Golden, CO - 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
DFM Engineering is the leading manufacturer of high-end 0.4 m and larger robotic telescopes. Software
Bisque develops and sells a suite of software applications that control telescopes, CCD cameras and
other astronomical devices over the Internet. The companies have jointly developed the necessary
so that Software Bisque's software can now control DFM's hardware.
"DFM 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 Engineering.
Steve 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 this unparalleled combination of
astronomy software and hardware muscle."
Since 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 components.
Since 1984, Software Bisque has provided software and hardware products to astronomers. Their Internet
Astronomy Software, or IAS, includes TheSky Astronomy Software, CCDSoft CCD Astronomy Software, Internet
Astronomy Client (IAClient) and Internet Astronomy Server (IAServer) applications that allow users
to control astronomical devices over the Internet.