• Getting Better Data for Rail Inspection

    Throughout history, many people have made a big fuss about how hard it is to make the trains run on time. If you ask us, the people who maintain all the rails the trains run on deserve some of that awe and admiration. With the advent of new technologies for streamlining visual inspection – such […]

    Posted: February 28, 2020
  • Five Examples of How Data Dictates an Aerial Inspection Drone

    Drones are a fantastic tool for gathering visual data, but as the saying goes, you need to pick the right tool for the job. Drones come in all shapes and sizes, and can be outfitted with a variety of sensors for specific monitoring applications. There is no cookie-cutter approach to drone aerial inspection that will […]

    Posted: February 20, 2020
  • Boost the Safety and Efficiency of Pipeline Maintenance with Unmanned Technology

    When we think of autonomous, unmanned technologies – our minds can sometimes go to a pessimistic place. Unemployed workers standing out in the streets, while unflinching robots work without a moment’s lapse in the factory. The reality isn’t so horrifying. These technologies can be used to handle the arduous and dangerous tasks that burden your […]

    Posted: January 31, 2020
  • How to Visualize Your Pipeline SCADA Data

    Imagine you’re a haystack integrity manager. This isn’t a real job, but we’re working toward an allegory, so play along. Day-to-day, your responsibility is to ensure there are no needles in the dozens of haystacks under your company’s ownership. Some would say the task is near impossible, but thankfully, you have the technology to perform […]

    Posted: January 24, 2020
  • Uncovering New Insights in Your GIS With Aerial Data

    For nearly two decades, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have been a core component of pipeline integrity management. GIS applications provide a highly-visual, map-based interface that operators use to analyze information from a multitude of sources in a single platform. Even with these open, powerful tools for data analysis, midstream operators are still struggling to get […]

    Posted: January 8, 2020
  • Facilitating BVLOS Operations in Canada: A UC2019 Retrospective

    Niall McCallum Bio: Living and breathing flight testing and deployment, I ensure that SkyX has robust aerial systems in place so customers can deploy their aerial monitoring solution with absolute confidence. Wherever SkyX is called, I navigate the logistics, regulations and overall government-compliance process to enable standards-based BVLOS operations for each of our international clients. […]

    Posted: November 13, 2019
  • Pipeline Integrity Management: Technologies for Asset Operators

    Being an asset operator in a midstream oil and gas company today isn’t easy. You need to manage the integrity and safety of aging pipeline infrastructure, often in remote locations, while mitigating risk and controlling costs. What’s more, if you’re like most organizations, you need to do it all while lacking high-quality data to make […]

    Posted: October 8, 2019
  • Chef Operating Officer

    People constantly ask me how I’m able to accomplish everything I do. Look, I get it, I’m a busy guy. I’m Chief Operating Officer of SkyX. I’m a chef who’s been on MasterChef Canada and hosts pop-up restaurants in his backyard. I have three wonderful teenagers and an all-star writer, photographer, baker of a wife. […]

    Posted: October 1, 2019
  • The Communications Conundrum: How Autonomous Systems will Reshape Global Communications

    It seems that roughly every decade, we make an advance in wireless telecommunications that propels our ability as a society forward, enabling incredible new technologies and services. In the early days of cellular communications, around the late 1980s and early 1990s (I won’t bother starting earlier since most of those earlier systems were too expensive […]

    Posted: August 7, 2019
  • West Coast Wonder: Another SkyX Milestone!

    We’d barely wrapped up a post about the amazing accomplishments SkyX has achieved over the past year…when we chalked up yet another significant milestone. This one took place on December 10, with four members of the SkyX team on Salt Spring Island – one of the Gulf Islands between the BC mainland and Vancouver Island. […]

    Posted: December 14, 2018