HUVR and Ardenna Announce a New Joint Solution Combining AI-Based Defect Detection Automation With Enterprise Industrial Asset Management Solutions For The Energy Sector

Energy Customers Can See Live Demonstrations of the Joint Solution at Energy Drone Coalition Summit,  June 20-21, 2018 in Houston, TX.

Hampton, VA and Austin, TX, June 18, 2018 – Ardenna and HUVRdata, who announced a collaboration in April to integrate their respective capabilities into one platform, are excited to reveal a groundbreaking joint solution that provides fully automated defect detection, reporting and analytics to the energy sector. This enhanced platform unites Ardenna’s AI-based automated defect detection software with HUVR’s Automation and Enterprise Industrial Asset Management Reporting and Analytic toolset to provide customers with a state-of-the-art solution for industrial asset inspections.

Industrial customers using HUVRdata’s platform already enjoy valuable efficiencies and benefits afforded by the unique combination of features offered in the platform, which include the storage of inspection data from disparate sources in a structured and secure database, customer-defined inspection checklists and report formats, comprehensive diagnostic analytics, and business system integrations. The integration of Ardenna’s software further enhances the platform by automating the defect detection process and automated defect labeling.

There are three main challenges enterprise asset owners face when integrating drones into their O&M work flows: (1) incorporating data from multiple disparate sources in a way that meets IT security, scaling and access requirements, (2) reducing data review time and minimizing human error, and (3) Integrating the reporting /analytics within existing business systems. Industrial customers using HUVRdata’s platform already enjoy valuable efficiencies and benefits afforded by its unique combination of features, which address the majority the above outlined challenges, but the integration of Ardenna’s software completes the solution by automating the defect detection process, including automated defect and client labeling.

“The HUVR / Ardenna solution will bring leading edge technologies to the energy sector offering our clients opportunities to enjoy immediate ROI,  automation and efficiencies in their inspection O&M workflows”, said Ben Williams, HUVRdata Co-Founder.

“Enterprise customers are integrating new methods of data capture, such as by drone, into the O&M workflow as a way to improve worker safety and supplement the types of information being collected on their assets”, said David Patterson, Ardenna’s Director of Business Development. “By integrating our automated defect detection capabilities into HUVR’s platform, O&M groups within Enterprise organizations are able to leverage these new data capture methodologies in a timely and cost-effective manner”.

The companies will be featuring a demonstration of this combined offering at the Energy Drone Coalition Summit, June 20-21, 2018 in Houston, TX and will be looking to engage 3 lead customers for early access to these transformative technologies. Visit Ardenna and HUVRdata at booths 1102 and 1104, respectively, to learn more about the engagement offering and the benefits of leveraging this platform for your infrastructure inspection needs.

 

 

Visit us at Energy Drone Coalition Summit, June 20-21, 2018 in Houston, TX, Booths 1102/1104.

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About Ardenna

Privately held and established in 2017 as a spin-off venture of Bihrle Applied Research Inc. (www.bihrle.com), Hampton, VA-based Ardenna offers computer vision and machine learning solutions for the automated detection, classification and reporting of anomalies found during the inspection of critical infrastructure. Ardenna’s initial solution, RailVision™ was a groundbreaking success with BNSF Railway in the achievement of truly automated long-range UAS supplemental track inspections. Building upon this success, Ardenna is now introducing these intelligent automation capabilities to the energy sector (wind turbine, electric utility, pipeline and solar). More information is available at www.ardenna.com

Contact:

David Patterson, Director of Business Development

Phone: 757-251-7505

Email: dpatterson@ardenna.com

 

About HUVRdata

 

Privately held and established in 2014, Austin-based HUVRdata provides Enterprise Industrial Asset Management Solutions used by Fortune 500 industrial Asset Owners.  Our clients utilize HUVRdata’s SaaS Platform to structure image data, incorporate Inspector collected data and integrate to existing asset management solutions in a seamless and cost-effective manner.   HUVRdata’s reporting and analytic solutions focus on bringing Operations and Maintenance savings in the Energy, Utility and Telecommunications Industries.   More information is available at www.huvrdata.com

Contact:

Ben Williams, Co-Founder, HUVRdata

Phone: 512-550-8373

Email: ben.williams@huvrdata.com

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Ardenna and HUVR Announce Collaboration to Bring AI-Based Defect Detection Automation to Enterprise Industrial Asset Management Solution 

Customers Will Benefit from Faster Access to Asset Health and Increased Asset Visibility, Directly Translating to Lower O&M Expenditures

 

Hampton, VA and Austin, TX, April 26, 2018 – Ardenna, the leading provider of automated detection and classification software for image data from infrastructure inspections and HUVRdata, the leading provider of Enterprise Industrial Asset Management Reporting and Analytic solutions to Fortune 500 Energy and Renewables companies, have announced a collaboration to offer an integrated platform. Industrial customers already enjoying lower O&M expenditures facilitated by HUVRdata’s platform will see further cost reductions and improved efficiencies as Ardenna’s AI-based automation significantly decreases the need for direct human review of the imagery. The repeatability and consistency resulting from Ardenna’s intelligent image processing software will enhance the quality of the results generated in HUVRdata’s reporting and analytics platform.

 

Enterprise asset owners face three common challenges when integrating drones into their operations and maintenance flows. First, developing a strategy for incorporating the data from increasingly disparate sources such as humans, drones, fixed cameras and sensors in a way that meets each Enterprise’s IT security, scaling and access requirements. Second, reducing the data review time required to generate actionable results and minimizing the errors/inconsistencies introduced by human fatigue, repetition and individual judgement. Thirdly, integrating the reporting and analytics with existing business systems.

