DigitalGlobe has announced that on February 1st it commenced initial operations with select customers. DigitalGlobe is conducting a controlled and phased rollout of the company operations that leads to its broad commercial product availability in the third quarter of 2002. In addition, DigitalGlobe has released commercial pricing for QuickBird products.
The first phase now underway includes pre-registered customers including master distributors in Europe (Telespazio/Eurimage) and Asia (Hitachi Software Engineering Co., Ltd.).
Phase two begins in the second quarter with the addition of all DigitalGlobe North American and International resellers. Later this year, the third phase will begin when DigitalGlobe opens for full commercial operations.
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