SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Airobotics today announced a new drone-stabilized payload for inspection and security applications that includes object identification, real-time tracking and data harvesting capabilities. Named Trion, the payload is the company’s first in-house developed and manufactured sensor for the market, and is available with or independent of Airobotics automated drone hardware and data insights platform.
The company announced Trion at this week’s ADS 2019 Warrior Expo East event in Virginia Beach, Va. Trion weighs less than 1.2 kg, and includes a high-definition, electro-optical and infrared gyro-stabilized payload, Airobotics said. The company added that Trion “pushes the limits on existing and competing capabilities” of other stabilized payloads available.
“At ADS, we actively seek out innovative, quality and cost-effective solutions for our customers,” said Ryan Angold, vice president of markets at ADS. “Additionally, we believe that our partnership with Airobotics will greatly enhance the customer experience and provide a market-leading solution for critical security and inspection applications.”
Tracking and real-time data capture
The payload provides day-and-night observation, surveillance, and targeting capabilities, at long ranges and in adverse conditions, Airobotics said. Integrated with the company’s data insights platform, additional features include tag and tracking of security incidents, allowing for real-time and informed decision-making. The system also includes a high-resolution day camera with continuous optical zoom, and continuous 360-degree panoramic features.
“We look forward to having ADS as a strategic partner and are confident in the results we can achieve,” said Ran Krauss, CEO and co-founder at Airobotics. “We are pleased to offer Airobotics’ powerful and highly stabilized Trion payload to the broader market that will grant professionals with the ability to capture more accurate data for fast decision-making in the most demanding circumstances.”
Airobotics said Trion can be integrated into its automated drone platform, or other UAS, vehicles, platforms, or ground applications, giving customers increased flexibility for data collection, detection, and analysis.
Airobotics, which raised $30 million in Series D funding last November, develops a pilotless drone solution that enables industrial facilities to access premium aerial data more efficiently. The company also recently introduced aerial LiDAR capabilities, obtained approval for beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations in Australia, and obtained a U.S. BVLOS waiver for operations from the company’s remote operations center in Scottsdale, Ariz.