DJI releases FlightHub software for more secure drone management

Wednesday November 8, 2017 0 comments Tags: Denver, DJI, FlightHub, Jan Gasparic

DENVER -- DJI, a leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, unveiled FlightHub, a new software solution that helps enterprises and drone service providers efficiently manage their drone operations from a single platform.dji-logo

A web-based service, FlightHub enables the secure management of real-time drone operations, flight data, drone fleets and pilot teams to meet the needs of the expanding global commercial drone industry.

"As commercial use of drone technology increases each day, businesses need a solution that lets them scale their operations quickly and efficiently manage their growing fleets and teams across multiple locations," said Jan Gasparic, DJI's head of Enterprise Partnerships.

"FlightHub is the first solution of its kind that empowers businesses to manage their drone operations in one place, securely, within seconds and from remote locations."

DJI said FlightHub provides a clear, centralized view of a company's drone operations to enable onsite pilots to more effectively collaborate with offsite teams. The Map View and Real-Time View features display telemetry, camera and sensor data for faster, more informed decision making, the company said.

FlightHub's web-based data management tools include features that sync and store drone flight data in a secure, searchable database for enterprises to ensure regulatory compliance, pilot accountability, and improved team management, regardless of the scale of the project or size of the fleet.

DJI said FlightHub improves internal resource management by providing an overview of teams and fleets, with the ability to set hierarchies for efficient team coordination, effective equipment procurement, and ongoing equipment maintenance.

"When we first started the drone program at BNSF, we had to develop a lot of processes from scratch, including the tasks of manually logging flights and conducting checks to ensure each team out on the field was following maintenance instructions at all times," said Nick Dryer, UAS Field Ops manager at BNSF, one of the largest freight railroad network operators in North America.

"FlightHub has made our program significantly easier to manage by providing a full view of real-time operations and internal communications in one platform. This solution has given us the opportunity to further expand the use of this new technology in an old industry."

FlightHub is accessible through web browsers and data is securely transmitted from the DJI Pilot mobile app for Android running on a user's mobile device or DJI CrystalSky monitor.

FlightHub is compatible with the DJI's Matrice 200 series enterprise drones as well as the DJI Mavic Pro, DJI Phantom 4 series and DJI Inspire 2 drones.

FlightHub will be available by subscription to enterprise customers worldwide through the DJI online store, with pre-orders that started Nov. 7

DJI said it is inviting users to participate in FlightHub's open beta period from Nov. 14 to Dec. 14. Interested customers will be provided with a free Basic account for the duration of the beta period.