Example Live Streaming directly from Drone
KSI has developed a software solution for data links and live streaming between drones and users in different locations. By streaming data via KSI, engineers, project managers or inspectors get live access to one or more drones, regardless of the end device and own location. Thus, for example, plants or areas worldwide can be inspected from the desk, while only one pilot with a drone, in the best case even the drone autonomously, is on-site.
But how is it ensured that different software and hardware components of the overall solution work together for different purposes and function effectively? The devil is in the details: The use of a drone as a technical instrument for inspection quickly becomes complex when data must be collected in combination with other software solutions for evaluation or transmission.
Central Platform for Remote Inspection
In KSI’s case, the FlyNex Enterprise Suite provides the central access point. Operations and maintenance managers have access to the live stream of the drone via FlyNex and its pre-integrated interfaces. At the same time, however, the platform not only enables direct connection to the drone, but also project management, access management of recordings for employees, service providers, and other software interfaces, and much more.
Specifically, this means:
An encrypted data connection to the drone is established via the FlyNex Enterprise Suite. Data protection, app, interfaces, project and flight management, and devices are pre-integrated by FlyNex and work together.
The user can access different drones at different locations and retrieve image/measurement/video data live, without having to change a system or account or use other tools here.
Device management, preconfigured interfaces, and transmission via the KSI data link can ensure that the correct drone data is captured in the desired form.
Companies in the energy and construction industries, in particular, are already using drones for Remote monitoring and Remote inspection. Solutions are mainly being integrated for Operation and Maintenance Center (OMC) and Network Management Center (NMC). Meanwhile, drones represent their own Operation Support Systems (OSS) for network operators.