Graz, Austria — February 13, 2014 — Italian Remote Sensing srl (IRS) has contracted to purchase an UltraCam Eagle digital aerial photogrammetric camera system with an 80mm lens from Microsoft’s UltraCam business unit and subsidiary.
IRS is a start-up company owned by Luca Rampa based in southern Italy. Its focus is photogrammetric aerial surveys and data processing, including the creation of orthophotos, topographic maps, thematic maps and more. IRS intends to use the UltraCam Eagle to serve clients in the public and private sectors throughout Europe and North Africa.
“IRS selected the UltraCam Eagle as its first digital airborne imaging system based on its high-volume data acquisition capabilities, excellent data quality, and ease of installation and use,” stated Eng. Luca Rampa, CEO of Italian Remote Sensing srl. “The UltraCam Eagle is exceptional in terms of performance during flight missions and workflow, which will allow us to complete our projects at maximum efficiency from start to finish.”
“In addition, Microsoft is a strong and well-respected partner for our business,” continued Rampa. “We have a very good relationship with Microsoft and are impressed with their technical support.”
The UltraCam Eagle is designed with an exchangeable lens system, which gives IRS the option of later adding a 100mm lens for projects where building lean is an important consideration and the 210mm lens for high-altitude flying.
“The UltraCam Eagle is an excellent all-around digital camera system, especially for a start-up company that needs reliability and impeccable performance to establish itself in the market,” said Alexander Wiechert, Microsoft Business Director. “Microsoft is pleased to have IRS as a new customer.”
About the UltraCam Eagle
With its operations based in Graz, Austria, and sales and support teams in North America and Asia, Microsoft’s UltraCam business unit brings more than two decades of photogrammetry expertise to Microsoft’s Bing Mapsbusiness unit. The division is responsible for the highly successful line of UltraCam digital aerial mapping systems that today include the UltraCam Hawk, UltraCam Falcon, and UltraCam Eagledigital photogrammetric sensors, and the UltraCam Ospreynadir/oblique photogrammetric digital aerial sensor. Also offered is the UltraNav Flight Management and Direct Georeferencing system, designed to maximize the efficiency of UltraCam aerial mapping. Rounding out the UltraCam offerings is the fully integrated UltraMap workflow software system, with features that include high-density 3D point cloud creation, highly accurate and detailed digital surface model (DSM) generation, and ortho mosaicing capabilities based on an automatically generated DSM or traditional DSM.
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Italian Remote Sensing (IRS) is a privately owned geospatial services company located in southern Italy. The staff of professional
aerial survey technicians is committed to “thinking outside the box” while developing creative customized solutions. The
firm offers photogrammetric aerial surveys throughout Europe and North Africa and possesses data processing capabilities
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