OCTOBER 10--Research Systems Inc. (RSI; Boulder, CO; www.RSInc.com), a wholly owned subsidiary of Eastman Kodak Company, has entered into a five-year Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the US National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA; Bethesda, MD). This CRADA enables NIMA and RSI to jointly develop image-exploitation tools for NIMA. These tools may also be available for use in RSI's ENVI Software, a data-analysis and visualization product that is used by government professionals, scientists, researchers, and engineers.
Key objectives defined within this CRADA are the evolution of technical requirements for ENVI software, integration of NIMA software technology into the ENVI software environment, and on-going ENVI product enhancements aimed at advancing imagery and geospatial information processing for NIMA.
Supporting Kodak's strategy to make digital imaging easier, ENVI software is designed as an easy-to-use yet advanced remote-sensing image-analysis software environment that allows users to integrate imagery and geospatial data with ENVI's powerful image-exploitation tools. ENVI software is ideally suited for extracting and exploiting information from high-resolution panchromatic, multispectral, hyperspectral, thermal, radar, and other types of digital image data.