Virginia Beach, Va.-based HAZON Solutions, a provider of drone inspection services, has launched new cloud-based drone management software, dubbed the HAZON Drone Management System (HAZON DMS).
According to the company, HAZON DMS is a secure, Web-based management tool providing both commercial and hobbyist drone operators a way to safely and efficiently track and manage their drone fleet, pilots and workflow.
For example, the DMS can be used to manage customer jobs, plan projects, and assign aircraft and task flight crews. Through the operations dashboard, personnel at the office can always have access to a project’s details and status even while teams are on the road.
The software also features remote pilot logbooks, remote pilot qualifications tracking, asset tracking, client management, safety and maintenance tracking and reporting, and workflow management.
Specifically, the cloud-based service is offered at three levels: The “Remote Pilot” level is free to individual users with up to two drones; the “Drone Team” level is for multi-person, multi-drone operations and is available on a per-user, per-month fee schedule; and the “Enterprise Systems” level is designed for larger organizations, municipalities or universities with organic drone operations that require features such as customized branding, alternative licensing and hosting options, 24/7 customer support, custom analytics, and multi-tiered administrators.
“At HAZON, we believe it is important to actively promote the safe and responsible use of drones throughout the entire drone industry, so we offer a free subscription to everyone,” says Sean Cushing, HAZON’s chief operating officer and co-founder. “Start-up drone businesses now have the ability to utilize this very powerful tool early in their life cycle. This will allow them to focus on operating drones safely and with professional processes in place from day one.”
The DMS recently completed beta testing with a range of drone operations, including HAZON Solutions itself, the York County Fire Department, Aerial Works and Liberty University. Launching next week at AUVSI’s XPONENTIAL, the software is now available, the company says.