DFM Engineering, Inc. of Longmont, Colorado and Software Bisque,
Inc. of Golden, Colorado have teamed up to make some of the world's most
powerful telescopes accessible over the Internet.
Engineering is the leading manufacturer of high-end 0.4 m and larger
telescopes. Software Bisque
develops and sells a suite of software applications that can control
telescopes, CCD cameras and other astronomical devices over the Internet.
The companies have jointly developed the necessary software
"drivers" so that Software Bisque's software can now control
can now offer our telescope customers an easy-to-use, Windows-based
software package that allows operating our equipment from anyplace with an
Internet connection. This greatly expands the audience capable of using
our telescopes," stated Frank Melsheimer, president of DFM
Bisque, president of Software Bisque adds, "Our Internet Astronomy
Software Suite gives amateur and professional astronomers the tools they
need to remotely access astronomical observatories using the Internet.
We're extremely excited to be able to offer the astronomy community this
unparalleled combination of software and hardware muscle."
1978, DFM Engineering has designed, manufactured and installed over 70
astronomical telescopes worldwide and retrofit their control system on
more than 12 other older telescopes. Always a front-runner in the
astronomical community, DFM has evolved to offer cutting edge telescopes,
electro-optical-mechanical systems, instrumentation, and lidar
1984, Software Bisque has provided software and hardware products to the
amateur astronomer community. Their
Internet Astronomy Software, or IAS, includes TheSky Astronomy Software,
CCDSoft CCD Astronomy Software, Orchestrate Scripting Software, TPoint
Telescope Pointing Analysis for Windows, and IAClient and IAServer
applications that allow remote use of astronomical devices over the
Bisque is considered by many in the field to be
the leading astronomy software developer in the
industry. Its flagship software product, TheSky,
has gained a well-earned reputation as the most
sophisticated, elegant, yet easy-to-use
planetarium and telescope-control program.
Software Bisque has developed several software
extensions for TheSky, including CCDSoft,
Orchestrate, TPoint and AutomaDome.
Stephen Bisque, President & CEO
Software Bisque, Inc.
912 Twelfth Street
Golden, Colorado 80401
Phone: (303) 278-4478
Web site: www.bisque.com
Frank Melsheimer, President/CEO
Unit D Longmont, Colorado 80501