July 12, 2021 — Philadelphia, PA — Exyn Technologies (https://www.exyn.com), a pioneer in autonomous aerial robot systems for complex, GPS-denied industrial environments, today announced a partnership with OPTRON, a leading supplier of the latest Geospatial technology in the African market for over 30 years, as their first-ever distributor in Africa. Together, this partnership will highlight the availability of Exyn's underground drone products in the African market to bring safer working conditions for the African mining industry.
The ExynAero, an autonomous and self-piloting aerial drone, was the industry-leading product that helped open the door to the relationship. The company’s full-stack solution enables flexible deployment of single or multi-robots that can intelligently navigate and dynamically adapt to complex environments in real-time.
With OPTRON supplying and supporting products in most countries across sub-Saharan Africa, directly and indirectly with the assistance of a select network of resellers and agents, they are perfectly positioned to help Exyn expand their product across the continent.
“We are excited to be part of the Exyn dealer network. Their ground-breaking autonomous drone system is the ideal solution to safely and easily capture accurate 3D data in the hazardous underground mining environment” says Sean Dane, Head of New Business Technology & Development at OPTRON.
Exyn brings a new level of autonomy never before seen in Africa, as well as new portable mapping solutions available in the African market, more efficient & safer mapping practices, easy-to-use high-tech tools, beyond-line-of-sight data capture, and increased workflow and on-site data processing. These features will enhance suitability for the underground mining environment and infrastructure inspection & maintenance and will offer increased safety to mining operations.
“We’re excited to be expanding into new markets by replacing legacy technology with a simple, autonomous solution,” says Nader Elm, CEO & Co-Founder of Exyn Technologies. "Safety is the #1 concern in mining and I’m confident that through our partnership with OPTRON, we’re one step closer to achieving fully autonomous mining operations.”
Exyn has successfully commercialized industrial-grade drone autonomy with major customers in mining, construction, and logistics. For more information about Exyn, please visit www.exyn.com.
Exyn Technologies is pioneering autonomous aerial robot systems for complex, GPS-denied environments. The company’s full-stack solution enables flexible deployment of single or multi-robots that can intelligently navigate and dynamically adapt to complex environments in real-time. For the first time, industries like mining, logistics, and construction can benefit from a single, integrated solution to capture critical and time-sensitive data in a safer, more affordable, and more efficient way. Exyn is powered by a team of experts in autonomous systems, robotics, and industrial engineering, and is a spin-out of the University of Pennsylvania's world-renowned GRASP Laboratory. The company is VC-backed and privately held, with headquarters in Philadelphia. For more information, please visit www.exyn.com.
OPTRON (Pty) Ltd has been a leading provider of innovative location-based technologies and value-driven services in the sub-Saharan Africa region since 1987. OPTRON’s advanced solutions integrate a wide range of positioning technologies, which assist in maximizing the user’s productivity and overall profitability, by revolutionizing their work processes.
The company is based in South Africa, with head office in Centurion. For more information, please visit www.optron.com.