Botlink Chosen For NDDOT Partnership

Botlink chosen as select partner for North Dakota Department of Transportation's Integration Pilot Program

Fargo, N.D. (May 25, 2018) — Botlink, a Fargo-based drone software company, has been selected to provide command and control software for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program (IPP) with the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT). As one of the carefully selected partners for the NDDOT IPP, Botlink will work with the state of North Dakota and other private and public entities to accelerate safe UAS integration.

The UAS Integration Pilot Program will allow local and state governments to evaluate drone usage in commercial applications, including:

  • Methods for expediting FAA airspace approval
  • Collaboration between private sector and government for commercial applications
  • Inform standard operational procedures
  • Demonstrate solutions to reduce waivers
  • Incorporate community participation that invokes meaningful dialog regarding drone operations

Based in Fargo, Botlink has developed flight control software, allowing autonomous flights for commercial applications, and cloud-based storage and processing to provide data to commercial customers including aggregate and agriculture. With this partnership, Botlink will support the NDDOT’s efforts to evaluate advanced drone technologies to improve safety and security.

“This is an excellent opportunity for Botlink and North Dakota to be a part of a select group of governments and private-sector companies chosen to shape the future of drone technology for the U.S.,” said Terri Zimmerman, CEO of Botlink.

Botlink is a user-friendly control, safety and data delivery platform that makes integrating drones into workflow simple and affordable, giving customers the real-time insight they need to make business decisions. Botlink integrates with users' existing industry analysis tools, while eliminating the problems that prevent many users from incorporating Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) technology, such as a lack of aviation knowledge and flight guidelines.