Drone Harmony has raised 1.5 million francs to accelerate innovation in autonomous flight planning – sUAS News
Drone Harmony is an industry leader in automation software for data acquisition workflows in the commercial drone market. Full-3D flight planning engine provides unprecedented degrees of automation in flight plan generation, plan visualization and flight execution, making it the best choice for safe data acquisition, efficient and of high quality. For the first time, complex infrastructure inspections become accessible to anyone with a drone. The engine inspects telecommunication towers, power grids, infrastructure networks (railroads, roads, pipelines, etc.), bridges, but also offers unique terrain-aware surveys that are not available anywhere elsewhere in the current market.
Drone Harmony’s pioneered software as a service that now plans and executes over 150,000 drone flights around the world each year. Drone Harmony has now raised CHF 1.5 million from lead investor Spicehaus Partners AG, Zürcher Kantonalbank and private investors to accelerate the digitalization of infrastructure much needed in today’s digital world:
“The funds will be used to further accelerate innovation in Drone Harmony’s 3D flight planning products, execute its market strategy, and expand its portfolio through strategic partnerships in drone and infrastructure digitization. “
Martin Fuchsberger, co-founder and CEO of Drone Harmony
The first Full-3D data capture platform for any enterprise drone operation
Drone Harmony’s first Full-3D data capture platform consists of mobile and web applications and a fully integrated cloud service. It is designed for enterprise workflows and supports off-the-shelf and widely available drones, making it globally deployable. The key enabling technology is an automated mission planning capability that leverages GIS, CAD and shape data on the geometry of the inspected asset and its environment to generate and execute safe and optimized data capture missions in critical situations. complex use. The platform is the first to incorporate a Full-3D interface offering comprehensive visuals and control over every drone operation.
Specific example of cell tower inspection
With over 3 million assets requiring regular inspections globally, the cell tower inspection market is among the fastest growing and promising drone inspection markets. Operating a drone around a cell tower is difficult, if not dangerous. Each operator is a professional pilot and cameraman solving a six-dimensional problem: piloting a drone and directing a camera, both in three dimensions. Thus, traditional drone operations are slow, time-consuming, dangerous and require expert pilots. In addition, the data collected is often incomplete and of inferior quality.
Drone Harmony’s Cell Tower Scan has completely revolutionized communications tower inspections: the flight planning engine determines the optimal flight path and camera angles, followed by automated flight execution and data collection. The result? Inspections are secure, up to 80% faster and the data collected is complete and of high quality.
“With the acquisition of the Drone Harmony app being consistent, the flight patterns and automation provided us with stable, high-quality models for tower inspections.”
Stanley du Toit, Solutions Architect, The iGlobe Group
Since its inception in 2016, Drone Harmony customers have successfully automated over 350,000 commercial drone flights in a wide variety of application areas around the world.