Flir invests in Dronebase
Flir has made a strategic investment in Dronebase. As a drone operations company, Dronebase has access to one of the largest unmanned aerial surveillance (UAS) pilot networks. The investment establishes Flir as the exclusive provider of thermography product solutions and as the official provider of training for the Dronebase pilot network of UAS thermal imaging systems through the Flir Infrared Training Center (ITC).
"Our investment in Dronebase is helping to broaden the adoption of the Flir thermal imaging technology by making it accessible to more pilots flying drones on a daily basis," said Jim Cannon, President and CEO of Flir. "The Dronebase Enterprise Pilot Network, which is being trained by professional thermographers, will allow Dronebase to offer its customers a broad range of thermal imaging inspection services, while Flir will be able to implement additional proprietary service offerings through Dronebase in the future."
Dronebase and its pilots have completed over 100,000 commercial missions in more than 70 countries and provide services to a wide range of industries, including residential and commercial real estate, insurance, telecommunications, construction and media. Flir and Dronebase will collaborate on the development of a special dronebase pilot training through Flir's ITC training center and create an exclusive pilot network through a dedicated Dronebase certification process.
"With Flir's strategic investment in Dronebase, we can now offer scalable thermography solutions to companies of all sizes," said Dan Burton, CEO and founder of Dronebase. "This access to valuable data enables our customers to make better decisions about their key resources. Like myself, many Dronebase pilots have relied on Flir products for military service. Our collaboration now gives military veterans a chance to work with Flir again and use their education in their civilian lives. "