LizardTech Brings Back Challenge to the 2008 ESRI International User Conference

“Show Us & Show Off” Contest Winners to Receive GPS Systems

Seattle, Wash. — July 29, 2008 — LizardTech, a division of Celartem Inc. and a leading provider of software solutions for managing and distributing digital content, announced a special contest, back by popular demand, in conjunction with next week’s ESRI International User Conference being held in San Diego, CA, August 4-7, 2008.

An exhibitor at the conference (Booth #401), LizardTech will be once again challenging attendees to Show Us their LizardTech lizard collections and Show Off their favorite aerial imagery. During the Show Us contest, the attendee who has the largest collection of unique LizardTech lizards will win. For the Show Off challenge, LizardTech customers have been uploading images to LizardTech’s Express Server portal site ( prior to the conference; attendees at the ESRI conference who visit LizardTech’s booth will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite image. Every participant in LizardTech’s “Show Us & Show Off” contest will receive an ESRI 2008 collector’s lizard, and the two contest winners will be awarded GPS Systems (each valued at $300). Contest details can be found at

In addition, LizardTech will be showcasing its complete line of geospatial products at this year’s ESRI show:
• GeoExpress, the image encoding and manipulation product offering high compression without sacrificing image quality.
• Express Server 6.1, the newly released version of LizardTech’s image distribution software, serving imagery to more users in less time without requiring additional hardware or bandwidth.
• Spatial Express, database tools that enable users to store, manage, and access massive image datasets efficiently using their relational database.

About LizardTech
Since 1992, LizardTech has delivered state-of-the-art software products for managing and distributing massive, high-resolution digital content such as geospatial image data. LizardTech pioneered MrSID® (Multiresolution Seamless Image Database), a powerful wavelet-based image encoder, viewer, and file format, and sits on the Technical Committee of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) for the purpose of extending the capabilities of JPEG 2000 to geospatial applications, driving cross-platform interoperability and rapid Internet distribution for geospatial imagery. LizardTech has offices in Seattle, London and Tokyo and is a division of Celartem Technology Inc., (Hercules: 4330). For more information about LizardTech, visit or call 206-652-5211 or toll free 1-866-725-5211.

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.