LizardTech Releases Express Server 8 Software

Now with support for Geospatial PDFs and a 30-day free trial

SEATTLE — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 17, 2012LizardTech®, a provider of software solutions for managing and distributing geospatial content, today released version 8 of Express Server® software for high-performance delivery and publication. This latest version comes equipped with a brand new graphical user interface (GUI), support for Geospatial PDF’s and a free, 30-day trial.

Express Server 8 box shot (Photo: Business Wire)

Express Server 8 box shot (Photo: Business Wire)

With a new graphical user interface (GUI) called the Express Server Manager, customers now can easily and quickly configure their Express Server software and their image catalogs from anywhere on the Web without having to open a command line or edit XML files. Now they can set Express Server’s properties, configure catalogs, and create catalog groups all in the new GUI, just by logging in with a browser, checking a few boxes, filling in a few fields, and clicking a button or two. The new Express Server Manager is all about ease of use and saving time.

Also new with this release is support for Geospatial PDF as a source image format, which means customers can take advantage of PDF data and serve a wider range of users.

Finally, users can now try Express Server before they buy it. The free 30-day trial is available here: Once downloaded and installed, the same copy becomes permanently licensed if a decision is made to purchase Express Server.

“Express Server is the fastest, most stable, and easiest way to distribute compressed, high-resolution raster imagery via standard protocols,” said Jon Skiffington, director of product management. “And now anyone can take it for a test drive before they buy it with a 30-day free trial that we are offering.”

LizardTech will be exhibiting at the 2012 GEOINT Symposium October 9 – 11, 2012 in Orlando, Fla., in booth #420, where demonstrations of the product will be available. More information about Express Server 8 can be obtained here:

About Express Server

Express Server® software is the fastest, most stable, and easiest way to distribute compressed, high-resolution raster imagery via standard protocols such as WMS. With Express Server, users access imagery faster. Support for MrSID, JPEG 2000 and Geospatial PDF source formats ensures the highest visual quality regardless of device or bandwidth.

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

© 2012 Celartem, Inc. d.b.a. LizardTech. All rights reserved. LizardTech, MrSID, GeoExpress, Express Server, Spatial Express, and Express Suite are registered trademarks in the United States and LiDAR Compressor and the LizardTech, GeoExpress, Express Server, Spatial Express, Express Suite, LiDAR Compressor, ExpressView and GeoViewer logos are trademarks, and all are the property of Celartem Inc. dba LizardTech. Unauthorized use is prohibited.

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