Bergman Photographic Services Purchases UltraCamXp

The Microsoft UltraCam team today announced that Bergman Photographic Services, based in Portland, OR, recently upgraded their UltraCamLp to an UltraCamXp. Details are in the announcement I am including below.

Earlier this month Bruce and Larry Bergman drove to the UltraCam calibration lab in Boulder, Colorado where the UltraCamXp was waiting for them. While there, they had the oppotunity to spend time with our North American Support team to get an introduction and training on the features of the UltraCamXp. They also had the chance to visit our Bing Imagery Technologies offices and then headed right back to Oregon, anxious to get familiar with their new system to be able to offer Xp imagery in their upcoming flying season.

Congrats to Bruce, Larry and the entire Berman Photographic Services team!

– Jerry Skaw, Sales and Marketing, Microsoft UltraCam Team

Bergman Photographic Services Upgrades to UltraCamXp

Graz, Austria — December 28, 2011 — Bergman Photographic Services has contracted with Microsoft’s UltraCam business unit and subsidiary, Vexcel Imaging GmbH, to upgrade its UltraCamLp digital aerial photogrammetric camera to an UltraCamXp system.

In May 2009 Bergman took delivery of the first UltraCamL system to be based in the US Pacific Northwest, which was subsequently upgraded to the larger image footprint UltraCamLp when it became available a year later.

“Bergman Photographic was very meticulous in its research on digital cameras prior to the original purchase. We’re happy to say that the UltraCamL/Lp met all of our expectations extremely well for mapping quality, performance, and functionality,” stated Bruce Bergman, co-owner of Bergman Photographic Services. “We now feel that it’s time to move up to the UltraCamXp to give us additional flexibility to pursue larger area projects.”

Bergman primarily provides its aerial mapping and oblique photography services to mapping companies in the western US. The UltraCamXp will add new flight-planning and scheduling options by being able to collect at higher resolution and better accuracy at higher flying altitudes than film cameras.

“As Bergman Photographic adapts to changing customer demands and an evolving business climate, Microsoft is responsive through its upgrade program,” said Alexander Wiechert, Microsoft Business Director. “We work with individual companies to identify desired capabilities and help select the best solutions over time.”

About the UltraCamXp

The UltraCamXp photogrammetric digital aerial camera provides a pixel size of 6 micrometers and a footprint of 196 megapixels (17,310 across track x 11,310 along track). The resolution ratio of 1:3 between pan and color bands allows the production of high-resolution pan-sharpened products. The low-cost, exchangeable on-board storage devices hold up to 6,600 images each—approximately 4.2 terabytes of data. The vast storage capability allows for more efficient data collection as a result of uninterrupted image collection and minimal ground time.

About Bergman Photographic Services Inc.

Bergman Photographic Services, Inc. (BPS), Portland, Oregon, has been providing imaging services to the Pacific Northwest since 1975. BPS specializes in precision mapping and oblique aerial photography. Clients engage BPS routinely throughout the western US and occasionally Alaska, and points east. Its versatile fleet of five aircraft enables it to optimize efficiency for missions ranging from low obliques and large-scale mapping to high altitude and high-speed for small-scale and long-line projects. For more information, visit

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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