OmegaBrandess Announces Acquisition of Gigapan Systems
Westminster, MD
10/30/2014 04:22 PM
Gigapan Systems of Portland, Oregon, manufactures Gigapan EPIC Robotic Mounts. GigaPan EPIC robotic mounts empower cameras to take hundreds, even thousands of photos, which are combined to create one highly detailed image with amazing depth and clarity.

The Gigapan EPIC series of panoramic photography equipment is based on the same technology employed by the Mars Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, to capture the images of the red planet.

Gigapan was formed in 2008 as a commercial spin-off of a research collaboration between a team of researchers at NASA and Carnegie Mellon University. The company’s mission is to bring this powerful, high-resolution imaging capability to a broad audience.

The original Gigapan prototype and related software were devised by a team led by Randy Sargent, a senior systems scientist at Carnegie Mellon West and the NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., and Illah Nourbakhsh, an associate professor of robotics at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh.

OmegaBrandess has begun the process of transitioning the operation to their facility in Hampstead, MD where they plan to be in full production as soon as possible. OmegaBrandess officials were unable to provide information on additional employees that could be added by the acquisition.

OmegaBrandess has manufactured and distributed photographic and imaging products for over 75 years. A privately held company, OmegaBrandess supplies the photography industry with over ten thousand products from dozens of branded lines.
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