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.
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/
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
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