Skycatch Launches Exclusive 3D and 4D Software for the M300 at MINExpo, Delivering End-to-End Power and 24x Faster Data Processing at the Edge
Sky catcher, an end-to-end industrial data automation solutions company, today announced powerful new data capture capabilities for the DJI M300 through its Flight1x software – a key part of the company’s flagship High precision package, offering cloud-based or edge-based data processing that enables visualization of the terrain in 4D, automated management of RTK / PPK industrial drones and rapid edge processing providing data visibility in minutes compared to over 24 time. Built on technology adopted by the world’s largest mining companies, including Komatsu and AngloAmerican, Flight1x surpasses traditional out-of-the-box data mapping tools by including flight automation software specifically designed for the M300 using DJI’s L1 and P1 sensors. The new solution offers proven data and network security through Skycatch servers in United States Coupled with advanced automation features like a premier 3D mission planner, mining-focused workflows, and deep integration into Skycatch’s data analytics platform, Data center.
“Working with Skycatch has been a game changer for the way we operate, delivering benefits to the entire organization,” said Sean gibson, Survey and Engineering at Teck Resources Limited, Line Creek Operations. “They have the pulse of the drone industry and really care about the success of their customers, which is very evident when you are working with a member of their team.
Skycatch’s cloud-based photogrammetry engine outperforms standard tools and laser sensors by reducing the time required to obtain high-precision, quality 3D data by 60% and delivering results in 10-15 minutes compared to many hours. Flight1x takes these capabilities to the next level on the M300, delivering superior sweep, less than 3cm accuracy for tailings management and inspection, and putting unprecedented fidelity in the hands of geologists and mining specialists where the Inspection and repeatable high precision are essential to ensure worker safety, reduce surveying costs, improve production planning, and minimize the risk of human error in hazardous mine sites. Skycatch’s analysis platform, Datahub, provides added value for specific industrial workflows such as pit survey, high wall mining and repeatable tailings inspections. Customers who opt for the M300 package and Skycatch HPP receive priority order fulfillment of the M300.
“With easy-to-use workflows, processing, data visualization and access environments, they continue to push the limits of what is possible with cutting-edge solutions tailored to customer needs,” said Gibson . “By combining this with the latest drone and sensor technologies, Skycatch is dedicated to a comprehensive, user-friendly solution that continues to evolve with the drone industry. It would be safe to say that Skycatch has become an integral part of our operation. “
Skycatch specializes in bringing data from the physical to the digital world together to deliver the highest levels of data accuracy and workflow automation. Flight1x software will work with the M300 to help mining engineers extract data faster than current methods to quickly make safe, business-impacting decisions by leveraging the following:
- Fully automated capture, extraction and processing of high precision 3D point clouds.
- Automation of highly specialized mission planning to extract data from complex terrain such as high walls.
- Comprehensive industrial data capture and processing for repeatable and automated spot inspection.
- Coherent analysis of data recovery from thousands of ground points in a single location by an automated industrial drone.
- Fully automated aerial robot technology built on Skycatch’s automation platform eliminates the need for manual pilots and reduces the risk of human error.
- Built from the ground up with security and corporate data security.
“As they plan to deploy their M300, this is the time that mining companies are waiting for that will give them at least a competitive advantage two to three years ahead of everyone’s drone capability,” said Christian Sanz, founder and CEO of Skycatch. “Flight1x is the first 3D advanced drone mission planner that supports both automated surveying and now inspection. The combination of our widely adopted and reliable software coupled with DJI’s track record in manufacturing industrial drones is a winning solution. Together, we are putting the path to true automation within the reach of the world’s largest mining companies. “