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

Detecting woodpecker damage on fibre-optic cables with drones – Connecto project

Hepta Airborne conducted a drone inspection project for Connecto to assess the extent of woodpecker damage on fibre-optic cables. During regular powerline inspections, the detection of woodpecker damage on poles is a regular task. But this was the first time Hepta Airborne conducted an inspection to find defects caused by woodpeckers in the fibre-optic grid. Read on from the case studies…

Example of woodpecker damage on fibre-optic cables in Estonia, defects marked in uBird Software.
Power line inspection challenges

Power line inspection challenges and how to overcome them

Learn what are the most common power line inspection challenges grid operators face and how they are overcome with Hepta Airborne's help.

Forward-looking grid operators gather at the Hepta Innovation Summit

Last week saw different grid operators gather in Tallinn for the Hepta Innovation Summit, which aimed to encourage experience sharing and discussions about modernisation among DSOs and TSOs. Over the two day event, participants got a chance to hear presentations from both industry experts and innovation leaders and take part in a live demo day, showing the latest drone inspection technology.
Crooked cross-arm on a power line

Latest AI-models added to Hepta's power line inspection platform uBird

For years, Hepta Airborne has developed and continuously improved its machine learning models in the uBird platform. The machine learning models are designed to ease the burden of grid operators' inspection and analysis efforts. Find out what are the latest AI-models added to the uBird power line inspection platform.

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