Optech Extends Support to Include DiMAC Camera

Toronto, Canada, January 4, 2010: Optech Incorporated, the worlds leading manufacturer of advanced lidar survey instruments, is pleased to announce expanded support of the DiMAC Ultralight+ 60 megapixel medium-format digital mapping camera. With this new camera addition, Optech now supports the widest range of medium-format cameras of any lidar sensor manufacturer. Available for the entire suite of Optech Airborne Laser Terrain Mappers (ALTM), the new DiMAC cameras will be fully supported by Optech Services, the 24/7 software and hardware support team.

DiMAC, based in Belgium, has introduced an innovative range of medium-format cameras, the first such products to employ their patented Forward Motion Compensation (FMC) technology to improve airborne image capture quality.

We are very excited that Optech has chosen to offer the DiMAC Ultralight+ camera with their renowned ALTM product line, said Julien Losseau, Chief Operating Officer for DiMAC. We are confident that the survey community will be pleased with the high quality data sets these combined products offer, and we look forward to working with Optech to provide industry-leading support and service to our valued clientele.

The latest increases in digital imaging resolution have pushed the need for higher quality cameras, lenses and enabling technologies, explained Brent Gelhar, Optechs Vice President of Sales and Strategy. DiMAC has met this challenge with its new Ultralight+, and we are pleased to offer this latest DiMAC camera with its superb image quality to our valued clients.

About Optech
Optech is the world leader in the development, manufacture and support of advanced laser-based survey instruments. Optech offers client-driven lidar solutions in airborne terrestrial mapping, airborne laser bathymetry, laser imaging, mine cavity monitoring, industrial process control and space-qualified sensors for orbital operations and planetary exploration.

About DiMAC
DiMAC is a leading global provider of solutions designed to acquire airborne digital imagery in the field of geographical information systems, and specifically for photogrammetric and orthophotoplan applications. Leveraging 20 years of expertise in aerial cartography, the company develops, manufactures, sells and supports state-of-the art yet affordable digital modular aerial camera systems using TRUE FMC and Color that lead to the sharpest images on the market. DiMAC operates from Europe and North America and combines innovative product development with strong manufacturing and support expertise.

For further information, please contact:
Michael Sitar
Product Manager, Airborne Survey Products
Optech Incorporated
300 Interchange Way,
Vaughan, Ontario, L4K 5Z8
Tel: 1-905-660-0808
Fax: 1-905-660-0829

Julien Losseau
Chief Operating Officer
Rue des Fusilles,
Building S13, Charleroi Airport
B-6041 Gosselies, Belgium
Tel: +352-2651-2166