ITT Visual Information Solutions Announces Release of ENVI 4.6 Software

ENVI 4.6 builds on ENVI’s automated workflows, data format support and delivers module enhancements for feature extraction and atmospheric correction.

Boulder, CO – March 19, 2009 – ITT Visual Information Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ITT Corporation (NYSE: ITT), announced the latest release of ENVI, its premier software solution for processing and analyzing geospatial imagery. The newest release, ENVI 4.6  builds on workflow advances introduced in recent releases by delivering automated processes and procedures that step users through previously complex image processing and analysis tasks.  ENVI 4.6 also adds file format support for image data from the new Geo-Eye-1 and KOMPSAT-2 satellites.  In addition, significant enhancements to add-on modules and the introduction of a new module for orthorecification are being introduced concurrently with ENVI 4.6.

Automated Workflows Deliver Timely, Accurate Information ENVI 4.6 provides new automated workflows that allowing users of all skill levels to get important and timely information from imagery quickly and easily.  ENVI 4.6 includes several new additions to the award-winning SPEAR Tools that provide guided-workflows and instructions for performing popular image processing tasks.  New tools include anomaly detection, a Google Earth® bridge, image to map registration, terrain-based orthorectification, and enhanced change detection.  In addition, ENVI 4.6 also introduces a new Target Detection Wizard for finding specific objects in large image scenes.

"ENVI’s automated workflow tools are intuitive for users just beginning to explore geospatial imagery, as well as highly beneficial for those who have years of experience in image processing and analysis," explained Richard Cooke, president and COO of ITT Visual Information Solutions.

"We continue our push to automate the processes and procedures commonly needed for extracting information from imagery thereby making the rich information geospatial imagery provides available to a wider base of users – across disciplines, industries, and experience levels."

More Image Processing and Analysis Capabilities with ENVI Add-on Modules Concurrent with the ENVI 4.6 release, ITT also introduces enhancements to ENVI add-on modules. The ENVI Feature Extraction Module now includes new features including new annotation tools, the ability to export attributes to a shapefile, tools to interactively count and assess extracted features, the ability to integrate different types of data, and significant performance enhancements that deliver faster previews and processing speeds. The ENVI Atmospheric Correction Module (formerly the ENVI FLAASH Module) has been updated and now introduces a new algorithm for removing atmospheric noise from imagery.  In addition, the ENVI Orthorectification Module is being introduced as a new add-on solution to ENVI for rigorous orthorectification.

For more information about ENVI 4.6 and ENVI add-on modules, visit

About ITT Corporation
ITT Corporation is a high-technology engineering and manufacturing company operating on all seven continents in three vital markets: water and fluids management, global defense and security, and motion and flow control. With a heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver extraordinary solutions that create more livable environments, provide protection and safety and connect our world. Headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., the company generated 2008 sales of $11.7 billion.

About ITT Visual Information Solutions
ITT Visual Information Solutions of Boulder Colorado, a wholly owned 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. For more information visit: