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December 2, 2014

Acute3D Signs Partnership with Visual Intelligence

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Acute3D is happy to announce its partnership with Visual Intelligence®, a leading provider of high-quality multipurpose digital sensor systems for airborne geoimaging applications. Visual Intelligence’s award-winning technology innovations include sensor systems that are field-configurable to support a variety of applications including 2D stereo (large area collection) to oblique for 3D applications. 

Smart3DCapture®, the software solution of Acute3D, allows the automatic production of high resolution 3D models from simple photos. With Smart3D Capture, processing times are reduced, and visualization and analysis of very large 3D models is faster and more efficient. When integrated with Visual Intelligence’s iOne® Sensor Systems Solutions, aerial imaging providers have an unbeatable technology combination to collect and produce accurate true 3D visual modeling products for their customer base at much lower cost than other camera/software bundles.

 “Visual Intelligence is pleased to team with Acute3D and offer Smart3DCapture integrated with our iOne Sensor System Solutions; this combined leading edge workflow will significantly enhance the end-to-end collection, production and use of 3D aerial images in industries such as insurance, real estate, construction, urban planning, utilities, and public safety,” said Visual Intelligence President and CEO Dr. Armando Guevara. 

“The quality and completeness of the 3D models automatically generated by our Smart3DCapture Ultimate solutions from aerial photos are pretty much correlated to the quality of the vertical and oblique imagery, so that a perfect control of all acquisition parameters guarantees an optimal result. We really appreciate the versatility and performance of Visual Intelligence’s iOne Sensor Systems Solutions and believe that, together with Smart3DCapture Ultimate Edition, they represent an ideal turnkey solution for all airborne acquisition customers”, said Jean-Philippe Pons, CEO of Acute3D.

About Visual Intelligence
Founded in Houston, Texas in 2003, Visual Intelligence® LP is an industry-leading software and sensor technology company that delivers world-class geoimaging solutions for airborne, terrestrial and mobile applications. The company has a rich history of industry innovations, numerous patents, the USGS Digital Aerial Sensor Type Certification, and the 2013 Geospatial Forum World Technology Innovation in Sensors Award.

In 2014, the company’s iOne® SRK™ (Sensor Reconfiguration Kit) claimed the overall Grand Award and Technology Innovation award in the MAPPS Geospatial Product and Services Excellence competition for providing a flexible and affordable platform for larger and faster data collection, automated processing workflows and highly-accurate 3-D visualization data.

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About Acute3D
Acute3D develops and sells Smart3DCapture, a software solution allowing to produce high resolution 3D models from simple photographs, without any human intervention.

The principle of Smart3DCapture is to analyze several photographs of a static subject, taken from different viewpoints, and to automatically detect pixels corresponding to a same physical point. From many such correspondences, relative orientations of photos and accurate 3D shape of the scene can be inferred.

Smart3DCapture solves this problem with cutting edge photogrammetry, computer vision and computational geometry algorithms fulfilling industrial-quality requirements in terms of precision, scalability, efficiency, usage, robustness and interoperability.

About Smart3DCapture
Smart3DCapture Advanced allows the production of high resolution 3D models as well as the generation of digital surface models (DSM) and true orthophotos from imagery datasets as big as 10 gigapixels. It is most suited for, but not limited to, UAS/UAV/drone operators.

Smart3DCapture Expert pushes the limits of the Advanced edition with an extension to 30 gigapixels per input imagery dataset, and a batch processing ability through a job queue. It is the perfect solution for demanding scanning and surveying projects.

Smart3Capture Ultimate is dedicated to larger-scale 3D surveying and mapping. It can handle an unlimited number of photographs without any limitation in size, and allows computations to be parallelized on a cluster of 3D reconstruction engines.

For more information on Acute3D, please visit

WTC 2, 120 route des Macarons
06560 Valbonne Sophia Antipolis
Email : [email protected]

Visual Intelligence:
Florence Smith, Marketing and Public Relations Director
Email: [email protected]

Visual Intelligence:
Phil Kern, Executive Vice President
Phone: (256) 527-3081
Email: [email protected]

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