IDRONECT Is A Product Made By Aviatize BVBA.
Aviatize is a Belgian company (bvba / sprl) founded in June 2015 by Tom Verbruggen (Msc Aviation Mechanics – Airline Transport Pilot) and Chris De Rouck (M.Eng Computer Software Engineering) .
The objective of Aviatize is to develop innovative digital applications for the aviation industry’s many processes, according to the newest developments in the field of digital and online applications (Saas : Software as a service)
Although the aviation industry is considered to be at the pinnacle of technology, with numerous actors and many detailed procedures, the management processes are still often being supported by numerous and rather basic tools (pen – paper –excel – word – access – …) and by expensive limited custom-made programmes.
As a first product, Aviatize developed a fully integrated Drone Management Application named IDRONECT.
IDRONECT is an end-to-end management platform for the administration, operation and compliance of drone flights, to help drone pilots, both professional and amateurs, to plan, perform and track drone flights in an easy and intuitive way.
We help to operate the drone easy, safe and legal with a few mouseclicks, on any device and any operating system from A to Z: from finding a customer, to planning a flight, to processing the data.
IDRONECT also connects pilots to the other actors in the drone ecosystem, such as authorities, air traffic management, drone manufacturers, drone schools, test centra, insurers, hardware providers etc.
IDRONECT Mission and Vision
Our mission is to enable and support the growing UAV industry , by making it easy for drone users to fly in a legal, safe and efficient way.
Our Vision is that we want to be the go-to reference for drone users and the industry and be present in all continents with an integrated software platform that delivers value to Recreational, B2C and B2B users.
August 2015: Prototype of Dronelog.be was created and tested.
September 2015: Prototype was presented to the BCAA and accepted to be used as drone management and approval tool for the experimental, educational and scientific flights.
In November 2015 the name and logo was changed to IDRONECT.com.
In February 2016, a world premier happened when IDRONECT, under tremendous press attention, was able to plan, request and approve the first drone mission at the DronePort incubator, in under 5 minutes, while all stakeholders were logged on the platform.
In March 2016, IDRONECT was selected a start-up for the iMinds incubator programme iStart in order to develop the company and its projects.
In May 2016, IDRONECT won the Drone Hero award for most International company at the EUKA Drone Convention.
at the end of the same month, version 2.0 of the platform was released.
In the next year, more than 40 updates were introduced, amongst which many new features and improvements.
In January 2017, IDRONECT created a whitelabel solution for DronePort – Limburg Regional Airport to manage the drone operations at the designated drone excellence center and incubator.
A full new version 3.0 , saw the light on first of June 2017.
Also in June 2017, IDRONECT won the Innovation award at the world’s Drone Congress in Shenzen China, flanked by other winners such as DJI and AUVSI.
September 2017 : moved to the new adress at the buzzing WattFactory in Gent, Belgium.
In March 2018, live tracking and geofencing was added as one of the bigger features in the newest release.
To support its international expansion, on November 9th 2018, IDRONECT launched its new website simultaneously with the release of Platform 4.0 , the application that is fully international and integrates specific risk assessment methods.
Located in Belgium, with multilingual support and a team of aviation, drone, business dev and IT experts, IDRONECT will continue to innovate, develop and support the drone industry and ecosystem, to make it possible to fly more and to make the most of the potential drones have to offer.