The number of use cases for industrial drones has grown exponentially over the last couple of years. Being aware of the market potential, SmartDrone decided to take its current surveying and mapping drone solution to the next level. The ultimate goal is to build a new flight platform that will empower any business to deploy their drone applications.
Drone infrastructure change: from vision to reality
To make this vision a reality, SmartDrone needed a way to pull together a wide array of fragmented components and open-source software into a secure and cohesive drone infrastructure platform. While SmartDrone could have built the capabilities it needed in-house, doing so would have been a major drain on time and resources. Luckily, Ubuntu Core and snaps turned out to be the perfect fit for the company’s requirements, and Canonical’s SMART START program is accelerating the drone specialist’s journey to market.
Read this case study to learn how:
- SmartDrone is overcoming the challenges of disparate open-source technologies to create an industrial-grade flight platform fit for almost any drone-based project
- Cooperation with Canonical is ensuring the secure and rapid deployment of SmartDrone’s drones-as-a-service strategy at 1/10 the cost of other approaches
- Thanks to Ubuntu Core’s containerised approach, SmartDrone can build an open drone infrastructure ecosystem for their customers