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3DR Partners With SoftBank to Offer Site Scan to the AEC Industry in Japan

Today, we’re excited to announce our partnership with SoftBank C&S, one of Japan’s largest distributors of information and communications technology, to bring Site Scan to AEC professionals in Japan. With this partnership, Site Scan is now the only commercial drone software that SoftBank offers, which opens up the power of drone data to their customers across the country.

The timing couldn’t be better: there has been a building boom across Japan as it prepares to host the 2020 Olympics, but their construction industry suffers from a significant labor shortage due to the country’s shrinking population. To address this, in 2015 the Japanese government launched the i-Construction initiative to help the understaffed industry increase worker productivity by 50%. Drones, which can fly autonomously and capture data fast and cost-effectively, play a key role in helping get there.

The 3DR sales team recently joined SoftBank C&S on their national Site Scan roadshow, demonstrating the product across Japan in collaboration with Autodesk and Shibamoto & Co., 3DR’s authorized distributor in Japan.

“Being in person with SoftBank, Autodesk, and Shibamoto made it clear just how big of an impact aerial data capture can have in the Japanese market,” said Matt Harrison, Head of Sales at 3DR. “Aerial data software like Site Scan is already driving productivity for our customers in Japan. The partnership with SoftBank will allow 3DR to meet the demand for drone data across the country.”

“SoftBank is an established, innovative firm with a strong track record of success, and it’s great to see their initial traction with the Site Scan roadshow,” said Chris Anderson, CEO, 3DR. “We look forward to continuing to develop our partnership with them to help drive productivity on construction projects across Japan.”

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Plowman Craven Rail Surveys

plowman cravenA revolutionary new service from the surveying experts at Plowman Craven, Vogel R3D is a unique, UAV-based system that enables the comprehensive surveying of rail infrastructure to a sub-5mm accuracy in a fraction of the time of a traditional survey. “The application of the Vogel R3D system is a real game-changer for Network Rail and […]

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Textron Systems Unmanned Systems launch Nightwarden

nightwardenPARIS AIR SHOW – PARIS — JUNE 19, 2017 — Textron Systems Unmanned Systems, a business of Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT), announced today the introduction of the NIGHTWARDEN™ Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS) at the 2017 Paris Air Show. Building upon Textron Systems’ lineage of TUAS, the NIGHTWARDEN TUAS is the company’s new next-generation platform, […]

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For New Kespry Execs It All Begins with the Customer

Kespry, the Menlo Park based aerial intelligence platform founded in 2013, has a deepened its executive bench over the past few months beginning with a new CEO (George Mathew) and several other key hires including Jim Allison, VP Engineering and Jitender Aswani, VP of Product and Analytics. Dronelife spoke with Allison and Aswani recently on […]

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Indemnis Safety Parachute for Drones

The Roswell Test Flight Crew met with several companies while attending Xponential in Dallas a couple months ago. In this episode, the Roswell Flight Test Crew speaks with Zachary Cawvey, the chief engineer for Indemnis. The company has developed a self-contained, ballistic parachute for drones which deploys at approximately 90 miles per hour to escaple […]

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