Graz, Austria — July 6, 2010 — Aeromanagement Group has contracted with Vexcel Imaging GmbH, a Microsoft® company, to upgrade its UltraCamX large-format digital aerial camera system to an UltraCamXp. Aeromanagement will use the UltraCamXp on a modified Learjet 35A.
“The performance of the UltraCamX has always met or greatly exceeded our clients’ expectations,” noted Aeromanagement’s President, Mr. Ennio Staffini. “Our upgrade to the UltraCamXp will allow Aeromanagement to achieve even greater productivity without having to invest in new equipment infrastructure.”
“Vexcel Imaging is pleased to provide Aeromanagement with an upgrade to the UltraCamXp,” said Alexander Wiechert, Business Director of Microsoft and Managing Director for Vexcel Imaging GmbH. “The upgrade paths that Vexcel Imaging provides help our customers grow their businesses over time, cost effectively and without causing major disruptions in their work flow.”
The UltraCamXp was released in 2008 with an enhanced image footprint and larger storage capabilities compared to its predecessor, the UltraCamX. Vexcel Imaging provides upgrade paths so that clients can upgrade UltraCam cameras to newer models and retain compatibility with established workflows (the UltraCamD is upgraded through trade-in). The sequence of large-format digital aerial camera system models is UltraCamD, UltraCamX, UltraCamXp, UltraCamXp Wide Angle. Similarly, the medium-format UltraCamL can be upgraded to an UltraCamLp.
About the UltraCamXp
The UltraCamXp large-format digital aerial camera provides a pixel size of 6 micrometers and a footprint of 196 megapixels (17,310 across track x 11,310 along track), the largest pan footprint across-flight strip available today. 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 more than two decades 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 Aeromanagement Group
Aeromanagement Group specializes in the management, sale, and acquisition of select pre-owned corporate jets and commercial aircraft. The company, based in Annapolis, Maryland, has been in business for over 20 years. Its subsidiary in Rome, Italy, Aeromanagement Europe (AME), operates in the European used-aircraft market; offers on-demand flights within Europe, the Middle East, and Northern Africa; and manages aircraft for clients in Italy and throughout Europe. AME also operates a Learjet 35A, which has been highly modified for special mission projects, such as environmental studies, aerial infrared mapping and SAR imaging. It is equipped with the UltraCamXp, a SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar), a FLIR (Forward Looking Infrared) camera, a video camera, a scanner, several recording units, and a full array of navigation equipment that enables data collection in adverse weather conditions. For more information, contact Ennio Staffini at +39-06-793-41495 or firstname.lastname@example.org.