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MapInfo Professional® 9.0 Delivers Powerful Data Access and Analysis Capability

Leading Location Intelligence Solution Delivers Time-based Data Analysis, Microsoft Vista Compatibility and More Effective and Accurate Event Based Decision Making

(PresseBox) (Raunheim , ) Pitney Bowes MapInfo, the leading global provider of location intelligence solutions, today announces the release of MapInfo Professional® 9.0, the latest version of the company's flagship application for business mapping and analysis. The enhanced MapInfo Professional offers several new advantages including support for the Microsoft Windows Vista® platform, enhanced database support, direct access to more data formats, and the power to combine time and location-based analysis.

MapInfo Professional is a sophisticated mapping application that enables organisations to leverage data with a location component, leading to more insightful business and public safety decisions. In this newest enhancement, MapInfo Professional delivers features and capabilities that enable users to access, analyse and map their data in new ways and more efficiently. MapInfo Professional 9.0 offers:

* Superior Data Access: MapInfo Professional 9.0 provides direct access to new geographic or infrastructure data formats-including CAD and competing vendors. This feature facilitates best-in-class product use, saving translation time and effort for end users, while simplifying data management. The new data access capability allows users to add up to 150 additional formats. This capability enables customers to analyse almost any data format directly from MapInfo Professional
* Time-based Data Support: New capability permits correlations between location and time-based activity. For users tracking time-sensitive information, such as crime data, traffic flows, accident data or emergency vehicle movement, this provides the ability to analyse information based on location and time of day in order to better predict time sensitive trends and improve decision making
* Greater Deployment Flexibility: MapInfo Professional offers organisations more flexibility to meet today's diverse IT requirements, including the deployment of MapInfo Professional via silent installs, which facilitates automated deployments of MapInfo Professional to large groups of users, to best fit organisational needs. With support for Microsoft Windows Vista, Citrix® and Terminal services, flexible deployment options mean the investment of less IT time
* Improved Usability: Improved product interface for data analysis, map production and improved labelling allows MapInfo Professional users to spend more time on analysis of data

"The enhanced data integration, time-sensitive data and multiple deployment options available in MapInfo Professional 9.0 make it an integral asset to enterprises looking to gain more value from their data," said David Sonnen, senior consultant at IDC. "The ability to work with multiple data formats is a significant advancement that enables companies to better utilise the location component of their data."

"MapInfo has always been a pioneer in the location intelligence arena due to our dedication to anticipating and satisfying the needs of our customers, and MapInfo Professional delivers on organisations' needs to simplify, integrate and expedite their most important decisions," said Michael Hickey, president, Pitney Bowes MapInfo. "With MapInfo Professional 9.0, organisations can work with a diverse data format environment, easily access the information and engage with the application and spend more time visualising and understanding their opportunities and challenges in the market."

MapInfo Professional will be available in mid-June. For more information, please visit www.mapinfo.co.uk/getup

About Pitney Bowes MapInfo

Pitney Bowes MapInfo, part of Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI), is the leading global provider of location intelligence solutions, integrating software, data and services to provide greater value from location-based information and drive more insightful decisions for businesses and government organizations around the world. The company's solutions are available in multiple languages through a network of strategic partners and distribution channels in 60 countries. Visit www.mapinfo.com and www.pb.com for more information.

Pitney Bowes Deutschland GmbH

MapInfo ist ein globales Unternehmen und der führende Anbieter von Location Intelligence-Lösungen, der Software, Daten und Dienstleistungen bereitstellt, um einen größeren Mehrwert aus raumbezogenen Informationen zu generieren. Diese Informationen helfen Unternehmen und Behörden weltweit, fundiertere Entscheidungen zu treffen. MapInfo-Lösungen sind in 20 Sprachen über ein Netzwerk strategischer Partner und Distributionskanäle in 60 Ländern verfügbar. Der Hauptsitz des Unternehmens befindet sich in Troy, NY.

Die MapInfo GmbH betreut die Länder Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz und Frankreich. MapInfo ist im Internet unter www.mapinfo.de zu finden.