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October 2, 2015
Luciad User Conference Delivers Geospatial Innovation

BRUSSELS, October 2, 2015 — Nearly 200 geospatial experts convened in Brussels on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 for   the Luciad User Conference.

The event brought   together geospatial experts in industries ranging from aerospace and defense   to public safety, utilities, logistics and smart cities.

“We are   very pleased to host Luciad’s user conference in Brussels, the capital of   Europe,” said Luciad CEO Marc Melviez. “This event brings together a wide   range of industries with speakers and participants from companies like Airbus   Defence and Space, Lockheed Martin, Lufthansa Systems, NATO, Network Rail UK,   NVIDIA and Thales.”

The   two-day conference focused on managers of geospatial projects, developers of   geospatial projects and new business opportunities created by the growing   amounts of geospatial “big data.”

During the   conference Luciad and its partners presented their innovative geospatial technologies.   NVIDIA, Openvalue, PALAMIR and UniFly used the event as an opportunity to   present partnerships and products.

Luciad Becomes NVIDIA GRID-certified Software   Partner Luciad is now an NVIDIA GRID-certified   software partner. NVIDIA GRID graphics virtualization technology allows   LuciadLightspeed to run in virtualized environments, harnessing the power of   server farms.

“By using cloud-hosted GRID   GPUs to boost performance,   Luciad is making the geospatial analytical power of its applications   available to any user on any device in any location,” said Chip Carr,   Geospatial Partner Manager at NVIDIA. “The agility, flexibility and security   offered by NVIDIA GRID make this virtualised approach to delivering  LuciadLightspeed a potential game-changer.”

Optimizing Bike-Sharing with Openvalue French Software company Openvalue presented   its predictive bicycle-sharing platform at the 2015 Luciad User Conference.   The platform solves the major pain point of city bicycle-sharing programs: no   free spaces to return a bicycle.

“We chose   LuciadLightspeed for its scalability since it is able to show thousands of   users at the same time and in real time,” said Openvalue’s Marketing Director   Thomas Graindorge. “Moreover, LuciadLightspeed allows fast and smooth   transitions from global views to small areas.”

Smart & Safe Cities with PALAMIR PALAMIR based in United Kingdom and Australia   presented its C7i SECURE BORDERS platform. The cognitive big data platform   utilizes both Smart and Safe City technologies together with ability to   integrate industrial IoT for infrastructure security to provide predictive   and prescriptive analysis for improved situational awareness.

“Luciad   provides PALAMIR with the only high-level geospatial situational awareness   technology that truly meets our requirements,” said Peter Karidis, managing   director of PALAMIR. “No other COTS enterprise system could handle multiple   ingestions in real-time to present a variety of geospatial analysis side by   side with PALAMIR unique SOCMINT and OSINT geo-analysis technologies for   demanding clients.”

UniFly   Announces Drone Management Platform SkyBridge UniFly announced SkyBridge, a drone   management platform guaranteeing an equivalent level of safety in comparison   with manned aviation. The platform is based on the existing standards and   requirements applicable in the aviation industry. It will allow drone users   to maximize the airspace use.

“The components delivered by Luciad   are a valuable asset in the situational awareness improvement for drone   users”, said CEO Andres Van Swalm.

About Luciad Luciad’s software components are   designed for the creation of applications that tackle a range of tasks, from   top-level strategy to tactical detail and mission planning to operations   debriefing. By connecting directly to data sources, Luciad’s software not   only analyzes and visualizes what is happening now, but also helps predict   what will happen next – allowing users to act quickly and safely. “Connect,   visualize, analyze, act” is both our method and our motto. www.luciad.com

About Openvalue Openvalue is a French   software publisher and a consulting company specialized in Data Science.   Openvalue guides its clients in the creation of new competitive assets   through new means of data exploitation: Big Data, Data Science and Internet   of Things. www.openvalue.co

About PALAMIR PALAMIR’s vision   is to provide a new level of situational awareness for intelligence, defense   and national security organizations using big data techniques to provide   relevant, accurate, timely and actionable information for improved decision   making. PALAMIR-C7i platform is designed to link data silos, whether internal   or external to an organization, ingest and fuse disparate data formats,   whether structured or unstructured, rapidly analyze data using automated   processes and provide accurate real-time data streams that power situational   awareness applications. We deliver this from a range of SOCMINT, OSINT, IoT   and internal systems to deliver high level actionable insights for analysts. www.palamir.com

About UniFly UniFly is a Belgian spin-off company of VITO (Flemisch Institute of Technological Research) which created an award-winning solution to safely integrate drones into the aviation system, called SkyBridge. The primary goal of UniFly is to facilitate the safe integration of drones into the aviation system. www.skybridge.aero

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