Georeal Purchases UltraCamXp

Graz, Austria — April 30, 2010 — Vexcel Imaging GmbH, a Microsoft® company, completed the sale of an UltraCamXp large format digital aerial camera system to Georeal spol. s r.o. in the Czech Republic. Georeal will use the UltraCamXp primarily for creating large-scale national maps, and also to support projects in land consolidation and land/urban systems.

“Georeal selected the UltraCamXp system as its first digital camera because of its excellent price/performance ratio,” said Karel Vondracek, Managing Director of Georeal. "We are excited about the new business opportunities that will come from owning a digital system.”

The UltraCamXp was released in 2008 with an enlarged footprint and enhanced storage capabilities compared to its predecessors, the UltraCamD and UltraCamX. The UltraCamXp reduces the number of flight lines, helping to save time and lower cost, while retaining high radiometric performance.

“We are happy to help Georeal meet the increasing demand for digital aerial imagery in the Czech Republic,” said Alexander Wiechert, Business Director of Microsoft and Managing Director for Vexcel Imaging GmbH. “The UltraCamXp is ideal for large-scale national mapping and many other types of mapping projects because of its extensive storage capabilities and large footprint.”

About the UltraCamXp
The UltraCamXp large-format digital aerial camera provides an enlarged footprint of 196 megapixels and a pixel size of 6 micrometers. The resolution ratio of 1:3 between pan and color bands allows for the production of high-resolution pan-sharpened products. The UltraCamXp makes use of the same data flow concept introduced with the UltraCamX and provides even more in-flight storage capacity. The low-cost, exchangeable on-board storage devices hold up to 6,600 images each—approximately 4.2 TB of data. The vast storage capability allows for more efficient data collection as a result of uninterrupted image collection and minimal ground time.

About Vexcel Imaging, GmbH
Acquired by Microsoft Corporation in May 2006, Vexcel Imaging GmbH brings 20 years of photogrammetry expertise to Microsoft’s Bing Maps business unit and is at the heart of the burgeoning Microsoft Photogrammetry business. The company’s offerings include its series of UltraCam large-and medium-format digital aerial mapping cameras and related software tools such as the UltraMap 2.0 workflow software.

About Georeal spol. s r.o.
Georeal spol. s r.o. was founded in 1991 in the Czech Republic. A major portion of its business focuses on land surveying and development of the land registry of the Czech Republic; however, Georeal also provides services in other EU countries. Since 1995, the company has gained experience in land consolidation and in digital photogrammetry. Other significant activities of the company include collection of data and development of geographic information systems (GIS) and 3D visualization and modeling. To better serve its customers, Georeal has invested in the most up-to-date terrestrial laser scanning and aerial photography equipment, and the latest software and hardware in the fields of land surveying, aerial photography, photogrammetry and GIS. For additional information, please call Tomas Vybiral at +420 377 733 431.