Skycatch has announced the release of the Skycatch Edge1, its all-in-one GNSS and data processing base station. The system will integrate with the Skycatch Explore1 and DJI Phantom 4 RTK drones and can operate without cellular connectivity, the company said.

The Edge1 promises to deliver a 30-minute turnaround time on centimeter-level data transmitted directly to the end user’s tablet via LTE or WiFi. The base station can also deploy machine learning algorithms on drone data to provide additional insights in near real-time.

Initial prototypes of the device were intended to work as an end-to-end solution utilizing Skycatch’s Explore1 drone. The decision to also optimize for use with the Phantom 4 RT opens the base station up to a wider base of users in fields like construction, civil infrastructure, and surveying and mapping.

“It’s truly a revolutionary product that we’re excited to make available to the DJI community, and the construction and mining industry at large. With the partnership and support of DJI, the Edge1 will be assembled with precision execution in their world-class manufacturing facility, and will be available faster to the customer,” said Christian Sanz, Founder & CEO of Skycatch.

“As the commercial drone industry has grown, the amount of data collected by our enterprise users is unprecedented,” said Jan Gasparic, director of Strategic Partnerships at DJI. “We are glad to work with Skycatch to manufacture the Skycatch Edge1 GNSS base receiver, enabling enterprise customers, especially those in the construction industry, to process data from their DJI drones on-site and in real-time.”

 

 

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