Fresh off the heels of releasing a new Microdrones as a Service (mdaaS) business model that makes drone surveying and LiDAR accessible to geomatics companies of all sizes, Microdrones announces additional developments that demonstrate a constant commitment to customers. According to Microdrones CEO Vivien Heriard-Dubreuil, “By and large, surveying professionals are still out there getting work done amidst the shutdowns; that’s why we continue to make improvements to our complete systems and survey equipment.”
Frank Darmayan, COO for the company adds, “There is a saying to never to judge a book by its cover… well, that applies to technology as well. To the casual onlooker, our drones may look the same as they have for many years, but beneath that robust and trusted exterior is a strong history of constant technological advancement.”
The company execs are referring to the latest generation of improvements to its unmanned aircraft, which provide the backbone of its survey equipment. “We are always working with our customers, consulting with them on their field projects,” says Darmayan. “So, we get a firsthand understanding of what they need. We may be working a little differently right now, but we are working just as hard as ever for our customers.”
Following are new features that are included with all newly sold survey equipment from Microdrones:
Next generation systems from Microdrones are compatible with mdInfinity, a powerful cloud-based ecosystem that will enable you to remotely, quickly and efficiently process geospatial data, including Trajectory Processing, Georeferencing, Boresight Calibration, Strip Adjustment, Precision Enhancement, Point Colorization and FORMap.
- Tap & Fly
With Tap & Fly, your traditional remote controller becomes a safety backup; now you can plan, monitor and control automated drone surveying missions from the mdCockpit application on your tablet. Watch a video demonstration of Tap & Fly by clicking this link.
- Encrypted Digital Data Link
Conveniently command and control your survey equipment using your tablet. Encryption provides additional security for project and plan data.
- Mag-less navigation
Drone navigation is more robust and less subject to magnetic field interference with no need for magnetometer during flight.
- Integrated Cooling Covers
New motor covers enhance motor cooling and motor longevity on your survey equipment.
- Extended Communication Range Operation
Subject to local regulations, new systems will have increased capability to maintain communications over extended flight distances- available in select markets.
- Handover Control
(Optional, available upon request) Transfer control of the drone between multiple tablets. Take off from Point A with Tablet 1, switch control at Point B to Tablet 2, etc. Helpful for corridor and BVLOS applications
Following are new features that are included with all newly sold md4-1000 based survey equipment:
- Tri Blade Quadcopter
Increased flight performance for high altitude projects with three blade prop integration.
Vice President of Sales for Microdrones, Vincent Legrand explains, “Although growing rapidly, we have a large installed base of loyal users who have purchased survey equipment from us in the past. We are eager to help those users upgrade their older systems to the latest standards so they can enjoy all the same features and functionality as our newest customers, at a reasonable cost. We invite existing users to contact their salesperson, and we will put together a customized quote for the upgrade.”
CEO Heriard-Dubreuil concludes, “We are developing cutting edge, integrated technology. It evolves rapidly, but with our new mdaaS model and new system features, we are making it easy for our customers to continue with us on the adventure.”