DFM Engineering, Inc.
1035 Delaware Ave. Unit D
Longmont, CO 80501
Phone: 303-678-8143
Fax: 303-772-9411

For Immediate Release:
"A Match for the Heavens"
DFM Engineering and Software Bisque Team Up To Provide Internet Access To DFM Telescopes


Dr. Frank Melsheimer, President/CEO
DFM Engineering, Inc.
1035 Delaware Avenue, Unit D
Longmont, Colorado 80501
Phone: (303) 678-8143
Email: fmelsheimer@dfmengineering.com
Web site: http://www.dfmengineering.com

Stephen Bisque, President/CEO
Software Bisque, Incorporated
912 Twelfth Street
Golden, Colorado 80401
Phone: (303)  278-4478
E-mail: stephen@bisque.com
Web site: http://www.bisque.com

"The sky's the limit!"

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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 the Internet.

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 software "drivers" 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.