October 19, 2005
IDELIX Software Inc. announced today that it is launching into further development of its patented visualization technology with a strategic investment from In-Q-Tel, the investment arm of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The In-Q-Tel investment confirms the significance of IDELIX’s Pliable Display Technology (PDT) as a valuable tool for information visualization and data fusion.
PDT is a sophisticated user interface for interactive detail-in-context data viewing and manipulation, providing a “screen real estate” solution for the content convergence of geospatial imagery, maps, video, web and other rich content. PDT improves situational awareness by allowing users to identify, visualize and interact with important detail within an image, without losing sight of the surrounding information. Available as a Software Development Kit (SDK) in multiple programming languages, PDT can be integrated into existing computer applications for PC, notebook and handheld platforms.
“The In-Q-Tel investment confirms the need for Pliable Display Technology in today’s Intelligence Community and validates commercial and consumer market potential,” says IDELIX President, Keith Ippel. “Working with In-Q-Tel will allow us to leverage their experience and resources to realize this potential. We’re excited to have them as a part of our team.”
“In-Q-Tel invested in IDELIX because it offers government and commercial users a new capability to radically enhance critical decision making,” said Gilman Louie, President and CEO of In-Q-Tel. “Through its ability to inspect and edit detail while maintaining the overall context of large digital images or maps, PDT will enhance the way government views and edits information.”
IDELIX Software Inc. specializes in the design and integration of advanced visualization technologies. Its core technology is the Pliable Display Technology (PDT) Software Development Kit, available in C++ and Java. PDT is a patented, advanced user interface that can be integrated into a variety of software applications to create a more efficient workflow for tasks involving visualization, creation, manipulation, or extraction of data. IDELIX also provides a wide range of professional services focused on the integration of PDT into host applications, including user interface design, integration and feature implementation. Current customers and partners include: ITT Industries, Black Coral Inc., Paragon Imaging, OSI, Defense Research & Development Canada, and the US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.