Percepto, the global company for autonomous industrial drone solutions, has announced the appointment of Amit Musli to the role of Vice President of Sales. Amit Musli will build on the success Percepto has achieved in the past 12 months, during which time the company has grown its customer-base across four continents and 10 countries – providing aerial insights for organisations (including Fortune 500 and the top ASX) in mining, oil & gas, solar and thermoelectric power industries. Industrial drone solutions Amit is responsible for managing Percepto’s rapidly expanding global sales team The company has also established a solid foundation expansion in 2020, having helped many customers to obtain waivers to fly its drones Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLoS) in the US, Mexico, Singapore, Portugal, Israel and Italy. Amit is responsible for managing Percepto’s rapidly expanding global sales team. He brings to Percepto a wealth of experience value selling to large enterprises in the aerospace, defense and cyber industries. He joins the company from Kramer Electronics Ltd, where as a key member of the senior management team he led its corporate sales operations policy and implementation, establishing and managing global sales teams of more than 100 people and generating hundreds of millions of dollars in sales. Autonomous drone technology “Percepto is a cutting-edge company at the frontier of an industry that is predicted to be worth $100 billion in just five years,” states Amit. “The impact autonomous drone technology is already having on the operations, safety, security and regulatory compliance of industrial organisations cannot be overstated, and it makes this new role at Percepto an immensely exciting opportunity.” CEO of Percepto, Dor Abuhasira comments on the appointment, “Amit has the expertise and also shares our excitement about Percepto's global potential. He will lead our expanding sales operations to introduce new organisations, industries and territories, to our DIB solution, as well as supporting existing customers to grow with us, and take advantage of new product and service innovations which we are constantly developing.”
Percepto has announced that the company has launched its market-leading industrial on-site autonomous drone solution in Singapore, through partnership with Certis - the leading advanced integrated security services organisation. On-site autonomous drone solution In October 2018, Certis announced that it has expanded its industry-leading ops-tech capabilities to deliver Security Plus (Security+) solutions. Today, Certis’ Security+ combines advanced security, facilities management and customer service into a single holistic service, supported and underpinned by technology. Percepto, the provider of the most advanced global Drone-in-Box solution for industrial sites, is a recipient of the Frost & Sullivan Global Enabling Technology Leadership Awards. Percepto CEO, Dor Abuhasira comments on entering the Singaporean market: “Percepto is proud to be selected by Certis to be its premier Autonomous Drone solution partner.” Singapore is breaking new ground in the commercialisation of innovative drone solutions" Abuhasira continues: “Singapore is breaking new ground in the commercialisation of innovative drone solutions, aided by the clear published regulations on the drone activity permit application by the local authority.” Integrated security with Security+ “As a technology-driven company, Certis now provides an integrated approach to advanced security, facilities management and guest services through what we now call Security+. In partnership with Percepto, we are pleased to introduce this technological solution, that enables us to reimagine new concepts of operations for our customers,” said Ms Fong Ying Ching, Vice President, Certis Technology. Percepto drones are equipped with high-definition and thermal cameras to enable day and night operation and can perform in hostile weather conditions including rain, snow and dust. When deployed in-the-field they take-off on-demand or at scheduled times and navigate pre-defined routes. Percepto cloud management system Once the mission has been completed the drone returns to its base station - a highly secure enclosed weather-proof box - where automated post flight checks and fast battery charging are completed, ensuring the drone is primed for the next flight. The system is controlled through Percepto’s cloud management systemThe system is controlled through Percepto’s cloud management system and it is also the only drone-in-a-box solution that is powered by computer vision and AI and provides communications over LTE. As a result, these drones provide aerial security for total surveillance monitoring and response. Industrial drones The partnership between Percepto and Certis signifies a major development for the use of industrial drones in Singapore in areas of security, surveillance and safety, maintenance, inspection, mapping and operations.
