• How UAVs Can Fill the Gaps in Your Border Patrol Efforts

    Recent evolutions in commercially-available Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have made them better data sourcing and agent support tools than ever before. On the regular, agents find themselves working solo in remote locations, far from any boots-on-the-ground assistance. It’s not uncommon for a single agent to be seizing massive drug shipments or arresting dozens of people […]

    Posted: June 4, 2020
  • How to Improve Mining Productivity from Above

    New workflows for aerial data stand to revolutionize the way you monitor and manage your remote mining operations. Autonomous technologies can handle the majority of the process on your behalf, including Artificial Intelligence (AI) for data analysis and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for data sourcing. With the resultant actionable data, your remote managers and on-site […]

    Posted: May 28, 2020
  • Five Ways UAVs Can Empower Emergency Response Teams

    First ones in, last ones out. On the daily, first responders across the spectrum of emergency services find themselves at the intersection of rapid response and critical decision-making. Better data can drive better outcomes, and improving the tactical awareness that first responders operate with enables them to save lives and maintain safety. Drones, otherwise known […]

    Posted: May 22, 2020
  • The Robotic Revolution For Transmission Line Inspection

    Electricity. As a society, we just can’t seem to get enough of it. While debates rage on about how best to generate it – hydro, nuclear, wind, solar, Dyson sphere – the way of transporting it remains tried and true. Every day, power grid networks of high-voltage transmission lines deliver the power we need to […]

    Posted: May 15, 2020
  • Thermal Images, Laser Pulses, And Plain-Old Pictures – Which Sensor is Right For Your UAV Monitoring Program?

    If you reduce an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to its absolute core function, it boils down to delivery. While most think of packages from Amazon, in the geospatial world, this takes the form of sensor delivery. A UAV takes a sensor where you need it to collect data. Like a flow rate sensor in an […]

    Posted: May 8, 2020
  • Automating Pipeline Monitoring for Superior Corrosion Tracking

    Pipeline corrosion is an unstoppable force, albeit a slow-moving one at times. Corrosion accounts for nearly 10% of all significant pipeline incidents over the past 20 years, according to PHMSA, putting it among the top contributors to leaks. Furthermore, corrosion-related costs to monitor, replace, and maintain assets is approximately $5.8 billion annually 1. Implementing a […]

    Posted: April 30, 2020
  • Automation Can Help You Preserve Pipeline Integrity

    The oil & gas industry is in the midst of a perfect storm. The way that you and other midstream operators handle day-to-day business in the here, now, and foreseeable future – is changing at breakneck speeds. This storm is likely posing major challenges to your asset integrity efforts, but autonomous systems that capture visual […]

    Posted: April 23, 2020
  • Five Reasons You Should Consider Outsourcing Your Aerial Monitoring System

    A picture is worth a thousand words, and to that end, many organizations are in search of a way to meaningfully visualize assets, infrastructure, and operations on a massive geographic scale. Traditionally, this takes the form of highly manual processes to capture visual data, such as manned flight or ground surveys, which tend to generate […]

    Posted: April 17, 2020
  • How Autonomous Aerial Systems Empower Remote Workforces

    The 250 years of technological innovation since The Industrial Revolution have taught us a wonderfully simple equation: automation drives efficiency, efficiency drives success, and success drives further success. Drones, also known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), stand to make another mass-positive impact on the way many organizations do business, but how? The immediate value of […]

    Posted: April 9, 2020
  • How AI & UAVs Team-up for Superior Pipeline Insights

    Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) inspections are gaining mindshare in pipeline integrity management applications, and why not? These autonomous aerial systems are ideal for surveying a pipeline corridor to source high-quality optics on your asset. However, when surveying assets over vast distances, a UAV is going to generate an equally vast amount of raw imagery. Without […]

    Posted: March 27, 2020