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Optech acquires photogrammetric camera company

Toronto, Canada: Optech Incorporated, a manufacturer of advanced LiDAR survey instruments, has acquired the operations and assets of Geospatial Systems, Inc. (GSI), a US-based camera and imaging company.

“Photogrammetric imagery and LiDAR data collection technologies continue to merge into a single mainstream technology,” said Don Carswell, Optech’s President. “We are very impressed by GSI’s capabilities in the design, engineering and manufacturing of georeferenced metric electro-optical, infrared (EO/IR) and multispectral imaging systems. Their high-performance cameras, robust packaging and powerful image processing capabilities will enable the further fusion of our LiDAR and imaging solutions. This acquisition aligns with our focus on extending our customer-oriented products and support.”

GSI has a recognised track record in the design and manufacture of ruggedized, high-precision, metric imaging systems for airborne applications, including many implementations with Optech’s ALTM LiDAR systems. The company’s current product line will be maintained and will evolve to meet the needs of Optech’s diverse client base.

Max Elbaz, President and CEO of GSI, said, “The integration of GSI imaging expertise with Optech LiDAR imaging expertise and their worldwide market leadership will increase the value we provide to our customers across vertical markets and will strengthen our capabilities to further support the evolving needs of our common global customer base.”

Source: Optech