Z/I Sensor software PPS V 6.6Z/I Imaging released Z/I Sensor software PPS V 6.6, which includes PureColor Technology. As part of a broader focus on radiometric enhancements and simplified processing, PureColor Technology boosts the dynamic range of the output image and protects all information collected even in high illuminated and shadow areas. In addition, the new PPS V 6.6 reduces the time needed for manual adjustments and provides a significant higher automation level for post processing parameter settings.

To address requirements for very large mapping projects, the radiometric characteristics for all Z/I DMC and Z/I DMC II cameras have been standardized. This change allows users to fly large projects with multiple cameras, with the radiometric output being normalized automatically.

Additional features and enhancements included with this release are:

  • Automated color balance: High automated color balancing provides perfect radiometric image quality, saves labor time and reduces manual user interaction. This feature requires an absolute radiometric calibration.
  • Atmospheric correction: A new atmospheric correction model reduces 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, users can now also take advantage of a 32 processing nodes software bundle. Existing Z/I PPS customers can upgrade to distributed processing at any time.

The new Z/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.