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Percepto Upgrades Inspection Platform, Launches New Mobile Drone

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November 17, 2021

Percepto, which is developing autonomous inspection with industrial robotics, has announced the launch of its 2022 Autonomous Inspection & Monitoring (AIM) platform, and new Air Mobile drone. Percepto aims to offer customers an end-to-end solution powered by artificial intelligence to collate and streamline all visual data.

The new AIM 2022 Insight Manager delivers AI-powered packaged solutions for sector-specific use cases, including solar, mining, energy, oil & gas and other industries. By drawing on tens of thousands of hours collected by autonomous robot missions at industrial facilities, Percepto’s AI change detection framework offers unified visual data and business insights for each of these sectors, the company said. AIM 2022 can be integrated with autonomous drones and robots, as well as other visual data collectors, such as DJI drones and fixed cameras. Reports and insights are automatically generated, and can be sent to stakeholders on any mobile device. Issues and faults can be geotagged and displayed on a map to enable action before they escalate into more serious problems, Percepto said.

The company also introduced its new Percepto Air portfolio as part of its drone-in-a-box offerings. The Percepto Air Max is the next generation of the Percepto Sparrow, a field-proven solution that operates in mining, oil & gas and energy companies on six continents. Percepto said it is the only drone-in-a-box system that includes an optical gas imaging (OGI) camera.

The Percepto Air Mobile is a more compact and lightweight model aimed at smaller sites or organizations taking their first steps with a drone-in-a-box program, or for larger sites that need greater deployment flexibility. The Mobile drone can be ideal for linear inspections, such as pipelines or powerlines, and can monitor short-term projects across multiple sites (for example, construction).

Both drone systems are stored permanently on site within their respective Percepto Bases, designed for infrequent maintenance and protection against extreme weather, such as hurricanes. Percpeto said its drones are safe and regulation ready, ensuring that operational aspects meet corporate standards.

“Percepto AIM 2022 and the new Percepto Air line of drones, together with the most advanced change detection solution, alert and prevent failures and downtime within diverse use cases across many industries,” said Dor Abuhasira, CEO of Percepto. “Percepto AIM provides the most advanced and comprehensive enterprise inspection software that offers a complete data workflow – from capture to insight. With Percepto Air Max and Percepto Air Mobile, companies have a range of options to choose from depending on the size of their facilities and the flexibility needed to deploy drones.”

“The real power of Percepto’’s system is how data collection and analytics are integrated for a holistic view from both a technical and management perspective,” said Tim Shanfelt, director of operations transformation at Koch Ag and Energy. “Our workers are connected to high-level information that helps them make the right decisions while keeping them safe and free to pursue higher value activities. Our goal is to eliminate hazardous, wasteful and mundane tasks from our operators’ day. For example, instead of an employee climbing an icy ladder in the winter, a robot or drone can perform the same task while still obtaining accurate measurements. We see Percepto playing a significant role in helping make our facilities more safe, secure, efficient and profitable.”

For more details on the Percepto platform, visit its website here.

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