LizardTech Announces Esri CIS as Authorized Reseller for Geospatial Imaging Products

Reseller to sell in the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States

Seattle, Wash. — September 20, 2011 — LizardTech®, a provider of software solutions for managing and distributing geospatial content, announced the agreement it reached with Esri CIS in Russia to become an authorized reseller for its GeoExpress®, Express Server® and LiDAR Compressor™ geospatial imaging products. Esri CIS, headquartered in Moscow, Russia, will sell LizardTech’s software products to companies and organizations in the nine countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), including Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus.

“As GIS becomes one of the fastest spreading technologies in Russia and other member states, customers need comprehensive instruments to manage growing amounts of corporate spatial data, including imagery. With the help of LizardTech’s products we can now offer them an efficient integrated solution that best meets their needs,” said Sergey Naumov, head of Esri CIS sales department.

“The demand for storing and serving massive geospatial data continues to grow rapidly; that’s why we are excited to add Esri CIS’s experience to our growing network of authorized resellers and are confident that they will provide services using LizardTech’s products that will add value to the customers’ imagery assets,” said Kelly Downs, LizardTech’s director of sales.

LizardTech’s line of geospatial software products includes GeoExpress, which enables geospatial professionals to compress and manipulate satellite and aerial imagery, Express Server for high-performance delivery and publication and LiDAR Compressor, which turns giant point cloud datasets into efficient MrSID® files.

For more information about LizardTech’s geospatial software products, visit

About Esri CIS
Esri CIS is an exclusive distributor of Esri software products in Russia and CIS. The mission of Esri CIS is to make Esri’s advanced Geographic information systems (GIS) an integral part of corporate IT landscape. Esri CIS also delivers to its customer’s technical support, consulting and training. Esri CIS carries out an educational work, publishes geo-specific literature, organizes GIS conferences and seminars, and supports universities and academic institutions.

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. LizardTech has offices in Seattle, Denver, London and Tokyo. 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, JASDAQ: 4330. Established in 1996, Celartem is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and has a wholly owned subsidiary, Celartem Inc. d.b.a. LizardTech with headquarters in Portland, OR.