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Company unveils tech breakthrough

Felix Chaudhary
Tuesday, May 06, 2014

A NADI company that was granted permission to operate unmanned aerial vehicles in the country has unveiled the latest in mapping technology which has the ability to create accurate flood models.

Skyward Industries Limited managing director and CEO Kevin Rotsaert said the technological breakthrough offered by his company came after months of research and development.

"Capable of mapping virtually any area in three dimension to a stunning accuracy of 3cm gives users a state of the art solution to many issues, perfect for surveying," he said.

"Our 3D renderings are viewable through a software that we provide to our clients — allowing them to calculate lengths, areas, volumes, heights and much more — all up to 3cm accuracy.

"Our models allow to view terrain vectors, giving us or our clients the ability to predict water movement and create accurate flood models."

Mr Rotsaert said Skyward was very proud of the technological solution they were able to provide and looked forward to working with the local business and government community in using the revolutionary aerial service.

Skyward Industries was granted permission to operate heavy duty drones in the country by the Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji in February this year.

It is the second firm allowed to operate remotely piloted aircraft.

Skypix Fiji, a subsidiary of Lodhia's Travel Services, was the first company in the South Pacific to legally own and operate an unmanned aerial vehicle in the country.

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