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VOTIX™ SELECTED AS FINALIST FOR 2024 SXSW PITCH
VOTIX™ to showcase its Drone Orchestration and Automation Platform in the Innovative World Technologies category.
Syracuse, New York — January 17, 2024
VOTIX™, the only universal, end-to-end, drone-agnostic operating system for drone orchestration and autonomy at scale, was selected as a finalist in the Innovative World Technologies category for the 15th annual SXSW Pitch (formerly SXSW Accelerator).
SXSW Pitch, presented by KPMG, is the marquee event of South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference & Festivals (March 8 - 16, 2024), where leading startups from around the world showcase some of the most impressive technology innovations to a panel of hand-picked judges and a live audience. Out of the 670 companies that applied to present at SXSW Pitch 2024, VOTIX™ was selected among the 45 finalists spanning nine separate categories.
The two-day event will be held the first weekend of SXSW Conference & Festivals, Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10, on the fourth floor of the Downtown Hilton Austin, Salon D/E. The event will then culminate with the 2024 SXSW Pitch Awards Ceremony on Sunday evening, March 10, where winning startups from each category and a Best in Show winner will be announced and honored in Salon H on the sixth floor of the Hilton Hotel.
SXSW Pitch will feature finalists across the following nine categories: Artificial Intelligence, Robotics & Voice, Enterprise & Smart Data, Entertainment, Media & Content, Extended Reality and Web3, Food, Nutrition & Health, Future of Work, Innovative World Technologies, Smart Cities, Transportation & Logistics and Student Startup.
VOTIX™ will present among four other companies in the Innovative World Technologies category on March 9-10, 2024.
“VOTIX™ continues driving innovation and value generation by unifying and enabling robotic orchestrated and autonomous operations at scale worldwide.” Edwin Sanchez, Founder and CEO. With better processes, drones have replaced expensive and slow services that used to be provided by airplanes, helicopters, cars, and other operational means. They have also removed humans from operating in dangerous locations and environments and extended the reach and sophistication of the operations humans can perform for the industry. Yet, these services face challenges. Most drone operations nowadays are pilot-centric, operating a single drone at a time from the ground onsite, with too many manual activities and a lack of integration and collaboration in real-time with other critical systems. Add to this complexity a wide variety of drone types, manufacturers, sensors, and supporting hardware required to perform various services across many industries and market use cases. The complexity grows exponentially. As drones become more common in commercial and enterprise applications and more complex and elaborate workflows are implemented, an Enterprise Drone Platform becomes crucial to orchestrating an operational drone ecosystem effectively, safely, and in compliance with regulators and governments.
VOTIX™ has solved these challenges by allowing you to orchestrate and automate the whole workflow of your drone operation, from request to reporting, from governance and compliance to autonomous flights, from planning to precision landing, from DIB (Drone-in-a-Box) integration to BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight) operations.
VOTIX™ multiplies and scales the pilot’s and other drone operators’ productivity, automating manual operations and processes, performing more advanced and new activities, and enabling drones to go beyond. VOTIX™ integrates the entire drone ecosystem and enables you to extract more value from your drone program, optimizing your investment.”
For more information about SXSW Pitch and to view the complete list of finalists, visit: https://www.sxsw.com/pitch.
VOTIX is an American drone software company that developed the first platform capable of truly delivering drone automation, orchestration, and remote operation end-to-end while being hardware agnostic. Very successful entrepreneurs founded the company with decades of experience in Enterprise software, drone manufacturing and operation, IT/networking/communications, and cybersecurity.
Combining all these advanced and diverse experiences and years of research and development, VOTIX created a revolutionary platform that orchestrates the entire drone ecosystem, connecting all the “moving parts” of the complex drone operation, making it easy to operate and feasible to automate.
VOTIX can be used in many drone applications such as drone-as-first-responder (DFR), inspection, surveillance, monitoring, mapping, surveying, spraying, seeding, filming, photography, transport, delivery, security, search and rescue. The VOTIX platform can support your traditional Visual Line of Sight (VLOS) and Extended Visual Line of Sight (EVLOS) projects; however, it is designed and engineered to fully support the rigors and controls needed for fully autonomous Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations and for Drone-in-a-Box (DIB) solutions, unleashing the full potential of pilots and drones and unifying and enabling robotic orchestrated and autonomous operations at scale worldwide!
SXSW dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of tech, film and television, music, education, and culture. An essential destination for global professionals, the annual March event features sessions, music and comedy showcases, film screenings, exhibitions, professional development, and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together. SXSW 2024 will take place March 9 - 10, 2024 in Austin. For more information, please visit sxsw.com. To register for the event, please visit sxsw.com/attend.
SXSW 2024 is sponsored by KPMG, Volkswagen, Porsche, C4 Energy, and The Austin Chronicle.
Mirco Kunz - VOTIX
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