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Revolutionary smart drone platform released

|7 March 2016|


American company 3D Robotics (3DR) partnered with Sony and Autodesk on its new Site Scan aerial analytics platform which enables customers to quickly and effectively inspect, survey and scan work sites with the Solo smart drone and seamlessly deliver that data to the cloud for processing and analytics.

Released today, Site Scan is an intuitive, open and extensible aerial analytics platform designed for the field professional that leverages the latest innovations in image capture from Sony and cloud processing capabilities from Autodesk to deliver an end­to­end solution ready­made for existing reality capture workflows.

It is ideal for professionals working in construction, telecom, GIS, mapping, energy, infrastructure and related fields to aggregate and process multiple forms of reality capture data and perform inspections.

“Capturing site data today is costly, time consuming and often dangerous. Drones can easily go where it’s inefficient or unsafe for field personnel, making it easier to accurately measure our world so we can better manage it,” said Chris Anderson, CEO of 3DR. “We’re delighted to partner with two industry leaders — Autodesk and Sony — to deliver Site Scan, a complete solution for site capture that will help our business customers save time, save money and keep humans out of harm’s way.”

“Sony is thrilled to work with 3DR to provide our UMC­R10C as their flagship imaging solution,” said John Monti, Director of Visual Imaging Solutions, Component Solutions Business Division, Sony Electronics, Inc. “As an overall leader in imaging innovation, there is no higher leverage partner for us in the drone market than 3DR, North America’s number one drone manufacturer. We’re extremely excited about the opportunities this great partnership will present for us.”




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Iain is an experienced writer, journalist and lecturer, who held editorships with a number of business focussed publications before co-founding and becoming editor of Innovators Magazine. Iain is also the strategic director for OnePoint5Media.


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