Percepto, the provider of autonomous industrial drone solutions, launches the next generation of its AI-powered autonomous industrial Drone-in-a-Box (DIB). Available now, the solution includes a highly portable, smaller, lighter-weight and extreme weather resistant base station. Adding field-proven 5G compatibility, the new DIB also features seamless integration of 2D mapping and 3D modelling, highly customised reporting, comprehensive compliance and enhanced safety functions. The award-winning DIB solution provides constant aerial visual insights. It enables organisations operating around the world in the mining, energy and industrial, oil and gas, ports and terminals sectors, to optimise their security and business operations, whilst reducing risks and operational costs. Launched at IFSEC International in London, the new next-generation Percepto solution provides many significant upgrades and new features. Promising complete protection New features enable constant site scanning and pile inspection for better inventory management At only 166(W) x 162(D) x 168(H) and 162kg, the smaller and lighter weight (162 kg) Percepto Base makes it even easier to transport, deploy and manoeuvre units into position, in order to schedule and manage a wide range of surveillance, mapping, inspection and maintenance missions. The entire DIB solution is protected by high levels of extreme weather resistance, with the new Percepto Base achieving an ingress protection rating of IP65, which promises complete protection against contact with moving parts inside the enclosure and against the ingress of dust. New features enable constant site scanning and pile inspection for better inventory management. Fully integrated data dashboard created automatically upon mission completion as well as customised reporting for pile inspection and change detection. In addition, the new Percepto DIB solution is powered by the PerceptoCore Software suite which now includes new highly customisable reports to translate aerial data from Sparrow drones to actionable insights. Each stakeholder operating on-site received aerial insights relevant to his/her field of interest. With 5G networks being switched on around the world, Percepto is pioneering the autonomous drone market by adding 5G compatibility to its latest version. In April 2019, the company revealed that it had successfully proven the ability to fly autonomous drones over SK Telecom’s (the largest mobile operator in Korea) 5G trial network. The Percepto Solution has always adhered to the most stringent global regulatory compliance requirements. In order to provide even greater levels of safety and to protect the Sparrow drone in the highly unlikely event of malfunction, units can now be equipped with an integrated parachute. Another additional safety enhancement feature is the ability to lock accurate drones’ position in case of loss of GPS. CEO of Percepto, Dor Abuhasira, states: “Percepto has a reputation for being first to market with innovations that become adopted as the gold-standard for autonomous drone functionality and operation. With the launch of our next-generation DIB solution we have raised the bar once again, when it comes to safety, and customised value for variety of our customers.”
Percepto, the provider of industrial autonomous drone solutions, announced that it has raised $15M Series A Round Funding, led by U.S. Venture Partners (USVP), with participation from existing investors: NHN, Spider Capital and Emerge. The company has to date raised a total of $27.5M. Previous investors include R&R Venture Partners and Hyundai Motors. CEO of Percepto, Dor Abuhasira explains: “This new investment in Percepto accelerates our rapid trajectory. We have the solution, talent, infrastructure and funding in place to scale our operations and further expand our international presence that already includes energy, oil & gas, mining and other heavy industry businesses in more than ten countries. It also enables us to continue at pace with Percepto’s ground-breaking research and development.” On-site security The Percepto Solution, a recipient of the Frost & Sullivan Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award, is in use around the world, including a number of Fortune 500 organisations in the US, South America, EMEA and South East Asia. Percepto has impressive technology, the right go-to-market strategy and an excellent team" The Drone-in-a-Box (DIB) solution improves on-site security, safety, operations, maintenance and compliance with its unique computer vision and AI technology. This technology enables real-time detection of threats, safety hazards and anomalies, as well as mapping, 3D modelling and emergency response, all can be remotely managed over the cloud. Commercial drones market Among the company’s customers is Enel, the Italian multinational energy company that uses Percepto’s solution to protect and optimise its operations. The benefits of using the Percepto Solution include increased productivity while reducing costs and minimising risks. The global commercial drones market has a projected value of over $17B by 2026. Dafina Toncheva, Partner and USVP, explains the reason for investing in Percepto: “Percepto has impressive technology, the right go-to-market strategy and an excellent team. It has a proven ability to deliver to critical facilities and heavy industries, unparalleled access to aerial data and perception which unlocks huge commercial value, whilst lowering costs and mitigating risk.”
Percepto announced that it has successfully demonstrated its autonomous drones over SK Telecom’s 5G trial network. SK Telecom is the largest mobile operator in Korea, leading the world in the field of mobile telecommunications by commercialising its 5G network in December 2018. Dain SNT, Percepto’s representative in Korea, has been collaborating with SK Telecom to apply Percepto’s solutions to SK Telecom’s commercial 5G network. Better real-time video stream quality Percepto is the only Drone-In-a-Box (DIB) solution providing a range of communications schemes to its global customers. It is also the sole DIB provider offering autonomous flights over cellular networks. This milestone prepares Percepto to provide its customers with significant operational advantages including better real-time video stream quality, reduced battery consumption, which means longer mission times and greater distances and readiness for greater data processing in real-time. Earlier this year Percepto was recognised by Frost & Sullivan for its unique on-board cutting-edge computing processing capabilities allowing Percepto to conduct real-time analytics. Supported by 5G networks, Percepto users are likely to gain faster and more accurate aerial insights. Chief Executive Officer of Percepto, Dor Abuahsira commented on this significant achievement for the drone industry: “We are proud to have been selected by SK Telecom, to demonstrate the potential of both 5G and autonomous drones.”
