South Africa’s Notam Launch its Drone Service
South Africa’s Notam has developed a drone cloud software and artificial intelligence (AI) platform that aims to provide a single source of truth for mining and infrastructure projects.
Notam was founded in 2014 as Pragmatic Master, the firm rebranded itself as Notam in 2020. It uses drone data and AI to enable companies to perform faster surveys and obtain more efficient progress verification.
Zukile Mkhalali the CEO of Notam speaking on the firm said that a single drone can enable all users to communicate with centralized cloud software. The AI provides an end-to-end data platform that empowers users to make improved business decisions by managing their projects efficiently, seamlessly, and cost-effectively.
The robot information and AI give an undertaking start to finish information stage that engages clients to deal with their activities productively, consistently, and cost-successfully for improved business choices.
“For construction and mining companies we reduce surveying time to a day. We also create a paperless trail that aids in environmental and regulatory compliance.
“Through the use of drones is on the rise, he said most drone service providers in South Africa only provide the drones themselves and use third-party software to process the data.
“This is the gap we saw. The usage of drones in mining, construction, and property management has increased, but handling the data is still a momentous task. We provide fast processing and also have the knowledge to capture high-quality data” said Mkhalali.
Mkhalali also added that the startup has seen an increase in the demand for its services in 2021 as managers and organizers are searching for elective approaches to carry out tasks.
“Construction, mining, and property management companies are looking for alternative ways to perform manual tasks,” he said.
The startup is currently operating in South Africa but plans to expand into Kenya Zimbabwe and Botswana as more funds are realized.