Gap Wireless, Mississauga ON, a leading distributor of products and services for the mobile broadband and test & measurement markets, has added Sentera LLC UAVs (drones) and big data management software solutions to its extensive product inventory. Sentera’s recently introduced OnTop Platform for desktop and mobile applications will enable cellular and broadcast providers across Canada to efficiently manage big data associated with tower site inspection imagery.
Information that was previously unfeasible or unaffordable to obtain is now accessible by simply flying a UAV, capturing images and analyzing the resulting data. Gap Wireless will be distributing Sentera’s sensors and ‘aircraft’ along with other industry-supported UAV models which will enable easy site inspections for challenging locations such as cell and broadcast antenna installations.
Gap Wireless will also be distributing Sentera’s OnTop Platform which takes infrastructure inspection imagery to the next level. The platform provides an integrated mobile app and desktop client that can analyze image data and record the exact location, date, time, and asset type associated with every inspection photo. Photos are assigned to the correct site and are presented in a searchable map view, making it an ideal image management tool.
“Gap Wireless is pleased to distribute leading-edge technology from Sentera that enables the broadcast and cellular industry to adopt safer inspection processes deploying UAVs in challenging environments, and also maximizes the value of captured images using cloud-based big data management,” said Glenn Poulos, vice-president and general manager, Gap Wireless.
Glenn Poulos, VP & GM of Gap Wireless (centre) holds a Sentera drone.
Sentera’s OnTop Platform enhances: closeout packages; site and tower inspections; equipment audits; historical analysis; and tenancy. Users can annotate and tag imagery, then instantly share the vital photos with teams and organizations, enabling tower owners, builders, climbers, and service providers to build a network of data points and unlock the data contained within inspection imagery. All imagery is saved to a secure, 256-bit AES + SSL encrypted cloud server and once uploaded, is available instantly anywhere in the world.
“Our advanced software solution fills an essential industry need to effortlessly collect and manage thousands of critical asset images,” said Greg Emerick, EVP of business development, Sentera. “Everyone in the value stream can quickly benefit from having access to highly organized, searchable, shareable, and contextually relevant inspection photos anytime, anywhere.”