Fly in front.
B2B market leader since 2008, Innovation Award, 2014.
In the beginning there were many years of experience, and then came the vision and finally a successful product and partner concept!
Oliver Knittel and Volker Rosenblatt stand for the idea of building professional flying camera mounts, marketing them internationally and developing a well-marketed network of partners. Both of them combine years of passion for model-building which culminated in radio-controlled helicopter models. Both of them set themselves the significant task of building the best model, and the perfect flying machine.
While Volker Rosenblatt amassed his professional knowledge by producing his own rotor blades, and later passed this on to hundreds of enthusiastic flight students in his own model helicopter school, Oliver Knittel has been an advertising professional for over 15 years, running his own highly successful advertising agency. He has advised, amongst others, brands and medium-sized companies on their strategic market development, developed marketing concepts and implemented these with his own team across a range of media. A really obvious deficiency that crops up again and again in advertising is poor-quality images. A good, attractive image speaks a thousand words. service-drone therefore set themselves the task of developing a system that would facilitate attractive images and entirely new perspectives.
Since then the young and so far non-leveraged company is growing rapidly. In the first fiscal year 2011 the still small team already registered a turnover of 1 million Euros. In 2012 turnover has doubled, the profit before tax has even quadrupled. 2013 the company strongly invested in the development of its own MULTIROTOR G4 flight hard- and software: A rewarding investment, which made our products scalable for any application and was honoured by the Innovation Award 2014.
Today, around 20 employees are working at the location in Brieselang near Berlin.
The technology and growth investor consortium consisting of Santa and BTH, acquires stake in Multirotor and will become a financially strong partner in developing the business side in the future. The new shareholders of Multirotor have already made several investments in the technology sector in the past.
- GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo Support
- 20 Hz output rate
- Positional accuracy 8 mm horizontal, 15 mm vertical
- Position sensor on the camera for precise camera angles
- Correction data either from the Internet or with its own base station on site.
- The RTK system is on board not only to carry out measurements, but our Flight Control also uses the more accurate RTK data for navigation.
The benefits for you in everyday use:
- Accurate measurement flights are therefore possible without survey control points on the ground
- Significantly more precise positioning (vertical and horizontal) of the drone
- Flight paths are maintained more accurately
- Automatic landing on the charging pad (Skysense) is possible
Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it is partnering with leading unmanned aircraft system (UAS) manufacturer MULTIROTOR service-drone, GmbH. The collaboration will allow Trimble to expand its existing UAS portfolio to provide its customers with additional solutions to choose from based on their aerial imaging project needs.
The announcement was made at AUVSI's Unmanned Systems 2015 Conference and Exhibition, the largest international event in the unmanned systems and robotics market.
MULTIROTOR products are now sold through an extensive network of resellers worldwide. The constantly growing network already consists of 17 dealers. MULTIROTOR continues to grow and is planning to open up further regions.
MULTIROTOR service-drone.de GmbH prevails as the winner of the ARTIE-innovation award 2014 against 22 nominated companies and convinced the jury with outstanding innovation and development performances of the MULTIROTOR flight-control for model helicopters for measurement, film, agricultural and industrial use.
The purpose of the working committee ARTIE is to lay the foundation for innovation and to strengthen the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises. Ten rural districts as well as four cities are affiliated in the regional network for technology, innovation and development in the Elbe-Weser-region.
For the first time the ARTIE- region offers an innovation award. Among the nominated companies was also the service-drone.de GmbH, which is based in Buchholz in der Nordheide with the production of the innovative flight systems. The company produces easy and safe to handle UAV’s with four to eight rotors for film, industry, measurement and agricultural application.
‘The company is especially innovative because of its outstanding product attributes and the attained technology leadership’, constitutes the jury its decision to declare the service-drone.de GmbH as the winner of the ARTIE-innovation award 2014.
The surveying industry agrees: The german microcopter producer service-drone from Berlin landed a widely acclaimed coup with the new practical 5 kilo class MULTIROTOR Generation 4 surveying-copter.
On time with the INTERGEO 2014 the market leader for film drones in the German speaking area MULTIROTOR by serivce-drone presented the new MULTOROTOR G4 Surveying-Robot for the creation of orthophotos and 3D terrain models with outstanding success.
The new MULTIROTOR G4 Surveying-Robot is not just a benefit for modern surveyor as an innovative measuring instrument, but especially convinces with an outstanding technology that has just won the ARTIE Innovationprice 2014. The G4 Surveying-Robot enables a hardly conceivable measurement result of 1 mm ground resolution and equally unique flight stability at wind strength till 10-15 meter per second. By MULTIROTOR in Germany produced hard- and software, that navigates the flight-robot to an exact position in the air 512 times per second, makes it possible.
Expertise of six years hardware and software development together with the experience of over 400 proven cameracopter systems have flowed into the newly developed 4th generation of MULTIROTOR flight control to end in a completely revised device concept, which intelligence, security and handling define the probably most efficient camera drones at present.
Every UAV currently on offer by MULTIROTOR is equipped with the revolutionary G4 MULTIROTOR flight control.
service-drone.de GmbH takes over the brand MULTIROTOR.
service-drone is continuing to grow and has products on offer demanded by the market. Revenues double within a year. The young company sets a start straight out of a picture book and massively drives the development of innovative products ahead.
The concept of service-drone is a great success conquering major parts of the market. Quickly the company becomes a leading supplier of platforms for aerial photography and filming by drone.
Sales skyrocket - with revenue reaching EUR 1 million.
The service-drone.de GmbH is established making it its purpose to be the first company bringing consumer and prosumer cameras in the air using multicopters taht are a complete system. Customers are offered a finished product that is ready to fly.
8-engined Multikopter MR-X8 with its own MULTIROTOR flight control and pioneering GPS functions - easy as pie flight for aerial photography.
The MR - X8 was with its own flight electronics ahead of its time and is the forerunner of the current MULTIROTOR multicopter that now fly in the 4th generation MULTIROTOR FlightControl.
The idea and the ambition of the developers to build a truly perfect Multikopter resulted from the great disappointment in the flight systems available at that time, which flew anything but safe for use and were very expensive. At the center of considerations were reliability and ease of use. The MR-X8 practically flew itself by the prescribed flight parameters via sensors and extreme control commands were limited.