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Loveland Innovations Partners With Drone Software Canada

September 11, 2017   by Loveland Innovations

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ALPINE Utah & TORONTO Ontario: Drone Software Canada Inc. of Toronto ON (DSC) has been awarded exclusive Canadian rights to distribute for Loveland Innovations, LLC of Alpine UT, in a multi-year agreement. The agreement covers all products and services related to the patented IMGING solution, the world’s first drone inspection solution built specifically for the insurance, restoration, and roofing industries. The selection of DSC is the culmination of Loveland’s strategic plan for effectively servicing the Canadian P&C market.

Jim Loveland, Founder and CEO of Loveland Innovations, believes that strong local partners with the right combination of experience are a key to success. “The unique character of the Canadian property insurance and restoration industries demands the full-time attention of local insurance and technology professionals who also have strong national relationships and solid technology backgrounds. The combined experience and industry knowledge of both our organizations is unsurpassed and uniquely positions us to bring automated drone inspections to Canada”.

Kabir Shaal, president of DSC, and himself a certified commercial drone operator, noted that the unique combination of experience found in the DSC team makes a compelling case for partnering with Loveland Innovations. “Our team has almost 90 years of combined experience in insurance and technology”, Kabir said, adding that “ Experience has shown us that to succeed in the introduction of any innovative technology demands constant hands-on participation tailored to local needs. We bring committed and local Canadian insurance drone expertise to the Canadian insurance and restoration industries.”

Kabir Shaal, Jim Loveland, & Sam Margel signing Loveland Innovations’ exclusive Canadian distribution Agreement with Drone Software Canada Inc.

DSC Vice President of Technology and Operations, Sam Margel, is also a certified commercial drone operator, with decades of experience advising companies across the continent on the alignment of enterprise technology with business objectives. “DSC had been researching the application of drone technology to meet Canadian insurance industry needs for over two years, evaluating all comers” he said. “IMGING™ stands out as the very best technology, and their development team is the very best I have ever seen”, he continued. “I’ve been a management consultant in the insurance restoration space for eight years and before that I spent over 30 years with IBM, PwC consulting and other major technology firms”, he said. “The IMGING™ solution is the most innovative and disruptive insurance technology I have come across, and that disruption will happen fast.”

IMGING™ software was designed for the P&C market from its inception and was built with scale and efficiency in mind. It easily integrates into existing claims and underwriting workflows with a web application that allows users to schedule and define inspections ahead of time, assign to field staff, and organize and track jobs. The tablet application then makes it easy for field users to organize jobs, check airspace, conduct automated flights and create inspection reports with detailed annotations.

About Drone Software Canada Inc.

Toronto-based DSC is Canada’s leading drone software and services provider for Canadian P&C companies.  As the exclusive Canadian distributor and service provider for IMGING™, DSC is at the forefront of the introduction of commercial drone technology, methods, analytics and Transport Canada commercial drone operation compliance.

About Loveland Innovations, LLC

Loveland Innovations is the first company in the world to develop an autonomous drone inspection solution specifically for—and only for—the Insurance P&C industry and its property vendors. With this patented technology in the hands of insurance carriers, adjusters, and contractors, claims, underwriting or roof inspections can be done safely and in just a matter of minutes.



Justin Strong, VP of Marketing

Loveland Innovations, LLC


Sam Margel, VP Technology & Operations

Drone Software Canada Inc.

Tel. 647-642-7642


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