Drones and Other Tech Predictions for 2019

December 27th 2018  Read the story on inc.com→

Here's a few of the items that are particularly relevant to Fortem:


3. 2019 will be the year that commercial drone integration really takes flight

"This year, we saw the industry take some big steps forward, thanks in large part to the launch of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program (UAS IPP). Some of the country's leading companies and government municipalities began testing new use cases for commercial drones, from food delivery to emergency response support. Next year, we'll start to see the impact of that innovation across industries, along with regulatory improvements driven by the IPP to better and more quickly support the safe integration of drones. Coupled with increasing consumer support -- 71% support drone use in their communities today and that number will only continue to rise -- we'll see particular growth in public safety, where drones are already helping to improve response times and reduce crime rates around the globe."

--Chris Rittler, CEO of Cape, a cloud platform for drone telepresence and data management, partnered with the City of San Diego, as one of 10 participants in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program


17. Drone security solutions will be implemented

"We're going to see a continued rise in the number of consumer and commercial drones in our airspace. Because of this, security professionals will recognize the need for airspace security provided by radar-enabled detection systems. Public safety officials will acknowledge the need to adopt new technology to perform their duties in a safe airspace. Cities, airports, stadiums and law enforcement will start allocating budget to have the tools in place to evaluate objects that enter the airspace and take action when needed."

--Timothy Bean, CEO at Fortem Technologies, a privately held, venture-backed company which delivers military-tested, commercially available solutions that detect, identify and classify drones in real time to maintain airspace safety, while also actively protecting no-fly zones

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About Fortem Technologies

Fortem Technologies is the leader in airspace awareness, safety and security for a drone world. Fortem delivers commercially available solutions that detect and measure intention of drones in real time to maintain airspace safety, while actively protecting No-Fly Zones. Based in Pleasant Grove, Utah, the company is privately held and backed by Boeing, Signia Venture Partners, DCVC, Mubadala Investment Company, and others.

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