Percepto announced that it has launched its all-in-one aerial solution for autonomous security, safety and inspection missions in Australia, following the completion of a series of successful live mission demonstrations in Canberra. The tests were observed in the capital by a delegation representing government, defence and industry organisations from across the country. During the demonstration, Percepto conducted missions to highlight how its autonomous ‘Sparrow’ drones can deliver value across a diverse range of industrial and enterprise applications in sectors including mining, oil and gas, renewable energy, utilities, port and sea terminals. The Percepto Solution delivers fully autonomous real-time human/vehicle detection and tracking, thermal inspection, gas/oil leak detection, 2D mapping, 3D modelling as well as fence and property patrols, all achieved without a need for a pilot or on-site operator. Equipped with HD thermal cameras Percepto is a recipient of the Frost & Sullivan Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award. Its cost-effective autonomous drones are equipped with high-definition thermal cameras to enable day and night operation and can perform in hostile weather conditions including rain, snow and dust. When deployed in-the-field they take-off on-demand or at scheduled times and navigate pre-defined routes. The system is controlled through Percepto’s cloud management system and is powered by computer vision and AI Once the mission has been completed the Sparrow returns to its base station - a highly secure enclosed weather-proof box - where automated post flight checks and fast battery charging are completed, ensuring the drone is primed for the next flight. The system is controlled through Percepto’s cloud management system and it is also the only ‘drone-in-a-box’ solution that is powered by computer vision and AI, and provides communications over LTE. Application of commercial drones The Percepto demonstration coincides with the announcement of Google’s first commercial drone delivery service, that was also launched in the Australian capital in April and highlights the progressive approach of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority in Australia, regarding drone usage. CEO of Percepto, Dor Abuahsira states: “With Australia already breaking new ground in the adoption and application of commercial drones, we are excited that our market leading technology is now widely available here. We look forward to working closely with our partners, industry and enterprises across Australia, to discover new and innovative ways the Percepto Solution can be deployed.”
Percepto, the provider of on-site autonomous drone solutions, announced that it will attend ISC West, to share the surveillance and operational benefits of incorporating the industrial-grade Percepto Solution into security and safety operations. The all-weather drone-in-a-box system automatically runs scheduled aerial patrols, providing real-time detection and tracking of humans and vehicles and is capable also of detecting anomalies. Percepto will be at the Johnson Controls Booth (20005) at ISC West 2019, which takes place April 10-12 at Sands Expo, Las Vegas, NV. Each Sparrow is equipped with dual high-definition thermal cameras for 24/7 surveillance and monitoring The Percepto Solution is currently in use around the world including a number of Fortune 500 organisations. It is ideally suited to any large-scale enterprises looking to improve security, increase productivity and reduce safety risks and operational costs. HD thermal cameras for 24/7 surveillance The industrial-grade solution comprises state-of-the-art Sparrow drones that are securely housed in the Percepto Base when not in flight. Each Sparrow is equipped with dual high-definition thermal cameras for 24/7 surveillance and monitoring, and are capable of operating in extremely hostile weather conditions including heavy rain, snow and dust. PerceptoCore technology is used to manage a single unit or a fleet of drones simultaneously. CEO of Percepto, Dor Abuhasira states: “The Percepto Solution provides security teams with reliable, fully automated, round the clock aerial surveillance and because it is able to cover more ground faster, it is ideal for augmenting guarding patrols and perimeter intrusion detection systems.” Autonomous response to alerts The Sparrow can be used to responds autonomously to alerts when integrated with third party systems such as a smart fence or motion detectorsThe Sparrow can also be used to responds autonomously to alerts when integrated with third party systems such as a smart fence or motion detectors. “When a Sparrow responds to an alert, a control room operator is able to instantly view real-time camera footage from the drone,” adds Abuhasira. “Crucially, the Percepto Solution can be fully integrated with control room infrastructure already in place including VMS and PSIM systems, to further help the operator take the appropriate action.” When each mission is completed, drones return to the Percepto Base where automated post flight checks and fast battery charging is completed, ensuring the Sparrow is always primed for the next mission.
Percepto, the provider of on-site autonomous drone solutions, revealed that it has participated in an operational experimentation program with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Science and Technology Directorate in collaboration with the U.S. Army. Urban warfare test Percepto was invited to participate in the program to evaluate the ability of autonomous drones to perform intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations and to confirm the presence of adversary assets. The event held at Quantico, VA, in March 2019, enabled more than 100 participants from the DHS, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, academia and the private sector to experience the Percepto Solution alongside 25 other technologies, in an urban warfare test scenario. Applications where drones can be used CEO of Percepto, Dor Abuhasira states: “Percepto was honoured to be invited to participate in this operational experimentation program. We embrace every opportunity to challenge our solution in the toughest environments anywhere in the world, and to showcase the wide range of applications where autonomous drones can be utilised.” The Percepto Solution is currently in use around the world including a number of Fortune 500 organisations. It is ideally suited to any large-scale enterprises looking to improve security, increase productivity and reduce safety risks and operational costs.