February 16, 2021, Indianapolis, IN — Pierce Aerospace announced that it has become a member of the Esri Partner Network, the global leader in location intelligence with powerful mapping and spatial analytics tools designed to serve public and private sector organizations of all sizes.
“We’re excited to work with Esri,” exclaimed Aaron Pierce, CEO of Pierce Aerospace. “For the drone industry to flourish it is imperative that we make Remote ID accessible to as many users as we can. By working with Esri, whose geographic and mapping tools are used by 350,000 worldwide customers, we plan to provide Esri users with access to Flight Portal ID information. Our intent is to work with technology enablers, like Esri, to expand access to Remote ID information while maintaining UAS operator privacy.”
Pierce Aerospace’s partnership with Esri not only aligns the companies for strategic technology integrations, it also provides Pierce Aerospace with access to Esri’s GIS tools for optimization of planning and implementation of Flight Portal ID products, like Flight Portal ID Local Broadcast Ground Receivers.
“I look forward to seeing what Pierce Aerospace brings to market by integrating our technology with Flight Portal ID. The Esri Startup Program partnership and benefits will provide them with plenty of technical options and opportunities” said Jeff Wilson, Esri’s Emerging Business manager.
“With this partnership we have set the stage to align our work in Remote ID with Esri’s mission as a leader in real time Internet of Things geospatial information” said Pierce. “Integration of unmanned systems identification and location information into Esri’s tools will be crucial to opening next generation opportunities in mobility, commerce, and public services.”
Flight Portal ID is a leading Remote ID technology suite designed for integration into commercial and defense technologies such as Unmanned Traffic Management, Counter UAS, UAS OEM, and Command and Control systems. Flight Portal ID has previously provided initial integrations of Remote ID / Combat ID data into Northrop Grumman and US Army command and control systems in dense urban airspace as well as in live-fire engagements.
The Esri Partner Network is a rich ecosystem of organizations that work together to deliver solutions, content, and services. Partner allies are industry leaders aligned with Esri’s high level goals, joining forces to advance shared initiatives. Complementary Technology partners offer solutions compatible with the ArcGIS system, and Hardware partners offer packaged solutions, bundled offers, and devices for use with Esri technology.
About Pierce Aerospace:
Pierce Aerospace is a Remote ID service provider focused on practical and robust integration of Remote ID services into the unmanned systems ecosystem. As an industry leader, Pierce Aerospace serves on the Unmanned Aircraft Safety Team, ASTM F38 UAS Remote ID Committee, and the FAA’s Remote ID Cohort. Funds from the US Air Force and the State of Indiana have supported Pierce Aerospace’s Flight Portal ID suite of Remote ID technologies. Flight Portal ID was nominated as Indiana’s Innovation of the Year by Techpoint and was awarded first place in Remote ID technology by AUVSI’s Xcellence Awards. Pierce Aerospace is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, The Racing Capital of the World. Visit www.pierceaerospace.net.
Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping, helps customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. Founded in 1969 in Redlands, California, USA, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations globally and in over 200,000 institutions in the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, nonprofits, and universities. Esri has regional offices, international distributors, and partners providing local support in over 100 countries on six continents. With its pioneering commitment to geospatial information technology, Esri engineers the most innovative solutions for digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics. Visit us at esri.com.