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May 4, 2017
Chilean Geospatial Leader GEOCOM Signs on as Microdrones Dealer

SANTIAGO, Chile —  Microdrones is excited to announce that GEOCOM, Chile's leading provider of geospatial innovation, is now offering Microdrones unmanned aerial mapping solutions to their customers.

Microdrones developed the world's first commercial quadcopter and their mdMapper solutions lead the industry for aerial surveying and mapping.

"Microdrones has an excellent product line. We've investigated multiple brands and feel this is the best option on the market for our customers," said GEOCOM General Manager, Carlos Escudero. "Microdrones quadcopters are easy to control, highly maneuverable, can fly for a long time, and are very robust and weather-resistant. They're not going to be stopped by environmental challenges."

Before selling Microdrones UAVs, GEOCOM was successful in selling Trimble's line of professional drones.

"Unmanned aerial systems have been a popular product here in Chile, especially for mining clients. And we expect tremendous growth," said Escudero. "The companies that are buying these want to do more with less and know that with drones, the work will be safer, faster, and more precise. These customers have seen results very quickly and many are now looking to buy additional systems."

Available immediately, GEOCOM is offering Microdrones' mdMapper packages, complete solutions that include aircraft, sensors, and software – everything companies need for aerial mapping. These packages were designed for simple training and easy use to allow users to get started quickly.

The mdMapper product line-up currently includes:

  • mdMapper200Compact, complete, and competitively priced, mdMapper200 is a great option for companies seeking the easiest possible drone to transport or a smaller drone to add to their fleet.
  • mdMapper1000Extra-long flight times and resistance to harsh environmental conditions make this complete mapping system an excellent choice for applications like surveying, mapping, inspection, and construction.
  • mdMapper1000DGThe benefits of mdMapper1000 plus the power of direct georeferencing combine to produce the best possible accuracy and time savings with no ground control points.

Users can also increase the functionality of their systems by purchasing accessory kits. Some of the available options include inspection, multispectral, thermal, and soon LiDAR and methane gas detection kits.

"GEOCOM is a pioneer in geospatial," said Elena Rodriguez, Microdrones' sales manager for South America. "They've been at the forefront of their industry for decades and have been the first to introduce many new technologies in Chile."

GEOCOM opened its doors in 1985. With more than 30 years of experience, the company is known throughout Chile for their expert service and breadth of line.

"I am very pleased to have the largest Trimble dealer of UAVs in the Western Hemisphere, GEOCOM, as a Microdrones partner," said Phil Kern, Trimble Dealer Manager. "I look forward to working with Carlos and his outstanding team for a long time."

GEOCOM employs numerous engineers to assist customers as they get off the ground with UAVs. "They don't just buy the product and then we disappear," explained Marcela Wevar, GEOCOM Brand Manager. "We are a partner that stands by our customers. Everything we do is to help them grow. Caring about people is what makes us successful."

To learn more about GEOCOM's team, products, and services, visit http://www.geocom.cl/.

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