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SKY'S THE LIMIT
Track your job site with the push of a button. BY JANICE HOPPE-SPIERS
Identified Technologies offers an
end-to-end solution for everyone from
heavy civil contractors to mining firms.
saving time and money. "You can't make
smart decisions without data, and historically site data has been both expensive and
scarce," CEO Dick Zhang explains. "We are
helping our clients achieve 70 to 90 percent
reductions in their survey spending, even
while capturing more data more frequently."
The Pittsburgh, Pa.-based solutions company was founded
in 2013 with a
focus on technology,
drones and the con* Headquarters: Pi sburgh, Pa.
* Employees: 25
* Specia y: The leading fully managed Technologies serves
commercial drone olution
and gas, engineering
and surveying, min- Dick Zhang, CEO
ing and aggregate,
and solid waste and
"Make fast, informed decisions
wi continuous job ite visibility
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solution serving everyone
to mining leaders," Zhang notes. "For the first time in history, managers are able to cost-effectively make fast, informed decisions with
continuous job site visibility and tracking."
Data at Your Fingertips
Identified Technologies allows its clients to track job sites with the
push of a button. The company uploads the flight plan for the drone,
which operates in auto flight; the data is captured as the drone flies
over the site in minutes, instead of the months it would take using
traditional methods. The site data is then uploaded and automatically processed so the company can analyze their job site and get
answers to their most important project management questions.
"Imagine working on a big highway or a job site the size of Central
Park," Zhang says. "Site mapping is needed in order for companies to
make informed decisions. Our automated technology does everything except push the button to start the drone. The drone flies itself
and our integrated services and software take care of regulations,
flight planning, processing, data storage and analytics."
In June, Identified Technologies partnered with DJI, the world's
leading aerial imaging company, to provide world-class technology to its customers. The company integrated its software and
services with DJI's Inspire aerial imaging platform to increase