Kayla Kerr / March 16, 2020

Announcing SOARIZON's new partnership with Iris Automation

Kayla Kerr By Kayla Kerr

We are delighted to to announce the latest in our programme of strategic partnerships with leading Detect and Avoid manufacturer, Iris Automation.

Soarizon and Iris Automation

Here at SOARIZON by Thales, we are passionate about the future of unmanned aerial systems and the advances they could offer to society at large. This is why we're building an ecosystem of capabilities, bringing together Thales' vast aviation and digital security heritage with the brightest and best organisations in the drone industry today. Today, we are delighted to announce the latest in our programme of strategic partnerships, with Iris Automation.

Based in San Francisco, Iris Automation is the market leader in DAA technology for UAS. Its modular system, Casia, is the first commercially available computer vision detect-and-avoid solution to enable BVLOS operations for autonomous vehicles. Casia enables a drone to truly understand and react to the aviation environment around it as if a pilot were on board.

Our partnership with Iris Automation supports the ambitions of both companies to promote safer use of the skies. The alliance will enable innovative testing and safe BVLOS projects, bringing together mission planning, compliance, remote ID and DAA capabilities, unlocking the future of unmanned flight for everyone.

Ben Orcan, Partnerships Manager at SOARIZON, said of the partnership: “We are thrilled to work with Iris Automation. The Casia system is the first of its kind and is at the forefront of innovation in unmanned flight. We already have exciting projects planned as part of this partnership and we look forward to demonstrating what our combined expertise and capabilities can achieve to further advance the drone economy.”

With the SOARIZON ecosystem taking care of all aspects of drone operational planning, compliance and security, this new collaboration will enable organisations to push the boundaries of what’s possible with drones with new and innovative use cases.

Tamiko Sianen, Strategic Partnerships Manager at Iris Automation, said: “SOARIZON is a leader in the drone industry, building the tools to meet the safety needs of operators and the public. Together, we are enabling scaled BVLOS operations by providing tactical deconfliction for customers in support of the services provided by SOARIZON.”

Together we will provide customers with Iris Automation’s leading DAA technology paired with SOARIZON’s complete drone operations management platform. SOARIZON users get a discount to Casia software licenses and Casia customers will receive an exclusive discount on SOARIZON's paid plans.

If you'd like more information about the partnership, please get in touch.


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