Overwatch Releases RemoteView(TM) 3.2 Featuring Enhanced 3D Pro

November 02, 2010

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov 02, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Overwatch, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the release of its latest satellite image analysis software RemoteView 3.2. RemoteView is a leading imagery intelligence product for the defense and intelligence community and is noted for its ease of use, accuracy and innovative workflow.

The most significant enhancements made to RemoteView 3.2 can be found in the new Geo-Confidence and Elevation Coverage Indicators. These tools work together to provide analysts with an instant color-coded display and description of the validity and accuracy of geographic coordinates along with information on how much of their image is covered by valid elevation data. The new features, coupled with RemoteView's existing integration with precision positioning and mensuration packages, reinforce RemoteView's position in the geospatial analysis market.

The new version of RemoteView also includes the ability to visualize and utilize Light Detecting and Ranging (LIDAR) point cloud data. This allows analysts to leverage the high resolution elevation information that LIDAR offers and visualize point clouds that contain hundreds of millions of points. Additional RemoteView 3.2 enhancements include custom sorting of folder contents by specific criteria, bookmarking view settings for particular scenes and magnification without obscuring the original target area. It also offers support for the Web Coverage Service (WCS), publishing to Google Earth and portable document file (PDF), and visualizing the severity of slope to conduct mobility analysis.

The improved 3D Pro extension expands RemoteView's 3D visualization and analysis tools, providing warfighters and decision makers with realistic mission insight. 3D Pro provides the ability to visualize, fuse, analyze, and disseminate extremely large and diverse data sources into a compelling, real-time 2D or 3D view of the data and situation. 3D Pro includes a highly sophisticated data management system that is capable of rendering and manipulating multiple large data sources simultaneously. Once the data has been loaded and rendered, users have a suite of tools at their disposal to perform real-time analysis of the data including radial line-of-sight, buffer zone analysis, landing zones, and 3D mensuration. To facilitate dissemination of the data and analysis, 3D Pro includes tools to export a fully interactive 3D scene to a 3D PDF document or Google Earth format.

"We are proud to maintain RemoteView's industry-leading heritage with this latest upgrade," said Stuart Blundell, Overwatch vice president of geospatial products and services. "We receive constant feedback from our customers about how much they appreciate the efficient workflows and quality tools within the software. Many of the newest improvements were suggested by end users to help them become more effective in their work."

Shipments of 3.2 upgrades for RemoteView customers under active maintenance and support agreements are expected to begin in December.

About Overwatch

Overwatch, an operating unit of Textron Systems, is the leading provider of integrated intelligence software solutions and services as well as robust satellite communications systems for today's U.S. and international defense and intelligence communities. For the past 20 years, Overwatch's intelligence solutions have supported decision makers, counter-terrorism analysts, warfighters and first responders by providing proven tools that simplify the integration, analysis and exploitation of intelligence in order to present a complete operational picture and accelerate the time-to-decision. More information is available at http://www.overwatch.com.

About Textron Systems

Textron Systems Corporation has been providing innovative solutions to the defense, homeland security and aerospace communities for more than 50 years. Known for its unmanned aircraft systems, advanced marine craft, armored vehicles, intelligent battlefield and surveillance systems, intelligence software solutions, precision smart weapons, piston engines, test and training systems, and total life cycle sustainment services, Textron Systems includes AAI Corporation, Lycoming Engines, Overwatch, Textron Defense Systems and Textron Marine & Land Systems. Textron Systems Corporation is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc. More information is available at http://www.textronsystems.com.

About Textron Inc.

Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. More information is available at http://www.textron.com.

RemoteView is a trademark of Overwatch Systems, Ltd.

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