MUNICH, GERMANY and LONGMONT, CO, Feb 22, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- European Space Imaging, a leading supplier of high-resolution satellite imagery to customers in Europe and North Africa, and DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI), a leading global content provider of high-resolution world imagery solutions, announced the successful completion of its co-hosted WorldView Global Alliance Partner conference with DigitalGlobe. The event attracted more than 80 senior executives, representing 37 companies and 24 countries attending the two-day event in Germany. Held at the Hotel Bayerischer Hof in Munich during the 20-21st January, the conference featured details about WorldView-2, the DigitalGlobe constellation, tasking options, Web Services and a wide range of exciting new products and services the Alliance will be supporting. The conference also included informative presentations by industry thought-leaders from DLR and the European Space Agency (ESA).
In addition to the service sessions, EUSI customers learned more about WorldView-2's 8 multi-spectral band applications, large area collection capability, customer support services and an update on the status on the Direct Access Facility in Munich.
Highlights from the Conference:
"The conference was excellent and very well organized. The vision of the Alliance showed us that they will be flexible and reliable which will help us meet our client expectations for VHR imagery," said Sheena White, Infoterra, United Kingdom.
"Having a tour of the Direct Access Facility was great -- 8 band multispectral and WorldView-2's huge capacity to collect enables us to offer new and unique solutions and this makes the Alliance really different," said Mikael Kamp Sorensen, Director of GRAS, Denmark.
"The timing of this Conference could not have been any better, following closely on the achievement of full operational capability on the 4th January. Reaching full operational capability within three months following launch is a testament to the investment made by DigitalGlobe to provide the best available coverage, refresh and innovation through its advanced high resolution constellation," said Adrian Zevenbergen, Managing Director of EUSI. "We can now offer our customers access to all of DigitalGlobe's solutions and when this is combined with our Direct Access Facility, expected to be operational in late March or early April, we expect to extend the value offered to our customers with additional unique products and services only available through the WorldView Global Alliance."
"Channel partners provide more than just value added services, they represent an extension of our business and portfolio of services to the marketplace," said Rafay Khan, SVP International Sales DigitalGlobe. "Our partners experience excellent service from the Alliance where they can leverage our constellation, world's largest ImageLibrary, priority tasking and rapid production and delivery through a local partner."
More information can be obtained from www.worldviewglobalalliance.com
About European Space Imaging and Space Imaging Middle East European Space Imaging (http://www.euspaceimaging.com) is a leading supplier of high-resolution satellite imagery to customers in Europe and North Africa. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in Munich, Germany. Working in close partnership with the German Aerospace Center (DLR), EUSI is the only European satellite data provider that operates its own high-resolution satellite ground station for direct satellite tasking and local data downlink. Through the close cooperation with its parent company Space Imaging Middle East (SIME), EUSI's customers benefit from fast access to data from Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and South Asia.
Space Imaging Middle East (http://www.spaceimagingme.com) is a leading total geospatial solutions provider and the first to provide commercial high resolution satellite imagery products in the region with a geographic coverage that spans the Middle East, Eastern Africa and Central Asia. Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Dubai, the company offers a comprehensive suite of products and services that integrate all the elements related to the imagery value chain, ranging from high-resolution satellite and aerial imagery collection and processing, to highly customized GIS software solutions.
About DigitalGlobe DigitalGlobe (http://www.digitalglobe.com) is a leading global provider of commercial high-resolution earth imagery products and services. Sourced from our own advanced satellite constellation, our imagery solutions support a wide variety of uses within defense and intelligence, civil agencies, mapping and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management, internet portals and navigation technology. With our collection sources and comprehensive ImageLibrary (containing more than 810 million square kilometers of earth imagery and imagery products) we offer a range of on- and off-line products and services designed to enable customers to easily access and integrate our imagery into their business operations and applications. For more information, please visit www.digitalglobe.com.
DigitalGlobe is a registered trademark of DigitalGlobe.
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