ITT Introduces ENVI Integration with ESRI(R) ArcGIS(R)

BOULDER, Colo.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—August 4, 2008— ITT Visual Information Solutions, a business of ITT Corporation (NYSE: ITT), announced the newest release of its premier geospatial image processing and analysis software, ENVI. The new release, ENVI 4.5, allows professionals to integrate geospatial imagery into geographic information system (GIS) workflows by providing users with the ability to share data seamlessly between ENVI and ESRIs ArcGIS, the world's leading GIS software.

Traditionally considered a backdrop to GIS, imagery is now being used by professionals in a variety of industries to acquire geospatial information essential for critical decision making, said Richard Cooke, president and chief operating officer of ITT Visual Information Solutions. The integration of ENVI and ArcGIS now allows users to take advantage of ENVIs high performance image processing capabilities as a part of their GIS workflows, providing them with even richer geographic information.

"Working with a proven leader like ITT Visual Information Solutions is an excellent solution to extend our users' imagery capability," said Jack Dangermond, ESRI's president. "ITT's ability to take advantage of ESRI's already interoperable platform to provide GIS users with its powerful image processing tools will greatly enhance users experience in working with imagery in a GIS context. The collaboration between ITT VIS and ESRI to bring this capability to users across a wide variety of industries and disciplines is an excellent example of Geography in Action.

ENVI 4.5 provides the ability to export any ENVI activity including processed imagery, vector, classification or extraction results to the geodatabase for ready use in GIS workflows. ENVI 4.5 supports enterprise, file and personal geodatabase types. This new capability gives users of both products increased workflow efficiencies and time savings when integrating imagery with GIS applications.

In addition, ENVI 4.5 provides direct access to the full suite of map composition tools available in ESRIs ArcGIS Desktop. This allows users to complete image processing and analysis functions in ENVI and then launch the ArcMap application of ArcGIS Desktop from within ENVI to generate reports and map compositions.

For more information about ENVI 4.5, visit

About ITT Visual Information Solutions

ITT Visual Information Solutions, a business of ITT Corporation, provides integrated software solutions that help scientists, engineers, researchers, and medical professionals turn complex data into useful information. The companys 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.

About ITT Corporation

ITT Corporation ( is a diversified high-technology engineering and manufacturing company dedicated to creating more livable environments, enabling communications and providing protection and safety. The company plays an important role in vital markets including water and fluids management, global defense and security, and motion and flow control. ITT employs approximately 40,000 people serving customers in more than 50 countries. Headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., the company generated $9 billion in 2007 sales.

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