Action camera manufacturer GoPro, which has been going through hard times of late, has today announced it has signed a multi-year technology and equipment license with Jabil, enabling the company to use GoPro lenses and image sensors.
Thanks to the agreement Jabil will be able to “leverage GoPro’s cutting-edge reference design and IP to produce camera lens and sensor modules” for incorporation into GoPro-approved third-party products and solutions. Sandor Barna, GoPro’s chief technology officer explains “this collaborative approach with Jabil will enable innovative, GoPro enabled products and services from some of the most exciting hardware and software companies out there,”
The agreement covers a range of products and services available from each company including certain digital imaging and consumer products. Previously Jabil has helped GoPro bring their cameras to market which started with the HERO4 action camera.
“This agreement is a natural extension of our long-standing relationship with GoPro and our commitment to developing innovative technologies,” said Irv Stein, Jabil’s vice president of Jabil Optics. “Early market feedback indicates strong demand in the enterprise action camera segment for applications in smart homes, military, fire, police, rescue, and security.” As soon as more details regards new products from Jabil emerge equipped with the GoPro lenses and sensors we will keep you up-to-date as always.