ITT Launches Academic Partnership Program to Support Higher Education in Image and Data Analysis

Colleges and Universities will partner with ITT to make advanced image and data analysis technology readily available to students in preparation for the workforce.

BOULDER, CO — August 4, 2010 — ITT Visual Information Solutions, a subsidiary of ITT Corporation (NYSE: ITT), announced a new academic partnership program designed to help educators foster students’ careers in disciplines involving geospatial imagery and complex data analysis. The program, entitled “ITT Innovation Centers,” is available to any college or university in the United States and Canada offering courses that use image and data analysis software as a core component of the curriculum. Under the program, ITT will provide its partners with a number of educational benefits, including access to the company’s products for image and data analysis, ENVI and IDL software, for use in classroom instruction. Other advantages include access to professional training resources, consultations with ITT representatives on course structure and curriculum, and the opportunity to preview and give feedback on future releases of ENVI and IDL.

As partners in the program, participating academic institutions will contribute to advances in data and image analysis within the ENVI and IDL product lines, and provide curriculum, research, papers, and other resources of value to the greater academic community.

“ITT is committed to supporting academic endeavors that further the growth of fields that help advance science and improve the human condition.” said Nigel Brown, director of academic programs for ITT Visual Information Solutions. “By providing access to leading software technologies and curriculum and giving our academic partners input into our product development, we are able to contribute in ways that not only support these disciplines, but also advance the careers of professionals nationwide.”

ITT has been a significant contributor to academic initiatives since its flagship data analysis software product, IDL, was developed in 1977. Both IDL and ENVI, ITT’s comprehensive software product for analyzing geospatial imagery, have been widely adopted across commercial, government and academic disciplines for their value in extracting meaningful information from data and imagery. Both products are used extensively today in college and university programs around the world.

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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 2009 revenue of $10.9 billion.

About ITT Visual Information Solutions

ITT Visual Information Solutions of Boulder Colorado, a 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:


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