While commercial drones are becoming easier to use, deployments at scale require reliable support. H3 Dynamics today announced a partnership with Administrative Resource Options Inc. in which ARO will provide support across the U.S. for H3's drone-in-a-box systems.
“With ARO’s expertise in managed robotics services, we stand ready to deliver turnkey autonomous drone stations as a service with 24/7 nationwide operational support,” said Jarat Ford, general manager for North America at H3 Dynamics. “This is an essential step in scaling our solutions efficiently across such a large territory with many remote locations, such as on border patrols or [at] large solar PV [photovoltaic] power plants.”
Founded in 2015, H3 Dynamics provides services for uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs) for maintenance, rescue, and surveillance operations. The company also offers robotic drone stations to remove the need for pilots, as well as hydrogen-electric systems to elongate battery-powered flight times. It has offices in Singapore; Austin, Texas; and Toulouse, France.
H3 Dynamics' DBX-G7 station is drone-agnostic
H3 Dynamics said its DBX-G7 is an advanced stationary field robot designed to function like an onsite drone pilot, covering all operations, from navigation to docking, battery charging, data retrieval, transmission, and cloud-based processing.
Unlike other systems, DBX-G7 is drone-agnostic, meaning it can support different drone models and payload options, claimed the company. A single cloud portal enables a full suite of use cases for today's drone services industry, according to H3 Dynamics.
H3 Dynamics added that its DBX-G7 drone-agnostic charging station enables fully autonomous drones across the entire workflow, making it suitable for customers looking to automate existing operations and manage their remote locations more efficiently.
While the company acknowledged that it mainly focuses on enabling small commercial drones, H3 Dynamics added that it expects its system to power larger and more capable UAVs all the way through to full-scale aircraft.
A multi-mission command center enables real-time management of automated tasks, from takeoff to landing. Source: H3 Dynamics
ARO brings robotics management experience
“We’re excited to have this partnership with H3 Dynamics,” said Jeff Pittelkow, managing director of robotics at ARO. “The DBX platform is a world-class drone-in-a-box system that is set to take the U.S. market by storm. Through our national network of agents, resources, and our operational experience, we feel we are the right partner to help ensure H3 Dynamics are a continued leader in the space.”
Founded in 1990, Administrative Research Options supports field operations and manages industrial automation. The Chicago-based company said it specializes in integrating people, process, and technology.
By offering financing, operations, and customer success support, ARO said its robotics-as-a-service (RaaS) model can save manufacturers from capital expenditures. The company added that end customers can obtain a high level of management support and oversight of their new robotic employees.
ARO's services include implementation, daily operations, 24/7 remote monitoring, robotic fleet management, account management, break/fix support, dedicated personnel, and complete robot lifecycle management.
Through the new partnership, H3 Dynamics said it will benefit from ARO’s decades of managed services experience. ARO will ensure the successful deployment, operation, continued success of H3's DBX platform, said the companies.
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