This week during AirWorks 2018, Kespry announced that the company is partnering with DJI and will add the DJI Mavic 2 Pro to their aircraft line-up. Kespry’s drones are currently used to autonomously survey open-pit mines and carry out roof inspections. The addition of the Mavic 2 Pro will provide Kespry’s customers with a small, foldable and cost-effective drone.
Kespry adds Mavic 2 Pro to drone line-up
Currently, Kespry’s drones, that are capable of autonomously complete stockpile measurements, will set you back $30,000 per year. The inclusion of the DJI Mavic 2 Pro will allow the company to offer its services at a lower price point. In an article from Forbes, Kespry’s CEO George Mathew said that the Mavic 2 Pro will provide room for volume discounts. Mathew said:
“Using a mass-produced DJI drone does give us the opportunity to lower the price, enabling our customers to deploy more drones at more sites to capture data.”
The partnership with Kespry nicely fits in with DJI’s strategy to expand their partnership model in the Enterprise market. DJI said during this weeks AirWorks event that they want to be the aerial platform of choice that allows partners, such as Kespry, to build their software applications and services on top off.
“DJI is excited to have Kespry offering the Mavic 2 Pro as part of its aerial intelligence platform portfolio,” said Jan Gasparic, Director of Strategic Partnerships, DJI. “Pairing the Mavic 2 Pro with Kespry’s industry-leading AI, ML, and analytics capabilities will be of enormous benefit to mining companies that are looking to take advantage of drone technology in a portable and powerful package.”
Based in Menlo Park, California, Kespry recently took in $33 million in venture capital to expand their business into new verticals such as the utility sector. Currently, the company has about 350 customers, 200 out of which are in the mining industry.
“Drone data is now the standard approach for measuring stockpiles at mine sites, however, millions of dollars are wasted through reconciling inconsistent data from different platforms and the time involved getting that data ready for analysis,” said George Mathew, CEO and Chairman, Kespry. “Our goal with the addition of the Mavic 2 Pro to our solution is to respond to our customers wishing to use the Kespry aerial intelligence platform across all mine sites to standardize how stockpile data is generated—lowering their costs and helping drive the profitability of every site.”
Kespry is offering the Mavic 2 Pro as part of its fully-managed, end-to-end annual subscription model. Kespry customers that choose the Mavic 2 Pro for stockpile measurement will benefit from the full Kespry experience, including its acclaimed support, training, customer success team, and drone up-time guarantee.
Kespry was founded in 2013 with the aim to be able to “understand the condition and state of all the physical assets in the industrial world.”
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