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April 1, 2013
Optech Announces New CS-6500 Aerial Digital Camera

Toronto, March 26, 2013—Optech, the world leader in the development, manufacture and support of advanced lidar and camera survey instruments, is pleased to announce the release of its new CS-6500 aerial camera system. A direct advance from the Optech CS-4800 camera, the CS-6500 inherits the CS-4800’s robust and proven design while providing enhancements and new features. As a result, the CS-6500 is a highly efficient camera that offers a fast cycle time, an electronic shutter, panchromatic or color CCD sensors, interchangeable lenses, and a metric-quality data set.

The CS-6500’s new 29-Mpix interline CCD increases the camera’s operational window, makes data collection 80% more efficient, and reduces readout leakage output—enabling operators to gather high-quality imagery even faster than before. The camera also features simplified operations, high versatility, and a large 6500°—4300 pixel footprint that enables integration with Optech’s ALTM lidar sensors and CS-series of thermal and multispectral cameras, helping users to step forward into multi-sensor data collection. These qualities also make the CS-6500 the right camera for entry-level users who are looking for photogrammetric accuracy, reliability and straightforward operation.

“The CS-6500 will help Optech to pursue its strategy of sensor integration through a single workflow,” says Julien Losseau, Camera System Product Manager for Optech. “The new interline CCD sensor, along with the wide range of lenses that can be used with the CS-6500, make it the perfect device for multiple sensor platforms, whether it’s in standalone mode or combined with our ALTM products.”

The CS-6500 will be available in Q2 2013.

About Optech

Optech is the world leader in the development, manufacture and support of advanced lidar and camera survey instruments. With operations and staff worldwide, Optech offers both standalone and fully integrated lidar and camera solutions in airborne mapping, airborne lidar bathymetry, mobile mapping, terrestrial laser scanning, mine cavity monitoring, and industrial process control, as well as space-proven sensors.

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