Vexcel Imaging Receives ISO 9001:2008 Certificate

Graz, Austria — March 7, 2011 — On 4 February 2011, Vexcel Imaging GmBH, a Microsoft® company, received an ISO 9001:2008 Certificate from  the certification body SystemCERT. This certifies that Vexcel Imaging has implemented and maintains a Quality Management System which fulfills the requirements of the international standard ISO 9001:2008 and has demonstrated a commitment to continuous improvement of its processes.

“We are very happy to have completed the SystemCERT audit process and to be awarded an ISO 9001:2008 certificate,” said Alexander Wiechert, Microsoft Business Director of for Vexcel Imaging GmbH. “We feel that this distinction communicates to our customers how important high quality is to us.”

Certification for 9001:2008 standards is granted only after a thorough audit of a company’s management system by an independent external body, such as SystemCERT. Industry-experienced auditors verify that processes conform to the requirements specified by the International Organization for Standards (ISO), based in Geneva, Switzerland. The standards are intended to enhance an organization’s effectiveness and efficiency in achieving its defined objectives, as well as improve customer satisfaction by meeting customer requirements.

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.