One-Stop Shopping for Pre-Owned UltraCam Digital Aerial Sensor Systems

IMG_1515_small_cutThe Microsoft UltraCam team announced last week that we are now listing pre-owned UltraCam systems for sale on our UltraCam web site. This is great news for organizations that are looking for a cost-effective means of breaking into the digital acquisition market as well as existing UltraCam customers who need to bolster their digital arsenal because it means they can come directly to the manufacturer for a refurbished system that is certified and backed by the UltraCam team.

This new program has some fantastic benefits for the buyer of a pre-owned system as it ensures that they get real value while avoiding the risk of buying a used system from the open market.  The pre-owned UltraCam cameras offered by Microsoft come with one year full manufacturer warranty. They have been fully tested and calibrated and so are delivered with a fresh calibration report. Any necessary hardware updates have also been made. Missing components such as UltraMap photogrammetric workflow software, or UltraMount can be added to the package if needed for a complete data acquisition system. And the cameras can be put under hardware maintenance immediately without any further service or calibration. Installation and training will be received directly from our world-class UltraCam Support team to get you up to speed as fast as possible.

This is also good news for UltraCam customers who have upgraded to newer systems and are now looking to resell their older UltraCam systems because they can work with the UltraCam team to resell those systems through this new program and in turn offer potential buyers all the advantages mentioned above.

In addition to pre-owned system, the “Cameras For Sale” page of our web site will also include brand new older generation UltraCam Systems. (The current third-generation UltraCam line includes the UltraCam Hawk, UltraCam Falcon, UltraCam Eagle and UltraCam Osprey Prime).

For more information, take a look at the full announcement below.

-Jerry Skaw, Microsoft UltraCam Team


One-Stop Shopping for Pre-Owned UltraCam Cameras

 Graz, Austria — November 18, 2014 — Microsoft’s UltraCam business unit and subsidiary has created a new online marketplace that lists refurbished, pre-owned UltraCam cameras for sale. For customers looking for a low-cost entry point to the award-winning line of digital aerial camera systems, or those adding to an existing pool of digital resources, this is the place for one-stop shopping.

To ensure that UltraCam cameras being sold on the secondary market meet Microsoft’s operating qualifications, Microsoft is acting as a broker for pre-owned cameras. As part of its responsibilities, Microsoft refurbishes, calibrates and certifies every camera, and includes a one-year warranty. Brokered cameras are also eligible for maintenance contracts. Besides the benefit of acquiring a quality, fully-functioning, manufacturer-certified digital camera to enhance their aerial acquisition services, buyers have the opportunity to save money on combined hardware and UltraMap software purchased through Microsoft.

In addition to pre-owned cameras offered by the current owners and trade-ins received by Microsoft, there are also brand new 2nd generation cameras available, such as the UltraCamXp and UltraCamLp, which are no longer manufactured but are fully supported under maintenance contracts.

“Microsoft believes that by providing a centralized marketplace for manufacturer-certified pre-owned UltraCam cameras, we lower the risk for buyers,” said Alexander Wiechert, Microsoft Business Director. “We hope to ensure that every UltraCam experience is a good one.”

Please refer to Cameras for Sale on the Microsoft website for a listing of available equipment.

About Microsoft’s UltraCam Business Unit

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 Maps business 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 Eagle digital photogrammetric sensors, and the UltraCam Osprey nadir/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.

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.



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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