20 Years Anniversary
We are proud to celebrate our company's 20 years anniversary and look back at our history during which we have had the honor to serve many customers with state-of-the-art software for microscopy.
The Short History
In December 1998, Image Metrology was established as a spin off company from DTU (Danish Technical University) and DFM (Danish Institute for Fundamental Metrology). The company was build on the SPIP (Scanning Probe Image Processor) software developed by Jan Friis Jørgensen during his PhD and post doc period at NIST. It was the perfect timing for starting a business, for four main reasons:
- Scanning Probe Microscopy was becoming a more mature technique and being used by an increasing number of research institutes.
- Personal computers were becoming more powerful and advanced image processing software, previously limited to more expensive Unix workstations, could now be implemented on more common Windows based personal computers.
- The Internet had become mature and widely available, so it was easy to market and distribute SPIP test versions globally.
- There were only few software packages with limited functionalities available and SPIP could fulfil the demand for more powerful software.
It took only five months to mature and commercialize the SPIP software and receive the first orders. Since then SPIP has become the de facto standard for SPM image analysis and used by microscopists, researches and students worldwide.
During the years the focus of Image Metrology has always been on developing advanced and accurate image processing software, and yet easy to use, for customers demanding the very best. We are still committed to this mission, which we are now pursuing together with our mother company Digital Surf.
MountainsSPIPTM- The New Product
I 2014 Image Metrology was acquired by Digital Surf, www.digitalsurf.com, which came naturally as our products had a lot in common and complemented each other. By sharing our knowledge and development resources we could accomplish and create even more powerful and comprehensive software products. This vision will soon be materialized by the MountainsSPIP™ software package, www.imagemet.com/products/mountainsspip-8 , expected to enter the market in the first half year of 2019.
We are currently in a transition phase where Mountains® and SPIPTM are combined in to the new MountainsSPIPTM product, - and now is the perfect time to invest in SPIP as we for a limited time are offering an extra MountainsSPIP license for free, as soon as it is released.
We are still committed to serving the SPM community with the best software tools and will continue our innovative development of new features for MountainsSPIP and provide our customers with the best possible service. Therefore, we look forward to an even closer cooperation with our valued customers, partners, distributors and colleagues over the next many years. Share your SPIP and MountainsSPIP experiences and wishes with us - we are here for you.
Jan F. Jørgensen, CEO