SPH Engineering launched a drone integrated metal detection system with a Geonics EM61Lite metal detector to find metallic objects in hard-to-reach or dangerous areas. The system is capable of detecting metallic items in the first few meters under the surface.

Applications include UXO search, detection of underground infrastructure and archaeological needs.

Separately, SPH Engineering announced its UgCS (Universal ground Control Software) drone software for surveying is compatible with the Parrot ANAFI drone.

UgCS is a data acquisition instrument for professional drone pilots with a mixed multi-vendor fleet in large-scale surveying projects. It offers the capability to plan and execute flights to collect high-quality data. Features include custom elevation data import, terrain following mode and georeferenced video streaming.

The development is part of a Parrot effort to create a global ecosystem of drone software providers.