ILOG unveils commercial graphics toolkit for Defense mapping applications
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., and PARIS, Sept. 20, 2005 -- ILOG(R) (Nasdaq: ILOG; Euronext: ILO, ISIN: FR0004042364) today announced ILOG JViews(TM) Maps for Defense, the first commercial graphics toolkit for creating sophisticated, highly-interactive maps for the defense industry that can be displayed on ordinary laptop computers. Designed for military command and control applications, JViews Maps for Defense can display real-time field data and supports video-like zooming, object animation, as well as more detailed and realistic terrain information, resulting in enhanced decision-making ability for military commanders. ILOG innovations in computer memory management allow for very fast zooming -- from satellite- to street-level views in seconds. ILOG JViews Maps for Defense also provides an extensible library of symbols that can be automatically updated in real time to accurately reflect position and status data for targets and deployed assets.
Prior to the availability of ILOG JViews Maps for Defense, creating situational awareness displays with this level of sophistication required lengthy development cycles and costly, high-end hardware to run the application. JViews Maps for Defense allows software developers to deliver highly-sophisticated military command and control displays in a tenth of the time compared to creating the displays without such tools. In addition, in lieu of expensive hardware, JViews for Maps Defense can be operated from an ordinary laptop.
Time and responsiveness are critical in today's military operations when planning, commanding and controlling missions. Key strengths of this new offering include the ability to combine visual images in real-time using information coming from the field, with map information display and manipulation capability to create comprehensive views of field status. Other key features of the new product include a library of standard military symbols, including NATO APP6a and MILSTD-2525B, as well as the ability to create customs symbols through a rule-based tool, and also terrain analysis and geo-intelligence features. When planning a mission, equipment and troop placement are extremely important. ILOG JViews Maps for Defense Terrain Analysis features are designed to accurately depict topographic data. With a few mouse clicks, a user can create a line-of-sight image to check whether troops or equipment are correctly positioned.
"For mission planning systems, it is critical to use a flexible and high performance system that allows a fast response time: we believe ILOG JViews Maps for Defense is the best commercial tool available for that matter," said Ignacio Rosell Raez, Mission Support Systems Head of Department at EADS Casa, Spain. "We are considering using ILOG JViews for Defense to create the Geographical Information System of our mission planning products for military aircrafts in order to provide our customers with the most advanced custom displays in record time."
The latest addition to the ILOG JViews product family, ILOG JViews Maps for Defense enables system integrators and in-house developers to build advanced prototypes in only weeks, compared with the months required previously, while providing maximum flexibility and customization options. Designed with both system integrators and end users' needs in mind, ILOG JViews Maps for Defense is a Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) product written in Java. The new JViews Maps for Defense will be available on October 20. For more information on ILOG JViews Maps for Defense, please visit http://jviews.ilog.com .
Through its Java, .NET and C++ graphics libraries and components, ILOG provides the industry's most comprehensive set of graphics tools for creating sophisticated, interactive user displays. ILOG's graphics products enhance decision-making speed and ability by making vast quantities of complex data more comprehensible and manageable for users. With each of ILOG's visualization products, developers can save 50 to 80 percent of development time in creating sophisticated graphical user displays. The award-winning ILOG JViews family includes JViews Diagrammer, JViews Charts, JViews Gantt (scheduling), JViews Maps, and JTGO
ILOG delivers software and services that empower customers to make better decisions faster and manage change and complexity. Over 2,500 global corporations and more than 465 leading software vendors rely on ILOG's market-leading business rule management system (BRMS), optimization and visualization software components, to achieve dramatic returns on investment, create market-defining products and services, and sharpen their competitive edge. ILOG was founded in 1987 and employs more than 650 people worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.ilog.com .
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