USSOCOM Awards Vricon FCT Contract
On 11 October 2017, the US Special Operations Command
(USSOCOM) announced that it awarded Vricon a contract for a Foreign Comparative Test (FCT)
for commercial data, software, and testing to prototype increased resolution and accuracy of 3D geospatial data and automated workflows to reduce manual content creation processes involved in producing enhanced geospatial intelligence data and 3D scene visualization.
The sole source award is based on USSOCOM’s assessment that Vricon “is the only vendor which currently has the highly specialized software algorithms to generate pre-processed 3D data capable of meeting the Government’s requirements…” The contract is valued at approximately $1.3 million.
Check out the full press release here.
OGC Approves Community Standard for Streaming 3D
Big news from the standards community — on 6 September 2017, the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) membership approved a new 3D standard for content strategy.
According to the OGC website, “This standard is focused on high performance visualization and spatial analysis in a services or disconnected environment. The standard is referred to as the OGC Indexed 3D Scene Layer (I3S) and the Scene Layer Package Format (SLPK) Specification. These standards are released as an OGC Community Standard.”
I3S is designed for 3D geospatial content — to include the requisite coordinate systems and height models and multiple layer types — and supports the storage and transmission of large data sets.
As Scott Simmons, Executive Director of the OGC Standards Program, states,”The OGC I3S and SLPK Community Standard is an important contribution to the rapidly evolving 3D visualization and analytics community…” We couldn’t agree more.
Vricon Adds Von Eckartsberg to Leadership Team
We are pleased to announce that Eric von Eckartsberg has joined our team! Eric is our new Senior Vice President of Government and Chief Revenue Officer. He comes to us from the software firm Basis Technology, where he was Senior VP for Business and Corporate Development, managing worldwide sales and strategic initiatives. Welcome, Eric! Read press release
Vricon among first companies on GSA Earth Observations Solutions
Gaining Momentum: Vricon Hires Barry Tilton as CTO and VP of Engineering
20 July 2017 – In a move to expand its presence in the 3D GEOINT market, Vricon is pleased to announce the addition of Barry Tilton, who will join Vricon Systems LLC as the Vice President of Engineering and CTO for U.S. Government Programs. Tilton will spearhead efforts to create new content and improve response times and product quality for Vricon’s customers. Read press release
DigitalGlobe Teams with Vricon to Bring Elevation Data to Telecommunications Industry
DigitalGlobe will provide Rise Broadband, the country’s largest fixed wireless internet service provider, with Vricon’s high-resolution Digital Surface Model (DSM) data, to rapidly verify fixed wireless broadband service availability to households and businesses in its market areas before sending installation teams into the field. The combination of Vricon’s elevation products, EGS Technologies Corporation’s industry expertise, and DigitalGlobe’s satellite imagery, gives Rise the ability to make decisions with confidence and enhance the performance of its fixed wireless coverage prediction tools. Read press release
NGA initiative enables $4.4M contract with VRICON for 3D modeling
Today the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) announced
a $4.4 million contract for the purchase of Vricon Data Suite products in February 2017. The contract was made possible through an NGA initiative with the General Services Administration called the Commercial Initiative to Buy Operationally Responsive GEOINT, or “CIBORG.”
Vricon announces reseller agreement with Esri
Vricon today announced it has signed a reseller agreement with Esri
, the market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software. With this agreement, Esri will be able to sell Vricon’s 3D products and digital elevation models to a large community of GIS users who have adopted the ArcGIS
platform. Read press release
Vricon recognized as approved GSA vendor
It’s official — GSA adds Vricon to its list of approved vendors!
This five-year contract simplifies the procurement process and further ensures US government agencies can receive high quality, cost-effective 3D solutions. Interested? You can view Vricon’s information at the GSA website. Please contact us at [email protected] for more information. Read press release.
US Government awards Vricon sole-source contract
Vricon teams with European Space Imaging
Vricon is pleased to announce that it is partnering with European Space Imaging to bring The Globe in 3D to Europe. “We are honored to team with European Space Imaging,”
said Magnus Brege, CEO of Vricon. “This is a natural partnership that greatly benefits our clients – it enables our European customers to team with a trusted authority in remote sensing and receive superior service. In addition to Vricon’s Data Suite, our European customers will gain exceptional value through our relationship with European Space Imaging, too.” Read press release
Vricon releases newest product in Data Suite: Digital Terrain Model
McLean, VA – Vricon unveils the newest product in the Vricon Data Suite: the 0.5m resolution Digital Terrain Model (DTM), a high-resolution bare earth elevation data layer. Vricon produces its DTM using access to massive high-quality image archives and unique automated processing that provides delivery speeds far beyond traditional technologies.
“We are delighted to bring our DTM product to our government and industry users who value it for a variety of uses, such as foundation data, topographic mapping, and orthorectification,” says Vricon CEO Magnus Brege. “Like our other Data Suite products, DTM provides our users with exceptional accuracy and resolution. And we anticipate that DTM will serve as a stepping-stone to our true 3D Surface Model – from which DTM is derived – for many of our customers.” Read press release!
Vricon partners with JSI in Japan
Vricon joins Esri Partner Network
Vricon Data Suite: Putting Earth in customers’ hands
Today, Vricon unveils its Data Suite
that includes the Vricon 3D Surface Model, Vricon DSM, Vricon Point Cloud, and Vricon True Ortho. All four products are commercially available with global coverage, possess a 0.5-meter resolution, require no ground control points, and maintain an absolute accuracy of 3 meters in all dimensions. Read press release
Vricon introduces groundbreaking medium-resolution DSM
Today, Vricon releases a medium-resolution global digital surface model (DSM) for $1.99 per km2
that defines a new industry standard for this product class. Read press release
Vricon Explorer First App Launched in Nga GEOINT App Store
On 5 October 2015, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency announced the release of the first application – Vricon Explorer – delivered through the Agency’s Innovative GEOINT Application Provider Program (IGAPP). Users can download Vricon Explorer from NGA’s GEOINT App Store. Read press release
Vricon interviewed in GISCafé
GISCafé’s interview with Vricon’s VP Isaac Zaworski at the 2015 Esri User Conference. Watch interview
Gilman Louie elected as Chairman of the Board for Vricon
Vricon in The Huffington Post
Vricon’s products made The Huffington Post conclude that “The business of taking, and saving, lives is due for a major upgrade.”
“If Iran Cheats, A Mapping Company In Northern Virginia Will Know”. Read article.
Vricon in USGIF Trajectory
Trajectory is the official publication of the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF). At its core, Trajectory focuses on the future of geospatial intelligence, but its broader goal is to be the pre-eminent resource on issues of significance to the greater Intelligence Community.
GEOINT 2015 with Vricon’s VP Craig Brower. Watch interview.
Vricon in Aviation Week
“The business, which draws on DigitalGlobe’s vast imagery archive and Saab’s 3-D technology expertise, can deliver images comparable to what aerial maps have been able to provide.” Read article
Vricon interviewed by Reuters
“Using a highly automated process should allow the venture to produce about 2 million square kilometers of 3D models each month” Reuters’ interview “DigitalGlobe, Saab venture sees big returns from 3-D model of world”. Read article
Saab and DigitalGlobe Announce Vricon Joint Venture to Create the Globe in 3D
Vricon will create high resolution elevation products and accurate, immersive 3D products with unmatched coverage and delivery timelines. Read press release