Brandenburg/Havel, Germany, May 31, 2011 – RapidEye, a leader in wide-area repetitive coverage of Earth through its constellation of satellites announced today that Cambodia and Laos-based Aruna Technology is now part of its growing distribution network. As part of the agreement, Aruna's territory will be Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar.
John Ahlrichs, Vice President of Distributor Sales at RapidEye commented, “We look forward to partnering with Aruna. They bring a long term presence in this region as both a data distributor and a leader in implementing integrated imagery solutions. In addition, Aruna is aggressively developing programs for monitoring forest degradation and deforestation in Southeast Asia as part of the REDD program, activities which complement our service business.”
“We believe RapidEye provides a unique capability for land cover monitoring that is particularly suited to REDD,” said Jeffrey Himel, Managing Director of Aruna. “We’re very excited to bring the technology to a wider market in mainland Southeast Asia.”
RapidEye is expanding 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/buy/distributors.htm.
Aruna is Cambodia and Lao PDR’s leading Geomatics firm, offering state of the art GIS, GPS, remote sensing and related technologies applied, adapted and integrated for custom use in the Greater Mekong Sub-region and beyond. For more information, visit www.arunatechnology.com.
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 over 2 billion square kilometers in its archive in just over two years of commercial operation. With an unprecedented combination of wide area repetitive coverage and five meter pixel size multi-spectral imagery, RapidEye is an obvious and cost-effective choice for many industries and government agencies.
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