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Oct 19, 2016 | News

DroneDeploy helps businesses manage flights with new tool


DroneDeploy is giving businesses the ability to automatically manage time, monitor fleets, and ensure regulatory compliance with a newly announced tool. The company has revealed its flight log solution designed to eliminate manual and tedious tasks.

“In the last year, the commercial drone space has seen phenomenal growth not only in overall drone adoption, but in the sophistication and size of businesses integrating drones in their workflows. Growing drone operations need tools that will grow with them to help manage expanding teams,” wrote Anya Lamb, marketing manager for DroneDeploy, in a blog post.

The flight log solution is being released with industry-leading partners such as Airnest, Drone Complier, DroneLogbook, Healthy Drones, Kittyhawk, NVdrones and Skyward.

“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 cofounder 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.”

The logs will be able to provide drone businesses and operators with information on a drone’s battery life, GPS positioning, camera activity and other information vital to flight activities. In addition, businesses will be able to automate logging and recording of drone flights, monitor their equipment and performance, and explore trends in flight characteristics.

“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, kyward customers can manage flight information across their entire fleet.”

DroneDeploy is also updating its Business and Enterprise plans with the ability to add more team members and co-brand the DroneDeploy portal.