Altapix Changes Corporate Name to Altametry

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Name Change Coincides with Rebranding Initiative to Reflect Emerging ALTA SmartBalloon™ Business

Altapix, Inc., the Florida Corporation founded in 2011 by John Ciampa, has changed its name to Altametry, Inc. The name change is accompanied by a re-branding initiative that will enable the company to better align its core ALTA Vu SmartBalloon™ product line with the industries they serve.

Altametry will now concentrate on producing and branding it’s ALTA Vu products to fulfill the specific needs of key market verticals. The 2016 ALTA Vu product line is presently comprised of:

  • ALTA HiVu: a basic SmartBalloon™ system featuring a HD camera and targeting consumers.
  • ALTA GoVu: a basic SmartBalloon™ system that enables consumers to fly with their own GoPro camera.
  • ALTA TriVu: an advanced SmartBalloon™ system featuring three cameras for professional and Persistent Low Altitude Surveillance™ (PLAS) use.
  • ALTA BatVu: an advanced SmartBalloon™ system boasting a FLIR thermal imaging camera, plus two additional cameras for nighttime professional and Persistent Low Altitude Surveillance™ (PLAS) use.
  • ALTA MarVu: a specialized SmartBalloon™ system boasting maritime imagery and analysis capabilities and Persistent Low Altitude Surveillance™ (PLAS) use.
  • ALTA TerraVu: a specialized SmartBalloon™ system offering agricultural imagery and analysis capabilities developed in conjunction with Demeter, Inc.

“This rebranding effort will allow Altametry to develop our own distinct identity within the unmanned aerial vehicle category,” said John Ciampa, Founder and CEO. “ALTA SmartBalloon™ products are on pace to revolutionize the current aerostat industry, and our goal is to position Altametry as the undisputed leader in this category.”

Altametry represents the second major aerial imagery company that Ciampa has spearheaded. He previously founded and served as CEO of Pictometry International (, a New York based company that pioneered aerial oblique image capture.    

About Altametry, Inc.

Altametry, Inc. is a privately held aerospace technology company headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida. Altametry is the creator and manufacturer of ALTA branded SmartBalloon™ products. The ALTA Vu line of SmartBalloons™ is current serving the academic research, agriculture, consumer hobbyist, maritime, photography, and public safety industries. Altametry’s ALTA Tactical division specializes in providing Persistent Low Altitude Surveillance™ (PLAS) solutions for law enforcement, homeland security, and defense mission requirements. For additional information on Altametry, please visit

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