Microdrones launched mdaaS (Microdrones as a Service) to make its survey equipment and solutions accessible to a broader market of surveyors and geomatics professionals. Could be a handy tool in the solar development toolbelt.
MdaaS introduces drone surveying solutions, including everything needed to do drone LiDAR and surveying the right way, with convenient hardware and software packages and affordable monthly payment options as low as $1,042.
“We developed mdaaS to propel the industry and expand the market from innovators and early adopters into the early majority phase of growth,” said Microdrones CEO Vivien Heriard-Dubreuil. “The demand and interest are obvious; this new business model makes the adoption decision easy for a broader addressable market. More companies will be able to afford this technology, when offered as a monthly subscription, as compared to the traditional model of purchasing survey equipment in one lump sum.”
Surveying and geomatics professionals will be able to configure and optimize their survey equipment, service and software selections according to business needs and anticipated usage.
The decision-making process is much easier, as it pertains to selecting a system. For example, one single mdMappper1000DG aaS system can collect data, and the user can decide to process its data in DG or PPK depending on the job. With the mdLiDAR1000 aaS system, you have now access to many more data processing modules, including strip adjustment, precision enhancement, point colorization and more.
Post processing specifications are selectable in Microdrones proprietary mdInfinity data processing software, so that expense can be matched on a project-by-project basis to the data deliverable demands of the client.
Microdrones customers start by deciding which system(s) meet their overall needs, selecting from the mdLiDAR, mdMapper and mdTector families of fully integrated technology.
“After selecting survey equipment, the user decides whether they prefer to buy their equipment in one lump sum or to use our subscription model with convenient monthly payments,” noted VP of Global Sales for Microdrones Vincent Legrand. “Data post processing choices are also flexible; our mdInfinity software allows users to Pay Per Project, or to purchase an Unlimited Plan.”
— Solar Builder magazine