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Weiss AG forms partnership with 3Df

Weiss AG is delighted to announce its partnership with 3Dflow. We believe our users can benefit from 3DF Zephyr as it can automatically reconstruct 3D models from images taken with any camera type, including panorama captured by the Civetta.
We are looking forward to creating more values for our resellers, clients and end-users.

3DF Zephyr is the flagship product based on 3Dflow’s cutting edge, state of the art photogrammetry technology. With 3DF Zephyr it is possible to automatically reconstruct 3D models from images in a very easy to use environment that fully supports also data pre-processing, editing and post-processing, including full laser scan support. 3DF Zephyr comes in many packages suitable for professionals and hobbyists alike.

For more information, please visit

Weiss AG published a case study in Agisoft Website

A new case study “Using full spherical 360° images in Agisoft Metashape” is now published by Agisoft in their community, under the Topography & Mapping section.

To read this case study, please visit

New release of IP68 water-resilience I-Detic

The I-Detic is a high-resolution 3D scanner in a plug and play solution. This industrial grade scanner is designed to capture areas, objects and scenes in a handheld, tripod-based or robot-based operation. This IP 68 protected model is suitable for indoor and outdoor scenes and harsh environments to achieve high resolution and high quality full-colour 3D point clouds, 3D models and orthophotos.

The whole set is designed for ease of use. To ensure robustness and easiness to clean, there are no external buttons, a radiation-free setup, shielded cables and IP 68 connectors enabling to add on external controls or old school cables. Its robustness, portability, and single-person operation are also certified for air travel and hand luggage to make it the ideal partner for limitless applications in 3D documentation and reconstruction.


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CivettaUtility replaces the CivettaProcessing software

The Civetta 360° capturing system is designed for one-click operation and streamlined data processing.

Digital technologies evolve, and therefore we developed a brand new Software named CivettaUtility for downloading, processing, and adjusting Civetta capturing parameters.

By upgrading your existing software, you can take advantage of the following improvements:

  • Support for up to date graphics cards

  • Processing speed improvement

  • Improved image quality

  • New and more intuitive user interface

  • Streamlined overall processing steps

  • Particular processing option for later 3D reconstruction

  • Automated processing for RAW and JPG

  • Allows to change relevant Civetta capturing parameters

  • Works with C, D, E-Series of Civetta cameras

When developing the CivettaUtility software we decided to integrate the best 360° processing software to provide the best results. Now the results are better than ever.

You will receive an installer including the calibration files for your individual Civetta 360° unit. CivettaUtility can be installed on as many devices as wanted without licensing. This enables you to download, back up, and delete the captures from the Civetta and adjust capturing parameters – covering all typical operations when capturing on location.

The step of processing the captures to the final 360° results, requires a paid 3rd party license for the processing PC.

To upgrade from CivettaProcessing to CivettaUtilities, please send us your camera serial number(s) you want to upgrade via our support ticket form:

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BEYOND MATTER - Cultural Heritage on the Verge of Virtual Reality​

BEYOND MATTER is an international, interdisciplinary project on the revival of past landmark exhibitions, the documentation of current exhibitions and the dissemination of documentation along with actual artworks – both materially and immaterially present – in innovative ways.
The overall goal is to develop novel solutions for the accessible documentation and presentation of exhibitions that currently exist, or previously existed, in physical space – including their artworks, artifacts, and educational materials. In future, these methods of virtualizing exhibitions might be used by museums and galleries to document and revive their exhibitions in new ways. With the following project Partners:

  • ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe
  • Centre national d’art et de culture Georges Pompidou
  • Weiss AG
  • Ludwig Múzeum – Kortárs Művészeti Múzeum
  • Tallinn Art Hall
  • Aalto University
  • Tirana Art Lab
  • École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, EPFL (associated partner)
Co-founded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union from 2019–2023
For more information:

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AWE ASIA 2020, Hyatt Regency Shenzhen August 15-16th 2020

Our partner MG Tech will have the VAM2 Visual Asset Management application on display at "THE MOST ESSENTIAL AR/VR CONFERENCE AND EXPO" - FORBES
with a new very sophisticated application. Greenscreen real time integration for augmented remote access.


