Ever since the realization of their disruptive potential, drones, especially the fully autonomous ones, are revolutionizing the way industrial operations are conducted. Though enterprises are adopting drones for industrial operations, complete automation remains far from reality. This situation is often ascribed to the lack of a low-cost and reliable solution that allows users to deploy and test drone technology without spending a fortune.
It is commonly known that to achieve full autonomy in drone operations, there are three non-negotiable components. These are, a reliable drone hardware, a docking station to charge/swap batteries and an intelligent software application to automate the entire operations workflow. This automation includes, command & control of the drone fleet and the docking station, conducting remote operations, and collecting & processing the data for a given application.
While the standard approach is to build and offer a complete vertically integrated system (consisting of a custom-built drone, docking station and the software stack), an alternative approach involves integration of these three components from three separate vendors. FlytBase has partnered with Heisha Tech to leverage the latter’s hardware expertise (along with off-the-shelf, low-cost, and reliable commercial grade drones) and bring to the market a turnkey solution at a fraction the cost of the existing drone-in-a-box solutions. This collaboration not only provides enterprises the freedom to validate the technology, but also achieve greater RoI, faster payback and ability to deploy these systems at scale. Compatible with off-the-shelf drones such as DJI, Parrot & PX4/Ardupilot drones, Heisha’s docking stations and FlytBase’s FlytNow software provide the flexibility that users need.
FlytBase’s software offering, FlytNow, provides users the essential toolkit for automation of the complete workflow and enables easy integrations with various third-party applications, such as, VMS systems for incident response & UTMs for airspace awareness.
The intuitive web dashboard, FlytNow Hub, allows users to remotely manage and control a fleet of drones, view ultra low latency, live HD video feed that can be easily shared, over the cloud, with remote stakeholders for faster decision making. Additionally, users can pre-schedule repeatable missions, integrate various payloads such as thermal cameras, loudspeakers, spotlights & beacons. The intelligent FlytNow Edge & Drone-in-a-Box modules provide the much-needed cloud & box connectivity allowing users to monitor their drone operations from anywhere in the world without the need to be on-site.
Nitin Gupta, CEO of FlytBase, commented, “as a pioneer in cloud-based automated drone fleet management and operations systems, we have been working with enterprise customers on aerial security, delivery, public safety and remote monitoring applications. As our customers are beginning to scale their BVLOS deployments, our partnership with Heisha will help them get access to a low-cost and reliable DiaB (drone-in-a-box) solution that works seamlessly with FlytNow’s automated workflows.”
With growing adoption of drones across commercial applications, automated BVLOS operations are gradually becoming mainstream. Low-cost, automated and reliable DiaB solutions are a key enabler for such deployments. FlytBase and Heisha are paving the way for rapid adoption of this technology.
Join FlytBase for their latest webinar, as they discuss the ‘Essential Elements for Automated Aerial Security’ on the 11th of February at 10:00 AM CST (16:00 GMT). To register, please visit the following link: https://flytnow.com/webinars/elements-for-automated-aerial-security/
About Heisha Tech:
HEISHA Tech is one of the leading low-cost drone self-charging station hardware providers. Equipped with advanced precision positioning and data communication technology, Heisha provides an open-source, cost-effective, and a reliable platform, saving valuable development time & effort. Learn more here: https://www.heishatech.com/
Founded in 2016, FlytBase, Inc., a Silicon Valley company, has built the world’s first Internet of Drones (IoD) platform, providing drone agnostic software solutions to automate and scale drone operations. FlytBase offerings are compatible with major drone hardware platforms (e.g., DJI, Ardupilot, PX4) and come with SDKs, simulators, and APIs for reliable testing and seamless integration. FlytBase was a part of Cisco’s accelerator program and was recognised as the Grand Champion at the NTT Data’s Global Innovation Contest in 2019.
To learn more about this exciting partnership, visit: https://flytnow.com/heisha/