Measure Wins Frost & Sullivan Award for Drone Services Success


Based on its recent analysis of the global drone services provider market, business consulting firm Frost & Sullivan is recognizing Washington, D.C.-headquartered Measure with the 2019 Global Growth Excellence Frost Radar Award.

According to firm, Measure is altering the way businesses make decisions using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) by offering a drone-agnostic, turnkey aerial intelligence solution. The range of services enabled by this solution includes mission planning, data collection, data processing, data analysis and intelligence reporting.

“Measure’s growth has been fueled by successful partnerships with end-users, as well as product distributors. For instance, it acquired Pilatus Unmanned in order to gain engineering capabilities for developing custom platform and payload solutions,” says Mike Blades, Frost & Sullivan’s vice president for the Americas. “Similarly, it partnered with DJI, the world’s largest commercial UAS manufacturer, to enhance its technical capability and scale its enterprise drone operations across all relevant market verticals. The company is also actively engaging in and seeking partnerships with companies that are aspiring to advance beyond visual line of sight operations.”

Simultaneously, Measure continues to develop its drone toolkit, which features hardware, software, training and support to help customers build their own in-house drone programs. The company’s latest solution for wind turbine inspections leverages autonomy, LiDAR technology and high-resolution cameras to gather enterprise-grade data. For long-term growth, it is creating and/or optimizing procedures, best practices and end-to-end software to present customers with drone-related aerial intelligence services, the firm says.

According to Frost & Sullivan, Measure also offers clients “exceptional services.” It keeps meticulous records of flight logs, pilot certifications, overall man-hours, platform hours and many other metrics to ensure that operations are conducted in accordance with regulatory requirements and standard practices.

“Measure serves many markets; however, its featured industry solutions target wind, solar, power distribution/transmission, and oil and gas,” notes Blades. “It recently released version 2.0 of its Web-based Ground Control drone management software, which is platform-agnostic if corresponding flight telemetry data is uploaded to the system. These product launches and value-added services have made Measure richly deserving of the 2019 Global Growth Excellence Frost Radar Award.”

The award is given to companies that are achieving high growth in an intensely competitive industry, says Frost & Sullivan.

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