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Case Study: Robot aids fire department’s investigation

Donan’s Packbot, Scio Surveyor 7, aided the Louisville Fire Department in their investigation of a massive fire that broke out on historic West Main Street in downtown Louisville.  Named “Whiskey Row,” these buildings are the second largest collection of cast-iron facades in the U.S.—second only to New York City’s Soho district. This case study provides a look at how the technology …

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Donan Robot “Proves Crucial” to Fire Investigations

DONAN’s Scio Surveyor 7 proves to be a key tool in the investigation of a massive fire to historic Whiskey Row in downtown Louisville… while his previous deployments are featured on the cover of Claims Magazine Excitement has been building around technology and innovation in the industry, especially as the use of UAVs becomes a reality with FAA exemptions. But advancements …

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DONAN Granted Second UAV Exemption

First and only forensic firm approved to fly both fixed-wing and multirotor drones Media Contact: Rebecca Hall, DONAN Marketing Specialist, [email protected] or 800-482-5611 ext. 2084. Louisville, KY (June 12, 2015) –  Donan – one of the first two forensic investigation firms to receive an FAA exemption for the commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, also known as drones)—has received a …

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5 UAV Applications You Should be Considering

DonanEngineering Commercial & Residential Roofing, Featured, Fire Investigation, Forensic Engineering, Hail and Wind, Hurricanes & Flood, News, Structural Damage & Collapse, UAV News, Winter Storm

One of the primary advantages Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) bring to claims investigations is their ability to capture high-definition photos and videos, particularly in hard-to-access areas like steep roofs or structurally unsound buildings. But limiting UAV utilization to a flying camera is a little like using a smart phone exclusively for phone calls. It’s great for that purpose, but why …

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DONAN Granted Authorization for Commercial Drone Use

Donan one of two forensic investigation firms to receive FAA exemption   Media Contact: Rebecca Hall, DONAN Marketing Specialist, [email protected] or 800-482-5611 ext. 2084.  Louisville, KY (May 19, 2015) –  Donan – an innovative leader in forensic investigations—has received FAA authorization to utilize Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs, also known as drones) for aerial data collection applications that will assist the property …

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Innovative Solutions: Unmanned Vehicles

DonanEngineering Fire Investigation, Forensic Engineering, Hail and Wind, Hurricanes & Flood, Residential & Commercial Structure Fires, Structural Damage & Collapse, Video

You may have read an article, watched a video, or skimmed a headline or two on unmanned vehicles. Content and controversy abound about the potential applications of these emerging and evolving technologies in the property claims industry. Though much of the discussion has been around unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones, unmanned ground vehicles also have the potential to …

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DONAN Unveils its New Right-Hand Man

DONAN is proud to introduce the newest addition to the company. He’s a bit shorter and more “power-driven” than our normal hires, but he offers an extremely unique set of skills… Meet Scio (skee-oh) Surveyor 7, a military-grade Packbot and the first unmanned ground vehicle to be used in a forensic property investigation. Named by DONAN Fire Investigator, John Hill, …

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Lyle Donan wins EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award for Technology

Congratulations to Lyle Donan, our President & CEO and the winner 2014 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award for Technology in the South Central Ohio and Kentucky region.  Award recipients were announced at the 28th Annual EY “South Central Ohio & Kentucky” Entrepreneur Of The Year® Gala on June 19, 2014 at the Cincinnati Hyatt Regency. Lyle expressed immense gratitude …