Geoconsult International to Distribute RapidEye Imagery in Africa

Brandenburg/Havel, Germany, April 14, 2011 – RapidEye, the only geospatial solutions provider to own and operate a constellation of five identical Earth Observation satellites, announced today that Geoconsult International will be one of its distributors in Africa.

The agreement between RapidEye and Lebanon-based Geoconsult allows the distribution of RapidEye products throughout the entire continent of Africa except Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia and Western Sahara.

“The Geoconsult International team has a solid foundation in Africa and we are excited to have them in our distribution network,” commented Axel Penndorf, RapidEye's Market Manager for Africa, “They are extremely knowledgeable, well - connected and proactive, which were key factors when choosing a company to further our progress throughout the continent.”

“Geoconsult International's success lies in bringing the latest technology to its customers in the Middle East and Africa and becoming the provider and distributor of world-renowned geospatial suppliers such as RapidEye which is indeed a confident step towards success,” said Jamil Mekawi, Managing Director of Geoconsult International. “Now that the demand on medium resolution satellite imagery is significantly increasing in this part of the world, by having a RapidEye distributorship we will be able to satisfy a larger number of customers.”

Currently, RapidEye is adding to its worldwide network of distributors in order to facilitate easy access to RapidEye products in their customers' own language and region. For a full list of RapidEye's distributors, please visit
www.rapideye.de/distributors.

About Geoconsult

Geoconsult International is a lead provider of geospatial services and products in the Middle East and Africa. Through the use of advanced technological products, Geoconsult International is dedicated to producing accurate imagery with a timely and efficient approach with a global reach. Geoconsult International operates in three continents through nine strategic locations. http://www.geoconsult-int.com/

About RapidEye AG

RapidEye is an ISO-certified geospatial information provider focused on integrating customized and industry specific solutions into the workflow of global customers in agriculture, forestry, energy, infrastructure, government, security and emergency. RapidEye experts and the satellite system – a constellation of five satellites capable of downloading over 4 million km² of high resolution, multi-spectral imagery per day, and a ground segment for processing and archiving data – allow for cost-effective customized services.

The unique combination of large area coverage, high spatial resolution and the possibility of daily revisit to an area provide for superior management information solutions.

Currently, more than 130 experts from more than 20 countries are employed by RapidEye.

For more information about RapidEye, please visit www.rapideye.de.



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