Graz, Austria — March 3, 2011 — Geodeticca 3D Works has contracted with Vexcel Imaging GmbH, a Microsoft® company, to purchase an UltraCamLp digital aerial camera system. This is the first digital aerial camera ever purchased by a Slovak company. The transaction was realized by UltraCam distributor Expert_for_3D_Landscape, based in Bratislava, Slovakia.
”We selected the UltraCamLp because of the technical features that perfectly met our needs, such as simultaneous acquisition of five spectral bands and the monolithic stitching method a high level of accuracy and reliability,” stated Ing. Marek Kožarík, PhD, Chief Development Officer for Geodeticca 3D Works. “We were also influenced by Vexcel Imaging’s superb reputation in the industry and local customer support, both of which were important considerations for us.”
The UltraCamLp combines innovative hardware, electronics and software that result in a lighter, more compact camera system compared to other UltraCam systems, so it is suitable for smaller aircraft and projects requiring a rapid response. However, the camera provides the same high geometric accuracy, broad dynamic range, stereo capabilities, and full metric capabilities as the UltraCamX, UltraCamXp, and UltraCamXp Wide Angle large-format cameras.
“Microsoft and Vexcel Imaging are pleased that Geodeticca 3D Works selected the UltraCamLp as its first digital aerial camera,” said Alexander Wiechert, Microsoft Business Director for Vexcel Imaging GmbH. “The company will now be able to expand into new markets and enjoy the competitive advantages that come with working in a complete digital environment.”
About the UltraCamLp
The UltraCamLp offers the functionality of a large-format camera in a compact package, setting a unique price/performance standard for photogrammetric imaging operations. The camera collects five spectral bands per exposure: red, green, blue and near-infrared data, in addition to the higher-resolution panchromatic data. The UltraCamLp features an image footprint collection capacity of 92 megapixels (11,704 x 7,920 pixels pan), made possible through advanced 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, classification, 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 the UltraCam series of photogrammetric digital aerial cameras and related software tools such as the UltraMap 2.1 workflow software.
About Geodeticca 3D Works s.r.o.
Geodeticca 3D Works s.r.o., founded in 2003, is a geodetic company based in Košice, Slovakia. Along with its sister company, Geodeticca Vision s.r.o., the firm provides a full range of professional geodetic services and products in the following fields: engineering and industrial surveying, real estate cadastre, photogrammetry, 3D laser scanning, 3D modeling, and graphics. For more information, go to www.geodeticca.sk or contact Ing. Marek Kožarík, PhD. by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Expert_for_3D_Landscape, spol. s r.o.
Expert_for_3D_Landscape has been Vexcel Imaging’s distributor in the Slovak Republic since 2003. Based in Bratislava, Slovakia, the company offers system integration services in the areas of digital photogrammetry, remote sensing, 3D modeling and 3D visualization to public and private entities. The company has held a NATO Commercial and Government Entity Code (NCAGE) certificate since 2006. Expert_for_3D_Landscape is also an exclusive distributor for other products throughout Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary. For more information, go to www.x3d.sk or contact Ing. Marko Pasko by email email@example.com.