UK Satellite Applications and Service Conference, London

Point4 Panellist at the teckUK Satellite Applications and Service Conference, London.


Point4 have been selected to sit on the "innovative future for the space sector" panel which features "business now and immediate future" and will be representing start-up companies and how space assets are cost effective in monitoring non space assets such as electricity and telecommunication infrastructure .

The event will bring together leaders from across industry and government to investigate the new and emerging applications and services which are key to growing the space sector.

Other two panellists on the day are Inmarsat and ViaSat and the event will focus on how larger companies are engaging with innovative start ups like Point4.

techUK represents the companies and technologies that are defining today the world that we will live in tomorrow. More than 900 companies are members of techUK. Collectively they employ approximately 800,000 people, about half of all tech sector jobs in the UK. These companies range from leading FTSE 100 companies to new innovative start-ups.

Comments from the Chairman:

“Often the most logical solution that can offer huge efficiency improvements and savings is often overlooked by industry” says Point4’s Chairman Dr Fredrik Verkroost. “Point4 brings a novel predictive growth modelling service for vegetation encroachment around power lines and other physical structures by using aerial and LiDAR captured data transmitted over existing satellite channels for instant data capture, growth modelling and auditing”.

He goes on to say “just take a look at the Power Distribution Industry, as an example, which today spends huge sums on reacting to dangerously overgrown vegetation leading to Government fines resulting from unplanned power outages. Immense benefits can be achieved by adopting a pro-active growth modelling service where vegetation growth can be predicted into the future thus enabling power lines to be kept clear of danger”. Dr Verkroost further predicts that “the Point4 service should result in fewer power outages, greater efficiencies in better deploying tree surgeons, large cost savings, and is better for the environment due to only requiring two data-capture flights in an 8 year cycle”.

The event will be held at 10 ST BRIDE STREET, LONDON 7th November 2016.