Signiant Inc., Space Imaging is the company that owns and operates the one-meter resolution IKONOS satellite, most recently drawing national attention by being the first to provide high-resolution images of New York and Washington, D.C. following the September 11 terrorist attacks. Signiant’s services enable Global 1000 companies to achieve strategic business objectives by automating and speeding secure electronic data movement between disparate software environments across their enterprise and throughout their value chain. The company’s service platform is designed for ease of use, compatible with existing information technology infrastructures and business processes, and secure via selectable encryption levels and built-in digital authentication certificates. Under the terms of the agreement, Space Imaging’s first application of Signiant’s service would automate the entire process of delivering images from its IKONOS satellite to two global customers, starting from receipt of image orders and inventory management through to secure image delivery and billing. In the second phase of the deployment, Space Imaging would expand its use of the Signiant service to enable satellite image delivery to most of its top customers.