Kespry said the changes apply to all of the sectors it serves, including mining and aggregates, and claims the new capabilities increase flexibility and make its drones easier to use and deploy.
The new haul roads feature allows haul roads to be designed faster and more accurately. The depth of automation provided has been broadened. Drones operating the feature also monitor roads against compliance thresholds, alerting when an area needs attention.
"The haul roads feature means there's no more measuring road widths, grades and berm heights. Kespry automates it all," the company said.
Kespry now offers the DJI Phantom 4 RTK, a popular, compact and accurate mapping drone as part of its standard fleet. It will also enable companies with their own Phantom 4 fleets to integrate them into the Kespry platform.
"Kespry offers the drone in an integrated package that includes our aerial intelligence platform and acclaimed customer support and service. Both base station and network solutions are supported."
Kespry also announced that its newest platform has added enhanced hail detection as well as seamless third-party drone operator support. With the latter, companies have flexibility in how they source their aerial data, whether by a Kespry-managed fleet, third-party service provider or their own existing drone hardware.
"By working with providers such as Dronebase, Kespry customers can access global pilot networks to fly their missions, and have results in 48-72 hours," the company said.
Kespry has compiled comprehensive customer training into its new platform, offering webinars and one-on-one consults on features, product options and the latest enhancements.
Kespry serves customers across North America, Europe and Australia. Drones are generally not piloted via joystick, their operation is automated through entering mission profiles through an iPad or similar, and the analysis of data is fully automated.