DRONEDEPLOY LAUNCHES DRONE-ON-DEMAND PILOT SOLUTION

Drone Fleet Operators Can Now Have Access to Real-time Drone Insights When Performing Flights At Remoter Sites

SYDNEY, 12th April 2018 - Southern Cross Drones Pty Ltd, an Australian commercial UAV solutions company, is announcing an immediate availability of incredibly useful flight mission planning feature - Drone-On_Demand by DroneDeploy.

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DroneDeploy, a drone software startup with the largest drone data platform in the world, today announced their Drone-On_Demand solution to unlock actionable drone insights for everyone. The solution lets customers plan a flight mission using DroneDeploy’s cloud platform—and then simply request a certified professional pilot from DroneBase, the largest global drone operations company, who will go to the site, perform the flight, and collect the aerial data. It dramatically streamlines a complicated drone data collection process—putting instant, high-resolution aerial data into the hands of all.

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“The future of drones is automation, but until drones can execute a planned flight without any human supervision, we need a simple solution that helps businesses of any size integrate drones into their workflows. We’re proud to integrate with DroneBase to make accessing aerial insights much easier—democratising data for small businesses and enterprises alike,” said Mike Winn, CEO of DroneDeploy.

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The solution is possible through a partnership with DroneBase, since the company has the largest and most skilled drone pilot network. The partnership allows DroneDeploy platform users across industries such as construction, solar, insurance, and agriculture to pay $99 to get a drone flight flown by a local certified pilot instead of traveling to a job site. After planning a flight and requesting a pilot with the DroneBase Auto Pilots app inside the DroneDeploy platform, photos, maps and 3D models appear in a user’s account within 72 hours—letting organisations make smarter decisions based on near-instant data.

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“Democratising drone data is tantamount—data shouldn’t be limited to those who can pay for it,” said Dan Burton, CEO and Co-founder of DroneBase. “Through our partnership with DroneDeploy, we will allow a wider range of businesses to unlock the power of drone insights.”

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In streamlining the data collection process, DroneDeploy is also radically reducing the barrier to entry for both small and large organisations who could benefit from valuable drone-collected data. Currently, any business who wants to adopt drone technology has to worry about setting standard operating practices, buying insurance, training drone pilots, and maintaining hardware. With Auto Pilots, organisations can get on-demand insights at affordable prices—and avoid having to invest in hardware, training and insurance.

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About DroneDeploy

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, solar, roofing and surveying. Simple by design, DroneDeploy enables professional-grade imagery and analysis, 3D modeling and more from any drone on any device.

DroneDeploy customers have mapped and analysed more than 30 million acres in over 160 countries. DroneDeploy is located in the heart of San Francisco. To learn more visit www.dronedeploy.com.

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About Southern Cross Drones Pty Ltd 

Southern Cross Drones is a Sydney, Australia based commercial UAV solutions company.  Founded in 2016 Southern Cross Drones provides range of unique drone based solutions aimed at civil engineering, surveying, mapping, mining, infrastructure inspection, precision agriculture, search and rescue and law enforcement applications. Southern Cross Drones team of professionals is renowned for its competency in advising the best available solutions for specific requirements of their clients.  For more information, please visit  www.southerncrossdrones.com