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NIIT GIS becomes exclusive distributor in India for the ENVI suite of products from ITT

NIIT GIS becomes exclusive distributor in India for the ENVI suite of products from ITT

NIIT GIS becomes exclusive distributor in India for the ENVI suite of products from ITT

February 1 , 2010 :
NIIT GIS Ltd has entered into a strategic relationship with ITT Visual Information Solutions (ITT VIS) of Boulder, Colorado, a subsidiary of ITT Corporation, the developers of ENVI image processing and analysis software. As part of this partnership, NIIT GIS Ltd. will become the exclusive distributors of the ENVI suite of image processing software products for India, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka Sri Lanka beginning January 1, 2010. This suite of ITT VIS products includes ENVI, ENVI EX and IDL products.
This distributor arrangement was recently formalized between NIIT GIS Ltd. and ITT VIS at New Delhi, and a smooth transition process from the former ITT distributor, Sierra Atlantic, to NIIT GIS Ltd. was also initiated. NIIT GIS Ltd. and Sierra Atlanta will work to smoothly transition any existing user requirements, support, the coming months.
NIIT GIS Ltd. is also the sole authorized distributor for ESRI’s ArcGIS family of GIS software and solutions in India, Bhutan and Nepal, along with many ESRI Partner solutions. Expanding its suite of products to include the new ENVI distributorship, NIIT GIS Ltd. will offer the widest range of state-of-art and innovative ESRI-GIS and ENVI Image Processing technology to the geo-spatial community in this part of the world.
This strategic relationship between ITT and NIIT GIS Ltd. is an extension of the ITT and ESRI partnership to integrate each company’s respective software technologies, which will deliver advanced, high performance image processing and analysis capabilities to the ArcGIS platform and expand the distribution of these technologies globally. The partnership helps a growing number of professionals get information from geospatial imagery and integrate it with GIS applications in a variety of industries, including environmental monitoring, urban planning, defense and intelligence, oil and gas, and agriculture.
Under this agreement NIIT GIS Ltd. will also begin distributing the newly introduced ITT product, ENVI EX, an image processing and analysis product that is tightly integrated with ArcGIS and designed specifically for GIS applications. Based on ENVI, ITT's image processing and analysis product, ENVI EX now provides ArcGIS users with ENVI's image analysis methods and algorithms. The product's interface guides users step by step through analyzing satellite and airborne imagery and data across a wide range of imaging modalities. The integration between ENVI EX and ArcGIS allows GIS users to exchange data and files from ArcGIS to ENVI EX with drag and drop methods that preserve the style, symbology, vectors, and layer information from one product to another.

“ESRI and ITT VIS have aligned their products and thus it is logical that we offer a combined suite of ESRI and ITT VIS products to our users. We believe that image processing and GIS technology is closely aligned to provide seamless capability at image and map processing and allowing for image-information ingest to GIS directly. This will be a tremendous capability to users to work on images and ingest to a GIS geodatabase and vice-versa use GIS geodatabase to process and serve images. ENVI has tremendous features – especially in change analysis in images and advanced modules in image processing. We are happy to be working with ITT VIS and enable a good synergy on these innovative technologies to users",said Dr. Mukund Rao, President & COO, NIIT GIS Ltd.
“We are very pleased to enter into this strategic partnership with NIIT GIS Ltd. as the next important step in our growing partnership with ESRI and its global family of distributors.  Together we will  deliver leading edge and comprehensive image processing solutions that combine ease of use with scientific rigor all seamlessly integrated with ArcGIS”, “We will work closely with NIIT GIS Ltd. and Sierra Atlantic over the coming weeks to ensure a smooth transition for our valued customers and we look forward to the opportunity this will give us tohelp GIS professionals in the region recognize the benefits of adding imagery to their GIS workflows.“ said Richard Cooke, president of ITT Visual Information Solutions.

About NIIT GIS Limited
NIIT GIS Limited is a leading GIS solutions provider that endeavors to provide end-to-end GIS based solutions in India and many other countries. NIIT GIS Ltd, is the sole authorized distributor for the entire ESRI range of GIS products in India and has powered many GIS applications in the country in the past 15 years. NIIT GIS Ltd. is instrumental in working with the Indian Government and GIS users in powering the GIS movement in the country and brings the most advanced ESRI suite of products, highly customized GIS solutions in various key sectors of government and private enterprise, GIS training and positioning GIS as an enterprise solution. NIIT GIS ltd. today enjoys market leadership in the field of GIS with largest installation base across different vertical segments in India, Nepal and Bhutan.
NIIT GIS Limited is a joint venture between ESRI Inc., USA and NIIT Technologies Limited.  ESRI Inc. is the world leader in GIS Mapping and Solutions and produces and markets the famous ArcGIS suite of product.  NIIT is one of India's leading IT companies which started with IT education in 1981 and has since diversified into other aspects of software including development, marketing and support.
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About ITT Visual Information Solutions
ITT Visual Information Solutions of Boulder Colorado, a 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.

Safe Harbor 
Certain statements in this release are forward-looking statements. The business involves various risks, and uncertainties that could result in the actual results to differ materially from those indicated here. All forward looking statements made herein are based on information presently available to the management of the Company and the Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of the Company.

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