Skyward provides a Drone as a Service (DaaS) software platform that helps commercial drone operators in industries such as agriculture, construction, film production, and telecommunications track, connect, and manage drones. This includes the management of digital logbooks, pilot credentials, and real-time air charts. It was founded in 2012 and is based in Portland, Oregon.
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Latest Skyward News
Dec 11, 2021
Skyward Announces preorders for Parrot ANAFI Ai 4G LTE connected drone solution 11 December 2021 Skyward, A Verizon company, announces preorder availability for Parrot ANAFI Ai, the first and only off-the-shelf drone powered by Verizon’s 4G LTE network, as part of the Skyward Connected Drone Solution. In particular, Skyward enables mid-flight data transfer to begin processing of imagery into 2D orthomosaic maps while Parrot ANAFI Ai is still in the air, anywhere within Verizon’s 4G LTE coverage area — which spans more than 2.68 million square miles . The Skyward Connected Drone Solution , available exclusively through Skyward, includes Parrot ANAFI Ai along with a one-year Skyward Business+ subscription and Verizon 4G LTE connectivity at no extra cost if pre-ordered by January 31, 2022. Skyward subscribers can fly Parrot ANAFI Ai and transfer data and imagery directly into Skyward over Verizon 4G LTE via Skyward’s InFlight mobile app in order to create 2D maps and 3D models. A major feature of Parrot ANAFI Ai is its survey-grade accuracy. Parrot ANAFI Ai integrated with Skyward and powered by Verizon 4G LTE retails for $4,000, plus tax. “The release of the first off-the-shelf drone with Verizon 4G LTE connectivity will advance drone operations for pilots nationwide,” said Mariah Scott, Executive Director of Robotics Business Technology at Verizon. “From supporting higher volumes of data transfer and yielding faster time to insight to enabling reliable beyond visual line of sight operations, we are proud to play a leading role in providing new capabilities. This is the next step in our ongoing efforts to connect the sky on America’s most reliable network for more than a decade.” Announced in August as an exclusive offer for new and existing Skyward subscribers, the cellular-connected drone pairs Skyward’s Connected Drone Solution, a one-stop shop for planning, flying, data transfer and mapping and modeling, with Parrot ANAFI Ai, a compact professional drone built for work. Parrot ANAFI Ai sets a new communications standard with autonomous one-click flight plan creation and new levels of cybersecurity. The trailblazing combination features obstacle avoidance and streamlines complex missions for mapping and modeling in construction, infrastructure, inspection & surveying, and public safety. As the first 4G LTE connectivity solution for aerial robotics in the U.S., the Skyward Connected Drone Solution also allows subscribers to process aerial imagery faster than has previously been possible with off-the-shelf drones. In addition to rapid imaging, customers get business-ready deliverables and quality results from drone data with Skyward Mapping & Modeling and have access to various airspace and fleet management tools.
Skyward Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
When was Skyward founded?
Skyward was founded in 2012.
Where is Skyward's headquarters?
Skyward's headquarters is located at 233 SW Naito Parkway, Portland.
What is Skyward's latest funding round?
Skyward's latest funding round is Dead.
How much did Skyward raise?
Skyward raised a total of $8.15M.
Who are the investors of Skyward?
Investors of Skyward include Verizon, Voyager Capital, Draper Associates, Founders' Co-op, Techstars Ventures and 7 more.
Who are Skyward's competitors?
Competitors of Skyward include Unmanned Life.
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