October 28, 2014 - OmegaBrandess is proud to
announce the acquisition of the assets of the Gigapan hardware division of
Gigapan Systems LLC.
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
is now in 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 will announce
the product line at the Photo Plus Show this week at the Javits Center in NY
Mars Rover Technology to Earth
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 incredible images of the red planet. Now everyone has the opportunity to
use technology developed for Mars to take their own incredible images.
Gigapan was formed in 2008 as a commercial spin-off of successful research
collaboration between a team of researchers at NASA and Carnegie Mellon University.
The company’s mission has been to bring this powerful, high-resolution imaging
capability to a broad audience.
EPIC robotic camera mounts make it fun and easy to capture incredibly high
resolution images with almost any camera! Part of a fully integrated
solution, EPIC robotic camera mounts work seamlessly with Gigapan Stitch
The Gigapan EPIC and EPIC 100 are compatible with a broad
range of point-and-shoot cameras and small DSLRs to capture Gigapans, quickly
and accurately. Light and compact, they are easy-to-use, and remarkably
efficient. The EPIC Pro is designed
to work with DSLR cameras and larger lenses, features advanced technology, and
delivers stunning performance and precision. Strong enough to hold a camera and
lens combination of up to 10 lbs, the EPIC Pro enables users to capture
enormous panoramas with crisp, vivid detail.
How it Works
Simply attach your camera and the EPIC directs you through the steps to
capture a gigapixel image. Set the upper left and lower right corners of your
panorama and the EPIC automatically organizes the hundreds or even thousands of
photos your camera will take into rows or columns. The robotic arm clicks away
to capture amazing detail in a short amount of time.
The manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the Epic is $319.00 USD.
The manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the Epic 100
is $479.00 USD.
The manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the Epic Pro is
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. For more information about OmegaBrandess and its
represented brands, call 410-374-3250 or visit www.omegabrandess.com.