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Intergraph Expands Line of High-Resolution Digital Aerial Cameras

April 27, 2010
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Intergraph is adding four new large-format digital aerial cameras to its Z/I Imaging acquisition platform to meet the customized needs of aerial imagery providers around the world. 

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Intergraph, a leader in photogrammetry and advanced image acquisition, is adding four new large-format digital aerial cameras to its Z/I Imaging acquisition platform to meet the customized needs of aerial imagery providers around the world. The new cameras – RMK DX, DMC II 140, DMC II 230 and DMC II 250 – are based on the proven technology of the Intergraph DMC and RMK D.

“Throughout the years, Intergraph has continued to demonstrate a high level of dedication to the photogrammetry industry and to the unique requirements of our customers,” said Jack Ickes, vice president of photogrammetry at Intergraph. “The release of these cameras marks the launch of Intergraph’s new camera platform strategy, through which customized sensors can be easily added to existing camera components to match sensors to specific tasks, providing customers with cost-effective, modular options for a wide variety of needs while protecting previous investments. Common camera frameworks, camera heads and peripheral systems control manufacturing costs and simplify servicing and upgrade procedures, translating into vast cost savings.”

The new cameras are the first digital aerial cameras in the industry to add a single monolithic panchromatic camera head to produce extreme wide-ground coverage for capturing large-scale, high-resolution imagery. Having a single camera head for large ground coverage eliminates potential issues with geometric accuracy and radiometric quality and eliminates the need for image mosaicking in the post-processing stage. The cameras include a total of five camera heads, less than any other frame-based, large-format camera system in the industry.

The additional camera head is powered by a single, ultra large CCD sensor from digital imaging provider DALSA. The new high-performance sensor has been designed by DALSA exclusively for Intergraph and is not available to other aerial camera vendors. The new cameras also include a new, customized lens design by Carl Zeiss, Germany, producing an unmatched level of image quality and accuracy. They are compatible with all existing peripheral devices and post-processing software used with previous Intergraph Z/I Imaging cameras.

The DMC was the industry’s first large-format frame digital aerial camera, the first to be certified by the United States Geological Survey and the first to offer an innovative Solid State Disk (SSD) storage technology to decrease camera weight and footprint. The RMK D is the highest quality and most versatile medium-format digital aerial camera on the market, designed to replace film-based technology for smaller mapping and remote sensing projects and for high resolution engineering projects.

In addition to digital aerial cameras, Intergraph’s end-to-end earth imaging solutions include photogrammetric workstations, flight management and post-processing systems and a full photogrammetric data exploitation software suite. Users of Intergraph’s end-to-end photogrammetry solutions benefit from speed, ease of use, data accuracy, precision, high performance and cost efficiency from project start to finish.

Further information on Intergraph’s photogrammetry solutions can be found at: www.intergraph.com/photo/default.aspx.


About Intergraph
Intergraph is the leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software that enables customers to visualize complex data. Businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on Intergraph’s industry-specific software to organize vast amounts of data into understandable visual representations and actionable intelligence. Intergraph’s software and services empower customers to build and operate more efficient plants and ships, create intelligent maps and protect critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world.

Intergraph operates through two divisions: Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) and Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I). Intergraph PP&M provides enterprise engineering software for the design, construction and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph SG&I provides geospatially-powered solutions to the defense and intelligence, public safety and security, government, transportation, photogrammetry, utilities and communications industries. For more information, visit 
www.intergraph.com.

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