LONGMONT, CO--(Marketwire -10/26/11)- DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI - News), a leading global provider of high-resolution earth imagery solutions, today announced that NTT GEOSPACE (NTT KUUKAN JYOUHOU CORPORATION) has launched a new online geospatial intelligence service powered by DigitalGlobe. The service, named GEOSPACE CDS, features on-demand access to imagery sourced from DigitalGlobe's suite of content services, including DigitalGlobe Global Basemap™ and DigitalGlobe FirstLook™.
"On-demand access to the DigitalGlobe service suite allows us to offer our end-users a significantly higher level of content and service quality," said Mr. Takashi Inose, CEO of NTT GEOSPACE Corporation. "Many of our customers require maximum accuracy and resolution, but most importantly the imagery must be current, and it must be delivered as quickly as possible. DigitalGlobe's capabilities are unmatched in these areas, enabling us to provide our users more up-to-date imagery, faster."
Using the web-based GEOSPACE CDS interface, users quickly find and begin using the images they need from the complete DigitalGlobe imagery archive of the region, which is the largest and most frequently refreshed library available today. The archive includes more than 80 million photo tiles, covering the majority of the Japanese landmass.
New images of the region are being consistently captured by DigitalGlobe satellites and added to the library, so users can be confident they are finding and accessing the most up-to-date imagery available.
"NTT GEOSPACE has created a comprehensive solution addressing the full spectrum of users' imagery needs," said Takayuki Odawara, head of DigitalGlobe's North Asia commercial operations. "From land resource management, to communications network planning, to emergency planning and response, GEOSPACE CDS powered by DigitalGlobe gives users the content they need to quickly make the best decisions and take the most effective action."
NTT GEOSPACE, a recently launched affiliate company of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NYSE: NTT - News), operates in partnership with Hitachi Solutions in the region. The two companies recently signed an agreement establishing NTT GEOSPACE as an authorized provider of DigitalGlobe imagery.
"Hitachi Solutions is honored to develop this best-in-class service with DigitalGlobe and provide it to NTT GEOSPACE. We believe this is the beginning of continued mutual development among our three companies, working jointly to create innovative Location Intelligence services for customers," said Masakazu Kuji, executive officer of Hitachi Solutions.
"The NTT partnership with Hitachi Solutions ultimately expands and strengthens our own long and successful reseller relationship with Hitachi," added Odawara. "We look forward to many years of success in combining our efforts and capabilities. Together we can deliver higher value to our customers and end-users throughout the region."
DigitalGlobe is a leading global provider of commercial high-resolution earth imagery products and services. Sourced from our own advanced satellite constellation, our imagery solutions support a wide variety of uses within defense and intelligence, civil agencies, mapping and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management, Internet portals and navigation technology. With our collection sources and comprehensive ImageLibrary (containing more than one billion square kilometers of earth imagery and imagery products) we offer a range of on- and off-line products and services designed to enable customers to easily access and integrate our imagery into their business operations and applications. For more information, visit www.digitalglobe.com.
About NTT GEOSPACE
NTT KUUKAN JYOUHOU CORPORATION began operation in July 2011 as a joint company of NTT-ME and NTT Neomeit. The company provides a wide range of geospatial intelligence solutions in Japan and is a key supplier of satellite imagery used in the Japanese national Geographic Information System. The company's services feature 1/2500 scale satellite-based mapping and aerial-based photography with a maximum ground accuracy of 25 cm.
About Hitachi Solutions
Hitachi Solutions, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a solutions provider with approximately 10,000 employees. Hitachi Solutions was formed in the merger of Hitachi Software Engineering Co., Ltd. and Hitachi Systems & Services, Ltd. on October 1, 2010. Hitachi Solutions provides value-driven services throughout the IT life cycle, from systems planning to systems integration, operation, and maintenance. Hitachi Solutions is the exclusive reseller of DigitalGlobe products in Japan and the leading company in the location intelligence business, providing total solutions that combine QuickBird, WorldView-1, WorldView-2 imagery and aerial photography with its software technology. For more information on Hitachi Solutions, please visit the company's website at www.hitachi-solutions.com.
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