Wingtra’s product offering, the WingtraOne, has received major buzz as a significant new player in commercial drones. Its unique VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) design offers a number of features important to enterprise customers. The drone is portable, lightweight, and provides flight endurance of up to 55 minutes. It’s autonomous, wind-stable, and configurable with a variety of professional payloads.
“Since its market entry earlier this year, Wingtra has caught the eye of professional drone users for bridging the gap between traditional multi-rotors and fixed-wings,” says the company. “The WingtraOne drone takes-off and lands vertically like conventional multirotors, but once in flight, the drone tilts forward to fly like a fixed-wing aircraft. Being able to carry a heavy payload such as the Sony RX1RII, the drone offers high mapping accuracy, while covering an area of 980 acres (400 Ha) at 3cm/px (1.2in/px) GSD or the equivalent of 570 football fields.”
With the Pix4D partnership, making Pix4D’s entire software suite available to WingtraOne users, Wingtra offers a full end-to-end commercial solution. “With WingtraOne’s autonomous aerial data collection and Pix4D’s advanced data analysis capabilities offered as a single bundle, professional users can now expect an effortless plug and play solution,” says a company announcement.
“The bond between the companies was established some time ago, since realizing the potential of pairing high-resolution aerial images with cutting-edge photogrammetry modeling software. We are very happy to announce the decision to become official partners”, says Caroline Bailey, Pix4D Regional Sales Manager for Europe. Leopold Flechsenberger – Sales Manager at Wingtra – adds, “We have always aimed at providing the best survey-grade aerial imagery to our users, so Pix4D was an obvious choice from the start. From now on, Wingtra is offering a reduced price on WingtraOne drones, when bundled with Pix4Dmapper.”
It’s a move that makes sense for both companies – and for commercial drone users. Wingtra’s features make the drone an ideal solution for geospatial, surveying, and agriculture applications; areas in which Pix4D has an established expertise and market share. With the new combined offering, Wingtra may be poised to move quickly into a leading position in the commercial market.
Miriam McNabb is the Editor-in-Chief of DRONELIFE and CEO of JobForDrones, a professional drone services marketplace, and a fascinated observer of the emerging drone industry and the regulatory environment for drones. Miriam has a degree from the University of Chicago and over 20 years of experience in high tech sales and marketing for new technologies.
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