China Heritage Preservation Shanghai International October 31 - 2th November 2019

Our Partner MGData will demonstrate their spectacular China-wide documentation of old villages, streets facades, and houses based on images captured with the Civetta and I-Detic and uploaded to VAM2. The aim is to build the largest database of architecture and life in the former part of China, and Mr. Zhao will give a speech at the conference.


2. KONEKT Westpfalz FCK Ebene 1900 Kaiserslautern Oktober 10th 2019

Weiss AG is looking for new colleagues. At this years Konekt we present our technologies and business models to all those who want to move something and explore new markets. Full-time, part-time or internship (m/f/d) professionals working in the fields of marketing, sales, online-training and tech-support are very welcome.

OGA Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

OGA 2019 Malaysia June 18 - 20th 2019

Infotrax Engineering will have the latest Weiss AG technologies on display at this years Oil & Gas Asia (OGA 2019) located at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
Weiss AG technicans will be available at the booth 7201 during the whole show for special technical questions.
Please contact Infotrax to reserve a slot for a private meeting at

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2+3D Photography – Practice and Prophecies May 8 - 9th 2019

Weiss AG will exhibit at the 2+3D Photography conference and exhibition at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam.
A selection of international 3D projects for museums and cultural heritage documentation will be on display.


Asiamold Guangzhou March 10-12th 2019

Our Partner MGData has the Civetta, the I-Detic and several of their superior 3D projects on display. Especially if you are in the laser scanning market as service a provider, end-user or dealer you should not miss their booth C15 in hall 1.1.


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CGI Instruments

We warmly welcome our new reseller in Germany, CGI Instruments.

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EVA Berlin November 7 - 9th 2018

Weiss AG will exhibit at the 25th EVA- Conference 2018 in Berlin from November 7-9th 2018.
Mr. Zhao will be one of the guest speaker demonstrating the "Old city project" in China utilizing the combination of Civetta and I-Detic capturing hardware and Agisoft Photoscan to create, publish and share multimedia projects with the VAM2 database solution. Very impressive, -guaranteed.


GOTECH Dubai Showcase and conference October 23 - 25th

Our Partner Aries Group is exhibiting VAM2 and Civetta 360° + 3D technologies at booth G07 where they present applications in the context of ship maintenance and industrial gas and oil installation documentation.

China Data Center EXPO October 15 - 17th

We are looking forward to meet you at the China Data Center EXPO in 2018. Stop by and visit us at the Booth 6F03.

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August 2018 MG Tech presented VAM2 the annual conference of the Association for Neoteric Architecture Preservation Technologies. To promote the close cooperation, MG launched a free promotional campaign, including training and a 6 month access to VAM2 on the Aliyun cloud with up to 500 GB online storage exclusively for members of the Building Protection Society.

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We welcome our new distribution partner Throttleaerospace Ltd. (TAS)

Bangalore based Throttlearospace Ltd. (TAS) is a manufacturer of heavy duty and heavy payload drones for various applications. TAS is now representing Weiss AG in India mainly focusing on the visual asset management market for 2D, 360° and 3D drone captured data.

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Release of VAM2 Version 2.3.2

The latest release of VAM2 provides a bunch of improvements. Especially the touch support on all devices got new features and full functionalities on iPad's, -the choice of device for many of our clients. See all new features in the Registro de cambios


New version of the I-Detic hand-held 3D scanner

The I-Detic is now available in 2 versions. One optimized for smaller objects like artefacts and one optimized for large scenes like industrial site and oil platforms. Both with ultra light carbon fibre housing in a plug and play delivery.

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We welcome our new distribution partner The Sobel Group (TSG)

Cupertino based TSG is a licensed, full-service investigations and consulting firm providing services to the legal and business communities. Based on the excellent feedback for their safety and security projects in schools, TSG expanded their portfolio and are now also distributing Weiss AG hard- and software with a main focus on safety and security for public entities in the USA.

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International CGI Congress / Expo / Network June 14 - 15th 2018

The ultimate CGI event at Airport Münster. We will show latest VAM2 projects plus VR and AR implementations. The latest Civetta and I-Detic hardware will be available for testing.


