This week at AUVSI Xponential, Intel disclosed details about its Intel Insight Platform, a software solution for digital asset management. First announced and demonstrated at InterDrone 2017, Intel revealed the Intel Insight Platform is now deployed to key enterprise customers across several sectors.
The Intel Insight Platform is a cloud-based digital asset management system that enables customers to store, share and manage the rich data that commercial drone systems collect. With that aerial data, Intel Insight Platform can generate 2D and 3D models, take measurements, enable sharing and collaboration across teams, and run data analytics.
“We are pleased to announce a suite of new Intel drone technology at Xponential. Now companies can come to one supplier, and a name they know and trust, for their hardware and software needs – providing them with more tools to capture critical information about their assets, process and analyze it, and make insightful decisions for their business,” said Anil Nanduri, vice president and general manager, Intel drone team.
Intel also announced updates to its still-in-beta drone flight planning software, Intel Mission Control, which is designed to increase workflow efficiency and enhance automation of drone flights for commercial missions, including 2D and 3D flight plans.
“Multiple layers of airspace information are integrated to support flight safety and compliance. Automatic pre-flight safety and system checks help validate the flight plan before the mission is executed. After the mission is completed, the software provides a quick preview of the collected data so the UAV operator can check and verify for adequate area coverage and overlap and even inspect the quality of individual images in a 3D format,” Intel said.
Intel also unveiled three new payloads, specifically designed for inspection, surveying and mapping applications, for its Falcon 8+ system.
“The Intel High Resolution Imaging Payload captures 42MP images with amazing detail and clarity. It is based on the full-frame Sony RX1R II camera and generates highly detailed inspection data. This payload also supports RTK through a future software upgrade. The Intel Imaging Payload and Intel Dual Imaging Payload each support obstacle-avoidance capabilities to help enable safer missions and feature the 20MP Sony UMC-R10C camera. The payloads deliver real color, time-stamped and geo-referenced images for mapping, surveying and inspection. The Intel Dual Imaging Payload has two cameras mounted on one gimbal for simultaneous RGB image capture and thermal imaging. It will be available next quarter. The Intel Imaging Payload along with the Intel High Resolution Imaging Payload will both be available later this quarter,” Intel said.