Microdrones announces the launch of Microdrones as a Service (mdaaS) making its survey equipment and solutions accessible to an even broader market of surveyors and geomatics professionals.
MdaaS introduces drone surveying solutions, including everything needed to do drone LiDAR and surveying the right way, with convenient hardware and software packages and monthly payment options as low as $1,042 USD.
Microdrones CEO Vivien Heriard-Dubreuil explains, “We developed mdaaS to propel the industry and expand the market from innovators and early adopters into the early majority phase of growth. The demand and interest are obvious; this new business model makes the adoption decision easy for a broader addressable market. More companies will be able to afford this technology when offered as a monthly subscription, as compared to the traditional model of purchasing survey equipment in one lump sum.”
Surveying and geomatics professionals will be able to configure and optimize their survey equipment, service and software selections according to business needs and anticipated usage.
“The decision-making process is much easier, as it pertains to selecting a system,” explains Heriard-Dubreuil. “For example, one single mdMappper1000DG aaS system can collect data, and the user can decide to process its data in DG or PPK depending on the job. With the mdLiDAR1000 aaS system, you have now access to many more data processing modules, including strip adjustment, precision enhancement, point colorization and more.”
Post-processing specifications are selectable in Microdrones proprietary mdInfinity data processing software, so that expense can be matched on a project-by-project basis to the data deliverable demands of the client. According to Heriard-Dubreuil, “Our mdInfinity software provides us with the platform to continuously build our data science depth and library of applications; we will grow with our customers and the breadth of projects they tackle.”
Microdrones customers start by deciding which system(s) meet their overall needs, selecting from the mdLiDAR, mdMapper and mdTector families of fully integrated technology.
Vice President of Global Sales for Microdrones, Vincent Legrand, explains, “After selecting survey equipment, the user decides whether they prefer to buy their equipment in one lump sum or to use our subscription model with convenient monthly payments. Data post processing choices are also flexible; our mdInfinity software allows users to Pay Per Project, or to purchase an Unlimited Plan.”
Vice President of Global Marketing for Microdrones, Mike Dziok, adds, “We meet the customer where they want to be, in terms of options, choices, payment plans, and their preferences for maintenance, service, training and support. What we’re really doing is making it easier for more surveyors to adopt this technology, via reasonably priced options in a subscription model. They can start enjoying the benefits right away.”
Sales professionals from Microdrones have been very responsive to the early buzz and high level of inquiries.
“Our sales teams are well trained to explain the full suite of options and to help customers maximize their decision,” said Legrand. “Given the higher inquiry volume, it may take a day or two, but our team is working all hours and getting back to everyone; the interest level is very exciting.”