Xer Technologies and Workswell Unveil Cutting-Edge Aerial Wildfire Management Solution

Prague, Czech Republic and Dietikon, Switzerland, 26th June 2024

Workswell, a leader in infrared imaging systems, and Xer Technologies AG, a Swiss manufacturer of long-endurance hybrid-electric drones, are excited to announce the successful integration of the Wiris Enterprise for use with the Xer X8 UAV platform. This collaboration marks an advancement in wildfire management technology, offering improved capabilities in early detection, rapid response and strategic wildfire management.

With the paired capabilities of the Xer X8 and the Workswell Wiris Enterprise, wildfire management teams can leverage real-time data streaming and control, enabling them to monitor vast areas, assess hotspots, and make informed decisions swiftly and accurately.
“Integrating Xer’s UAV platform with Workswell’s thermal technology equips firefighters with early fire detection, ongoing monitoring, and data insight for rapid decision-making. The high-resolution radiometric LWIR sensor in the Wiris Enterprise can see through smoke, providing a precise, real-time tool for observing fire and smoke dynamics,” said Gökmen Çetin, International Sales Manager at Xer. “This advanced sensor technology ensures that firefighters have the critical visual information needed to assess and respond to evolving fire situations effectively.”
Tomas Faltus, Head of International Sales at Workswell, added, “With its robust design and impressive 2.5-hour endurance, the Xer X8 UAV revolutionizes firefighting operations. This powerful drone allows firefighters to cover extensive areas and maintain situational awareness over extended periods, ensuring rapid and informed responses. The combination of our sensor technologies with the UAV’s capabilities provides a comprehensive solution for effective fire management in extreme conditions.”
The combination of Xer X8’s long-duration flight capabilities and Workswell’s advanced thermal imaging technology elevates the standards of drone performance in critical applications such as:

  • Wildfire Management: Early detection and continuous monitoring of fire-prone areas, allowing for quicker intervention and strategic resource allocation.
  • Thermodiagnostic Inspection: Precise inspection of solar panels, oil & gas pipelines and critical infrastructure to detect potential faults and prevent system failures.
  • Security Applications: Enhanced surveillance and security measures through detailed thermal imaging.
Image: Wiris Enterprise comes with LWIR (long-wave infrared), electro-optical (EO) sensors and laser finder.
Xer Technologies X8 with Workswell Wiris Enterprise EO/IR live video feed, temperature measurement, hotspot pointer, geo coordinates and range finder.
Image: EO/IR live video feed, temperature measurement, hotspot pointer, geo coordinates and range finder.

About Workswell:
Workswell is a European manufacturer specializing in thermal cameras and infrared imaging systems. Our products cater to various sectors including Industrial Automation, Fire Prevention, Medical Screening, Agriculture, Security, and OEM applications. Their portfolio includes thermal cameras for fever detection, process control, UAV systems, early fire detection, agricultural solutions, and R&D software. Workswell’s technology is designed for a range of applications, from machine vision to early fire detection, providing advanced solutions for numerous industries.

About Xer Technologies:
Xer Technologies AG in Switzerland is dedicated to the development, production and marketing of customisable, heavy-duty Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) solutions. Xer enables its customers to generate actionable data insights to create a safer, more efficient and sustainable world. The Xer X8 UAV can be launched within 2 minutes and based on its unique hybrid-electric technologies, carries payload of more than 7 kg and can fly up to 2.5 hours under adverse weather conditions.

Contact Details

Tomas Faltus
Head of International Sales at Workswell

Direct Line: +420 737 547 622

Gökmen Çetin

International Sales Manager, Xer Technologies
Office phone: +41 44 515 59 37