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July 31, 2017
Icaros and TeAx Announce Integrated Drone Mapping Solution for Radiometric Thermal Capture Sensors

FAIRFAX, Virginia, USA / WILNSDORF, Germany – Icaros Inc., a leading provider of aerial imaging software, is pleased to announce that version 5.1 of OneButton™ Standard and Professional image processing software for unmanned aerial systems (drones) contains advanced algorithms to process Thermal IR images from Radiometric microbolometer sensors.

Icaros’ OneButton family for drone image processing, lets end users easily and automatically generate geospatially precise, fully orthorectified 2D maps and 3D models from frame-based aerial imaging systems. Originally engineered for manned aircraft sensors, the OneButton software has been modified to accommodate the unique collection conditions of unmanned aerial systems (UAS). OneButton 5.1 enables users to adapt radiometric parameters to precisely post-process ThermalCapture RAW readings into precise temperature maps (i.e., an accurately corrected thermal orthomosaic).

A winning team: Icaros and TeAx Technology

OneButton radiometric post-processing of FLIR Tau Core based TeAx ThermalCapture sensor data includes the ability to adjust the following parameters:

  • Emissivity
  • Atmospheric transmission and temperature
  • Background temperature, and
  • Temperature shift

These features enable TeAx ThermalCapture users to process imagery into high-fidelity thermal orthomosaics – which are crucial for professional industrial applications like Precision Agriculture, Heat Loss Detection, and Solar Panel Monitoring.

When it comes to professional thermal mapping within the global commercial drone industry, one of the biggest challenges is to keep the radiometric information throughout whole image collection, processing and mapping process”, explains Stefan Thamke, CEO of TeAx Technology.

Icaros and TeAx Technology formed a close international alliance, each bringing enormous knowledge and experience in their own field of expertise, and then worked passionately together to create a one-of-a-kind, professional, state-of-the-art, automated thermal mapping solution for the global commercial drone industry. I am not aware of any other solution on the market that is able to provide full radiometric 2D or 3D maps where all radiometric parameters can still be adapted”, Thamke says.

BETA-tester impressed with the new version of OneButton 5.1

We provide farms with Thermal IR and Multispectral surveys using multi-copters. OneButton is a great product, and the new features in OneButton 5.1 enable us to provide the most precise orthomosaic on the market with limited effort” said Benjamin Ben-Zion, CEO of Agricam.

We have utilized our vast experience in large scale thermal mapping projects to produce the best and most complete photogrammetric software for thermal imagery on the market today”, said Tom Bosanko, CEO at Icaros.

Current users of OneButton™ Standard and Professional editions can download and install the latest version from the following link:

OneButton creates a complete image processing workflow for aerial image data and can front-end both GIS and analytics workflows to enable customers to solve challenging problems related to everything from agriculture and forestry to utilities and city planning. It is highly customizable to meet the needs of specific vertical market applications.

OneButton automatically processes raw raster imagery with onboard GPS/IMU data to stitch the individual scenes together into seamless, color-balanced orthomosaics meeting photogrammetric precision and quality standards. Outputs include digital elevation models (DEMs), true color 3D point clouds, and multispectral mosaics – all ready for ingestion directly into GIS and analytics software environments.

About Icaros Inc.

Based in Fairfax, Va., Icaros is a leading provider of geospatially accurate remote sensing software products and services. Since 2004, Icaros has provided solutions of the highest quality and precision to some of the largest organizations and governments in the world. For more information, please contact Tom Bosanko directly at or by phone at 703-570-8303. Learn more at

About TeAx Technology

A Leading Edge System Integration High-Tech Company

TeAx Technology provides application specific solutions in hardware and software. Expertise are embedded systems and remote sensing. The focus is on development and integration of special payloads for (commercial, professional) drones.  For general development and projects on integration to PC software and embedded systems, TeAx Technology convinces through customized solutions and individual advice. For further information, please contact Michael Thoss, VP Sales & Marketing directly at – learn more on

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