RapidEye Delivers Precision Agriculture Solutions to SST Software Customers

Brandenburg/Havel, Germany, May 10, 2011 – RapidEye, a leader in wide area, repetitive coverage of Earth through its constellation of satellites announced today that it is working in cooperation with SST Software to integrate its precision farming maps into SST's information management products and services.

RapidEye's five satellites open new avenues in precision agriculture. Frequent revisit capacity, five meter pixel size, and five spectral bands allow for timely in-season monitoring of crop growth and optimal fertilizer management. The partnership between RapidEye and SST Software has produced an easy-to-use software tool which enables crop consultants and farmers to produce prescription maps for GPS controlled farm equipment based on RapidEye's crop maps.

SST Software, the leading global provider of GIS software for agriculture, now fully integrates RapidEye's crop maps into SST Summit® and SST FarmRite®. Customers in the U.S., Canada and Australia can instantaneously view and purchase RapidEye Precision Ag products. Throughout the growing season, RapidEye will offer up-to-date maps allowing end users to generate in-season nutrient and pesticide application maps with just a few mouse clicks. In addition, RapidEye will open up its extensive imagery archive from 2009 and 2010. Images from previous growing seasons can be used by crop consultants and farmers to create management zones for targeted soil sampling, variable rate fertilizer application and seeding maps.

“We are thrilled to provide RapidEye's agricultural solutions worldwide. Our customers are already responding with a great deal of anticipation, eager to have in-season satellite imagery-based products available within the software they already use without the need to order in advance.” says Matt Waits of SST Software.

“We are extremely excited to be working with SST through FarmRite services. SST brings years of experience and industry knowledge to our joint venture,” commented Clint Graumann, Head of Direct Sales at RapidEye. “Their platform is a perfect vehicle for our Precision Ag services and gets our final product out directly to the people that will benefit most from the information.”

SST Summit software users in North America and Australia can expect to see RapidEye Precision Ag products on their desktop, laptop or in-field handheld device containing the SST Summit software beginning June, 2011. For more information on RapidEye's Agriculture Solutions, please visit www.rapideye.de/agriculture.

About SST Software

SST Software is a privately held agricultural information management, software development and information services provider with customers in twenty-two countries, eight Canadian provinces, and forty-two U.S. states. With 17 years of experience, SST is positioned as the global leader in the development of site-specific technology infrastructure and applications, and is currently active in developing, processing and delivering user-defined information products to many of the world’s largest and most progressive agricultural service providers. www.sstsoftware.com.

About RapidEye

RapidEye is a provider of quality high-resolution satellite imagery and derived geo-information products. With a constellation of five Earth Observation satellites, RapidEye images over 4 million square kilometers of Earth every day, and has amassed almost 2 billion square kilometers in its archive in just two years of commercial operation. With an unprecedented combination of wide area repetitive coverage and five meter pixel size multi-spectral imagery, RapidEye is a natural choice for many industries and government agencies. RapidEye: Delivering the World. www.rapideye.de.


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