LexisNexis Selects LuraTech to Convert and Deliver more than 56,000 Digital Historic Maps via the Internet

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LuraTech Also Demonstrating New Standard Version of Their LuraWave(R) JP2 Image Content Server (ICS) for Small to Mid-Sized Projects, at the ALA Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LuraTech, Inc., a leading provider of open, ISO- compliant JPEG2000 and PDF/A technology, today announced that they have enabled LexisNexis to create and publish the new LexisNexis(R) U.S. Serial Set Maps Digital Collection, using the LuraWave(R) JP2 Image Content Server, Enterprise Edition.

LuraTech - (c) Send2PressLexisNexis is using LuraWave JP2 Image Content Server (ICS) to both convert their digital, historic collections of more than 56,000 maps into the standard JPEG2000 image format and provide web-based viewing features for the maps without any barriers, additional software or browser plug-ins.

LuraTech's Image Content Server (ICS) offers several advanced web-based viewing features that allow end users to pan, zoom and turn pages in a simple way. LuraTech and LexisNexis will demo this at the upcoming American Library Association (ALA) Conference the week of June 16, 2007.

"We chose the Enterprise Edition because we wanted more flexibility and scalability," says Andrew Laas, Product Manager for the LexisNexis U.S. Serial Set Digital Collection. "LuraTech's open API allows us the flexibility to connect to our existing systems and databases, create our own workflow processes, and run across multiple machines. As a whole, LuraTech's solution is extremely scalable and provides us with a cost effective and robust way of delivering our JPEG2000 map collection images and associated metadata via the web to our customers."

"We are very happy to announce our partnership with LexisNexis and their use of our Enterprise Edition of ICS," states Mark McKinney, Vice President. "We have worked closely with LexisNexis to develop their first ever JPEG2000 digital archive of historic maps that now can be viewed via their website. Since commencing work with LexisNexis, we have continued to improve ICS and have introduced several new features and performance enhancements."

Additionally, LuraTech will debut their new LuraWave JP2 ICS Standard Edition imaging software tool kit, which gives organizations with smaller digital archives the ability to create, store, manage and share High-Res JPEG2000 image stores, and deliver image and metadata content through customized websites without Plug-Ins or advanced programming skills. Until now, most digital archiving projects have required organizations to spend a lot of time and/or money to create digital archives and share them via the web.

The Standard Edition offers the same robust engine as the Enterprise Edition, to convert JPEG2000 images to JPEG and delivers them "on-the-fly" to the end user's, browser-based viewing application. The simplified software tool kit allows the creation of customized viewing applications with advanced image-viewing features, such as panning, zooming and page turning, and eliminates downloading delays.

"After one simple installation procedure, organizations can convert and store their digital assets and collections in the standard JPEG2000 image format. Once in the JP2 format, they can easily add descriptive metadata and create powerful custom websites that share their digital assets without advanced programming skills using ICS," states Mark McKinney, Vice President of LuraTech.

About LuraTech
LuraTech is a leading provider of open, ISO-compliant JPEG2000 and PDF/A technology. LuraTech makes image and document compression, archiving and delivery a reality for public and private sector organizations by delivering easy-to-implement, open-standard imaging products, coupled with enterprise-class service and support.

For more information, visit the LuraTech website at, or send email to to learn more about LuraWave JP2 ICS Standard Edition.

About LexisNexis
LexisNexis(R) ( is a leading provider of information and services solutions, including its flagship Web-based Lexis(R) and Nexis(R) research services, to a wide range of professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets. A member of Reed Elsevier (NYSE: ENL; NYSE: RUK) (, LexisNexis serves customers in 100 countries with 13,000 employees worldwide.

LexisNexis Academic & Library Solutions has been gathering and indexing congressional information for more than 35 years and is now a recognized source for locating congressional information.


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