The Microsoft UltraCam team is out in numbers at the Intergeo 2012 conference in Hannover, Germany where we have unveiled the new UltraCam Falcon photogrammetric digital aerial camera system. The UltraCam Falcon effectively replaces the UltraCamX and UltraCamXp in the UltraCam line-up, providing customers with a system that can be configured to meet the specs of those systems but that meanwhile takes advantage of the new architecture and benefits that came with the UltraCam Eagle. These benefits include all system components integrated into the sensor head–including exchangeable solid state storage devices and the optional UltraNav flight management and georeferencing system which reduces external devices, connections and cables–the net of which is a robust and reliable camera system that occupies less space and adds less WEIGHT to the aircraft. The beauty of all this is that UltraCam Falcon provides customers whose project needs best fit the UltraCamX/Xp to get into an UltraCam of that price range but that takes advantage of the product enhancements that were built into the UltraCam Eagle!
The product announcement with more detail will be posted later today to the UltraCam web site. Meanwhile, we have an actual working UltraCam Falcon in the exhibition booth at Intergeo and it is PRETTY!
Naturally, we are also showing the UltraCam Eagle ultra-large format system and our soon to be released UltraMap 3.0 photogrammetric workflow software with its new modules that allow for generation and export of high-density point clouds, digital surface models and orthomosaics.
If you’re at the conference, visit us and see the new UltraCam Falcon!
-Jerry Skaw, Sales & Marketing, Microsoft UltraCam Team