New Distributor for Turkey and USA (East coast) April 6th 2018

Solvotek with offices in Istanbul (Turkey) and New York (USA) formed a distribution partnership focusing on the establishment of VAM2 in the facility management market.


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ADIPEC November 13 - 16th Abu Dhabi, U.A.E

The Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Conference and Exbibition. Find out more about the many benefits VAM2 offers for applications in the Oil and Gas sector. You will find us in Hall 1 Stand 126.

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Digital Construction Week October 18 - 19th London UK

The Civetta and latest VAM2 will be on display with interesting projects and hands on show.

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Intergeo China May 4 - 6th Beijing China

We will exhibit in Beijing and will have the latest VAM2 in combination with Civetta and I-Detic on demo and display.

InfraTech 2017

Infratech January 17.-21.Ahoy Rotterdam

Our partner Leap3D will exhibit at Infratech at booth 6.501 with the latest version of VAM2 on display.


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Civetta E-Series with 230 MPixel

Fresh from the R&D oven and super tasty: The number one in high level 360° imaging technology just got better and comes up with a superior, one click one move 230 MPixel full spherical HDR high dynamic range output and more improvements.

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Chintergeo November 24 - 26th Senzhu China

After the great success at Intergeo we will exhibit at the Chinese version Chintergeo. 5 times large then the german original and probably very exciting.


Intergeo October 11 - 13th 2016 Hamburg

Weiss AG will exhibit at Intergeo the leading trades show and conference. You will find us in the special area Smart City Solutions at the largest trade fair and conference for the Geospatial market. Meet us at Booth SCS 004 in Hall 3.

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September 18 - 23th Aukland New Zealand

Civetta and VAM will be on display at the 23rd ANZFSS Conference and Symposion on the forensic sciences.


Chinese New Year 2016

The old village project aiming to document old cities in China now has more then 100 villages and documented. Spectecular views of the remaining ancient parts of China. Definitely worth checking out.


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China Fire Expo October 20 - 23th 2015

Welcome to the China Fire expo and conference in Beijing. Our partner PSC will exhibit the Civetta VAM and 3D scanner technology in the context of fire safety and documentation.

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Offshore Europe September 5 - 8th 2015

Welcome to the Offshore Europe at booth 3B20 with our Partner Apiteq showing Civetta VAM the 3D scanner in the field of gas and oil documentation.

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Control China August 26 - 28th 2015

Welcome to the 6th Control China - International Trade Fair for Quality Assurance in Shanghai. Visit us at booth C21.

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OTC Houston - May 4th to 7th 2015

Welcome to OTC in Houston, welcome at stand 5241.

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CNN Special - April 2015

Our customer ATF Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms featured the Civetta technology on a CNN special describing their work improvements.


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AdIPEC - November 2014

Civetta, VAM and 3D Video Scanner will be exhibited at the ADIPEC 2014 in Abu Dhabi. We welcome you at stand 9326 A.

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ONS2014 - August 2014

Civetta, VAM and 3D Video Scanner will be exhibited at the ONS 2014 in Stavanger (Norway). We welcome you to booth E 20 on the biggest Gas and Oil event in 2014.


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ADIPEC 2013 - November 2013

Civetta and VAM technology will be exhibited at ADIPEC 2013 in Abu Dhabi. Welcome to stand 9310.

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Intelligent Energy - October 2013

Civetta and VAM will be exhibited at Intelligent Energy in Dubai. Please visit booth D30.

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16 new certified VAM operators - April 2013

Congratulation for the 16 certified operators from the Fiscalia in Columbia for the Civetta 360° camera and VAM visual asset management database.

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Bogota Parliament is online - April 2013

During the visit in Columbia the parliament was captured in less then 30 minutes. Explore the beautiful parliament building on the government of Columbia website.

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Ministry of interior Katar purchases again - March 2013

Civetta and VAM is used to extend their crime scene and critical infrastructure protection services. Returning customers are the best customers.


Megascops in the biggest museum of the world - October 2012

Installation of Megascops at the National Museum in Beijing. Transportation by Air freight in 2 boxes and setup in one of the many museum studios.

