Graz, Austria — July 14, 2010 — Kisik Aerial Survey Inc. has contracted with Vexcel Imaging GmbH, a Microsoft® company, to purchase an UltraCamLp medium-format camera system.
"We selected the UltraCamLp camera based on the size of its footprint versus the cost of the sensor,” commented Mr. Bill Lakeland, General Manager of Kisik Aerial Survey Inc. “We also feel that Vexcel Imaging is the vendor that we want to work with on a long-term basis as our company grows and requires additional support and resources."
The UltraCamLp is a unique camera system addressing the medium-format market with large-format image quality and efficiency; it is also suitable for smaller aircraft and projects requiring a rapid response. The camera provides the same high geometric accuracy, broad dynamic range, matching and stereo capabilities, and full metric capabilities as the UltraCamX, UltraCamXp, UltraCamXp Wide Angle large-format cameras.
“The UltraCamLp camera is a great fit for the projects that Kisik Aerial Survey is expecting to complete in British Columbia,” said Alexander Wiechert, Business Director of Microsoft and Managing Director for Vexcel Imaging GmbH. “We are pleased that management chose the UltraCamLp to launch the firm in the digital aerial data acquisition market.”
About the UltraCamLp
The UltraCamLp features the same advanced technical specifications as its predecessor, the UltraCamL, and an even higher image footprint collection capacity of 92 megapixels (11,704 x 7,920 pixels pan). This image format capability is made possible through new electronics and a smaller CCD array of just 6 µm. The system is ideal for smaller large-scale and photogrammetric projects, high-resolution (true) orthophoto production, DSM (digital surface model) production, aerotriangulation, corridor mapping, and lidar integration.
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 Kisik Aerial Survey Inc.
Kisik Aerial Survey Inc. is a start-up firm based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, that provides aerial data acquisition services. With the purchase of its first digital camera, the company will supply 3-band and 4-band imagery to mapping clients, governments, utilities and geospatial users. Advanced control technologies such as GPS (Global Positioning System) and IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) are available. For clients requiring orthophotos and other mapping products, Kisik Aerial Survey will contract with a value-added mapping service provider to deliver the end products. For more information, call Bill Lakeland at 604-303-7477, or email email@example.com.