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June 13th, 2017

PCI Geomatics' GXL Systems Goes to Work with L3 Technologies Link Simulation and Training

PCI Geomatics has successfully delivered a GXL system to US-based L3 Technologies Link Simulation & Training (L3 Link).

GXL is a geospatial image-processing system designed to leverage modern computing hardware, such as multi-core CPUs and GPUs as well as parallel processing through a distributed system architecture. Built around automated ortho-mosaic and DEM workflows with unlimited scalability, GXL provides increased throughput possibility and can easily scale to meet project procession requirements of any size.

L3 Link provides industry-leading flight simulation solutions for a wide range of advanced fixed-wing, rotary-wing and unmanned aircraft platforms. A very important component of their flight simulation solutions is high-quality photorealistic landscapes based on high-resolution Earth observation imagery. The GXL system has helped to streamline the processing required and also allows L3 Link to perform quality assurance steps in a highly interactive and integrated manner inside the GXL system.

According to Billy Pate, the Vice President of Engineering for L3 Link, PCI Geomatics’ GXL system allows the company to take imagery, balance the color, apply tonal variations and blend it into a seamless background for use within the company's trainers — this software has been in use on the company's fast jet databases and the firm is now looking to use the system on other programs.

Guillaume Morin, GXL Delivery Lead, noted that the on-site delivery at L3 Link went very well, and good feedback from L3 Link’s staff currently using the GXL system has been received.. The PCI Geomatics team was able to install, configure and provide training over the course of a few days work continues with the L3 Link team to ensure they are successful with the software through the customer success program.