Kespry to Provide Its UAS to John Deere’s Customers Thanks to New Partnership

By AUVSI News posted 08-03-2017 12:49


Thanks to an exclusive global strategic alliance, Kespry, a developer of commercial UAS, will begin offering its Aerial Intelligence System to John Deere Construction & Forestry dealers, so that John Deere can provide Kespry’s UAS to its customers for them to use on job sites across the world.

As a part of the partnership, Kespry will also provide training and certification to John Deere dealers on the use of their Kespry 2s platform.

Kespry’s UAS is completely autonomous, as it takes off, flies and lands all on its own. The Kespry Drone 2s will give John Deere customers the ability to capture, evaluate and share survey-grade data and insights, simply and efficiently.

The new Kespry Drone 2s also include an on-board LiDAR sensor that helps it detect and avoid a variety of obstacles.

“Our relationship with John Deere will accelerate the adoption of drone solutions in industrial markets and will rapidly change how business is done in construction, road building and other industrial sectors,” says Kespry chairman and CEO George Mathew via press release.

“These advanced aerial intelligence systems are already changing the face of work in industrial markets as surveyors and contractors are able to retool their skill sets for this increasingly connected world.”

Product Marketing Manager at John Deere WorkSight, Andrew Kahler, adds, “this technology will help our dealers offer a seamless workflow to site development and road building contractors from project planning through grading dirt.”

“The data gathered from the Kespry system will help our customers and equipment operators make decisions that reduce costs and improve productivity as they optimize the job site and spend less time on jobs.”

According to Kespry, users of its UAS can access real-time 3D renderings, volumetric analysis and data export features, thanks to a simple web interface. Data collected using the UAS can also be exported from Kespry’s cloud to several different common modeling packages, such as the endorsed John Deere platform, the AGTEK Earthwork 4D, which can be used to perform 3D model overlays, takeoff procedures and cut/fill maps.

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