Norcross, Ga. – Z/I Imaging announced a new release of its Z/I Sensor software, PPS V 6.6, which will introduce PureColor Technology. As part of a broader focus on radiometric enhancements and simplified processing, PureColor Technology will boost the dynamic range of the output image and protects all information collected even in high illuminated and shadow areas. In addition, the PPS V 6.6 will reduce the time needed for manual adjustments and will provide a higher automation level for post processing parameter settings.

To address customer’s requirements for very large mapping projects, radiometric characteristics for all Z/I DMC and Z/I DMC II cameras have been standardized. This will allow customers to fly large projects with multiple cameras with the radiometric output being normalized automatically.

Additional features and enhancements included with this release are:

  • PureColor Technology providing increased dynamic range and protects image information, even in high illuminated or dark shadow areas.
  • Automated color balance: high automated color balancing for radiometric image quality to save labor time and reduce manual user interaction. This feature requires an absolute radiometric calibration.
  • Atmospheric correction: new atmospheric correction model implemented to reduce haze and dust geographic coordinates required for correct application, data typically part of the flight plan.

To address the request for faster image post processing, customers can now take advantage of a 32 processing nodes software bundle. Existing Z/I PPS customers can upgrade to distributed processing at any time.

The nZ/I Sensor V 6.6 software release is compatible with Intergraph’s ImageStation 2013 software and ISAE Extended 3D point cloud generation using Semi Global Matching technology. Also, the Tridicon 3D software suite for automatic city model generation is fully supported.