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    A New Binocular Brand is Launched

    Chris, I certainly do remember you and I'm glad you are well. As you can see GPO will grow organically with quality and service behind it. Let's stay in touch.
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    A New Binocular Brand is Launched

    I noticed a question from GUNUT posed on Opticstalk asking how GPO was granted a slot on Bird Forum so quickly and I have tried to answer on that forum but have been unable to complete my registration there, so I am answering here because the question related to Bird Forum. The specific...
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    GPO HD 10x42

    To clear this up, I need to confirm that I gave Peter incorrect conversion data. Sorry Peter. I just put a caliper on this myself and the inside diameter of the objective hold ring on the PASSION HD bino measures 1.654", equaling 42.01mm.
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    Troubador's Review of GPO Passion 8x42 HD

    Jerry, good to hear from you. Richard Schmidt, Owner of the GPO brand, former CEO of Zeiss Global, registered PASSION early in the development stage of GPO, long before my involvement. The name has been around to outdoor world for a long time, nobody had used it on an optics product line...
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    Troubador's Review of GPO Passion 8x42 HD

    Need to clarify, this 10 year warranty information above is for products sold in Europe. For the United States, GPO, USA will offer a "Spectacular Lifetime Warranty". Per the USA website at http://gpo-usa.com/spectacular-lifetime-warranty "GPO, USA is 100% confident that all of our products...
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    Troubador's Review of GPO Passion 8x42 HD

    All products which are sold by RUAG / GECO Gold on the level of HD has a warranty of 10 years. (RUAG to the customer) All products we sell under GPO PASSION HD from the company to the end consumer has a warranty of 10 years as well. (GPO to the customer).
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    Troubador's Review of GPO Passion 8x42 HD

    Jan, It is my understanding that the binoculars will be available in Europe under both brands. RUAG has distribution rights in the hunting market and has therefore chosen to use their brand GEKO. However, GPO product can and will be sold under the GPO brand to the nature observation and...
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    Troubador's Review of GPO Passion 8x42 HD

    Just jumping in here, our plan in the USA is full retail distribution. We have contracted two of the largest and most recognized sales agencies to service and sell retail brick and mortar stores, and we are in the process of setting up these retailers now. Salesmen have limited samples, which...
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    PASSION ED 32mm / 42mm

    PASSION ED binoculars are built to the highest standards within their price class, and in the same factories as other European brands. Their unique magnesium body makes them ultra lightweight yet incredibly durable, and their cutting edge field of view makes these binoculars an instant classic...
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    PASSION HD 42mm / 50mm

    PASSION HD binoculars are the flagship products of GPO. They are built to the highest optical standards, with incredible low-light optical benefits. Users can see exceptionally fine detail from extreme distances while enjoying excellent color contrast images. This visual quality can only be made...
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    GPO HD 10x42

    Whoa... that was a zinger, welcome to BF. I agree with Jan, very curious, please elaborate.
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    A New Binocular Brand is Launched

    We have put a few of the first available binos into active BF participants hands. Independent reviews should be coming soon.
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    A New Binocular Brand is Launched

    Hello Jan, its the global world we live in. ;-) Hope all is well and I look forward to some good conversations.
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    A New Binocular Brand is Launched

    The products are not made by GPO in Germany, they are build in a worldwide well established manufacturing network. We design, write the specifications,(collaborative global effort) and then quality check everything in the Germany HQ of GPO. All production is returned to Germany for hands on QC...
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    A New Binocular Brand is Launched

    GECO is the same product as the GPO line, rebranded for a shooting sports distribution company (RUAG) in Europe. Product will be co-branded for this shooting sports market in Europe "GECO - Designed by GPO". The GPO products will be sold to the European hunting market under the GECO brand, and...
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    A New Binocular Brand is Launched

    The business has begun, the deliveries will begin in 2 weeks. Initially 42mm HD binoculars and some riflescopes. 50mm HD's, ED binoculars, will begin in April.
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    A New Binocular Brand is Launched

    Thanks Bruce. I remember our discussions. Hopefully GPO can bring similar discussions as we begin driving product into the market.
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    A New Binocular Brand is Launched

    Hello forum friends, Some of you may remember me from when I was president at Zeiss. Others perhaps not, but as the owner and CEO of GPO,USA, I will try to stay in touch to answer any questions that arise. While at Zeiss, I would engage Q&A discussions from a corporate and business...
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    I tried the new Zeiss SF

    USA and Europe began shipments this week.
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    Terra has a baby

    Bob, perhaps this helps clarify. There is one product made and packaged for all global regions. With different warranties offered in different geographic regions, we can not economically package one product for the USA and one product for other global regions. The decision was made to include...
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    Terra has a baby

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    Zeiss Premium Lens Care Products...

    Jan, my apologies for this information. We normally have 2 press releases in the USA. One tailored for the dealer trade, and one for the consumer trade. It appears the trade release for dealers went public. I will evaluate with my USA team. Regarding the products, this is a full line of cleaning...
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    Zeiss Conquest HD - more good news

    OK, I'm listening... And I hear you all. With regards to raingards, this will be a new constant focus topic for me during PM meetings. There are many dynamics on building what this group feels is a simple accessory, but I am taking note that we can do a better job here. Lee, a tough but fair...
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    New Zeiss Victory SF !!!!!!

    To my knowledge, my 25,000 estimate does not include foundation companies, but only Carl Zeiss AG companies. A good question tho that I ned to confirm.
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    New Zeiss Victory SF !!!!!!

    This is global number in all Carl Zeiss AG groups that include Semiconductor division, Microscopy, Industrial Measurement Technology Division, Vision Lens Division, Photo, Sports Optics, SMT and numerous smaller groups
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