ORBIMAGE Introduces MasterCast(TM) in Version 6.0 of Its OrbMap(TM) Software

Interactive Tool to Identify Your Preferred Fishing Grounds

DULLES, Va., May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ORBIMAGE Inc. (OTC: ORBM) (BULLETIN BOARD: ORBM) announced today the release of Version 6.0 of its OrbMap(TM) software, featuring MasterCast(TM). ORBIMAGE's OrbMap(TM) software and SeaStar(SM) Fisheries Information Service support commercial fishing captains worldwide by combining the world's highest quality plankton data from ORBIMAGE's OrbView-2 satellite with other meteorological and oceanographic data. ORBIMAGE processes and transmits the derived information products, in the form of digital maps, to fishing vessels worldwide, which the captains then view and manipulate using the OrbMap(TM) software on their vessel's personal computer. By using the SeaStar(SM) and OrbMap(TM) software, fishing captains can better determine where to search for fish, minimizing search time and reducing high vessel operating and fuel costs.

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MasterCast(TM) is an all-new interactive tool within the OrbMap(TM) software designed to allow fishing masters and captains to highlight the best fishing grounds based on their own specified criteria.

  New Features & Capabilities of OrbMap Version 6.0:

    * MasterCast(TM) -- Combines, interprets and displays all the
      oceanographic information layers delivered according to parameters
      selected by the captain to identify preferred fishing grounds

    * Enhanced Map Features -- High resolution coastlines and digital
      bathymetry information is now included in all maps provided

    * Tiling Tool -- View up to four (4) different information layer types
      on the computer screen simultaneously

    * Thermocline Depth Data -- Identify the depth where the temperature in
      the water column changes the fastest

    * Vessel GPS Positioning -- Display vessel's location, waypoints and
      range/bearing data in OrbMap(TM)

    * Order Scheduler -- Easy to use tool that allows the customer to select
      the products and delivery day

    * Data Layer Windows -- Dynamic display of cursor point values for all
      available SeaStar(SM) information layers

    * OrbBuoy(TM) Interface -- Seamless command and control of OrbBuoy(TM)
      using OrbMap(TM)

OrbMap(TM) v6.0 with MasterCast(TM) is provided to subscribers of ORBIMAGE's SeaStar(SM) service and supports fishing captains and fleet managers making operational decisions using the various SeaStar(SM) information layers such as plankton, sea surface temperature, sub surface temperature, sea surface height anomalies, and surface currents. ORBIMAGE's SeaStar(SM) service provides a competitive advantage to tuna and sardine purse seiners, pelagic longliners, Albacore trolling vessels, and mid-water trawling vessels throughout the world.


ORBIMAGE is a leading global provider of Earth imagery products and services, with digital remote sensing satellites and an integrated worldwide image receiving, processing and distribution network. In addition to the high-resolution OrbView-3 satellite, ORBIMAGE operates the OrbView-2 ocean and land multispectral imaging satellite and the SeaStar(SM) Fisheries Information Service, which provides maps derived from essential oceanographic information to aid in commercial fishing. ORBIMAGE also produces value-added imagery products and provides advanced photogrammetric engineering services at its St. Louis facility. The company distributes its products directly to the U.S. government for national security and related mapping applications. Commercial sales are handled through a worldwide network of value-added resellers, regional distributors, sales agents, and select strategic partners. The company is currently building a next-generation satellite, OrbView-5, to support the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's NextView image acquisition program. OrbView-5 is planned to be operational early in 2007.

More information about ORBIMAGE and the SeaStar(SM) Fisheries Information Service can be found at http://www.orbimage.com/.

CONTACT: Nancy Coleman of ORBIMAGE Inc., +1-703-480-9580, or
Email Contact

Web site: http://www.orbimage.com/

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