Cambodia and Laos’ Aruna Technology
Joins RapidEye’s Distribution Network
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.”