vHive's New Mobile 3.0: Faster, More Efficient Data Capture

vHive’s New Mobile 3.0: Faster, More Efficient Data Capture

13 Mar 2024 Written by Naomi Stol Zamir

Throughout its journey, vHive has consistently introduced innovative solutions for tower data capture and analytics. These innovative technologies continue to change the way that towercos operate.  


With accurate and quality tower data being paramount to the system, vHive’s advanced algorithms have transformed the way that data is captured, offering unmatched consistency and precision across global portfolios. Regardless of the drone operator or the type of telecom tower involved, vHive’s technology ensures that companies can rely on accurate and thorough data collection. 


Now, with the introduction of Mobile 3.0, this process has been even further enhanced. The update has transitioned data acquisition planning from a web-based application to a mobile platform, allowing field operators to plan and adapt based on accurate, real-time field data. This shift not only streamlines operations but also scales up the efficiency and consistency of data collection processes. 


Mobile 3.0 is not just an upgrade—it’s a new paradigm for managing telecom assets effectively and swiftly, marking a pivotal advancement in operational efficiency.


The Speedy Evolution of Tower Data Capture with Digital Twins

The landscape of data acquisition in the telecom industry has undergone significant transformation over the years. Initially, the process relied heavily on static images and text-based notes, which were not only cumbersome but also time-consuming. This traditional method often resulted in incomplete data, which was difficult for various stakeholders to access and utilize effectively. The consequences of these limitations were far-reaching, leading to inaccurate billing, inefficient mergers and acquisitions, missed revenue opportunities, and challenges in meeting key performance indicators essential for optimizing tower revenue.


The advent of digital twin technology and automated aerial data capture has marked a pivotal shift and indeed served as a game-changer, enabling consistent, accurate and comprehensive data capture, easily accessible to multiple parties. Telecom companies can now quickly and efficiently gather detailed, actionable insights from their infrastructure, significantly reducing the time and labor involved in traditional methods. This leap in technology not only enhances operational efficiency but also ensures that the data collected is robust, providing a solid foundation for critical business decisions and operational improvements in the telecom sector.


Mobile 3.0: Deep Dive into the Key Features and Benefits Transforming Tower Data Capture

To date, the tower planning process took place in the vHive web application, requiring the drone service provider to take a laptop to the field if changes were required. Now, the shift to Mobile 3.0 eliminates the need for pre-planning phases, enabling operators to adapt surveys in the field according to actual site specifications, reducing time in the field and optimizing resources. New technological advancements, such as continuous flight technology, expedite the capturing process, enabling faster data acquisition and increasing the number of towers surveyed per day. 


Here’s a closer look at the key features of this transformative update:

  • Asset-Based Flights and Continuous Flight Technology: Mobile 3.0 integrates asset-based flight paths tailored to specific assets at each site. This ensures comprehensive coverage and data capture, while continuous flight technology enables seamless imagery capture without stopping at each point of interest. This groundbreaking addition saves up to 40% of survey time, available exclusively for Mavic 3 Enterprise users.
  • Implementation of Speed Limits for Regulatory Compliance: Recognizing diverse regulatory environments, Mobile 3.0 allows operators to set drone speed limits directly from the mobile application. This feature ensures compliance with local aviation regulations without compromising efficiency.
  • Enhanced User Interface: The new user interface in Mobile 3.0 is designed for clarity and ease of use, accommodating quick adjustments and real-time data handling. This interface simplifies drone-based data acquisition, making it more accessible for new users.
  • New Profiles Added to Mobile Application: vHive has added new survey types to the mobile application, including “Tower Survey” and “Tower Virtual Tour.” Users can easily switch between profiles for seamless backward compatibility.

Benefits of These Features

  • Increased Operational Efficiency and Flexibility: Asset-based flights and continuous flight technology ensure faster and more efficient operations, aligned with project requirements.
  • Reduction in Time Spent On-Site: Continuous flight technology and an intuitive user interface significantly reduce time in the field, minimizing labor costs and freeing up resources.
  • Enhanced Accuracy and Scalability: With precise flight paths and seamless data capture, Mobile 3.0 ensures highly accurate and detailed data, essential for creating reliable digital twins and scaling operations across multiple sites.

Overall, Mobile 3.0 from vHive not only streamlines the operational processes but also provides a scalable, efficient solution that addresses the core needs of telecom infrastructure management.


As the telecom industry continues to evolve, vHive’s Mobile 3.0 stands out as an important next step to significantly enhancing the efficiency, accuracy, and scalability of digitization in the telecom industry. By integrating advanced drone technology with intuitive mobile capabilities, Mobile 3.0 empowers tower companies, mobile network operators, and telecom professionals to achieve more accurate data acquisition, optimized resource utilization, and improved operational agility. These advancements are not just about keeping pace with technological progress—they are about setting new standards and exceeding them.


Give it a Try

We invite you to experience the future of telecom tower digitization with vHive’s Mobile 3.0. Discover how our latest innovations can streamline your operations, reduce onsite time, and provide you with actionable insights that drive strategic decisions. Visit our demo page and let us show you what Mobile 3.0 can do for your business. Embrace the change, lead the transformation, and build a more efficient future with vHive.

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