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November 18, 2014
Microsoft Offers One-stop Shopping for Pre-Owned UltraCam Cameras

Graz, Austria, Nov. 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, 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 UltraCamHawk,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, 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.

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.

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