Hexagon’s Geospatial Division and Planetek Sign Agreement to Distribute Rheticus® Monitoring Services Worldwide

20 July 2018

BARI, Italy, July 18, 2018 – Planetek Italia and Hexagon’s Geospatial division signed an agreement to distribute Rheticus® monitoring services worldwide, through the global network of Hexagon’s partners.

The agreement was signed on June 12th during HxGN LIVE 2018 in Las Vegas, NV, Hexagon’s digital technology solutions conference, where Planetek Italia was invited to present the latest innovations in the field of satellite monitoring services and the introduction of Planetek's Rheticus services as a Hexagon Smart M.App®.

Rheticus® is a collection of applications designed by Planetek Italia that provides subscription-based monitoring services, transforming changes detected on the earth’s surface into analytical information to drive timely decisions.

Leveraging the Hexagon Smart M.App platform combined with Planetek’s remote sensing expertise, Rheticus provides insight on infrastructure stability and earth surface displacement. Rheticus utilizes the radar data collected through the Copernicus Program to assess potential infrastructure risks prior to natural disasters.

HxGN LIVE 2018 provided an opportunity to present new applications dedicated to the monitoring of roads and bridges, parks and aquaculture facilities, in addition to the already tested Smart M.App Rheticus Network Alert, used by some of the main integrated water network operators in Italy and abroad.

Massimo Zotti, Head of Government & Security SBU, Planetek Italia declares, "We are excited to collaborate with our international partners of Hexagon. Rheticus helps professionals and decision makers in a wide range of application areas to obtain critical information for their operations. The service is already active in an increasing number of countries, based on the solid professional support of our partners all over the world. Through the integration of the Rheticus monitoring services into Hexagon Smart M.Apps, we can offer in-depth analysis and dynamic maps to users all over the world."

Giovanni Sylos Labini, CEO of Planetek Italia adds, "Rheticus is considered a cutting-edge platform, which transforms the ESA and Copernicus Sentinel data into highly useful geoinformative services in many application areas. This distribution agreement will enable the monitoring capabilities of the Copernicus program to be extended globally through the network of Hexagon partners."

“Planetek Italia is a valuable partner, dedicated to combining their research and development efforts in remote sensing and space technologies with innovative Hexagon Smart M.App development,” said Jason Sims, Chief Channel & Marketing Officer, Hexagon Geospatial. “We are thrilled to help Planetek extend their market reach, and believe that their automatic cloud-based geo-information service has the power to provide meaningful insight to protect infrastructure and lives.”

Find out more about Rheticus®

The satellite data captured by the Copernicus Sentinel satellites are at the base of the monitoring services provided through the Rheticus platform. The main applications of these services are the monitoring of: urban dynamics and land use changes, Earth's surface movements (landslides and subsidence), stability of infrastructures, areas under construction and new infrastructures, areas affected by forest fires, marine water quality and aquaculture.

To learn more about Rheticus, read the case histories and try the online DEMO of the service visit www.rheticus.eu

About Plantek Italia

Planetek Italia is an Italian company established in 1994, providing a broad range of geospatial services including delivery, analysis and processing of satellite data. Premium Partner of Hexagon Geospatial in Italy, Planetek is the creator and operator of the unique Rheticus cloud platform (www.rheticus.eu), designed for the provision of sophisticated satellite data based monitoring services. For more information, visit www.planetek.it


Hexagon's Geospatial division helps you make sense of the dynamically changing world. Known globally as a maker of leading-edge technology, we enable our customers to easily transform their data into actionable information, shortening the lifecycle from the moment of change to action. Hexagon's Geospatial division provides the software products and platforms to a large variety of customers through direct sales, channel partners, and Hexagon businesses.

Hexagon is a global leader in digital solutions that create Autonomous Connected Ecosystems (ACE). Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 18,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 3.5bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB.



Lida Joly
Vice President of Global Marketing



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