Textron Systems unveils web-based geospatial image exploitation capability
STERLING, Va., 27 Feb. 2015. Textron Systems Geospatial Solutions, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) business, is unveiling the beta release of its RVcloud web-based Electronic Light Table (ELT), providing many of the image exploitation capabilities in its RemoteView geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) software.
RVcloud is designed to transform the way in which organizations deliver geospatial analysis capabilities to their users. Its web technology reduces customer costs, allows organizations to avoid the overhead required to deploy and update desktop products, and accelerates integration of new features and custom modules, a company representative explains. Ease of use and simplified deployment of the RVcloud application broadens access to GEOINT for new, non-traditional users while meeting existing analyst needs.
RVcloud is developed with the latest HTML5 technologies, runs in modern browsers, and is designed for desktop and mobile platforms. Its streaming display presents a high-fidelity view of source data and enables users to access standard GEOINT image formats without first downloading the full image. Imagery is optimally corrected for viewing while all standard image processing adjustments, such as sharpening and dynamic range adjustment, are accessible in real time.
Standard navigation techniques, including smooth and continuous roam, are supplemented by a navigation history and geo-coded search plug-in. Precision georeferencing and canonical mensuration services afford users confidence in their analysis. The ability to collaborate and extract imagery for finished product creation empowers analysts to deliver timely assessments for mission planning, actionable intelligence, and rapid decision-making.
The RVcloud deployment model delivers operational benefits, such as:
Application support effort is reduced due to centralized administration; new users can be up and running within minutes without the need to install any software
Consolidated computing resources are cost-effective and highly scalable
Users in both austere, field-deployed environments and office spaces will benefit from its fast response time and low bandwidth requirements.
A stand-alone application, RVcloud is designed to integrate with enterprise services and to readily interoperate with other software systems. Its standard web application program interface (API) enables integration with data management and workflow systems. Architectures requiring imaging or geospatial technologies can benefit from RVcloud client and service components.
RVcloud is the next generation in Geospatial Solutions' trusted line of geospatial analytical suites. Used by more than 25,000 analysts in 26 countries, these products are employed across a broad spectrum of organizations and industries including: military and defense intelligence; border security; disaster relief; natural resource management; ecosystem monitoring; environmental engineering; city planning; insurance; real estate; oil and gas exploration; and utilities.
Textron Systems' businesses develop and integrate products, services, and support for aerospace and defense customers, as well as civil and commercial customers including those in law enforcement, security, border patrol, and critical infrastructure protection around the globe.
Textron Systems consists of its Advanced Information Solutions, Electronic Systems, Geospatial Solutions, Lycoming Engines, Marine & Land Systems, Support Solutions, TRU Simulation + Training, Unmanned Systems and Weapon & Sensor Systems businesses.