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Action camera firm GoPro has recently entered into a partnership with manufacturing services company Jabil that is recognized for its electronics design. The partnership will allow Jabil to use GoPro’s intellectual property and design in manufacturing camera sensors and lenses to be used by third-party products.
In its official website, GoPro said that it is their dream to power the world with GoPro’s image sensors and camera lenses. For instance, their technology can be applied in video conferencing, self-driving cars, and robotics. “Today, we are one step closer to making that a reality,” it said. The American tech company said that Jabil will leverage their IP and reference design in order to produce sensor modules and camera lens for incorporation into third-party solutions and products that are GoPro-approved.
GoPro’s chief technology officer Sandor Barna also said that their collaboration with Jabil will enable GoPro services and products from some of the most exciting software and hardware companies. Although the products will not be branded as GoPro, these will be using the underlying technology of their action camera.
In its statement, GoPro said that the deal will cover a range of services and products that each company provides, including consumer products and digital imaging.
Jabil Optics’ vice president Irv Stein said that the agreement they have with GoPro is a natural extension of their “long-standing relationship” with the tech company and also their commitment to developing more innovative technologies. Stein adds that early market feedback shows demand for the technology’s application in military, security, rescue, police, fire, and in smart homes.