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Latest Press Releases

January 7, 2015
PIXIA Selects Japanese Space Imaging Corporation as an Authorized Reseller

PIXIA announced today an exclusive agreement with JSI, the leading satellite imaging organization in the Far East.

“We are very excited to partner with PIXIA to provide Japanese customers the ability and solutions to quickly and easily access very large volumes of geospatial data.”
-Makoto Higashi, CEO and President of JSI

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July 10, 2014
PIXIA Partners With Esri to Provide New Suite of Data Access Solutions

PIXIA’s input-output engine will provide Esri users unmatched speed and scalability to create access to high volumes of geospatial data.

"We are pleased to partner with PIXIA, whose innovative technology manages and serves advanced Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) data."
-Ben Conklin, Lead for Defense & Intelligence Solutions at Esri

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June 24, 2014
PIXIA Corp. Hires New Chief Financial Officer

PIXIA Corp., the industry leader in high-performance scalable large data access solutions, today announced Bill Santo as their new Chief Financial Officer. Bill is a Senior Executive bringing nearly 30 year's of software experience and leadership to help advance PIXIA in the marketplace. (

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April 23, 2014
PIXIA Corp. selected for the 2013 U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation Industry Achievement Award

PIXIA Corp., the industry leader in large data access solutions was selected to receive the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation 2013 Industry Achievement Award for promoting standard open architectures in geospatial data environments.

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August 27, 2013
PIXIA Corp. Hires Gary Newgaard as Vice President of U.S. Federal Sales

PIXIA Corp., the industry leader in high-performance scalable large data access solutions, today announced Gary Newgaard as their new Vice President of U.S. Federal Sales.

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April 15, 2013
PIXIA Corp. Hires New Vice President to Lead Government Relations

PIXIA Corp., the industry leader in high-performance scalable large data access solutions, today announced that it has hired Gina Lundy as Vice President of Government Relations and Corporate Communications.

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October 8, 2012
PIXIA Opens Denver Office

PIXIA Corp., the industry leader in high-performance scalable data access solutions for BIG data, today announced the opening of a second office, located in Denver, on October 15, 2012.

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January 23, 2012
PIXIA Becomes a Principal Member of the Open Geospatial Consortium

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) is pleased to announce that PIXIA Corporation has raised their OGC membership level to Principal Member. PIXIA has been an active member in the OGC since 2006, contributing to progress in several OGC Technical Committee working groups.

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October 27, 2011
PIXIA and PV Labs partner on COPSS – ‘Your Eye in the Sky’

PIXIA Corp., an industry leader in BIG data access solutions, and PV Labs Inc., a high-end image acquisition and analytics company, today jointly announced their newest integrated offering: Commercially Operated Persistent Surveillance Solution (COPSS). COPSS provides customers a commercial turnkey solution to Wide Area Motion Imagery (WAMI) collection, processing and dissemination. A low-cost daily pricing model provides a rapid access, end-to-end commercial solution for public and private sector customers such as law enforcement, border patrol, federal emergency management officials and private companies.

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October 20, 2011
Former DoD Procurement Czar Joins PIXIA Board of Advisors

PIXIA Corp., the industry leader in high-performance scalable big data access solutions, today announced that it has named the Honorable John J. Young Jr., former DoD ‘Procurement Czar’, to its Board of Advisors. Young has an extensive range of legislative and executive branch experience in the areas of defense technology, procurement, and research and development programs.

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Recent Articles

October 4, 2013
Industry Interview with Rudi Ernst of PIXIA

Rudi Ernst

I started my career at ABC Television and Walt Disney as a systems engineer focusing on multimedia data dissemination and visualization. I worked alongside brilliant technologists who were building solutions for multimedia content distribution and interactive media systems. The last major project I worked on for ABC Television was the Millennium show, where we virtually flew between various major cities around the world using commercial satellite imagery from Ikonos a couple of months after the satellite became operational in 1999.

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August 29, 2013
Cow-Tipping Intelligence
Written by Faye L. Cuevas; PIXIA Corp.

Patrick Ernst

The scene opens with an elderly man steering a large herd of long-horned cattle along a path well worn by animal tracks. It is dry season, and the cattle are being driven down the same path similar herds have migrated along for centuries following the river. The herd and herdsmen move deliberately but cautiously against a backdrop of dense tropical rainforest and low African grasslands. An open-air market bustles with activity in a nearby village. As the camera pans further north along the cattle trail, a criminal gang can be seen on foot with rifles and recently poached ivory slung across their shoulders. When it zooms out over the canopy, we catch a brief glimpse of an insurgent leadership ring breaking camp. The sound of a Ugandan military helicopter gunship can be heard in the distance...

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July 22, 2013
Industry Interview with Patrick Ernst of PIXIA

Patrick Ernst

Patrick Ernst has been responsible for and actively involved with all business development activities since the company's inception. In this capacity he has been instrumental in developing brand awareness and generating revenue, especially within the Department of Defense and intelligence community. He has also played a key role in virtually all other aspects of running the company, such as raising capital, developing the business model, forming strategic partnerships, managing day-to-day operations and developing strategic plans for the future.

