ERDAS announced the new version of free ECW Plug-in for ArcGIS Desktop. This plug-in adds high-performance display support for ECW and JP2 data for ArcGIS for Desktop users to read files in the ECW and JP2 formats and accept ECWP streams of ECW and JP2 data originating from ERDAS APOLLO.
ECW Plug-in for ArcGIS Desktop can quickly decompress and open massive files with minimal memory, in many cases faster than uncompressed imagery can be opened.This plug-in using components of the ERDAS ECW/JP2 SDK version 4.2, providing the fastest decompression available.
The ECW Plug-in for ArcGIS Desktop also support for ECW opacity layers, streaming ECW and JP2 data into ArcGIS Desktop from ERDAS APOLLO Essentials IWS using the ECW Protocol (ECWP), and more. ArcGIS Desktop versions 9.3, 9.3.1 SP1 or higher, 10 SP1 or higher are supported. Correct installation of a supported version of ArcGIS Desktop is required. Software licenses of ArcGIS products must be obtained and licensed from ESRI before installing ECW for ArcGIS Desktop.
Download ERDAS ECW Plug-in for ArcGIS Desktop here