Part 4 of 4: Why did we partnered with Bentley to build OpenTower® iQ?
An interview with Ted Miller, Founder and former Chairman / CEO of Crown Castle International and Founder and Chairman of Visual Intelligence
Recognized as one of the founding fathers of the global tower industry, Ted Miller has now turned his attention to drones and the digitalization of the sector to address some of the big issues that towercos still face 25 years on from his founding of Crown Castle. As manufacturers of the first drone sensor technology to provide millimeter accuracy, and with a unique partnership in place with Bentley, Visual Intelligence is set to revolutionize the way that towercos operate and do business.
What is OpenTower iQ and can you explain the nature of your Bentley partnership?
Building a new kind of sensor that can capture millimeter data was only half the equation. After all, what good are engineering-accurate 3D models if today’s software is designed around the low fidelity data that off-the-shelf drones produce? We needed software that could interpret engineering-grade data and translate it into previously unseen insights and new forms of automation. This is why we partnered with Bentley to develop and exclusively offer OpenTower® iQ.
In building OpenTower iQ, we fused Bentley’s expertise in AI and automation with our precision tower digital models to offer the only solution capable of producing engineering analysis and reports.