Werner Bonhoff Preis: Weiss AG vs. KfW - September 2012

Die KfW stellt fest, Gründungsgeschehen auf dem Tiefpunkt, kein Anstieg in Sicht.
Wir hätten da so den ein oder anderen Vorschlag.
Die Werner Bonhoff Stiftung nominiert die Geschichte Willkür im Förderdickicht.

Article in WIRED magazine - January 2012

The Civetta 360° HDR capturing technology combined with the 3D reconstruction safed tons of money for the production of Ghost Rider. In fact the technology is rated to be more efficient, then stereoscopic filming. The blockbuster was released in February 2012.


Weiss AG will exhibit at Intergeo conference and trade fair for geodesy, geoinformation and landmanagement in Nuremberg (Germany). Further information can be found here.

We had the chance to take full spherical images in the Fritz-Walter-Stadium at the Betzenberg when the 1.FC Kaiserslautern – a famous german football club – went back to first league.

This shows the capabilities of the Civetta to also shoot high res images from scenes with many people.

The Weiss AG exhibited from 3th April to 6th April in the Riyadh Exhibition Centre (Saudi Arabia) technologies for tactical training, and crime scene documentation, which met with very positive response.


During the Autodesk Automotive Days we presented the Civetta capturing technology together with our distributor Holovis Int. (Gold Sponsor of the event) combined with a high-resolution 3D projection.

We had the chance to take full spherical images in the Fritz-Walter-Stadium at the Betzenberg when the 1.FC Kaiserslautern – a famous german football club – went back to first league.

This shows the capabilities of the Civetta to also shoot high res images from scenes with many people.

The SWR TV sent on the 27.04.2010 a company profile of the Weiss AG, in which the individual business divisions were presented. You can view this report here.

The Cross Media Imaging Symposium 2010 organized by “Arbeitskreis digitale Fotografie” was a complete success for the approx. 200 participants. The Civetta 360°capturing technology was presented in the context “interactive panoramic photography” on the basis of visualisations and 3D reconstruction. In addition to “live captures” during the lecture were also full spherical images taken in the outdoor area of the old coal-mine Essen. Some examples of the results are available in our gallery.

At the Pioniergeist competition in 2009 – “your concept, our founder award” – was the concept of “3D vehicle documentation” of the Weiss AG awarded with a main prize.


During the Autodesk Automotive Days we presented the Civetta capturing technology together with our distributor Holovis Int. (Gold Sponsor of the event) combined with a high-resolution 3D projection.

To develop an optimal marketing tool for their residential estates the company “Deutsche Reihenhaus AG” has announced a competition. The starting point was the documentation of the entire grounds and three show houses of the residential complex “Im Reisserfeld”. On the basis of these images and with the help of the Civetta 3D measurement has been created the entire grounds as 3D model with realistic textures. This model was connected with virtual 360° tours through three show houses to an interactive accessible overall complex.

On the PSE (Public Security Exhibition) we introduced the Civetta capturing technology together with 360° Tactical VR ( to a distinguished international audience. The fair has been held since 8 years in different locations worldwide and is initiated by Defence Manufacturers Association (DMA) ( and the Association of Police and Public Security Suppliers (APPSS) ( The fair has the aim to introduce new technologies in the area of the public safety to a distinguished international audience.

The Weiss AG exhibited in August 2009 at the first time for a distinguished international audience at the SIGGRAPH 2009, which was held in the New Orleans Convention Center. We were very delighted at the overwhelmingly positive acknowledgement and the keen interest to our Civetta.

The Civetta was presented at the FMX 2009 in Stuttgart.
During the presentation a 100 Mpixel HDR image was generated within 40 seconds by video illumination.
The fully automated generated result has been in size and dynamic compressed for the display via the web.

At the Nanjing University of fine arts took place a three day workshop about the topic “Computer Generated Imagery (CGI)”.<br>
At this occasion the complete workflow – starting with the capture of the fully spherical HDR photographic survey and backplanes on-site, through the preparation of the 3D models to the textures – was created by the teaching stuff of the university and external participants from graphic design agencies who work in the field of automobile visualisation.

