US: Microdrones has announced that they are partnering with the construction equipment and services provider SITECH South. SITECH South will now offer Microdrones mdMapper solutions – complete UAV packages with everything needed for surveying and mapping.
“We’re excited to provide our customers with such exceptional UAS,” said Brian Holley, SITECH South’s General Manager. “These are survey-grade systems and when you look at them, the engineering and quality are obvious. This technology provides real value and will help our customers perform jobs more safely, efficiently, and cost-effectively.”
Construction companies use drones for many purposes, including volumetric analysis of stockpiles, site overviews, and monitoring progress.
“For our construction customers, we feel a quadcopter offers the highest value and most flexibility,” said Matt Rosenbalm, SITECH South’s UAS / Advanced Technology Specialist. “You need enough control to be able to stop at the boundaries of the project site so your aircraft doesn’t fly over other structures, land, and people. Microdrones systems are great for that – and they also have long flight times, excellent stability, great resilience in bad weather, and they’re very efficient.”
Rosenbalm joined the company in July and is strictly focused on providing unmanned systems products, training, and service. Rosenbalm has his Part 107 license and has undergone extensive UAV training through Trimble and Microdrones.
“I’ve flown many job sites so far with the md4-1000 and each flight has been a great experience,” said Rosenbalm. “Flight planning and implementation are easy. Everyone has been impressed and very pleased with the results.”
mdMapper packages combine aircraft, sensors, and software – everything needed for aerial mapping. Systems available immediately through SITECH South include:
Users can also increase the functionality of their systems by purchasing accessory kits. Options include inspection, multispectral, thermal, and soon LiDAR and methane gas detection kits.
SITECH South has already sold an mdMapper1000DG, the most advanced Microdrones mapping system currently available. “The customer liked the idea of mdMapper1000DG because they wouldn’t have to establish so many ground control points,” explained Rosenbalm. “The DG (direct georeferencing) is an amazingly efficient tool.”