PreNav beta-testing drone- and cloud-based inspection system (Video)

Big IT companies have largely been mum on plans to use drones, but emerging technology from Bay-area startup PreNav appears to have at least intrigued wireless service providers and cell phone tower operators.

Founded in 2013, PreNav has secured $1.2 million in seed funding and is working on raising Series A financing. It is currently beta testing its precision drone technology, which carriers/tower operators could use to inspect towers in a safer and more efficient manner. The drones could zoom in on everything from nuts-to-bolts (literally) and cabling, plus deliver 3D images that customers can use to determine a tower’s structural status. And with more than 100,000 towers in the U.S. alone, that could present PreNav with a big opportunity.

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