 

“With the Ardenna / HUVRdata combined solution, Enterprise Asset Owners across multiple markets will be able to automate the defect detection process, incorporate Inspector-collected data and integrate to existing asset management solutions in a seamless and cost-effective manner”, said Ben Williams HUVRdata Co-Founder. “Further, this platform will provide each asset owner with full control of their data structure and allow sophisticated analytics to reduce their O&M expenses and increase asset life and efficiency.”

 

“The sheer volume of imagery and data collected during asset inspections is ever expanding aided by the integration of drones in O&M work flows. Our automated defect detection solutions increase throughput while reducing human errors,” said David Patterson, Ardenna’s Director of Business Development. “Current and new enterprise customers utilizing HUVRdata’s platform will see immediate automation enhancements which will lead to further refinements of the data work flow and analytics within HUVRdata’s platform.”

 

The integrated solution will initially target the following markets: Transportation (ex: Rail), Energy (ex: Oil and Gas, Solar, Wind) and Infrastructure (ex: Electrical Utilities, Bridges).

 

Visit us at Booth #2528 during AUVSI’s XPONENTIAL event May 1-3 in Denver.

 

Visit our Virtual Press Office for AUVSI’s XPONENTIAL at http://xponential.vporoom.com/Ardenna

 

 

About Ardenna

Privately held and established in 2017 as a spin-off venture of Bihrle Applied Research Inc. (www.bihrle.com), Hampton, VA-based Ardenna offers computer vision and machine learning solutions for the automated detection, classification and reporting of anomalies found during the inspection of critical infrastructure. Ardenna’s initial solution, RailVision™ was a groundbreaking success with BNSF Railway in the achievement of truly automated long-range UAS supplemental track inspections. Building upon this success, Ardenna is now introducing these intelligent automation capabilities to the energy sector (wind turbine, electric utility, pipeline and solar). More information is available at www.ardenna.com

Contact:

 

David Patterson, Director of Business Development

Phone: 757-251-7505

Email: dpatterson@ardenna.com

 

About HUVRdata

 

Privately held and established in 2014, Austin-based HUVRdata provides Enterprise Industrial Asset Management Solutions used by Fortune 500 industrial Asset Owners.  Our clients utilize HUVRdata’s SaaS Platform to structure image data, incorporate Inspector collected data and integrate to existing asset management solutions in a seamless and cost-effective manner.   HUVRdata’s reporting and analytic solutions focus on bringing Operations and Maintenance savings in the Energy, Utility and Telecommunications Industries.   More information is available at www.huvrdata.com

Contact:

Ben Williams, Co-Founder, HUVRdata

Phone: 512-550-8373

Email: ben.williams@huvrdata.com

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HUVRdata and EdgeData Announce Collaboration to Optimize Aerial Wind Inspections

HUVRdata and EdgeData Announce Collaboration to Optimize Aerial Wind Inspections

 

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana – Two leading companies in aerial wind inspection services, HUVRdata, based in Austin, TX and EdgeData based in Grand Forks, ND, announced a collaboration to deliver a suite of wind industry data intelligence tools and credential processes to optimize the use of this technology within the wind industry. The collaboration will leverage multiple points of synergy between the two companies, including HUVRdata’s data capture capabilities and cloud based services and EdgeData’s BladeEdge analytics software for automated blade condition assessment.

“With our shared commitments to accuracy, security and continuous innovation, EdgeData and HUVRdata make natural partners,” said Lonnie Bloomquist, CEO of EdgeData.  “Our collaboration will allow the industry to accelerate the adoption of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) within O&M operations and provide the most robust analytics and cloud based services to lower annual operating expenses,” states Bob Baughman, CEO of HUVRdata.

The scope of the collaboration spans data capture, software analytics tools, data handling and reporting. HUVRdata, which holds a 333 exemption for wind turbine inspections and is the first company to be credentialed by the National UAS Credentialing Program, will be added as an EdgeData Unmanned Service Provider (USP) to provide safe, reliable turbine inspection data.

The companies will work together to accelerate software performance, deliver enterprise-grade cloud-based and on-site data storage, and optimize reporting tools to serve the needs of different organizational roles, from wind farm technician to vice president of operations.

“This partnership will give wind professionals more powerful tools for delivering ROI, with an unprecedented range and depth of data collection, analytics and reporting capabilities,” said Chris Shroyer, President of EdgeData. “It is about the data and the associated intelligence – this is the future of the wind industry.”

 

Visit EdgeData at its BladeEdge analytics demonstration in booth #2719 during the Windpower 2016 conference in New Orleans.

 

 

About HUVRdata

Privately held and established in 2014, Austin-based HUVRdata is a drone-based data analytics company. One of the first to receive FAA authorization for its industrial drone applications, HUVRdata focuses on providing critical data intelligence to businesses in industries including wind, solar, oil and gas and industrial agriculture. HUVRdata is backed by leading angel networks, including Central Texas Angel Network and Houston Angel Network. For more, visit http://www.huvrdata.com/

About EdgeData

EdgeData equips businesses in a variety of industries to capture and use “big data” intelligence to grow profits and market share, ensure compliance, hone competitive advantage and make data­-driven decisions. EdgeData serves the wind energy market with BladeEdge, an analytical software suite that transforms aerial inspections into actionable intelligence to improve performance and extend blade life. For more, visit http://edgedata.net

 

Contact: Ben Williams, Co-Founder, HUVRdata

Phone: 512-550-8373

Email: ben.williams@huvrdata.com

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