Drone maker DJI has reached a deal with its old competitor 3DR, an American drone start-up, in enterprise drone platform development.
Under the deal, 3DR will integrate its enterprise drone platform with DJI's drone products. This integration marks a significant expansion of 3DR's Site Scan platform by allowing customers a choice of hardware.
3DR said that DJI's drones will connect seamlessly with Site Scan, including automatic flight mode, multi-engine cloud processing, and a complete set of tools designed for the construction industry.
In addition, 3DR's new Enterprise Atlas platform will offer a series of enterprise options, such as unlimited cloud storage space targeting flight and mapping data. It also provides different types of storage information in accordance to different roles.
3DR started as a drone manufacturer; however, the company stopped selling its recreational Solo drone in 2015 due to a surplus of drones and a shortage of revenue. After that, 3DR shifted its focus from making recreational drones to selling an enterprise software platform for construction, mapping, and engineering to enterprise customers.
Financial terms of the deal were not released by either party.