LizardTech is a Bronze Sponsor at the NSGIC 2010 Annual Conference

Seattle, Wash. — September 9, 2010 — LizardTech, a division of Celartem Inc. and a leading provider of software solutions for managing and distributing geospatial content, is a bronze sponsor at the National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) held at the Marriott Minneapolis City Center, September 12-16 in Minneapolis, Minn.
Attendees at next week’s conference will find product information sheets in their attendee bag on two of LizardTech’s two products, GeoExpress® and Express Server® software, which demonstrate how fast and easy it is to manipulate, compress and distribute geospatial imagery.  Since delays in image access may not only be costly but can also be the difference between failure and success, attendees will get a chance to understand how GeoExpress and Express Server minimize the time between the moment they receive their source image data and the moment their users view it in their applications.

“We look forward to attending and sponsoring this year’s NSGIC 2010 Annual Conference,” said Jon Skiffington, LizardTech’s director of marketing. “LizardTech supports NSGIC and its members in providing a unified voice on geographic information and technology issues as well as statewide initiatives, so we look forward to participating in the different meetings where we can expand on those conversations and learn how our geospatial products can benefit its community.” 

NSGIC is an organization committed to efficient and effective government through the prudent adoption of geospatial information technologies (GIT). Each year NSGIC hosts a fall conference in a host state focused on state and local activities of NSGIC members. The theme of this year’s conference is “Collaborating at the Headwaters” and reflects both the geography of Minnesota and the maturity of NSGIC.

About LizardTech
Since 1992, LizardTech has delivered state-of-the-art software products for managing and distributing massive, high-resolution geospatial data such as aerial and satellite imagery and LiDAR data. LizardTech pioneered the MrSID® technology, 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.