Consortiq Transforms Drone Operations With IoT Intelligence: CQNet, UAS Operations Portal Launched

Consortiq Transforms Drone Operations With IoT Intelligence: CQNet, UAS Operations Portal Launched

While the drone industry is built on cutting edge technology, the methods used for its operations are often outdated. Consortiq is giving the sector the innovative safety-led update it needs to react to the changing demands of the market with its new, IoT inspired flight planning portal, CQNet. Using real time data and analytics, it replaces inefficient and inaccurate spreadsheets, logbooks and other physical tools to transform safety management and reduce risk within drone operations. The foremost drone consultant will be launching its problem-solving software at the AUVSI XPONENTIAL trade show in Dallas, Texas this May.

David Walters, Software Development Manager at Consortiq, will be running a series of demonstrations at the premier drone event, running between the 8th and 11th of May. With a focus towards the media industry and the emergency services, the drone technology expert will be running two sessions daily at 11:00am and 2:00pm local time, highlighting CQNet’s applications for each targeted sector respectively.

Bryan McKernan, newly appointed as US Director of Operations at Consortiq will also be present at the show. With his extensive knowledge on Small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) policy gained through Marine Corps Installations during his 20 years as a Marine Corps Aviator. Former Pentagon staff officer, Bryan, looks forward to introducing visitors at the leading unmanned event to Consortiq’s latest release.

Will Coldwell, Research and Development Director at Consortiq revealed, “We can’t wait to unveil our management software and we hope by quantifying risk and safety we can help unlock the future benefits of drone technology. As a team, we’ve all worked extensively within the drone sector as well as the manned aviation world and through this experience, we are aware of the shortcomings of many existing mission management, maintenance and planning techniques.

“In order to plan safe and diligent drone missions, an IoT update is imperative.”

Together with drone services platform, Altitude Angel and technology leaders, IBM, CQNet has been created by the most innovative minds in the sector, combining each company’s area of expertise to create the advanced flight planning and operational tool. Further development stages see the foremost drone consultant company also working closely with IBM Watson to introduce Artificial Intelligence to the software in future releases.

David Walters, Software Development Manager at Consortiq expanded, “Ultimately, CQNet is a powerful, singular tool to manage all aspects of UAS operations efficiently, enabling the ultimate safety of every flight. Everything from mission management to maintenance is covered, and an instant overview of each mission can be seen in a customisable dashboard. Rather than piecing together data from individual spreadsheets and logbooks, everything needed to plan a successful UAS operation is right there in front of you.

“In addition to this useful dashboard, we’ve also developed the platform to offer real-time airspace intelligence that can ensure the safety of each flight – something which is paramount.”

Amongst its diverse set of features, developed using Consortiq’s wide-ranging knowledge of drone operations, CQNet includes functionality to enable tasks such as crew assignment, flight checks, weather checks, asset management and flight data logging and reporting.

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