With a commercial exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Mansfield, Ohio-based HYSight Technologies is planning to expand its offerings beyond the scope of public-safety and service-sector agencies.
The newly formed company, created by active law enforcement officers who are also trained pilots, says it found early success in retail sales and services for public-safety agencies but, thanks to its commercial exemption, is seeing limitless drone uses for industrial and aerial data collection services.
HYSight is now authorized to inspect and collect data for solar companies, utility systems and pipelines; provide surveying and agricultural services; inspect and monitor construction sites; and provide a number of operations across other industries. The exemption authorizes the DJI Phantom 2 Vision+, DJI Phantom 3 and DJI Inspire 1.
“This gives HYSight the ability to save companies time and money,” says Ryan Anschutz, partner and co-owner of the company. “Our drones help companies replace bulky, costly and dangerous operations that used to be done by helicopters or risky climbs with something safe, quick and affordable – and with even better results.”
John Bartolucci, also a partner and co-owner, adds, “It shouldn’t be a surprise to look up soon and see HYSight drones inspecting your power lines or the roofing job next door.”