Phase One Redefines Large Format Aerial Imaging – Launches 280MP Aerial System

Challenges the Status Quo with Imaging Precision, Flexibility, and Affordability.

 

COPENHAGEN, March 23, 2020 – Phase One, a pioneer in digital imaging excellence, today launched the 280MP Aerial system – a large format aerial photogrammetric system, with an image coverage width of more than 20,000 pixels – enabling unprecedented high-quality aerial survey productivity. Compact and lightweight, this new aerial mapping solution can reduce operating costs and produce better returns on investment than today’s traditional large format systems.

The Phase One 280MP Aerial System is a large format camera system that easily integrates with DSM400 gyro-stabilized mount creating a compact and lightweight system for use in a wide range of aircraft. At its heart, the iXM-RS 280F is a dual-lens metric camera, with 90mm lenses for capturing RGB information, providing precision imaging. Adding a near-infrared (NIR) camera generates a 4-band configuration, most useful in agriculture & forestry, and pipeline monitoring missions.

The iXM-RS280F camera generates a central projection image from two 150MP nadir images with equal ground resolution. The cameras’ backside illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor supports very high dynamic range at 83dB. Its high light sensitivity provides superb image quality in challenging low light conditions, enabling operators to take advantage of more flight hours per day and more flight days per year.

Dov Kalinski, General Manager of Phase One said, “Our 280MP Aerial System is a bold and innovative approach to solving customers’ demands for affordable and reliable aerial mapping performance. Previously, opportunities in the aerial mapping business were restricted due to the high cost of equipment and limited aircraft options. While pioneering superior image quality, Phase One Industrial is creating more profitable possibilities in this exciting and important market.”

The Phase One 280MP Aerial Solution

The Phase One 280MP Aerial Solution consists of an iXM-RS 280F large format camera, Applanix GNSS/IMU receiver (POS AV series), Somag gyro-stabilized mount (DSM 400), Phase One iX Controller and iX Flight Management software. It is unprecedented in its image quality, operational flexibility, reliability and affordability.

Availability and Pricing

The iXM-RS 280F camera and 280MP Aerial Solution may be ordered from Phase One partners worldwide starting now. For more information, please visit: https://geospatial.phaseone.com/aerial-systems/pas-280/

About Phase One

Phase One A/S is a leading researcher, developer and manufacturer of medium format and large format digital cameras and imaging Systems.
Founded in 1993, Phase One is a pioneer of digital photography. Phase One has developed core imaging technologies and a range of digital cameras and imaging modules, providing the world’s highest image quality in terms of resolution, dynamic range, color fidelity and geometric accuracy. As such, Phase One has grown to become the leading provider of high-end imaging technology across many demanding business segments, such as aerial mapping, industrial inspection and cultural heritage digitization, as well as serving the world’s most demanding photographers.

Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, and with regional offices in New York, Denver, Cologne, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, Phase One nurtures long-term relationships with customers, technology partners and its global network of distributors, often playing the role of digital imaging partner to customers with special requirements. It is with this passion for service that Phase One continually exceeds expectations and drives the imaging industry forward.
Learn more at https://geospatial.phaseone.com

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