Optelos and Pathway Cell Tower Inspection

Optelos and Pathwave Partner for Cell Tower Inspection

by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby

Today, visual data management and analysis software supplier Optelos and job site software provider Pathwave announced a technology partnership enabling carriers, asset owners and contractors to combine drone data captures and digital twins with safety compliance and closeout data in order to automate and document the complete tower inspection process.

Combining Optelos visual data management and analytics platform with Pathwave’s safety and closeout software lets companies eliminate paper forms, record field conditions and digitally transform the Cell Tower inspection and closeout process. With the Pathwave application, field technicians can capture safety and closeout data in real time, automatically arranging and documenting that data into a comprehensive closeout package accessible by all stakeholders.

After being automatically loaded into the Optelos platform, closeout packages are connected to all drone collected data, 360 walkthroughs of the compound and 2D and 3D models on the platform, forming a single comprehensive view of all tower data in one place. This enables stakeholders to collaborate more easily using the most recent data to evaluate cell site conditions for scoping, build outs, PIM analysis and site acquisitions. This results in lower costs, less time on site for field personnel, and greater safety and compliance.

“We are delighted to be working with Pathwave on this exciting integration. Our customers are always looking for ways to streamline work processes, better leverage all their collected data, and identify specific ways to digitally transform their business,” said Optelos CEO David Tran. “This integration will allow companies to better document their field safety, compliance and closeout activity and bring that data directly into the Optelos platform where it can be further leveraged to reduce cost and streamline operations. By bringing this critical field collected data into the Optelos platform, it can be viewed across a company’s entire asset portfolio to better identify emerging issues and bring further improvement”.

“Cell tower inspections are increasingly being performed by drones, so it was a natural evolution for us to incorporate drone collection into Pathwave to easily create a complete and comprehensive closeout package,” said Pathwave CEO and President Sean Kramer. “We’re excited to work with Optelos to seamlessly correlate the collected field data from Pathwave application into the data set Optelos already collects for each cell tower. The combination of the Pathwave and Optelos solutions will bring significant value to our customers.”

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Ian attended Dominican University of California, where he received a BA in English in 2019. With a lifelong passion for writing and storytelling and a keen interest in technology, he is now contributing to DroneLife as a staff writer.

Miriam McNabb is the Editor-in-Chief of DRONELIFE and CEO of JobForDrones, a professional drone services marketplace, and a fascinated observer of the emerging drone industry and the regulatory environment for drones. Miriam has penned over 3,000 articles focused on the commercial drone space and is an international speaker and recognized figure in the industry. Miriam has a degree from the University of Chicago and over 20 years of experience in high tech sales and marketing for new technologies.
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