LizardTech Express Suite is Recognized at the Geospatial Leadership Awards Ceremony by GeoTec Media

Product Receives an Honorable Mention in the Innovation Award Category

Seattle, Wash. — June 3, 2008 — LizardTech, a division of Celartem Inc. and a leading provider of software solutions for managing and distributing digital content, today received an honorable mention in the Innovation Award category for its Express Suite Family of Products during the Geospatial Leadership Awards ceremony at the 2008 GeoTec Conference in Ottawa Ontario. The Geospatial Innovator Award category considers companies that have created new software or hardware that expands the possibilities of the geospatial industry.

“We are thrilled to have been nominated and receive an honorable mention from GeoTec Media in the Geospatial Innovator category among other well-respected companies,” said Jon Skiffington, senior product manager, LizardTech. “The need to store and serve massive geospatial data continues to grow rapidly and Express Suite is the one solution that enables an efficient workflow for high-volume, high-resolution image management.”

“We’re very proud of this prestigious awards program,” stated Jo Treadwell, VP and Group Publisher, GeoTec Media. “As the leading magazine in the geospatial technology market, we felt it was important to honor those companies and organizations that have strengthened our industry through their innovation.”

LizardTech’s Express Suite family of products consists of GeoExpress for compression and manipulation, Spatial Express for storage, and Express Server for high-performance delivery and publication.

GeoExpress provides image manipulation tools such as reprojection, lossless encoding, color balancing and compression to improve workflows, ensure interoperability and aid standards compliance. GeoExpress encodes geospatial image data to the industry standard MrSID and ISO standard JPEG 2000 multiresolution image formats, both easily reusable in downstream applications, without any compromise in image quality.

Spatial Express is a toolset for moving massive raster imagery in and out of an Oracle Spatial database for use in geospatial applications. Using industry and ISO standard multiresolution formats, Spatial Express enables organizations to centralize storage of their geospatial data, reduce load and memory usage on database servers, and lower storage space requirements by 95 percent or more.

Express Server is a server application for rapidly distributing large datasets of raster imagery. With Express Server, users on any device over any connection access imagery faster. Express Server enables organizations to serve more users in less time using widely adopted standards and familiar tools – without adding hardware or bandwidth.

Visit LizardTech at the GeoTec conference, where the company is exhibiting in booth number 208, to learn more about Express Suite.

About GeoTec Media
GeoTec Media has been providing guidance for geospatial industry practitioners and a voice for vendors for 21 years as the publisher of GeoWorld magazine, the developer of the Web portal, the distributor of the weekly “GeoReport” e-newsletter, and the organizer of the annual GeoTec Event tradeshow and conference.

About LizardTech
LizardTech, a division of Celartem, Inc., was founded in 1992 to build valuable business solutions from technologies created by the world’s leading research organizations including Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and AT&T Labs. LizardTech is a leader in applying state-of-the-art technologies to the real-world challenges of managing, distributing, and accessing large complex digital content such as aerial photographs, satellite imagery, and color scanned documents. LizardTech’s software is installed on millions of desktops and integrated into a wide variety of platforms and applications. LizardTech has offices in Seattle, Denver, London and Tokyo. LizardTech is a division of Celartem, Inc., which is wholly owned by Celartem Technology Inc., (Hercules: 4330). For more information about LizardTech, visit

About Celartem
Celartem Technology Inc., develops and sells innovative technologies for storage, access and distribution of rich media content. Celartem has developed technology in the areas of digital image compression, scalable image viewing and secure content distribution and management. Celartem is listed on the Osaka Securities Exchange, Hercules:4330. Established in 1996, Celartem is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and has a wholly owned subsidiary, Celartem Inc., with headquarters in Seattle.