RapidEye, the only geospatial solutions provider to own and operate a constellation of five identical Earth Observation satellites, signed a distribution agreement with Kenya based Ramani Geosystems to distribute RapidEye products throughout the entire continent of Africa except Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia and Western Sahara.
“Ramani is our first sub-Saharan distributor and we are very excited about expanding our awareness and finding new customers on this continent,“ commented John Ahlrichs, Vice President, RapidEye. “Ramani’s market position in East Africa, their willingness to form partnerships with other companies and their interest in agressively promoting our data products were impressive and significant factors in our decision making process.“
Daniel Haywood, Managing Director, Ramani Geosystems, said.”We are very excited about being distributors for RapidEye. Offering the available products to our clients here in East Africa, we feel that they are ideal for many key applications required in this part of the world. The large constellation of satellites enhances maximum acquisition opportunities which can be a challenge in this region. The 5m imagery is a great decision aid and we use the products to help design detailed areas of interest before undertaking aerial photography and LiDAR surveys. This saves on time and money having ensured that the appropriate areas are flown.“