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vHive releases drone solution for autonomous cell tower inspection

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vHive has released its fully automated workflow for cell tower inspection using drones to also support guy wire towers. The company, based in Israel, is a developer of cloud-based software which enables companies to deploy autonomous drone hives to digitalise operations and assets. As well as cell tower inspection, the company provides solutions to companies in a variety of other industries including telecom, rail and civil engineering. Tomer Daniel, vHive CTO, said: “Millions of cell towers worldwide require ongoing inspection and surveying as part of their ongoing operations and vHive's solution has already enabled telecom companies to perform thousands of
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Delair unveils new large scale agriculture surveying UAV

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Delair has released of a new drone platform specifically optimised for the agriculture industry, the Delair UX11 Ag. Built on the foundation of the successful Delair UX11 fixed-wing UAV, the new version combines long-range/BVLOS flight operations with highly accurate survey-grade mapping and plant data collection capabilities. The UX11 Ag uses enhanced centimetre-level geolocation along with operational characteristics, as part of its aim to become a cost-effective solution for large area farming and forestry. The full-featured drone includes sensing technologies and a multispectral camera for plant-level measuring, including bird level, biomass and chlorophyll. It supports a productivity-oriented workflow for long-range, multi-field
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AirWorks 2018: DJI and Microsoft build on partnership with Windows SDK launch

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DJI and Microsoft took to the keynotes stage at this week’s Airworks conference to launch the public preview of their Windows SDK. The announcement was part of DJIs push to partner with industry leaders in order to enhance its ecosystem. The SDK sets out to enable drone solutions developers to wirelessly transfer images to Windows-powered edge devices, integrate and control drones and allow third-party payloads via Windows apps to bring real-time AI and machine learning capabilities to imagery from DJI drones. DJI hopes the move will 'exponentially' increase the way drones can be used and scaled up within an enterprise
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AirWorks 2018: DJI and Kespry announce Mavic 2 Pro stockpile measurement team-up

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Kespry and DJI have announced a new partnership to offer the DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone as part of the Kespry stockpile measurement solution for mining and aggregates companies. The solution will deliver Kespry’s autonomous flight and aerial intelligence experience for stockpile measurement using a DJI drone. Kespry hopes that the addition to its services will enable large aggregates and mining companies to standardise and capture stockpile data across all of its sites in the Kespry platform, while continuing to use the Kespry 2s drones to support mine and site planning operations. The company says the integration of data captured
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Kespry announces mining and aggregates inventory management availability

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Kespry has confirmed the availability of its enterprise-grade inventory management for mining and aggregates companies. The new offering maximises profitability by enhancing the ability to monitor, reconcile, and manage inventory data across sites, product lines, and divisions. Additionally, its users can now reconcile data from their drone surveys with data from ERP and other systems of record for production and sales data. The data can then be used to make better production decisions, inform sales teams of available product, and reduce write-downs by finance teams. George Mathew, chairman and CEO at Kespry, commented on the news. He said: “Physical inventory
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