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Latest Annoucements

November 28, 2013
PIXIA Corp. co-sponsored the fourth annual Giving Thanks 5K road race on Thanksgiving morning

PIXIA co-sponsored the fourth annual Giving Thanks 5k road race on Thanksgiving morning to benefit wounded warriors and their families. Thanks to the generosity of many sponsors and 550 race participants, over $13,000 was donated to the Fisher House and Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). PIXIA wishes to thank all who participated and volunteered—you helped make the race a fun and successful event! It is rewarding to know we're all in this together, racing for those who no longer can and for those warriors and their families who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

Presentation of the Colors

The Presentation of the Colors

PIXIA's Table

Stocking up at PIXIA's Table

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All of the Sponsors

November 09, 2013
PIXIA Corp. participates in "Adopt-A-Highway" on Fairfax County Parkway

On Saturday we had a group of 9 people come to the first of many PIXIA trash pickup days for our Adopted Highway. Our Highway is from Sugarland Road to Lake Newport on Fairfax County Parkway. Our 9 brave volunteers, Michele Holley(and Spouse), Chris Neam, Heather Fields, Gina Lundy, Rudi Ernst, Pat Ernst, Angela Marinich and Katie Outram took it upon ourselves to watch a safety video, don our orange safety vests, carry our orange trash bags, wear our orange gloves, spray ourselves with bug spray and venture out to clean up a two mile stretch of road. The stretch of road near Heather Way was super clean by the time we were done. We found many interesting items, including but not limited to: bottles, wrappers, bags, construction supplies, car parts and other items.

A special thanks goes out to the volunteers that made this event go so well, and we look forward to seeing more folks in March 2014 when we head out for our next pickup. You too can join in the fun to see what “strange” items you find on the side of the road. Feel free to ask any of our volunteers about the “strangest” item they found….

PIXIA's Adopt a Highway Group

The volunteers preparing to depart

PIXIA's Group preparing to pickup

Getting ready to walk

PIXIA's Group pickup time

Pickup time has arrived

December 05, 2012
The OGC announces Wide Area Motion Imagery Best Practices Document

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has adopted the OGC Wide Area Motion Imagery Best Practices Document (WAMI BP submitted by PIXIA Corp.) as an official OGC Standard. The candidate OGC WAMI Best Practices document is available and free to the public at the OGC 'Best Practices' page. A WAMI Primer is available to help developers implement this Best Practice.

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November 14, 2012
Open House at Denver Office

PIXIA Open House in Denver, CO

CEO Rudi Ernst (center), PIXIA employees and representatives from the Denver Chamber of Commerce celebrating the launch of the new PIXIA office in Denver, Colorado.

November 2, 2012
Open House at Reston Headquarters

PIXIA Open House in Reston, VA

COO Patrick Ernst (left) and CEO Rudi Ernst (center) cuts the ceremonial ribbon to officially mark the opening of the new PIXIA Headquarters in Reston Town Center (Reston, Virginia).

June 5, 2012
Advertisement in GIF Magazine

See our most recent ad in the June 2012 edition of Geospatial Intelligence Forum magazine.

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May 1, 2012
PIXIA Leases 17,000 SF at Reston Town Center

PIXIA Corp., a digital data and imagery management company, signed a 10-year lease for 17,068 square feet at 11951 Freedom Drive in the Reston Town Center. The firm will occupy the entire top floor of the 18-story building known as One Freedom Square in Reston, VA.

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EMC World 2013 - theCUBE (Video)
Ken Melero, Senior Director, Business Development at PIXIA talks about big storage requirements with John Furrier and Jeff Kelly. Watch Video

Inside the Community with Diane Roberts

In this interview, VP Patrick Ernst discusses PIXIA and PIXIA technologies. Watch Video

Business NOW (Video)
The founders of PIXIA Corp. speak about the technology and the future of the data access. Watch Video

USGIF Podcast (Audio)
Gina Lundy, VP of Government Relations & Corporate Communications speaks about her background, her role at PIXIA, and goals of the company going forward. Listen to the Podcast

Media Mentions

July 22, 2013
PIXIA is featured in an article by KMI Media Group entitled "GEOINT and SOF by Scott Nance." Read Full Article

February 2013
PIXIA is mentioned in an article entitled "NGA Orders Activity-Based Intelligence Solutions." View PDF

January 31, 2013
PIXIA CEO Rudi Ernst is quoted in a recent Press Release from EMC entitled "EMC Isilon Further Extends the Benefits of Scale-out NAS Solutions for Large, Rapidly Growing Data Archives." View Press Release

December 2012
PIXIA is featured in the December 2012 Edition of Milstat Magazine in "Year in Review 2012." PIXIA CEO Rudi Ernst speaks about the company's successes in 2012 and plans for the future. Read Full Article

October 8, 2012
PIXIA is mentioned on Page 2 of the "GEOINT 2012 Symposium Show Daily." View PDF

April 11, 2011
PIXIA is mentioned in an article entitled "War-Zone Videos Get On-Demand Treatment in New Defense Department Project" posted on Fast Company. Read Full Article

September 2011
PIXIA is mentioned in an article entitled "Wide Area Intelligence" in Volume: 9, Issue: 6 (September) of the Geospatial Intelligence Forum. The article can be viewed on the web. Read Full Article

Events Calendar

GEOINT 2013 Symposium
Tampa, FL - April 14 - 17, 2014
Booth Number: 8024
The GEOINT Symposium is the preeminent event of the year for the defense, intelligence and homeland security communities.
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