Korfez Purchases UltraCamX in Turkey

Graz, Austria — October 12, 2010 — Korfez Engineering & Surveying Co. has contracted with Vexcel Imaging GmbH, a Microsoft® company, to purchase an UltraCamX large-format digital aerial camera system. The deal was brokered by Atay Engineering Co., Vexcel Imaging’s partner in Turkey.

The UltraCamX camera will be used to provide Korfez’s public-and private-sector customers in Turkey, Libya, Saudi Arabia, and Azerbaijan a full range of airborne remote sensing services. As the owner of two aircraft and two digital cameras, Korfez will offer its services to an even broader geographic area in the future.

“When we decided to purchase a second digital aerial camera, the UltraCamX was our first choice based on its excellent reputation throughout the industry,” stated Mr. Ayhan Gürsoy, Chairman, Korfez Engineering & Surveying Co. “We want to provide our customers with the best service possible, so the overall system quality and access to local support is very important to us.”

“Vexcel Imaging believes the UltraCamX will be a valuable addition to Korfez’s digital aerial collection capabilities,” said Alexander Wiechert, Business Director of Microsoft and Managing Director for Vexcel Imaging GmbH. “Owning a camera system that is known and respected worldwide will provide a competitive advantage in its efforts to expand globally.”

About the UltraCamX
The UltraCamX collects 216 megapixels per trigger to produce 14,430 across track and 9,420 along track pixels, with a sustained collection rate of three gigabits per second. The camera maintains forward overlap of 70% at 3 cm pixels and 80% overlap at 5 cm pixels feasible at normal flying speeds. Meanwhile, the UltraCamX system features a data flow that allows vast image collection in the air. Low-cost, exchangeable data storage devices hold up to 4,700 images and can be swapped mid-flight for reduced ground turnover 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 2.1 workflow software.

About Korfez Engineering & Surveying Co.
Founded in 1982, Korfez Engineering & Surveying Co. is based in Fethiye, Turkey, with a branch office in Ankara, Turkey, and regional offices in Saudi Arabia, Libya, and Azerbaijan. The firm offers a complete range of engineering and surveying services, and photogrammetric services such as aerial triangulation, digital terrain models, digital elevation models, orthophotos, mosaicking, 3D visualization and modeling, and fly-through animations. For more information, visit www.korfezharita.com, or contact Ayhan Gürsoy at agursoy@korfezharita.com or info@korfezharita.com.