and exchange geo-referenced maps, imagery, audio, video and other intelligence in connected and offline environments. Trusted by thousands of government agencies and businesses throughout the world, TerraGo solutions increase the return on geospatial investment through greater organizational efficiency, productivity and responsiveness. For more information, visit www.terragotech.com

 RemoteView is a trademark of Overwatch Systems, Ltd.

 TerraGo and GeoPDF are registered trademarks of TerraGo Technologies, Inc.

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