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June 18, 2013
Leica FlightPro Software Improves Flight Efficiency for Leica Geosystems, Z/I Imaging Airborne Sensors

Heerbrugg, Switzerland, June 6, 2013—Leica Geosystems, the world’s leading manufacturer of airborne mapping solutions, announced today Leica FlightPro, a new state-of-the-art flight management and sensor control system that makes survey flights more effective and effortless for Leica Geosystems and Z/I Imaging as well as third party airborne sensors. It not only reduces stress on the flight crew by highly optimizing flight guidance but also ensures higher productivity through shorter and more efficient flights.

“Flight guidance, sensor configuration and release, system monitoring and logging are now part of an integrated and complete system that significantly increases productivity”, explains Product Manager Jacques Markram of Geospatial Solutions. “Leica FlightPro is also designed to lower cost for our customers with a common hardware and software base installation. The need for training is thus reduced, even when using different types of sensors, as well as  a consistent survey acquisition is ensured.”

Every step a success: planning - executing - evaluating

The optimized workflow closes the loop from flight planning to flight execution to flight evaluation and back again to planning. It shortens project cycles, and generates reliable project feedback.

The consistent design and combination of hardware components and the software user interface across all sensors systems contribute to high productivity and ensures consistent acquisition to make every flight a success.

For more information about the Leica FlightPro, please visit: http://www.leica-geosystems.com/flightpro .

About Leica Geosystems’ Airborne Solutions
With over 80 years of experience, Leica Geosystems is a global leader in the design, delivery and support of airborne digital and LiDAR sensors for the geospatial marketplace. Along with the well-known Leica RC30, Leica Geosystems’ airborne sensor portfolio today includes a wide range of innovative technologies and products such as the Leica RCD30 series of medium format digital frame cameras, the Leica ADS pushbroom sensors, the Leica ALS LiDAR series, and the Leica IPAS GNSS/IMU solutions.

Following the acquisition of Intergraph by Hexagon in 2010, Hexagon Geosystems’ newly formed Geospatial Solutions Division has brought together Leica Geosystems Airborne Sensors and Z/I Imaging. Committed to continued innovation on all major product lines, the combined airborne sensor portfolio includes the widest range of medium and large format imaging as well as LiDAR technologies and offers a choice of sensor for every application. A full suite of software from flight planning to post-processing provides end-to-end workflow for high accuracy orthophoto generation, feature extraction and map production. In addition, Hexagon Geosystems operates a global network of customer service and support centers to ensure highest productivity around the clock.

Leica Geosystems – when it has to be right

With close to 200 years of experience pioneering solutions to measure the world, Leica Geosystems products and services are trusted by professionals worldwide to help them capture, analyze, and present spatial information. Leica Geosystems is best known for its broad array of products that capture accurately, model quickly, analyze easily, and visualize and present spatial information.

Those who use Leica Geosystems products every day trust them for their dependability, the value they deliver, and the superior customer support. Based in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, Leica Geosystems is a global company with tens of thousands of customers supported by more than 3,500 employees in 28 countries and hundreds of partners located in more than 120 countries around the world. Leica Geosystems is part of the Hexagon Group, Sweden.

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