Airware, a leading provider of end-to-end solutions that turn aerial data into actionable business intelligence, has recently announced the launch of enhancements to the Airware Mining and Quarrying solution. Airware’s solution is built on the secure and scalable cloud-based Airware platform. This solution leverages machine learning and artificial intelligence to help mines and quarries digitise their business and improve operations with visualisation, collaboration, analysis and reporting on drone-captured data.Yvonne Wassenaar, CEO of Airware stated, “Airware continues to partner with industry leaders to deliver value-based innovation that drives operational efficiency, lower costs and improved safety. Our enterprise platform and advanced Mining and Quarrying solution has delivered proven competitive advantage to our customers.”This latest release of the Airware Mining and Quarrying solution provides enhanced capabilities for teams to collaborate in real-time to manage, process, view and analyse site data. The Airware solution includes:Flexible Data CollectionMulti-rotor RTK SupportAirware will support the new DJI M210-RTK industrial quality drone. This new aircraft willprovide Airware customers with a robust and readily available solution for faster andmore accurate data acquisition without the need to place ground control points.Additional DJI Drone SupportAirware is also announcing support for the new DJI M200 industrial quality drone alongwith continued support for the DJI P4P, a durable and low cost drone. Airware’sexpansion of drone support gives customers the ability to choose the best drone for theirbusiness purpose and budget.Enterprise Security, Performance, and CollaborationEnhanced Enterprise SecurityAirware is focused on providing the highest level of enterprise security. The companysupports SAML 2.0 SSO and its information security program is aligned to ISO 27001.All data is encrypted both in transit and at rest to optimize security.Fast Data UploadAirware cloud enhancements include increased upload speed, improved ease of use,rapid processing times and status tracking.Improved Team CollaborationTeam efficiency is enhanced with improved geo-referenced site information includingground-level photos and annotation management.New Advanced Mining and Quarrying featuresAdvanced VolumetricsAirware is now the only company to offer eight advanced volumetric calculations toprovide the mining and quarrying industries the most accurate stockpile calculations –even in the most complex site environments.Stockpile Calculation and Reporting OptionsAirware provides customers with options for stockpile reporting. Users can measurestockpiles in real-time and generate their own reports. Airware also offers an automatedservice with stockpile inventory data delivered as finished reports and files that can beimported into financial systems.Local CoordinatesAirware supports the use of site-specific local coordinates to save time and streamlineworkflows by allowing customers to easily overlay drone data with other geospatial data.Users can leverage data throughout the entire operational life cycle using popularformats from Trimble and Esri.Last year, Airware secured a strategic investment from Caterpillar Ventures. The investment allows Airware to accelerate programs that enable dealers to offer solutions and services within the construction, mining, and quarrying industries, and highlighted Caterpillar’s commitment in leading the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Airware is also distributing senseFly’s eBee Plus mapping drone as part of its enterprise solution offering. Making the solution available within the global Cat dealer network as an element of the Cat Connect offering means that professionals in industries like mining will be able to specifically understand how these tools can help them.
EDINBURGH POLICE HAVE said that they have had a “positive response” to a reported sighting of missing three-year-old Mikaeel Kular but have had no confirmed sightings since he was last seen on Wednesday evening.Assistant chief constable Malcolm Graham told a media briefing this evening that there is “grave concern” because it is approaching 48 hours since the last confirmed sighting of Mikaeel.He said that police are engaged in a “twin track” investigation into Mikaeel’s disappearance:We must examine every possibility. It’s entirely possible that Mikaeel has left the house of his own accord, however, it is also possible that he has gone missing as a result of criminal act and as a result our investigation is taking a twin track.Graham says that police are taking this joint approach because after “all the work that we’ve been doing we’ve been unable to confirm any sightings”.Superintendent Liz McAinsh stressed however that there has been no change in the direction in the investigation and that it is still a search for a missing person.“The search will continue until we have any indication that that search shouldn’t continue,” she said.Police have also confirmed that Mikaeel had not returned to nursery since Christmas due to a bad chest infection. The illness was the reason why he was sleeping alone on the night he disappeared as he usually shared a room with his sister.McAinsh says that they have already put out a call to all ports and airports to remain vigilant as is routine in these cases but that “the search parameters have been extensive as the level of concern grows”.Graham also said that “with the passage of time our worry is heightened” and stressed that the investigation may have to get bigger.“We need to have the scale of investigation required. We’ve had positive responses to that (the possible sighting) but we need to more work to bottom that out,” he said.Read: Potential sighting of 3-year-old Mikaeel in Edinburgh >Read: Edinburgh police release new picture as search for 3-year-old goes on >