Definiens Imaging and Bejing Hyundai Space Eye Imaging have signed an agreement which allows Space Eye to distribute Definiens Imaging’s image analysis and feature extraction software, eCognition to markets in China, Hong Kong, and Macau.
Beijing Space Eye is a high resolution satellite imagery provider as well as a master reseller of IKONOS data in China. The staff’s extensive experience in the Chinese market and the company’s close relationship with academic, federal, and commercial users will greatly broaden Definiens Imaging’s customer interface in terms of service and such products as eCognition.
Beijing Space Eye will initially focus on the further expansion of software sales in China but will also investigate opportunities where Definiens Imaging’s service group and Space Eye can collaborate in commercial remote sensing projects.
As a first step, Space Eye will set up localized service system including translation of all relevant marketing documents into Chinese. Moreover, Definiens Imaging will support Beijing Space Eye in conducting training courses and road shows in China.
“This agreement is timely since China offers exciting opportunities for Definiens Imaging next phase of growth,” said Definiens Imaging’s manager for international sales and marketing Markus Heynen.” We are confident that Space Eye is exactly the partner we need to expand this important market further”.
Space Eye’s sales director, Wonpyo Hong noted: “Along with the commercialization of high resolution satellite imagery, image classification solutions for it have now became a prerequisite for full fledged development of this industry. A series of tests convinced us that Definiens Imaging’s eCognition provides the very solution to this”.
This partnership, coupled with ever growing demand for high resolution remote sensing data in China will provide impetus to the healthy development of the remote sensing-based industry as a whole.