Mentum and Intermap Introduce Best-of-Class Propagation Modeling Accuracy with New Generation Geodata Product

Telecom-Grade Cityscapes HD Combines High-Accuracy Digital Surface Models, Digital Terrain Models, Land-Use Information and Other Ancillary Imagery Delivering Superior Accuracy

Telecom-Grade Cityscapes HD Combines High-Accuracy Digital Surface Models, Digital Terrain Models, Land-Use Information and Other Ancillary Imagery Delivering Superior Accuracy

PARIS, FRANCE - DECEMBER 12, 2011 - Infovista, the global leader of IP and RF planning, assurance and optimization software solutions, and Intermap Technologies Corporation (TSX:IMP) today announced a collaboration for the delivery of a new generation of height-attributed land-use geodata that addresses the propagation modeling needs of the wireless industry. The telecom-grade product, Cityscapes HD, offers an unmatched level of X, Y and Z accuracy at a price point that enables network operators to manage the large geographical areas required by today's wireless networks. Cityscapes HD is offered at a native resolution of 15m and is available immediately in the USA, Western Europe and parts of Asia.

What is new and different with Cityscapes HD compared to existing products is accurately including the height of vegetation and man-made structures (clutter) cost-effectively, for a broad geographic region. Infovista's years of propagation and cartography research clearly demonstrate the importance of clutter height in the context of propagation modeling. Cityscapes HD is the culmination of research and development efforts focused on designing a suitable product for working with sprawling metropolitan areas where both man-made structures and vegetation play an important role in defining propagation characteristics. The new Cityscapes HD product is the perfect complement to Infovista's Cityscapes product, which focuses on nationwide coverage, and the Skylines product, which focuses on core urban and indoor modeling. Through its partnership with Intermap, Infovista has produced a product that is technically superior to any other land-use product available in the marketplace today.

"With this new geodata product, Infovista can further take advantage of advanced deterministic propagation models like CRC-Predict and the Universal Model to deliver very tangible benefits to operators both in terms of accuracy and reduced operational expenses. The very deterministic nature of Cityscapes HD makes it possible for models to be more accurate and more reusable, resulting in reduced dependence on propagation model calibration," said Bernard Breton, Chief Operating & Strategy Officer at Infovista. "This product is made possible because it combines the elevation accuracy of the Intermap NEXTMap product with the propagation expertise of Infovista. We consider it a breakthrough that will be nothing short of the reference in the wireless space for the years to come, similar to our regular Cityscapes product, which set the standard 15 years ago."

"The missing ingredient for wireless carriers looking to optimize their networks via better predictive modeling has always been access to a true clutter height value," said Todd Oseth Intermap president and CEO. "By combining the highly accurate, sensed elevation values from Intermap's telco-optimized NEXTMapTM dataset with Infovista's expertise in the wireless propagation modeling space, CityScapes HD solves this problem while also representing an exciting new opportunity for land-use data. We look forward to working with the Mentum team as we bring the benefits of this partnership to wireless operators around the world."

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