kongsberg geo esmartKongsberg Geospatial, an Ottawa-based developer of real-time, mission critical, geospatial visualization software, and eSmart Systems, who develop digital intelligence for the energy industry and smart communities, announced today that they have integrated the Kongsberg Geospatial IRIS UAS situational awareness system into the eSmart Systems Connected Drone solution for powerline inspection. The Connected Drone solution collects real-time powerline inspection data for analysis in the eSmart cloud, which provides actionable data that helps utility companies to reduce power failures and operational costs. Kongsberg Geospatial has been providing technology for military UAV platforms for over a decade, and is now actively working with industry and regulatory groups in the United States and Canada to develop a simple, portable display for civilian UAV operators that provides them with a unified situational awareness picture combining a wide range of live data feeds into an easy to understand display format. Read More