(DJI Mavic 2 Pro. Image source: DJI.)
Kespry (Menlo Park, Calif.), a drone-based aerial intelligence solution provider, and DroneBase (Santa Monica, Calif.), a global drone services company, have announced a partnership to enable insurance, mining, and aggregates enterprises across North America to expand aerial analytics implementation across their worksites.
Kespry reports that its customers will now be able to use DroneBase to manage their Kespry deployments as part of Kespry’s new Bring Your Own Drone (BYOD) program. The BYOD program, announced in May 2019, includes a new platform pricing model designed to meet the expanding enterprise aerial intelligence requirements of multi-site mining and aggregates companies, as well as large-scale residential and commercial property insurers.
“We’re very pleased to work with DroneBase and its team of dedicated, aerial intelligence professionals to further expand Kespry insurance, mining and aggregates deployments across the country,” comments George Mathew, CEO, Kespry. “The combination of Kespry and DroneBase delivers serious value to companies across North America looking for a partner to help scale their usage of Kespry’s aerial intelligence platform and benefit from its granularly-accurate inspection, inventory management and mine planning capabilities.”
“Together, Kespry and DroneBase offer an advanced solution that serves the demanding needs of complex insurance, mining, and aggregates operations,” comments Dan Burton, Founder and CEO, DroneBase. “With our global pilot network in all 50 states and over 70 countries, DroneBase will enable Kespry clients to scale their drone programs across North America without the cost of investing in hardware. By combining our strengths, DroneBase and Kespry will solve a need within these industries.”
Flexibility in Sourcing Aerial Data
Kespry characterizes its BYOD program as giving companies flexibility in how they source their aerial data, whether customers use Kespry-sourced drone hardware, DroneBase, or their own existing DJI drone fleet, including the DJI Mavic 2 Pro and the DJI Phantom series. The vendor says DroneBase can either manage customers’ Kespry deployments or have DroneBase’s global pilot network fly their missions, which can be turned around in 48-72 hours. Kespry now offers a single fee for its platform, including unlimited access to vertically-integrated applications, the Kespry Cloud and AI and ML-based analytics.