Japan’s DroneCloud aims to help businesses manage their drones
(The Bridge) – Tokyo-based Clue announced in November the launch of a data management service for drones called DroneCloud. The service will offer a platform to manage drone data, such as tracking who operates which drone, managing projects and team members operating drones, as well as managing and sharing drone flight data.
In the platform, the project management menu allows users to create and manage a project such as assigning drone managers and selecting which drone to use. The data management menu can store photos and videos taken from drones, as well as manage flight plans and other project information. The flight log menu records weather conditions, and where and when drones are being operated. The individual management menu manages model specs of drones used, records total flying hours, and maintenance status. The service is available for a monthly subscription fee of 9,800 yen ($80).
そのプラットフォームで、プロジェクト管理メニューでは、ユーザーは、プロジェクトを作って管理できます。 ドローンのマネージャのアサインや、使用するドローンの選択などですね。 データ管理メニューでは、フライトプランやプロジェクトの他の情報と同様に、ドローンが撮影した写真やビデオを保存できます。 フライトログメニューでは、気象条件や、いつどこでドローンが操作されたのかを記録します。 個別管理メニューでは、使用されたドローンのスペックや、トータル飛行時間、そしてメンテナンス状況などを管理します。 このサービスは、月々9,800円（80ドル）の手数料で利用可能です。
Ryosuke Abe, CEO and founder of Clue explains:
DroneCloud is a cloud service for companies using drones on their business. There are few peripheral services supporting their efficient drone operations such as managing drones and acquired data. We can support their safe and efficient operations by offering a service allowing them to manage various data in an integrated way. Since business use of drones are more advanced in the us and european countries, we will be forced to target the global market. That’s why we are offering the service in english as well as in Japanese. He has a website called Drone Borg that covers drone startups and use cases from the world. Abe is a serial entrepreneur, having launched fashion sharing business Loving’Box. Abe is leveraging his aerospace engineering background in the drone space.
Abe says that DroneCloud will be a platform for data processing solutions in the cloud, acquiring flight data by integrating drones from different manufacturers via API (application program interface) or SDK (software development kit).