Publicly traded sensor expertise developer FLIR Programs is investing in a strategic spherical of funding for the outsourced drone imaging firm, DroneBase.
The 2 firms are additionally partnering to offer FLIR’s thermal imaging expertise and coaching providers to DroneBase’s secure of pilots.
Phrases of the funding weren’t disclosed.
“Our funding in DroneBase helps increase the adoption of FLIR thermal imaging expertise by placing it within the palms of extra pilots who fly drones every single day,” stated Jim Cannon, the president and chief government of FLIR, in a press release. “DroneBase’s enterprise pilot community will obtain coaching by skilled thermographers, enabling DroneBase to supply specialised thermal inspection providers for patrons on a wider scale, and creating a chance for FLIR to include extra service choices by DroneBase sooner or later.”
Los Angeles-based DroneBase has contracted pilots to finish greater than 100,000 industrial missions in 70-plus international locations for residential and industrial actual property, insurance coverage, telecommunications, building and media firms, in accordance with a press release.
By FLIR’s Infrared Coaching Heart, FLIR and DroneBase will develop a specialised coaching program that can be licensed solely by DroneBase.
“By FLIR’s strategic funding in DroneBase, we at the moment are in a position to supply scalable thermal options to enterprises of any measurement,” stated Dan Burton, founder and chief government of DroneBase, in a press release. “This entry to helpful knowledge will permit stakeholders to make higher selections about their most important property. Like myself, many DroneBase pilots relied on FLIR merchandise once they served within the navy. This integration will supply navy veterans an opportunity to work with FLIR once more and leverage their coaching of their civilian lives.”