MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 289 2015 — Gap Wireless, a leading Canadian company distributing products and services for the mobile broadband and Test & Measurement markets, today announced it has added Sentera LLC UAVs (drones) and big data management software solutions to its extensive product inventory. Sentera's recently introduced OnTop™ Platform for desktop and mobile applications will enable cellular and broadcast providers across Canada to efficiently manage big data associated with tower site inspection imagery.
Information that was previously unfeasible or unaffordable to obtain is now accessible by simply flying a UAV, capturing images and analyzing the resulting data. Gap Wireless will be distributing Sentera's sensors and 'aircraft' along with other industry-supported UAV models which will enable easy site inspections for challenging locations such as cell and broadcast antenna installations.
Gap Wireless will also be distributing Sentera's OnTop Platform which takes infrastructure inspection imagery to the next level. The platform provides an integrated mobile app and desktop client that can analyze image data and record the exact location, date, time, and asset type associated with every inspection photo. Photos are assigned to the correct site and are presented in a searchable map view, making it an ideal image management tool.
"Gap Wireless is pleased to distribute leading-edge technology from Sentera that enables the broadcast and cellular industry to adopt safer inspection processes deploying UAVs in challenging environments, and also maximizes the value of captured images using cloud-based big data management," said Glenn Poulos, Vice-President and General Manager, Gap Wireless.
Sentera's OnTop Platform enhances: closeout packages; site and tower inspections; equipment audits; historical analysis; and tenancy. Users can annotate and tag imagery, then instantly share the vital photos with teams and organizations, enabling tower owners, builders, climbers, and service providers to build a network of data points and unlock the data contained within inspection imagery. All imagery is saved to a secure, 256-bit AES + SSL encrypted cloud server and once uploaded, is available instantly anywhere in the world.
"Our advanced software solution fills an essential industry need to effortlessly collect and manage thousands of critical asset images," said Greg Emerick, EVP of business development, Sentera. "Everyone in the value stream can quickly benefit from having access to highly organized, searchable, shareable, and contextually relevant inspection photos anytime, anywhere."
Gap Wireless is displaying Sentera's products at the Canadian Wireless Trade Show under way today and tomorrow at the Toronto Congress Centre, where Gap Wireless is the Gold Sponsor. Gap Wireless President Marc Bouvrette is a featured speaker at the show on October 29th, addressing two topics: Helping Service Providers Watch Their Step in Subway Deployments; and Breaking Through the Small Cell Non-Line-of-Sight Barriers to Wireless Connectivity.
The Gap Wireless 11,000 square foot warehouse in Mississauga houses thousands of products which are distributed throughout Canada and the U.S. supporting wireless telecommunications providers and users of advanced Test & Measurement solutions. Industry sectors served include government & military, education, and utilities & telecom equipment installation.
About Gap Wireless Gap Wireless www.gapwireless.com is a privately-held company headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario that distributes industry-leading products and solutions to mobile broadband and wireless telecommunications providers, and serves a diverse range of clients with advanced Test & Measurement solutions. The company also provides design and installation services including advance testing services. Gap Wireless is an Authorized Distributor of Keysight Technologies.
About Sentera Sentera is considered a leading designer, developer, and manufacturer of sensors, software, and drones. Industries include infrastructure, agriculture, and public safety. Sentera has more than 200 years of combined experience with drones, sensors, software and data management, and engineering solutions. The company is FAA-approved to commercially operate drones and has 20,000+ hours of total flight time. Learn more about Sentera at www.sentera.com.