An oil drilling training platform in Montrose (Scotland) has been documented to demonstrate the working speed as well as the image and measurement quality of the Civetta in documentation of larger properties.

As a result, it has been created, automated and computed 80 calibrated fully spherical HDR photographic surveys within 150 minutes. Directly after this the fully spherical HDR photographic surveys were visual connected with each other.

Because of the high dynamic range and high sensitivity could be achieved excellent results – especially with regard to the measurement – and all this without any additional lightning.


Move in the new Premises - November

The new premises were occupied in the Merkurstraße on 3th November 2008.


Gründerpreis Multimedia

Awards ceremony at the IFA in Berlin. Out of 157 proposals submitted the business concept of Dr. Marcus Weiss has taken the first place at the start-up competition “successful start with multimedia” conferred by Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi).

Historia de la empresa

Weiss AG is a high-tech company with the legal form of a stock company founded on 07.07.2008 in Kaiserslautern Germany. Objectives of the company are the development, manufacturing and worldwide distribution of digital soft- and hardware solutions with the speciality of Visual Asset Management database applications.
Dr. Marcus Weiss, the founder and chairman of the management board studied mechanical and process engineering. In the year 2000 he finished his PhD with Grade 1 at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern. He holds several patents and won 7 national and international prices for innovative developments. In the course of the present day, Weiss AG has a network of sales and support partners in 16 countries world-wide supporting customers from Fortune 500 companies, large and small government institutions and 1 person enterprises.
I-Detic | 3D scanner
in two new versions: New lenses, sensor and carbon fiber housing design. Robust lightweight and IP57 protected the I-Detic high resolution 3D scanner for heavy inside and outside use. Now available in 2 different model lines. Model 21-IDO is perfect for the digitalisation of objects and high resolution flat scenes like wall paintings etc. focusing on a tripod based operation. Model 12-HH is perfect for the digitalisation of complex scenes like industrial sites, gas and oil platforms, cultural heritage areas and so on, focusing on a Hand Held or monopod operation.
10th Anniversary
On September 4th 2008 Google released the Chrome browser. The same day Weiss AG started business and did their first 3D capturing project in the middle of the Chinese desert.
VAM | Release 2.3.2
New viewer technologies New viewer technology for ultra smooth viewer operation also on touch devices and faster 360 photogrammetry measurements. Statistics and audit tool in VAM2TK The VAM2 toolkit now lets you monitor the actions usage of your VAM2 installation and visualise these results for easy interpretation.
Stereo-Civetta | Test run in Saudi Arabia
The original Civetta is fast. But working in sandy, dusty conditions with high temperatures puts people and hardware to test. Thats why we made it faster and more robust to withstand the harshest enviroments. To bring Fotogrametría de 360º to the next level, the prototype of a Stereo Civetta proofed to be about three times faster on location with a bonus on ease of operation and automated image pair sorting in VAM2. Stereo Civetta is ready for pre-orders.
VAM | Release 2.3.1
Incremental and automatically resuming uploads for more reliability in mobile or wireless environments and for very large files. Improved embedded webserver for faster standalone (offline) projects.
VAM | Release 2.3
All platforms and all devices, full touch support. VAM2 TK for automated backup.
VAM | Release 2.2
Completely new viewer technologies. No more Flash required, 360° video and more
VAM | Release 2.1
VAM2 now supports hotlinks in point clouds and 3D models.
Civetta | E-series

New version with 230 MPixel native resolution.

Civetta | AddOn
Full 32 bit image depth to capture images with unclipped sun.
VAM | Release 2.0
Integration of 3D model and point cloud viewer.
I-Detic | 3D Scanner
Handheld 3D video unit for fast documentation of large areas.
VAM | Official Release
First release of our Visual Asset Management database.
Civetta | D-series
Technical redesign, integrated GPS and digital compass.
Automated 3D reconstruction from full spherical images.
3D capturing machine for objects
Civetta | C-series
Redesign with integrated LED.
Civetta | B-series
Improved precision, resolution and dynamic range
Civetta | A-series
Automated 360° digital imaging
Company Founded

Setting up development and production

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