Drone solutions for the enterprise are honing in on the needs of business customers. Two hardware agnostic drone solutions are integrating to provide a seamless solution for large enterprise customers: FlytBase, a drone automation platform that allows deployment of drone fleets; and DroneLogbook, a solution designed to facilitate compliance for commercial operations.
“The integration with FlytBase was driven by a large common customer to improve workflow and ROI: and this fell in line perfectly with our philosophy of customer driven solutions. The team at Dronelogbook believes that being platform agnostic and allowing customers to integrate the tools they want provides the best value for the commercial drone industry,” says Eric Kubicka of Dronelogbook. “We look forward to continuing to work with our customers and partners to further improve workflow and grow the tool sets available for commercial drone operations.”
The following is a joint FlytBase and DroneLogBook press release.
FlytBase and DroneLogBook Partner to Simplify Live, Remote Drone Operations
California, USA, 31 March 2020 – FlytBase, Inc. and DroneLogBook are excited to partner together to help drone operators, service providers and system integrators automate and scale their UAV operations.
The growth of the global commercial drone industry, led by US-based enterprises, federal agencies and tech startups, is expected to accelerate as hardware gets commoditized, regulators remain proactive, and intelligent software enables an increasing number of use-cases. Seamless integration of hardware, software and services will power this growth – the drone ecosystem is fast maturing to provide this to enterprises who are keen to adopt UAVs to create business value.
FlytBase, Inc. provides drone agnostic software solutions to automate and scale drone operations. The FlytBase technology platform allows easy deployment of intelligent drone fleets, connected with cloud-based business applications. FlytBase offerings are compatible with major drone hardware platforms (eg. DJI, Ardupilot, PX4) and come with SDKs, simulator and APIs for reliable testing and seamless integration. FlytBase customers range from sectors such as public safety and energy utilities to warehouses, distribution centers, and air cargo facilities.
DroneLogbook provides the commercial drone industry with compliance software (SaaS) to help commercial drone operators to plan and manage flights, import telemetry data, track documents and maintenance etc.. to better manage operations and maintain regulatory compliance. DroneLogbook helps drone operators easily generate compliance (FAA, CAA, CASA, CAD, EASA, DGAC, TBST) reports in seconds, on demand – and also provides custom reports available to allow operations managers to track pilots, flights, maintenance, etc.
FlytBase and DroneLogBook believe that live, remote drone operations – whether VLOS or beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS) – will require full autonomy to truly scale. Such missions tend to start with low-latency, high-quality live video feeds that can be easily shared – over the cloud – with remote stakeholders and decision-makers. As the drones start to create value, the missions quickly mature to scheduled, repeatable ones where drones & payloads can be controlled remotely and/or automatically.
Given the central role of security & privacy in drone operations, regulatory compliance is at the core of commercial drone operations. This too is increasingly powered by software that logs each mission, reports violations, interfaces with third-party applications for real-time airspace information, helps manage drone fleets, and is scalable across large fleets, different use-cases and geographies.
Yves Jusot, DroneLogBook Founder, commented “We remain focused on simplifying drone operations for our customers – whether pilots or large enterprises – via a one-stop solution for flight log management. This allows our customers to rest assured about compliance reports for all their missions. Our partnership with FlytBase enables our users to leverage 4G/5G connectivity by accessing real-time video feeds over the cloud, and even control their drones, camera gimbals and payloads remotely.”
According to Nitin Gupta, FlytBase CEO, “Our recent partnership with DroneLogBook builds upon our experience in integrating access to their flight log management solutions in our enterprise solutions. Whether for public safety and security or for wind turbine and pipeline inspection, drone fleets – powered by autonomy – are being rapidly adopted not only by CTOs and innovation heads but also by operations, safety and maintenance executives. Such large-scale adoption will rely on robust software for airspace compliance, real-time HD video streams, enterprise-grade security and intelligence at the edge.”
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 penned over 3,000 articles focused on the commercial drone space and is an international speaker and recognized figure in the industry. 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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