Onboard Supercomputer Automates DJI Drone Flights
- Heliguy, Lorenz Technology, and CG Labs team up to showcase the Lorenz AI-Link® integrated with a DJI M210 drone;
- The onboard supercomputer is ideal for secure data sharing, pre-planning flights, and drone automation;
- CG Labs exhibited the technology at UMEX 2020, in Abu Dhabi;
- Major companies are already combining DJI drones with the Lorenz Lorenz AI-Link®, including DFDS;
- Lorenz Technology and CG Labs have signed up to Heliguy’s Full Stack service.
DJI Gold Partner Heliguy has partnered with CG Labs and Lorenz Technology to showcase an onboard ‘supercomputer’ which allows pilots to pre-programme flights, use drones to conduct automated missions, and increase data security.
Based in Milton Keynes, UK, CG Labs works across many different sectors including security, defence, industrial, construction, agriculture and events specialising in visualisation, modelling and measurement, where technology and data manipulation deliver a new standard in accuracy and efficiency.
Global drone services provider, CG Labs, attended the UMEX 2020 show in Abu Dhabi this week, which was dedicated to drones, robotics, components and unmanned systems.
The company exhibited a DJI M210 aircraft – provided by one of the world’s leading drone suppliers, Heliguy – and integrated it with a Lorenz AI-Link® via onboard SDK.
Developed by Danish firm Lorenz Technology – which provides intelligent AI drone software designed for security, safety, and surveillance – the Lorenz AI-Link® enables new possibilities and purposes for drones and mobile robots with onboard artificial intelligence, edge computing, and automation, as well as offering a secure platform for data sharing.
The Lorenz AI-Link® is a supercomputer mounted as an intelligent brain on drones and mobile robots, able to detect incidents on pre-planned routes through the Lorenz Hive web interface.
Features include onboard data processing, real-time video streaming, autonomous route planning, and automatic archiving of video data.
DFDS, the world’s number one ferry operator, has already paired the Lorenz AI-Link® with the DJI M210, and is reaping the rewards. Using the system to conduct automated inspections, DFDS has seen a significant increase in efficiency, while reducing CO2 emissions, manpower and costs.
Other major companies benefiting from Lorenz Technology’s systems include G4S Danmark and Esbjerg Port.
Heliguy is a UK reseller of Lorenz Technology’s innovative products. The two companies have partnered to encourage more enterprise clients to adopt this sophisticated system.
Lorenz Technology and CG Labs have also signed up to Heliguy’s Full Stack service – a ground-breaking drone supply and support package which allows companies to dynamically scale their fleets by accessing Heliguy’s vast ecosystem of enterprise hardware.
Kristian Skaarup, CEO of Lorenz Technology, said: “With integrators of the Lorenz Technology software like Heliguy and CG Labs, we are able to distribute our software to additional markets and frontrunner clients in the industry.
“We’ve just launched the third generation of our Lorenz AI-Link® and it’s great recognition for us to partner with the leading integrators of the drone industry.”
CG Labs exhibited the DJI M210 and Lorenz AI-Link® as part of the ‘key digital tools and products’ it can offer its clients, including firms such as G4S and ARUP.
David Cummins, Executive Director of CG Labs, said: “This partnership will allow us to provide our customers with cutting edge technology on an already fantastic system, reducing the need for on-site pilots and therefore cutting cost.
“Combining a reduction in cost with an increase in capability is exactly what we strive for with all of our technology partners and it’s why our customers keep coming back to us.”
Ruairi Hardman, Heliguy’s Business Development Manager, said: “Lorenz Technology is offering something truly innovative and has taken what is possible to another level. We are delighted that this autonomous flight system can be integrated with DJI technology and it is something which will benefit our clients.
“One of these clients is CG Labs, and we were pleased to see that CG Labs exhibited the system on an M210 drone at UMEX 2020, highlighting how it can greatly improve security and flight autonomy.”