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We are happy to announce our prize: Avansig wins in the Smart Mobility section in the South Summit Innovation Event 2017.

Avansig SmartDrones is based on autonomous smart drones that patrol inside buildings with high accuracy. The objective is to automate tasks indoors (automatic stock control, inspection of big structures, monitoring of industrial processes, physical surveillance,…)

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Alberto López (Head of Innovation of Ferrovial) affords the prize to the best startup in Smart Mobility, Avansig, represented by María Merlán (Head of R&D department).

We want to thank María Benjumea and her team for this initiative and the visibility that offers to start ups (in the start-up phase or early growth). This contributes to strengthen the Spanish entrepreneur ecosystem, which is needed for international competition. We also thank Spainstartup for the kindness and support during the whole process.

Finally, we express our gratitude for jury of the Smart Mobility section for giving us this great opportunity and for recognizing our work.

 

Avansig presentation

We recently attended the Info Day and Brokerage Event about the calls for proposals “Secure Societies – Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens” in lined with the social goals of the Europe 2020 strategy.

The first in Madrid on January 17 was organized by the CDTI (the Center for Industrial Technological Development of the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness from Spain). And the second took place in Brussels between 6 and 7 March and it was organized by SEREN3 (Network of National Contact Points of Secure Societies), a consortium in which the CDTI is also integrated.

Both days help us to provide guidance to align our technology and projects with the cross-cutting objectives of research and innovation of Horizon 2020. In this events the procedural and legal details were itemized, as well as the content and objectives of the main topics: Critical Infrastructure Protection; Disaster Resilience: Safeguarding and securing society; Fight Against Crime and Terrorism; Border Security and External Security; General Matters on Security; Digital Security.

At the Brussels event, we also had the opportunity to present our Smart Drones technology to the public and meet with various business leaders, institutions and organizations in the security sector. What opportunity!

We return satisfied with new objectives and applications, new collaborators and new fields to continue innovating.

dron SINDA

SINDA is the project that has occupied us for more than a year and will soon end. It’s an R&D project, where we collaborate with Prosegur SIS S.L., Aeromedia UAV S.L. And Egatel S.L., to develop a functional drone prototype for indoor surveillance patrols.

To carry out the project, we integrate several ad hoc technologies, which they have been developed by every one of us:

  • A frame, a multi-rotor device to embark all the proyects needs;
  • A charging base for unassisted power supply;
  • An autonomous navigation system based on artificial vision for the detection and avoidance of obstacles;
  • A robust, reliable and secure communication system;
  • An integrated video transmission system for remote control centers.

Currently, we are at the final stage of the project, we are happy to say that the functional prototype corresponds with the required specifications. Furthermore we would also like to acknowledge with much appreciation the role of all our project partners.

While we’re waiting to push the package over the final hurdles, enabling it to succeed, we show you some videos of the test campaign of the prototype.

 

 

 

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Setting up the SINDA proptotype
Prototipo dron SINDA
Siso’s installing the navigation software
foto dron volando dentro del Marineda City

Yesterday, inside the Marineda City Shopping Centre, Prosegur performed the first implantation of our technology for autonomous indoors drone. An implantation which have shown the capabilities of this technology in the field of surveillance, control and maintenance for this kind of establishments. An open exhibition to the public before its imminent start working in the center.

In conclusion, visitors to the center have been watching how the drones that we developed took off, executed their patrol routes, recorded their videos, dodged obstacles, spotted intruders, landed, recharged their batteries and started again. And of course, they did it by themselves.

Other media watched it so:

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The jury V Premios AJE Galicia (5th Young Entrepreneur Award of Galicia) has distinguished us with the second award for Innovation 2015, during the gala held on February 4th in Lugo. These awards, that was organized by the Galician Federation of Youngs Entrepreneurs (AJE Galicia), distinguish business initiatives that help to create prosperity and employment in Galicia. Being one of the 5 companies awarded among the 23 finalists and foremost mentions in the category of Innovation is a double satisfaction.
Thanks to AJE Galicia by this distinction and congratulations to the other winners.

You can see the contest rules, the video gala and some news on the following links:

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Prosegur has shown the first autonomous surveillance drone for indoors on the fifth edition of “Prosegur Soluciones Integrales” at the World Trade Center of Barcelona last fifth of November. A drone has been developed by us for the project DroneService.

This project promotes a new surveillance model. An evolution for the traditional services for home automation and video surveillance systems, which use closed-circuits television to check homes and business premises. The first notable difference from this technology is that it allows the usage of these drones for patrolling inside buildings.

This surveillance system makes use of one or many drones with their recharging stations. Each one of these drones executes its own patrol route and then goes back to the charging station to recharge. While doing the surveillance, the drone records and streams real-time video, and sends notifications alerts to the security central station. These drones can also detect and avoid new obstacles in their route and respond accordingly to these events

This project sets a challenging milestone for Avansig, and it sure was challenging!. Today, all of us who participated in the project are excited to finally reached that goal and want to share our excitement with you. We would like to express our gratitude to Prosegur for having put their trust in us to innovate.

Starting new challenges is a hard decision full of new handicaps. Innovating is an extremely demanding process, but you really know the effort meant something once you finish the project.

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Last October 29th, the awards ceremony of the Galicia ICT Cluster Awards 2015 was held inside the City of Culture of Galicia of Santiago de Compostela.
Avansig (Innovation), Quobis (Internationalization), Altia (Leadership ICT) Brookesia Design and Technologies (StartUp) and Igalia (Open Software) were the winners of these awards, which recognized the work of all those agents committed to development the productive sector based on the information society and have on innovation and the use of new technologies its raison d’etre.

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We received the award for innovation for DroneService project, developed in collaboration with the company Prosegur. This is a security system based on drones capable of carrying out patrols inside buildings completely autonomously.

It is an evolution of the traditional services of home automation and video surveillance, where video circuits are used to control households or establishments. The main difference introduced by the DroneService platform is a surveillance drone of small dimensions, which is able to patrol indoors. For this project we had to achieve a new technological advance, indoor autonomous navigation.

In this project, an important innovation was reached: Developing a drone capable of localizing and guiding itself indoors by a laser scanner . This project introduces a new solution based on state of the art technology which makes available systems of surveillance, supervision and control dynamic and flexible in the security business.

From Avansig we want to thank the ICT Cluster Galicia granting this award and congratulate all of the other participants for the high quality of the projects submitted that undoubtedly put Galicia as a benchmark in the international ICT sector companies.