November 1, 2015
Gap Wireless, a Canadian distributor of products and services for the mobile broadband and Test & Measurement markets, has added Sentera LLC UAVs (drones) and big data management software offerings to its product inventory. Sentera’s recently introduced OnTop Platform for desktop and mobile applications, which will enable cellular and broadcast providers across Canada to manage big data associated with tower site inspection imagery.
Information that was previously unfeasible or unaffordable to obtain is now accessible by simply flying a UAV, capturing images and analyzing the resulting data, Gap said in a release, adding that it will be distributing Sentera’s sensors and ‘aircraft’ along with other industry-supported UAV models which will enable easy site inspections for challenging locations such as cell and broadcast antenna installations.
OnTop Platform provides an integrated mobile app and desktop client that can analyze image data and record the exact location, date, time, and asset type associated with every inspection photo. Photos are assigned to the correct site and are presented in a searchable map view.
“It enhances closeout packages; site and tower inspections; equipment audits; historical analysis; and tenancy,” Gap said. “Users can annotate and tag imagery, then instantly share the vital photos with teams and organizations, enabling tower owners, builders, climbers, and service providers to build a network of data points and unlock the data contained within inspection imagery. All imagery is saved to a secure, 256-bit AES + SSL encrypted cloud server and once uploaded, is available instantly anywhere in the world.”
Further information is available at www.gapwireless.com.