Valmie Resources creates precision ag-specific UAV platforms

By Emily Aasand | February 11, 2015

Valmie Resources Inc., a high-tech solutions company that brings to market state-of-the-art products for rapid commercialization, announced its new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) platform for agriculture.

Valmie has developed the Autonomous Intelligence for Mobilized Devices (AIMD) platform which collects and sends data from the UAV’s independent controller units back to a cloud-based modular resource network for analysis. The AIMD platform can then quickly communicate critical information to the operator.

The company’s AIMDx platform is a learning service module for the AIMD which is designed to work with multiple devices and assist with image analysis to route discrepancies, the company said. The AIMDx is an external learning application that lets clients connect, communicate and collaborate within a secure, cloud-based network.

In early February, Valmie announced collaboration with Monitoreo Especializado Agrícola de Jalisco, SA (MEA), a Mexico-based crop monitoring solutions provider, to build systems for the precision agriculture industry. As part of the agreement, Valmie will supply the UAV’s fully integrated ground-control software and cloud services customized for MEA’s customer base.

“Drones have the capability to identify targets in the field such as pests, diseases and irrigation issues,” said Gerald Hammack, president and CEO of Valmie. “Based on Valmie’s science-based and calculated approach, farm operators will be able to make better decisions. In many cases, the drone is the first step in detecting the need for automated response. We are excited to be part of the future of agriculture and saving growers money by finding better ways to help them monitor and care for their crops.”

Valmie also offers an AIMD Function and Control Module (AIMDc), which allows for business process management. The platform ensures simplified deployment of concurrent application and distributed systems allowing for communications between multiple mobilized devices with individualized directives, according to the company. 


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