Advanced Navigation has released a new SaaS (software as a service) platform that allows users to connect, monitor and control any drone from a web browser. Cloud Ground Control allows multi-user and multi-drone connections over 4G/5G using a credit card-sized modem or a smartphone app.
Cloud Ground Control is ideal for enterprises using drone fleets for applications such as emergency situations, construction, asset inspections, and mining. The cloud-based command and control solution provides pilots and mission commanders with real-time situational awareness and mission control, enabling more informed decisions and efficient responses.
The platform leverages a decade of experience working with leading robot and drone manufacturers around the world, and is designed and built with the flexibility to meet ever-evolving drone regulations. It can easily integrate user’s custom software, machine learning capabilities, and drone peripherals into one online platform. Features of the Cloud Ground Control drone mission software include:
- Multi-user and multi-drone connection
- Real-time video feed and telemetry
- End-to-end encryption
- Built-in compliance
- Cloud storage
Jason Young, CEO of Ripper Corporation, who already use the platform to manage their drone fleet over 1000 km of coastline, commented: “Cloud Ground Control has allowed us to gain better insights of what is happening on our beaches so our teams can make more informed decisions in emergencies.”
Xavier Orr, CEO and co-founder of Advanced Navigation, said: “We were working on a number of the most innovative robotics projects in the world and the one common element we found was that there was no good solution for monitoring and control over cellular networks. We set out to solve that problem and create a reliable and secure cloud monitoring and control platform. Combined with our 4G/5G micro modem technology, the system allows robotics platforms to be onboarded in a flash.”