DroneBase raises capital and partners with FLIR Systems to train pilots on thermal imaging tech

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Publicly traded sensor expertise developer FLIR Systems is investing in a strategic spherical of funding for the outsourced drone imaging firm, DroneBase.

The 2 corporations are additionally partnering to supply FLIR’s thermal imaging expertise and coaching companies to DroneBase’s secure of pilots.

Phrases of the funding weren’t disclosed.

“Our investment in DroneBase helps expand the adoption of FLIR thermal imaging technology by putting it in the hands of more pilots who fly drones every day,” mentioned Jim Cannon, the president and chief government of FLIR, in a press release. “DroneBase’s enterprise pilot network will receive training by professional thermographers, enabling DroneBase to offer specialized thermal inspection services for customers on a wider scale, and creating an opportunity for FLIR to incorporate additional service offerings through DroneBase in the future.”

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, development and media corporations, in keeping with a press release.

By means of FLIR’s Infrared Coaching Middle, FLIR and DroneBase will develop a specialised coaching program that can be licensed solely by DroneBase.

“Through FLIR’s strategic investment in DroneBase, we are now able to offer scalable thermal solutions to enterprises of any size,” mentioned Dan Burton, founder and chief government of DroneBase, in a press release. “This access to valuable data will allow stakeholders to make better decisions about their most critical assets. Like myself, many DroneBase pilots relied on FLIR products when they served in the military. This integration will offer military veterans a chance to work with FLIR again and leverage their training in their civilian lives.”


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