DigitalGlobe, a leader in high-resolution commercial satellite imagery, announced plans for DigitalGlobe Asia, a sales and support office to be located in Singapore. DigitalGlobe Asia will benefit customers in Asia by allowing for in-region sales and technical support, resulting in quicker turnaround and localized business knowledge. The announcement was made during the DigitalGlobe Business Partner Meeting in Singapore on February 24, 2004.
In a mutually beneficial change to the distribution strategy for Asia, DigitalGlobe and Hitachi Software, DigitalGlobe's Master Distributor for Asia, worked together to allow DigitalGlobe Asia non-exclusive distribution of QuickBird imagery throughout Asia, with the exception of Japan, which remains exclusive to Hitachi Software. As a result of this change, DigitalGlobe will be able to work directly with existing and new business partners in Asia outside of Japan.
DigitalGlobe Asia plans to have offices in Singapore by June 2004. Until that time, Asia resellers will communicate directly with DigitalGlobe's Colorado, USA headquarters.
Source: DigitalGlobe, March 31, 2004