gNext and Skydio Partner to Improve Infrastructure Inspections with Cloud Integration

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA (April 3, 2023) — gNext Labs, one of the fastest emerging infrastructure inspection platforms globally, today announces the release of the gNext-Skydio cloud integration, providing customers with streamlined access to their drone data in gNext’s proprietary platform.

“We are excited to partner with Skydio to support our mutual enterprise customers with this cloud-to-cloud integration. With this connectivity, we are creating seamless integration to allow field collected data to be uploaded for automatic processing in our leading infrastructure inspection platform to deliver improved workflows,” said Russ Ellis, gNext President.

“Skydio’s US-made, autonomous-drones are incredibly powerful at capturing imagery for asset, site or infrastructure inspections. With this new partnership and API integration, Skydio and gNext will significantly improve inspection speed and quality, enabling customers to lower costs and enhance decision making,” said Gagan Kanwar, Head of Technical Integrations & Developer Ecosystems at Skydio.

With the integration, gNext and Skydio Cloud enterprise customers can now upload and manage their flight media using Skydio Media Sync over Wi-Fi. Customers can simply plug the drone into power, and it will automatically upload its data to the Skydio Cloud, allowing teams to store, search, and share it across the organization.

This integration leverages the Skydio Cloud API to enable automated media transfer between the Skydio Cloud and the gNext Cloud platform, providing a streamlined process for data analysis while eliminating the need for manual uploads. As an end-to-end solution, flight-collected media will become easily available on the gNext platform, saving time, and avoiding the hassle of SD cards and manual processes.

How it works

gNext’s Skydio Sync feature automatically imports imagery from the Skydio Cloud. Users can simply check the boxes corresponding to the 3D Scans they’d like to upload to their project, saving hours from the data managing workflow process.

Figure 1: gNext’s Skydio Sync feature

image of bridge inspection data collected with Skydio and visualized in gNext

Figure 2: Bridge Inspection using data collected with Skydio and visualized in gNext. You can learn more in the video.

3D scan of bridge as visualized in gNext software platform for digital inspection

After the 3D Scan has been imported to their gNext project, the data processing pipeline automatically kicks in and the platform emails them once it’s ready.

About gNext:
gNext’s comprehensive inspection platform empowers infrastructure asset management and future-proofs the processes employed to keep our critical infrastructure safe and steadfast. Custom-built and cloud-based, gNext offers a secure platform that combines drone-collected data with artificial intelligence and 3D modeling that enables inspectors to analyze the integrity of assets safely, accurately, and collaboratively from a remote location. Founded in 2018, gNext’s mission is to provide an empowering tool to the infrastructure asset management industry that supports inspectors, engineers, surveyors, and anyone using drone technology to collect asset data in the field, to efficiently convert inspection field data into operational intelligence. Learn more at https://www.gnextlabs.com/.

About Skydio
Skydio is the leading U.S. drone manufacturer and world leader in autonomous flight. Skydio leverages breakthrough AI to create the world’s most intelligent flying machines for use by consumers, enterprises, and government customers. Founded in 2014, Skydio is made up of leading experts in AI, robotics, cameras, and electric vehicles from top companies, research labs, and universities from around the world. Skydio designs, assembles, and supports its products in the U.S. from its headquarters in San Mateo, CA, and manufacturing facilities in Hayward, CA, to offer the highest standards of supply chain, manufacturing and data security. Skydio is trusted by leading enterprises across a wide range of industry sectors and is backed by top investors and strategic partners including Andreessen Horowitz, Linse Capital, Next47, IVP, Playground, and NVIDIA. Learn more at https://www.skydio.com/.

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