History of Rainpoo

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Chengdu Rainpoo Technology Co., Ltd is founded in 2015 and located in Chengdu City. Rainpoo is the biggest aerial photography camera manufacturers in China with 200 employees and 35% of them are technical engineers.

Rainpoo’s main products are semi-frame, full-frame and medium-frame orthophotography cameras, oblique photography cameras. 70% of China’s mapping UAVs are equipped with those products.

2011He chooses to go to the sky

Under the call of great passion and interest in the drones, Mr.Yangrun, the co-founder and CEO of Rainpoo, Started a UAV group composed of graduate students and Ph from SWJUT and CDUT. They assembled their first drone under the guidance of their professors. This is the start of Rainpoo. This small helicopter carries his camera flying to the sky and provides the aerial photography services for governments and universities. Along with the growth of practical experience and in-depth academic research of the UAV and gyroscope, he chooses to go to the sky.

oblique camera manufacturers
2013

The rapid development of aerial photography has attracted a large amount of talent and capital into this field, so Yang decided to find a segmentation with higher technical requirements. he chose the aerial mapping, which has very high requirements for flight platforms, loads and data processing. As the increasing technical capability, Rainpoo became the designated partner of the government forestry department to provide forest aerial mapping services for forest pest control.

oblique camera manufacturers
2015

The limitations of 2D aerial mapping made Yang decide to move the company towards 3D aerial mapping. Based on a deep understanding of flight platforms and payload technologies, the company focused its business on oblique photography technology. The common solution for oblique photography is the five-lens camera assembled by Sony camera at the time. But due to the limitation of the payload and Camera Features, the work efficiency and effectiveness is not good enough. Thus, Rainpoo started doing research on miniaturization and specialization of five-lens tilt equipment.

oblique camera manufacturers
2016

Rainpoo lanched the first miniature five-lens oblique camera: RIY-S2.

RIY-S2 weighs 1.2kg, 55% lighter than the competition and allows mainstream aerial survey multi-rotor drones to mount it for aerial surveys.

However, the RIY-S2 is still based on Sony camera, which can't meet the specialized needs of oblique photography, and has problems such as poor synchronization and insufficient modeling accuracy.

Rainpoo oblique camera
2017one small camera

Rainpoo launches a revolutionary product: RIY-D2.

That’s one small camera for Rainpoo, one giant leap for oblique photography industry.

RIY-D2 is a high quality five-lens camera weighing 850g, which is only 40% of the weight of competing products, allowing the flight platform to triple its endurance and greatly improving operational efficiency.

The birth of this revolutionary camera is based on Rainpoo's self-developed CMOS specifically for aerial mapping instead of Sony camera based solutions. This brings greater camera reliability and a more powerful feature set.

The same year, Rainpoo launched RIY-DG3, an upgraded version of RIY-D2, which further reduces the weight by 25% to 650g, allowing fixed-wing UAVs to carry it easily.

Rainpoo oblique camera
2018

Rainpoo has completed the independent development of professional aerial measurement MLE lens and global mechanical shutter MLS shutter, and loaded on the new generation D2M and DG3M. Those professional components bring stunning results: smaller lens distortion and image aberration, 50% increase in the number of matching points, 200% increase in shutter life to 500,000 times, which is a real "tool" product.

Once again, the spotlight shining on Rainpoo.

Rainpoo photogrammetry camera
2020

Rainpoo launches its most powerful flagship product: RIY-DG4Pros.

RIY-DG4Pros is a five-lens full-frame camera with 200 million pixels and weighs only 960 g. The photos taken by RIY-DG4Pros are capable of producing finer 3D models, meeting the highest demands of oblique photography operations.

The birth of the RIY-DG4Pros completed Rainpoo's product matrix and set the highest standard for cameras in drone oblique photography. It is still the leader in the entire industry today.

Rainpoo photogrammetry camera
2021

Oblique photography began to serve more and more industries, and almost all mapping companies have their own oblique photography teams. Upon the Divine Land, Rainpoo’s camera record the majesty of the city and the beauty of the mountains. Rainpoo has a 70% market share with the most advanced products and perfect services. Rainpoo has all the core technologies for aerial survey loads. Based on massive using data, Rainpoo could rapidly update and optimization the products and service for customers.

Rainpoo photogrammetry camera
2022

Rainpoo improved the product matrix, launched medium format orthophoto camera M10, M15, medium format five-lens DG10, full-frame five-lens upgrade DG6pro, and the new cost-effective series DG4M/DG6M, to meet the needs of various types of aerial survey. Rainpoo continues to create value for customers. We look upon the sky and capture the moment together.

Rainpoo photogrammetry camera

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