Alabama, USA, 09 May 2007: Intergraph introduced the airborne Solid State Disc (SSD) cartridge, a new flash memory that will enable aerial mapping operators to increase image storage flexibility and flight duration, and to use smaller, single engine aircraft.
In addition, it has also announced flight management solutions and updates to its Z/I Imaging DMC Digital Mapping Camera, which is a large format sensor to be certified by the United States Geological Survey.
Each SSD cartridge plugs directly into the DMC camera head and may be exchanged during flight, providing virtually unlimited storage. By reducing weight, footprint, and power requirements, Intergraph’s new SSD compact storage device opens up new project and aircraft options for aerial mapping operators. Alternately, organizations flying large projects may choose to employ FDS in lieu of SSD.
Jack Ickes, Intergraph general manager, photogrammetry, says, “Intergraph is the first to provide solid state storage for airborne imagery and paired with the mission planning and control advancements, we are helping our customers to cover more ground in a day so they may speed delivery of project data for their mapping, GIS, and remote sensing applications. We will continue to empower owners of the market leading digital imagery acquisition system to maintain their investments in the DMC.”
Other productivity enhancement capabilities include Z/I Mission and Z/I Inflight mission planning and control solutions, and a re-engineered T-AS gyro-stabilized camera mount. Z/I Mission is a photo flight planning software streamlining aerial survey procedures from creating the initial flight plans to generating reports and indices for the final exposures. For more information, visit www.intergraph.com.