T-Mobile to Power IoT Cleaning Drones
Industrial cleaning drone company Lucid Drone Technologies has chosen T-Mobile as its exclusive IoT connectivity and management provider for its growing fleet of commercial cleaning drones.
The collaboration is expected to allow for greater integration of drones for maintenance work at high-risk facilities, such as high-rise window washing at outdoor stadiums and arenas, hotels and universities, in what T-Mobile has described as a “game changer for safety of maintenance teams.”
The partners are hoping to harness T-Mobile’s 5G capabilities to enable more data-intensive capabilities via the T-Mobile Control Center; monitoring and managing the connectivity of the drone fleet in real-time. With the newly connected devices, possible capabilities include video streaming, real-time monitoring of flight data and remote piloting, delivery of firmware and software updates, and hardware diagnostics.
“At Lucid Drone Technologies, we are committed to providing robotic solutions that allow our customers to complete jobs that were once dull, dirty, and dangerous in a safer, faster and smarter way,” said Andrew Ashur, CEO at Lucid Drone Technologies. “T-Mobile not only allows us to provide our customers with the highest quality of real-time support and connectivity today, but they also have impressive 5G capabilities that allow us to push the frontier limits of responsible robotics.”
With the integration of these IoT capabilities into Lucid Drone Technologies’ fleet, the company is hoping to accelerate roll out of its drones, as well as more accurately monitor performance and device behavior.
“Lucid Drone Technologies is a great example of a customer using originality and new technology to solve complicated problems,” said Callie Field, president of the T-Mobile Business Group. “It’s not very often that you get to collaborate with these kinds of thinkers, and we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to offer our technology to help bring their vision to life.”