| Siti Hajar |
THE first steps to promote the revolution of the telecommunications industry were taken over the weekend by local ICT company Teleconsult Sdn Bhd, as part of Teleconsult International Pte Ltd, with the team’s presentation of what they have named the ‘SkyEye’ that was developed to ease field work within the industry’s terms of commitment.
The product, which won Merit in the APICTA competition that was held in Jakarta, was invented to develop high-definitional aerial capture and processing technologies that focus on automation by way of not just minimising manual labour but also cost whilst at the same time increase efficiency as well as productivity.
In an interview with Teleconsult Sdn Bhd yesterday upon the Bruneian delegation’s arrival at the Brunei International Airport, it was shared that the project includes the use of drones but with a twist.
“We developed the brain that makes it possible for the drone to fly close to telecommunication poles without damaging any properties as part of the auditing service that the company offers,” explained Hj Julian Johari bin Hj Abd Ghafar, as a result of trial and errors that witnessed a number of fallen drones over the 14 months the team invested into the technology’s development.
The result of the project has accumulated into real-life applications. Among them include a service contract in Indonesia with one of the named telecommunications companies as part of an experience that has enabled the team to witness first-hand the international viability of the product as plans are currently being made to secure its copyright.
“At present, we are offering this technology as part of our service but one of the possibilities is to patent the software and sell it as a standalone product,” he said and added that the team, including a number of Bruneians, has also developed other templates to enable self-flying drones as well as templates tailored to the different types of structures and towers.
“The client saw how much time the drone could save and they gave us permission to utilise the drone as part of the auditing,” he further shared and feedback thus far has been positive.
“As far as we know, we believe we are the only company in the world with this technology at the moment,” thus making its development even more significant.
Being recognised in APICTA for their creation, he said, “Is very humbling,” especially in a category deemed as being among the toughest in the world of ICT.