UltraCamXp Purchased by STI in France

Graz, Austria — January 20, 2011 — STI, a private surveying and photogrammetry firm, has purchased an UltraCamXp digital aerial camera system as part of a transaction with Vexcel Imaging sales partner Latitude Geosystems based near Paris, France.

“The UltraCamL has performed exceptionally well for STI, but to meet increased demand for our digital aerial products, purchasing an UltraCamXp is a logical next step,” stated Mr. Georges Munceanu, Executive Manager and Technical Director, STI. “Vexcel Imaging and Latitude Geosystems worked with us to determine the type of equipment that would best suit our expanding business.”

The UltraCamXp will be utilized primarily for two- and three-dimensional large-scale projects that require a high degree of accuracy. STI offers its services in France and is growing its business worldwide, with a focus on Europe and Africa.

“By purchasing an UltraCamXp, STI is gaining additional collection and storage capabilities,” said Alexander Wiechert, Business Director of Microsoft and Managing Director for Vexcel Imaging GmbH. “Vexcel Imaging is pleased to support STI’s growth in the digital photogrammetry market.”

About the UltraCamXp
The UltraCamXp photogrammetric digital aerial camera, released in 2008, 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 terabytes 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 the UltraCam series of digital aerial mapping cameras and related software tools such as the UltraMap 2.1 workflow software.

About STI
STI was founded in 1994 and is based in Evry, France, with additional offices located in Toulon and Mayotte. STI offers a full range of surveying and photogrammetry services, including mapping, orthophotos, DTM and DEM, and now digital aerial photography, to customers in the public and private sectors worldwide. For more information, contact Mr. Georges Munceanu, Executive Manager and Technical Director, STI, at 33 (0) or sti@sti-topographie.fr.