13th June 2023: Sharper Shape, a pioneer in powerline management solutions for the utilities industry through automated asset and vegetation inspection services and digital twin technology, announces a contract win with the Volatus Aerospace group of companies, formally launching Sharper Shape’s latest offering: drone service providers (DSP) management.
DSP Management provides a digital platform (CORE) for drone service providers to coordinate, manage, and deliver data collection projects in one place. The service is not limited to DSPs but also arborists and inspection companies that use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to inspect or work on utility transmission and distribution systems, such as powerlines. CORE is available through a web browser or as an app, allowing it to be used remotely and in real-time in the field.
Kristy McDermott, Vice President, Sales and Commercial Processes – at Sharper Shape, said: “Sharper Shape has been known for its drone inspection services, but in recent years, it has been our Living Digital Twin data and analytics capabilities that have allowed us to stand out from the crowd. Naturally, we started offering our software solution to the utilities that we are working with, but it made sense to extend that offering to other UAV, arborist and inspection companies working in this space.
“CORE allows drone operators the capability to transform how it collects, displays, and shares data with its customers. Typical pain points tend to include the cumbersome planning and administrative processes associated with inspections, the inconsistency of systems and software from spreadsheets to visualization tools. DSP CORE eliminates these, and more, while offering a stunning user interface that translates data, giving utilities a clearer, real-time view of their asset.”
The Volatus Aerospace group, a leader in drone solutions, has become the first to strike a deal with Sharper Shape for its DSP Management software solution. Volatus Aerospace has established itself in the drone services market providing infrastructure inspection, mapping, and modelling services, and has leveraged this expertise into the key sectors of industrial inspection, precision agriculture, public safety, drone cargo logistics, and security and defense.
Frank Segarra, CEO of Volatus Aerospace US subsidiary ConnexiCore commented:[LS1] “As pioneers in the field of transmission and distribution line UAV inspections, we recognize the pivotal role of strategic partnerships with forward-thinking solution providers in propelling our continued growth. Our collaboration with Sharper Shape, a renowned innovator, is a testament to our commitment to groundbreaking[FS2] advancements. By harnessing the power of their transformative software solutions, specifically their cutting-edge DSP Management software, CORE, we are poised to revolutionize the way we analyze and present data to our valued customers. This game-changing technology will optimize efficiencies across every aspect of our operations, cementing our position at the forefront of the industry.”
McDermott added: “We’re delighted to have Volatus Aerospace on the books. Volatus is highly respected provider, and CORE will allow them to elevate the already great work they do by offering their customers a solution that will save time and money, while improving operational efficiencies of their assets.”