News about digitizing infrastructures and automating utility inspection with drones and AI

31.01.2022

Digital twin in utilities

Digital twin technology in utilities helps to solve future trouble spots and hazards today. From predicting asset breakdowns to vegetation analysis, digital twins are changing the utilities operational landscape.
18.01.2022

Hepta Airborne conducts tests with an E.DIS Group subsidiary in Germany

E.DIS Netz, a subsidiary of one the largest energy service providers in Germany, the E.DIS Group, recently finished testing novel drone-based inspection solutions in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The tests were conducted as part of a larger program for E.DIS Netz, which aims to evaluate how drones can be used in power line inspections.
12.01.2022

Turning T&D Inspection into a Cooperative Data-Driven Platform

The T&D grid is under pressure like never before. There are a number of data-driven digital solutions to help shore up the grid that have been getting a lot of press lately. While grid inspection may seem like a mainly analog process and doesn’t get the press other utility operations do, it too can be strengthened through digitalization and play a crucial role in the digital utility of the future.
29.12.2021

Overview of 2021 by Hepta Airborne CEO Henri Klemmer

As another year is coming to a close, it is time to take a look back on what has been achieved, developed and done in Hepta over the past 12 months. And there is no better person for the job than the CEO of Hepta Airborne - Mr Henri Klemmer! So grab a hot beverage, click play and hear what has been going on behind the scenes!
17.12.2021

Using LiDAR for power line inspection – Hepta Airborne

The most used power line defect detection method around the world is RGB photography. but LiDAR power line inspection offers unique advantages. The following article gives an overview of how LiDAR power line inspection works and where it offers the greatest advantages.
29.11.2021

Testing the new DJI Mavic 3 drone for power line inspections

DJI recently released the newest version of their flagship camera drone, the Mavic 3. To get an overview of what has been developed and what new capabilities are present in the new Mavic, we ran it through different tests and simulated an ordinary workday in power line inspections.

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