Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) software company Propeller Aero has partnered with DJI to launch an integrated solution to reduce costs, improve safety and drive operational efficiency in the construction and mining industries.
The partnership brings together DJI’s Matrice 100 drone with Propeller’s cloud-based software, which is designed specifically for surveying and inspection. Propeller, which is based in Australia, says its products are used to manage and improve quarries, landfills, mines, construction sites, and infrastructure around the world.
Michael Perry, DJI’s director of strategic partnerships, says, “Being from Australia, Propeller Aero has had the considerable advantage of developing alongside the industries that have been using commercial UAVs since 2002; the platform is already integrating drone data into the existing workflows and processes that businesses are using.”
The Matrice 100 platform includes DJI’s flight controller, propulsion system, GPS, Lightbridge technology, remote controller and rechargeable battery. Propeller’s online platform offers capabilities for geospatial data processing, analytics and collaboration, including volumetric calculations and the ability to track changes over time.
More details of the bundle – combining hardware, software and services into one solution – will be released in the coming weeks, the companies say.
Rory San Miguel, Propeller Aero’s co-founder and co-CEO, adds, “This partnership is a natural step for us, and we’re looking forward to bringing this solution to the mining, construction and asset industries and those who are ready to embrace this technology.”