As a launch partner for the new FLIR/DJI Zenmuse XT thermal imaging solution, Planet Inhouse Inc., based in Melbourne, Fla., says it will become one of the first federally approved commercial drone operators to use the new solution.
In December, DJI and FLIR announced they would be integrating FLIR’s Tau 2 thermal imager with DJI’s gimbal stabilization and Lightbridge video-transmission technology to create the joint Zenmuse XT camera. The companies said the product will be available this quarter.
Todd Hillhouse, CEO and chief unmanned aircraft system (UAS) pilot of Planet Inhouse, sees the opportunity as a way to work closely with roofing-material manufacturers and local businesses to better evaluate and monitor moisture, as well as commercial building and structural defects.
Planet Inhouse is currently working with local contractors who specialize in search and rescue, as well as local law enforcement agencies, about their current needs and the requirements to operate UAS within Federal Aviation Administration guidelines. The company says the new DJI/FLIR aerial infrared technology can replace current methods, reduce costs and increase operational safety.