Luciad reports 36% increase in software license sales for 2008

                                             New product introductions expected to fuel further growth in 2009

Leuven, Belgium—February 12, 2009—Luciad, the leading software provider for high performance visualization of geospatial information, closed 2008 with significant growth, both in terms of sales and profitability. The company reports an increase of software license sales by 36% over the previous year.

The increased demand results from the high reputation that Luciad enjoys for both the quality and performance of its software, combined with the commitment and quality of its support.

The year 2008 saw the successful release of three new versions of Luciad’s software with substantial new functionality, each time maintaining performance and robustness at a very high level. In particular, the highlights of the LuciadMap V8 releases included Oracle Spatial 11g database connectivity, mission-critical application development, on-the-fly 3D visualization and support for the new aeronautical data standard AIXM 5.

In 2009, next to new releases of its LuciadMap flagship product, Luciad will be expanding its product portfolio with the new LuciadEarthTM product and other exciting innovations. LuciadEarth is a high performance, tile-based visualization engine for virtually unlimited datasets in mission-critical environments, enabling instant raster and vector data fusion at any scale. This new product will open up a tremendous amount of new possibilities in surveillance, mission execution and real-time targeting.

”Despite the worldwide financial crisis and economical downturn, we will continue to invest for growth by maintaining LuciadMap as the class leading software tool for the Aviation, Defense and Security industries, and by building new software tools for these markets”, explains Lode Missiaen, the Luciad CEO. ”We strongly believe that our continuous commitment to enhance and extend our product capabilities based on customer feedback will fuel Luciad’s future growth”.

About Luciad

Luciad provides software solutions for high performance visualization of Situational Awareness. Luciad’s software components are the building blocks for mission-critical ATC/ATM and Command and Control systems.

Luciad’s core product is LuciadMap, a software solution that system integrators and original equipment manufactures can easily integrate into their existing systems. LuciadMap provides support for achieving high situational awareness by handling large numbers of static and moving data on top of geographical information, including maps, satellite imagery, and terrain elevation in many different formats and references.

LuciadEarthTM represents a high performance, tile-based visualization engine for virtually unlimited datasets in C2 environments and enables instant raster and vector data fusion at any scale.

Luciad also offers an end-user product, based on LuciadMap’s technology: ATCPlayback, a viewing capability to play back, review, and analyze simulated or recorded air traffic data. It is a powerful, user-friendly suite that graphically replays and intuitively analyzes ATC simulation results by enabling users to interactively refine the analysis process and graphically visualize the results.

Luciad’s international customer base includes EADS, Thales, Thales Raytheon Systems, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, SAIC, Harris, NATO, Eurocontrol, Saab, Belgocontrol, NLR, STNA, DFS, LVNL, NATS, FAA, AENA, Skyguide, NavCanada and ENAV.


Contact:

Eva Boffé
Communications
Luciad NV
Gaston Geenslaan 9
3001 Leuven, Belgium
Tel.: +32-16-23-95-91
Fax: +32-16-29-34-22
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