Top 20 Drone Technology Solution Companies - 2019

Unleashing new innovative possibilities in the field of remote sensing, drones are addressing the questions of spatial data. By offering a game-changing feature of mapping, drones provide real-time data of industries they are put to use. Aerial imagery using drones can be of great help in gathering data from a different angle to better understand the operational picture and enhance decision-making process creating a secure environment. These unmanned aerial vehicles or drones are rapidly revolutionizing methods of data acquisition and unveil new avenues of scientific research and environmental monitoring.

The data captured from these aerial imagery devices, be it images or videos, can then be used to mitigate risks. For instance, there is a parade or a football game going on, a drone can capture the entire event and live stream it to the command center for securing it effectively. Importantly, the data is instantly and securely transferred to command center without getting stored anywhere maintaining complete security. Numerous industries such as agriculture, construction, insurance, mining, telecommunications and public safety can benefit from the drone technology.

In order to assist enterprises in identifying the Drone Technology solution most suitable for optimizing their business, a team of prominent CIOs, CEOs, and analysts along with CIOReview’s editorial board has analyzed the strengths and capabilities of the top contenders in this field. This edition of CIOReview features companies with in-depth expertise in providing cutting-edge Drone Technology solutions that help consumers tackle the challenges involved in consumption and management of energy.

We present to you CIOReview’s “20 Most Promising Drone Technology Solution Providers - 2019.”

Top Drone Technology Companies

3DR makes Site Scan, the industry-leading drone data platform for construction and engineering professionals

Provides a comprehensive flight safety and compliance data analysis platform that proactively addressees advanced maintenance and increases pilot and flight effectivenes

A tech company that develops and produces hydrogen fuel cell power systems for drones

The company integrates drones with the most advanced sensors and provides drone solutions for commercial, federal, state, and military organizations to gain unparalleled data and actionable intelligence

Percepto’s autonomous drone solution provides constant visual insights and notifications on safety, security, and inspection missions

A research and design engineering company providing autonomous systems and vehicle technology services to the aerospace and automotive industries

An aerial asset management company that specializes in remote sensing, photogrammetry, data management, and data visualization

AeroVironment, Inc

AeroVironment, Inc

With AeroVironment’s sophisticated eyes in the sky, we could provide life-saving intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance for our troops on the battlefield

AirMap

AirMap

It makes drones part of everyday life by building the airspace management infrastructure of the future with solutions to start today

Airobotics

Airobotics

Airobotics has developed a pilotless drone solution, the first of its kind in the global market. Airobotics provides an end-to-end, fully automatic solution for collecting aerial data and gaining invaluable insights. The industrial grade platform is available on-site and on-demand, enabling industrial facilities to access premium aerial data in a faster, safer, more efficient way. The team at Airobotics fuses expertise in aerospace hardware design, robust electronic systems, leading software engineering, and years of experience in commercial drone operations. This varied experience has allowed them to design a solution suited to address the needs of the world’s most complex industrial environments such as mining, seaports and oil & gas

ANRA Technologies

ANRA Technologies

Provide unmanned aerial vehicle (”UAV”) operators and service providers with an off the shelf, field proven, operational platform and services for launching and managing commercial drone operations

Apollo Robotic Systems

Apollo Robotic Systems

It leverages technologies like machine learning, 3D digitization, drones, and sensing technologies including LiDAR, RGB cameras, and thermal cameras to automate the digital surveying of worksites

Ballard Power Systems

Ballard Power Systems

Ballard Power Systems Inc., is a world leader in the development, manufacture, sale and servicing of hydrogen fuel cell power systems. The company's products and services are used today in various markets, from heavy duty motive power to materials handling, backup power, UAV, marine and rail applications as well as support of other products required through their technology services contracts. Ballard’s technology offers a wide range of benefits within each of these markets, including lowering costs of energy use, longer operating lifetimes and positive environmental impacts. The Ballard team is working to accelerate fuel cell technology adoption, committed to sustainable mobility and clean air for everyone.The company's vision is to be the leading global provider of innovative clean energy solutions offering superior performance at a reduced operating cost

Black Sage

Black Sage

Black Sage implement complete counter-UAS systems and training to help customers regain safety and security. The company is a C-UAS system integrator that serves the United States and foreign allied governments. Its mission is to protect airspace against sUAS threats, regain safety and security, and bring about the calm, confident conditions that lead to economic progress and thriving populations. The company makes rapidly evolving, layered C-UAS systems which provide persistent protection across varied threat environments and mission sets. It takes on the rigorous task of trialing, fielding and developing the C-UAS kill-chain to ensure customers receive the best of breed sensors, effectors and systems for their mission

Dedrone

Dedrone

Dedrone protects organizations from malicious drones by securing the airspace using advanced hardware and software technology. Its complete airspace security solution provides sensors that connect to its DroneTracer software which detects, classifies, and protects against drone threats, including localizing the drone and its pilot. Passive and active countermeasures can be triggered, tailoring the defense mechanism to the severity of the threat. DroneTracker software connects sensors, performs machine-learning analysis, and is the central nervous system for the complete solution

Drone Aviation Holding Corp

Drone Aviation Holding Corp

The Company's products are designed to provide prolonged operational duration capabilities combined with improved reliability, uniquely fulfilling critical requirements in military, law enforcement and commercial and industrial applications. The company’s products are designed for military and security applications where they can provide secure and reliable aerial monitoring for extended durations while being tethered to the ground via a high strength armored tether. The company focuses primarily on the development of a tethered aerostat known as the Winch Aerostat Small Platform (“WASP”) which has been purchased by tier-one customers including the U.S. Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security

Drone Guarder

Drone Guarder

Provides fast, affordable, and reliable data from the air so the customers can make better-informed, real-time decisions about the most critical assets

GDU

GDU

GDU is an innovative and forward thinking take on the contemporary UAV industry. The company provides a first-rate UAV technology that can be utilized across a multitude of different platforms to change the way consumers interact with drones. The GDU team fully focuses on the comprehensive research, development, design and production of premium and iconic drones and we strive to not only offer concierge style customer service, but a truly fascinating flying experience. The company's young, enthusiastic and energetic team is committed to the cause and aims to push the boundaries of UAV technology by harmonizing state-of-the-art production with avant-garde industrial design. GDU's first-rate UAV technology can be utilized across a multitude of different platforms which will change the way consumers interact with drones. Without sacrificing performance, the GDU team has managed to create an extremely portable drone which can be folded down into a backpack friendly A4 sized package

Intelligent Energy

Intelligent Energy

Intelligent Energy's mission is to design and manufacture commercially viable fuel cell products to unlock the benefits of hydrogen, enabling our customers to have class-leading, reliable and affordable zero-emission products. Intelligent Energy’s proprietary air cooled fuel cells, provide clean power at class leading power densities for application across its target markets of UAVs, automotive and stationary power. Intelligent Energy provides fuel cell solutions to its customers with or without hydrogen storage included. The company is headquartered and manufactures in Loughborough in the UK, with additional offices and representation in the US, Japan, India and China

Skycatch

Skycatch

Skycatch leverages drone data and helps clients automate data collection, processing, and analysis. The company uses specialized deep learning and machine learning to find patterns and improve data outputs while connecting all the aspects into the client's workflow with ease. It offers fast, high-quality cloud processing through which clients can simply upload a photograph and receive data. Skycatch's drones provide high-precision 3D mapping. Their proprietary product, Skycatch Enterprise, is used by some of the largest construction, mining, and energy companies in the world