Drones service launched with latest technology. Targeting agriculture, construction, education, utility and infrastructure projects, and logistics sectors - Lebanon

Drones service launched
with latest technology
Targeting agriculture, construction, education, utility

and infrastructure projects, and logistics sectors

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Ideanco, a California-based consultancy and advisory, headed by Lebanese expatriate Maher Ezzedine, will launch locally a drone services unit.

Khattar Abdulkhalek, Partner and Project Manager at Ideanco, said that the company has partnerships in USA and UAE, and provides its clients with different types of drones. Ideanco’s innovation lab will integrate artificial intelligence solutions (AI) to the drones for specialized use by various sectors. According to Abdulkhalek, Ideanco will be the first local company to provide such services.

The company has a presence in USA, Canada, France, UAE, and Lebanon.

Ideanco is targeting agriculture, construction, education, utility and infrastructure projects, and logistics sectors.

Drones can be used by farmers and public entities such as municipalities and ministries to apply pesticides to fight tree diseases in distant and inaccessible locations. Drones can spray 20 liters of pesticides more efficiently and more cheaply than other human or technical method.

Natural reserves can also benefit from drones to conduct surveys to monitor changes, and a method to prevent fires.

The drones are equipped with thermal imaging technology, which can help energy and infrastructure companies assess structural conditions of building and various infrastructure projects such as bridges and other plants. Imaging and analysis can be performed in a one-week period, Abdulkhalek said.

Ideanco is negotiating with two restaurants in the country to start delivery services using drones. This type of activity has to be approved first by military and civil aviation authorities.

Ideanco is finalizing several contracts with education entities to provide drones services for science and engineering courses.
Reported by Samer Rasbey
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Date Posted: Jun 29, 2018