MFE Inspection Solutions to Resell Emesent Drone Autonomy Payload


September 7, 2022

MFE Inspection Solutions has announced its appointment as a reseller of Emesent, which develops drone autonomy systems. The partnership will give MFE customers access to the full line of Emesent products, including their flagship product Hovermap ST, an autonomy and mapping payload.

Hovermap is widely used in the mining, infrastructure, surveying, and mapping industries to scan complex environments quickly and safely, Emesent said. 

MFE Inspection Solutions’ specialists said they are excited about what the versatility and accuracy of Hovermap’s technology can mean for their customers. Hovermap can be attached to a supported drone like the DJI 300 RTK and autonomously fly beyond the line of sight and communication range while providing collision avoidance to map inaccessible or GPS-denied areas. Users can detach Hovermap from the drone to perform handheld inspections or mount it on a vehicle. Hovermap may also be mounted on ground-based robots such as the intuitive Boston Dynamics Spot to capture an entire asset.

“We’re excited to bring this level of technology to our customers,” said Cody Menchaca, sUAS project manager at MFE. “The versatility of Hovermap opens new doors, allowing customers to capture a wide range of data assets that will inform everyday decisions making the industry safer and smarter.”

The system’s omnidirectional, LiDAR-based, collision avoidance and stable GPS-denied flight allow drone pilots to fly safely up, close to, inside, or underneath assets, to map them, and capture detailed images. This includes bridges, oil and gas rigs, building facades, and telecom towers.

Dedicated to being a comprehensive inspection solutions provider, MFE said it is thrilled to bring this new technology to its customers across North America. MFE Inspection Solutions specialists partner with their customers to provide them with the ultimate in specialized training, consulting services, equipment sales and rentals, repairs, and calibrations.

With thousands of hours of autonomous flight logged by customers around the world, Hovermap has also proven as a lidar mapping and autonomy solution for challenging GPS-denied environments.

For more information about MFE Inspection Solutions and its product offerings, visit its website here.

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