Dr. Clauss Image and Data Technology GmbH
Special Equipment for Advanced, High-End Gigapixel Panoramic Photography & VR Applications
Active Computer Services is the exclusive distributor of Clauss products and devices in the US and Canada.

As a leading developer and producer of automatic robotics for professional image acquisition for many years, Dr. Clauß Image and Data Technology GmbH offers the latest technologies with high quality standards. With intensive product research and development, and consideration of individual customer requirements, Clauss customers appreciate the precision and solid system solutions for various high-end applications.

2015 WORLD RECORD: 365-Gigapixel Panorama of Mont Blanc Becomes the World's Largest Photo!
A spectacular 365-Gigapixel image, consisting of 70,000 individual photos captured using a Clauss RODEON piXpert with a Canon EOS 70D, Canon EF 400mm f/2.8 IS II USM lens and Canon Extender EF 2x III teleconverters took over 35 hours of shooting from an altitude of 3500 meters (~11,482 feet) above sea level at -10°C temperatures. Post-processing and stitching the 46 terabytes of image data took 2 months.



RODEON piX Series

Automatic pan-and-tilt-head for 360° spherical or cylindrical and gigapixel panoramic photography.

  • piXposer
  • piXpert
  • piXplorer
  • RODEONpreview 2.x PRO

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RODEON 3D Recording Technologies

The RODEON surveying and 3D laser scanning technologies creates point clouds with high-quality panoramas.

  • RODEON Scan
  • L.A.M.B.E.R.T. (All-in-One Solution)
  • RODEONsmartscan
  • RODEONmetric Modeler

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Message from the Dr. Ulrich Clauß

Dr. Ulrich Clauß, CEO, Shares His Thoughts - A New Generation in Innovation

Now about more than 12 years ago we have started our international story of success with the development of the worlds first biaxial motorized nodalpoint adapter as series production model and founded thereby the new field of gigapixel-photography. Even if our products are now being copied by some other companies, the experts all agree that no other device can keep up with the robustness, reliability and persistence of our products.

Numerous customers still wished to have:

  1. no limitation to the systems software Windows resp. Windows mobile anymore, following the latest trends for mobile devices
  2. an attractive beginner price for our high-quality products. Both whishes our now being fulfilled with our new generation of devices:
    As of now, our panoramic heads piXpert and piXposer are equipped with WLAN/LAN-interface and Internet protocol. This means, that the controlling of these heads is now possible with every random device that is browser-related... and also that pictures can be transferred as well (as one of our last newsletters has already reported).

Our latest innovation - the piXplorer is perfect for anybody whose budget window is a bit smaller, or who needs to move his equipment often by his own muscular strength. A lot of individual customer needs are integrated in this product. An essential goal for us was to create a smaller, handier and less expensive device, but still maintain important issues like mechanical stability, precision and torque. And we were able to do that with outstanding success - mainly due to consistent enhancements in our production technology. One more time, we are reinforcing our claim for leadership in this special field.

The piXplorer replaces our RODEON CL, is available for half of it and only weights 2.3 kg - although the incredible torque of 4 Nm for both shaft drives is still ensured. Regarding the control of this device, we went for an integrated, energy saving solution without any need for additional devices - a big plus for trips abroad.

As result you receive a premium device at a reasonable price and unrivaled, for a wide field of use and - especially for the outdoor-pro - it fits in every backpack.

We are looking forward to hearing your feedback!

Dr. Ulrich Clauß
4 July 2014