NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — February 21, 2012 — PAR Government Systems Corporation’s GV Video Framework (Gv2F™), was selected by Esri, a world leader in the geographic information system (GIS) software industry, to support the introduction of Full Motion Video (FMV) into their latest product release, ArcGIS 10.1. Gv2F is a Software Development Kit (SDK) that supports the management and visualization of video streams and is used by application developers to seamlessly integrate video with metadata within their geospatial software products. PAR Government Systems Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PAR Technology Corporation (NYSE: PAR).
ArcGIS users will now have the ability to use and explore the application of FMV with GIS. Esri introduced the concept at their 2011 International User Conference and received an overwhelmingly positive response from U.S. federal, state, and county government agencies as well as private industry. Clark Swinehart, Esri Product Manager for Defense Solutions, explained the selection of PAR’s technology solution. “The Gv2F SDK complements the ArcGIS software suite supporting the requirement to visualize and manage FMV data collected from today’s operational sensors.”
Gv2F features a robust application interface (API) that allows developers to ingest, process, and visualize MPEG-2 program and transport streams. The software is U.S. Motion Imagery Standards Board (MISB) compliant for metadata parsing and allows isolation of individual video frames for export into standardized formats. Other distinctive attributes include support for Frame Slicing, H.264 compression, HDTV, Unicast and Multicast Streams, and File Reading. PAR is planning an early 2012 release of an FMV solution for mobile platforms running the Android and Apple IOS operating systems.
GIS technology is recognized across many industries as a valuable tool to visualize, analyze, interpret and understand data in many ways that reveal relationships, patterns, and trends in the form of maps, globes, reports and charts. These multiple uses can come in the form of Planning and Analysis, Asset/Data Management, Operational Awareness and Field Workforce Management.
“Esri is the market leader in GIS software, and their selection of Gv2F is a resounding endorsement for our technology and services. PAR looks forward to continuing our partnership and are excited to collaborate on providing full motion video across the broad spectrum of ArcGIS users,” commented Steve Lynch, President of PAR’s Government operations. “We expect that Gv2F Software Development Kit and related FMV products will achieve broad acceptance throughout the GIS user community.”
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ABOUT PAR GOVERNMENT SYSTEMS CORPORATION
PAR Government Systems Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of PAR Technology Corporation (NYSE: PAR), is headquartered in Rome, New York and offers innovative communications services and technology products to federal, state, local government agencies and private industry. Our design and integration of state-of-the-art imagery information systems for archive, retrieval and processing along with the research and development for imaging sensors puts PAR Government at the forefront of the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance community. During 40 years of service, PAR Government has earned the reputation for developing high quality products ranging from theoretical and experimental studies to operational capabilities. For more information, visit www.pargovernment.com.
ABOUT PAR TECHNOLOGY
PAR Technology Corporation's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol PAR. PAR’s Hospitality segment has been a leading provider of restaurant and retail technology for more than 30 years. PAR offers technology solutions for the full spectrum of restaurant operations, from large chain and independent table service restaurants to international quick service chains. PAR’s Hospitality business markets hotel management systems that provide a complete suite of powerful tools for guest management, recreation management, and timeshare/condo management. In addition, PAR provides the spa industry a leading management application that was specifically designed to support the unique needs of the resort spa and day spa markets, a rapidly growing hospitality segment. Products from PAR also can be found in retailers, cinemas, cruise lines, stadiums and food service companies. PAR’s Government Business is a leader in providing computer-based system design and engineering services to the Department of Defense and various federal agencies.
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