Patrick Henkel, CEO and founder of ANavS, a leading company in the development of ultra-precise position and attitude solutions based in Munich, Germany:
The visits to NAVIS, Vietnamese institutions and the MGA conference were very valuable for ANavS to promote its low-cost precise positioning systems. ANavS met potential customers and cooperation partners, who were interested in a precise positioning of UAVs, in precise velocity estimation of vehicles in both urban and rural environments, and for geodetic applications. The ANavS Multi-GNSS, Multi-sensor RTK positioning provides an ideal solution to these needs.
Eric Pautal, Chief of Sale & Marketing Officer in ELTA, a French company based in Toulouse focused on Aeronautics (Emergency locator transmitters) and space (ground segment, GNSS simulator) equipment.
ELTA is deeply involved in Navigation providing a GNSS Simulator (“NAVYS”) around Galileo. The visit of Vietnamese institutions and GNSS stakeholders were fruitful since we met people with needs corresponding to our product. The connections among those stakeholders were done by BELS team in a professional way.
The first companies visited the NAVIS facilities in October and November 2016.
During the visits the companies had the possibility to meet and to interact with the NAVIS personnel in order to understand their skills and their technical profiles. The local vietnamese researchers showed to the Europeans visitors the instuments available at NAVIS and the advantages due to its peculiar geographic position: all the GNSS and RNSS in view, and the high-disturbed inosphere. These meetings were extremely important to better plan future test campaigns in Vietnam.
EU companies were also introduced to GNSS stakeholders both in Hanoi, Vietnam, and in Manila, The Philippines, leveraging the Multi-GNSS Asia Conference, co-organized by BELS. The companies presented all their products and their advanced GNSS solutions to the Vietnamese GNSS stakeholders in Vietnam and to the South East Asian GNSS stakeholders that attented the MGA conference in Manila. Thanks to these meetings, new links were established and new possibilities for growth were establisehd in the South East Asia region.