Phase One Industrial has entered into an agreement for its iXM range of cameras to be integrated into Acecore’s professional multirotor UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), creating new high-end solutions for drone-based high-accuracy mapping and inspection applications.
Phase One’s innovative iXM cameras have been specially designed for UAV-based aerial imagery. The iXM 100MP and iXM 50MP are high-productivity metric cameras with a range of specially designed RSM lenses that can be easily integrated into a wide range of UAV platforms, delivering superior quality aerial imaging and flexible operation for a variety of mapping, surveying, and inspection applications.
Acecore will support integration of the iXM cameras into three of its UAV platforms: the Neo octocopter, the Zoe quadcopter, and the Noa hexacopter. Noa, Acecore’s flagship drone platform, can fly for up to 45 minutes while carrying any PhaseOne iXM / iXM-RS camera and lens option. Operators have full control over the Phase One cameras’ features during flight, and all iXM / iXM-RS range cameras can be seamlessly swapped from a traditional bottom mount to a top mount configuration. The latter is an ideal option for inspecting structures, such as bridges, from the bottom up. The entire system is weatherproof and resistant to wind speeds of up to 35 knots, allowing users to experience significantly less downtime.
Dov Kalinski, CEO of Phase One Industrial, commented: “Our cameras exemplify Acecore’s mission to optimize, increase efficiency and inspire UAV mapping and inspection missions. As an industry leader, we are confident that they will help our strategic efforts to evolve the industry through innovative solutions using Phase One Industrial technology.”
Jorrit Linders, Founder and CEO of Acecore, said: “A competent payload is what gives our drones purpose and turns them into useful tools to save money, time and effort. Working together with Phase One Industrial allows us to add a powerful fully integrated camera-drone combination to our line-up, tied together by an intelligent Gremsy gimbal.”
Koen Vrints, Professional UAV Surveyor at Koen Vrints BVBA, stated: “The integration of the Phase One iXM camera with the Acecore drone allows full control from the ground, preventing unexpected errors that would require repeated flights and therefore saves precious time.”