H3 Dynamics has announced the launch of DBX-G7, a brand new vertiport system for autonomous, unmanned drone operations. Smarter, faster, and multi-modal with 5G and 4G connection capabilities, the DBX has been designed to scale on-going digitization efforts in safety compliance, maintenance and crisis management. Applications range from smart cities across Asia such as Singapore to various types of industrial sites worldwide.
Developed during the COVID-19 pandemic, DBX-G7 is a direct response to the new tele-presence and remote work paradigm. DBX performs all the functions of an on-site drone pilot such as navigation, docking, stowing, battery charging, data retrieval, transmission, and cloud-based processing. Issues such as rising labor shortages are reduced by autonomous systems such as DBX, which lessen the need for on-site presence.
“With increased digitization, the need for structural scans is growing whilst pilot availability is limited. We are looking to close the gap with our DBX autonomous drone stations.” Says Samuel Chauffaille, head of H3 Dynamics’ robotics systems division.
H3 Dynamics has been deploying its AI-enabled digital inspection solutions to address the many thousands of high-rise buildings that require regular inspections in Singapore, most of which use piloted drone operations.
The company has continuously expanded its solutions through strategic partnerships, including a partnership with SAP connectivity to send repair work orders directly from H3 Dynamics’ digital platform. H3 Dynamics is also working on real time airspace integration through a multi-pronged approach around the world with its global partnership with air traffic control leader THALES.
DBX is a start to autonomous urban air mobility that builds immediate commercial experience with lower risk and 5-kg drone operations. It also serves as something of a ‘living laboratory’ for cities considering 4-5-ton air taxis designed to carry passengers, a market set to reach over $1 trillion in value by 2040 according to Morgan Stanley.
“What makes DBX really unique, is its open-architecture philosophy. Unlike other closed environments that restrict users to a single drone type – DBX can host professional drones from different manufacturers, and support multiple communication protocols and operating standards.” says Taras Wankewycz, H3 Dynamics’ Founder and CEO.
This enables a diverse range of existing use cases and client requirements across a variety of applications from solar farms to precision agriculture, critical infrastructure maintenance, utilities, buildings, perimeter security, and many more.
“DBX will accelerate the global drone economy and existing solution developers anywhere in the world. Similar to how smartphones help create and develop the mobile app economy, H3 Dynamics’ DBX will develop the global drone analytics economy.” continues Wankewycz.