SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DroneDeploy, the leading cloud-based drone software platform, today unveiled its new flight logs solution, available now with leading partners: Airnest, Drone Complier, DroneLogbook, Healthy Drones, Kitty Hawk, NVDrones and Skyward. Direct access to actual flight logs eliminates the tedious, manual data entry process for capturing flight data, and enables drone operators to easily track and monitor their drone flights for regulatory compliance, insurance and fleet maintenance.
For the first time, DroneDeploy's more than 10,000 users in over 130 countries, can access logs of their DroneDeploy mapping flights. These logs contain highly detailed drone battery life, GPS positioning, camera activity, and more, providing a vital record of flight activities often required for regulatory compliance and insurance. Leveraging their actual flight log data with DroneDeploy's partners enables businesses to:
•Automate logging and recording of all drone flights for compliance and insurance purposes
•Monitor equipment performance to recommend preventative maintenance
•Explore trends in flight characteristics to define best practices
"Many large companies and enterprises are looking to scale their drone program and do it efficiently," said Jonathan Evans, CEO of Skyward. "Now, with access to DroneDeploy flight logs, Skyward customers can manage flight information across their entire fleet."
Other solutions on the market today typically require a high cost investment and lock businesses into working with a single drone software vendor. DroneDeploy's offering enables businesses to select what works best for them from a selection of industry leading drone compliance, insurance and fleet management partners. This highlights DroneDeploy's approach to addressing the needs of the commercial drone market by developing a best-of-breed offering with ecosystem partners.
The new integrations come on the heels of the recent launch of DroneDeploy's free Drone Mapping Directory, a network of more than 500 pilots designed for businesses looking for commercial drone mapping professionals.
"The long-term success of the commercial drone industry requires greater cooperation, including software standards that are scalable for the enterprise," said Mike Winn, CEO and co-founder of DroneDeploy. "We are building capabilities today to empower the full-scale drone operations of tomorrow. Our partners share our vision of creating more holistic, efficient and scalable drone solutions for business applications."
For more information on DroneDeploy's partners and their flight log analysis capabilities visit their websites:
•Airnest -- http://www.airnest.com/
•Drone Complier -- http://www.dronecomplier.com/
•DroneLogbook -- https://www.dronelogbook.com/
•Healthy Drones -- http://healthydrones.com/
•Kitty Hawk -- https://kittyhawk.io/
•NVDrones -- http://www.nvdrones.com/
•Skyward -- https://skyward.io/
Join DroneDeploy and Skyward for a webinar on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 at 10 a.m. PST/1 p.m. EST to learn more about how companies are scaling and standardizing their drone operations. Register now to reserve your spot.
To learn more about today's announcement, visit the DroneDeploy Aerial Acuity blog at https://blog.dronedeploy.com/.
DroneDeploy is the leading cloud software platform for commercial drones, and is making the power of aerial data accessible and productive for everyone. Trusted by leading brands globally, DroneDeploy is transforming the way businesses leverage drones and aerial data across industries, including agriculture, construction, mining, inspection and surveying. Simple by design, DroneDeploy enables professional-grade imagery and analysis, 3D modeling and more from any drone on any device. DroneDeploy users have mapped and analyzed over 6 million acres in over 130 countries. DroneDeploy is located in the heart of San Francisco. To learn more visit www.dronedeploy.com and join the conversation on Twitter @DroneDeploy.