DroneShield Limited has announced an enhanced version of its DroneSentry- C2TMCommand-and-Control software, in partnership with location intelligence firm, Nearmap. It provides an intuitive and feature-rich software platform, providing counter-UAS awareness and reporting capability. It integrates both DroneShield and third-party C-UAS sensors and effectors. Those include multiple AIenabled sensing and tracking products, such as RfOneTM long-range directionfinding sensors for UAS detection and tracking, and camera-agnostic DroneOptIDTM optical/thermal camera AI software. www.droneshield.com
Percepto has announced it will deploy autonomous drones to monitor Florida Power & Light’s substations and power distribution grids across the state. The first electric utility to deploy dronein- a-box (DIB) technology statewide, the arrangement represents the largest commercial autonomous drone project in the world. It’s also the first operation using autonomous drones within an urban setting for infrastructure inspection to ensure quality service to FPL customers. www.percepto.co
More than two months after it was announced in the Union Budget, the government recently granted an interim approval for spraying of nearly all the registered pesticides formulations using Kisan Drones and also brought out the standard operating procedures (SOPs).
Kisan Drones are slated to be used in pesticide and nutrient application by providing precise instructions for effective and safe operations of drones. The Department of Agriculture and Farmers` Welfare has brought out the SOPs after consultation with the stakeholders on this sector. www.dnaindia.com