Primul Meridian in Romania Purchases Microsoft UltraCamLp

The UltraCam team today announced that Primul Meridian, a Romanian surveying and mapping firm, purchased an UltraCamLp. I am including the full announcement below. Cool to see that Primul is using the DA42 MPP aircraft that is designed to aerial sensor equipment like the UltraCam. Check it out.

– Jerry Skaw, Sales and Marketing, Microsoft UltraCam Team

Primul Meridian Purchases Microsoft UltraCamLp

Graz, Austria — November 29, 2011 — Primul Meridian, a surveying and mapping firm based in Romania, has contracted with Microsoft’s UltraCam business unit and subsidiary, Vexcel Imaging GmbH, to purchase an UltraCamLp digital aerial photogrammetric camera system.

“Primul Meridian sees demand for digital aerial imagery in Romania growing over the next few years, so the time is right to augment our collection capabilities,” said Cristian Glont Dinu, General Manager, Primul Meridian. “The UltraCamLp will allow the firm to increase its production of high-quality photogrammetric surveys and maps and better serve our customers.”

Primul Meridian will be using the UltraCamLp system for photogrammetric mapping and cadastral projects throughout Romania. The new camera will be used in conjunction with a dual laser scanner and a smaller footprint digital sensor, currently mounted on a Diamond DA42 MPP aircraft. The smaller form factor of the UltraCamLp system compared to that of the larger image footprint UltraCamXp systems, allows it to fit more easily alongside the company’s existing data acquisition technologies—also a factor for Primul Meridian in choosing the UltraCamLp.

“Microsoft is dedicated to providing our customers with aerial mapping systems that meet their specific needs,” said Alexander Wiechert, Microsoft Business Director. “We are pleased that Primul Meridian selected the UltraCamLp after a thorough review.”

About the UltraCamLp

The UltraCamLp combines innovative hardware, electronics and software that result in a light and compact camera system. The camera collects five spectral bands per exposure: red, green, blue and near-infrared data, in addition to the higher-resolution panchromatic data. The UltraCamLp features an image footprint collection capacity of 92 megapixels (11,704 x 7,920 pixels pan), made possible through advanced electronics and a CCD array of just 6 ìm. The system is ideal for smaller large-scale and photogrammetric projects, high-resolution (true) orthophoto production, DSM (digital surface model) production, aerotriangulation, ortho mapping and 3D technical vector mapping.

About Primul Meridian

Primul Meridian is a surveying and mapping firm with headquarters in Slatina, Romania, and offices in Bucharest, Caracal, and Corabia, Romania. Its professional services include photogrammetric surveying, cadastral mapping, topographical mapping, and geodesy. For more information, visit or contact Alexandru Ristache by telephone +40249.516.995 or email


About UltraCam Team

Vexcel Imaging is a leading provider of digital aerial cameras. Its family of UltraCam aerial sensor products includes the UltraCam Condor, UltraCam Osprey, UltraCam Eagle/EaglePrime, UltraCam Falcon/FalconPrime and and end-to-end processing with UltraMap photogrammetric workflow software. Terrestrial products include the UltraCam Mustang mobile sensor system and the UltraCam Panther portable sensor system.
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