Meridian is a unique and innovative product that fully automates the discovery, extraction and deployment of new or updated geospatial intelligence data for immediate use in a networked operational environment. Intelligent scanning agents rapidly search multiple, preconfigured imagery repositories for new or updated data sources, detect and discriminate between various imagery types, and schedule them for unsupervised extraction. Once extracted, these data products are deployed automatically for on-demand service to any number of client workstations.
Meridian saves system administrators time and effort, streamlines configuration management processes, and provides the latest intelligence to operators as they need it by eliminating the effort associated with exploitation data updates.
Simplified Access to Data
Meridian makes it easy to establish a centralized data repository to serve a
network of workstations powered by the Tactical Display Framework (TDF). Available Meridian servers appear automatically in TDF’s Discovery display
and are easily selected as a remote imagery layer in TDF’s Maps application.
Available data is grouped by imagery type and resolution, eliminating the
need for operators to sift through endless lists of data products to find exactly the right set.
Simplified Server Administration
The platform-independent, web-based Meridian Configuration Tool makes
it easy for a system administrator to set up and monitor the extraction and
service of imagery data from anywhere on the network. A graphical dashboard offers simple, at-a-glance status and statistics to help administrators track deployment and usage, and to tune their systems for optimal performance.
Scalable and Extensible
There is no pre-defined limit to the number of workstations that can connect to a Meridian server. Meridian is designed to scale along with the hardware on which it is installed to make sure that it offers best performance for the needs of the workstations on its network. Multiple Meridian servers may even be deployed on the same network to support segregation of data products in any number of configurations. TDF-based workstations will discover all of them automatically.
A Variety of Data Sources
Meridian can discover and extract data from a variety of sources, including
local hard drives, network-attached storage (NAS or SAN), removable hard
drives, or other removable media such as CDs or DVDs. Each source can be configured individually to allow Meridian to search for new data according to a fixed schedule, at pre-defined intervals, or only upon command. Or, Meridian can retrieve imagery from remote sources on-demand via WMS.
- Simplifies the central management of large amounts of geospatial imagery data from a multiplatform, web-based interface.
- Automates the extraction of geospatial imagery for display on TDF-based client workstations.
- Ensures the most up-to-date imagery is always available for situation awareness anywhere in the world.
- Supplies comprehensive system status and monitoring tools to assist in data management.
Supports the following imagery formats: