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About SPH Engineering

We love what we do - our technology
is not just a product - it's our passion!
 

SPH Engineering is a multiproduct drone software company and UAV integration services provider. Founded in 2013 in Latvia (EU) as a UAV mission planning and flight control start-up, the company has evolved from a developer of a single flagship product - UgCS, to a market leader of multiple drone solutions. Today, the company boasts a rich global customer, reseller and educational partner network in 150+ countries, while over 45% of partners are located in North America. To provide high-quality solutions for UAV professionals, SPH Engineering's team advances four key product lines:


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SPH Engineering started out with the idea that drones are just computers with motors, propellers and sensors that require smart software to fly efficiently. With this in mind, Alexey Dobrovolskiy (CTO) and Alexei Yankelevich (Head of Software Development) co-founded a start-up to test the idea. In 2013, the drone market did not exist yet and drone inspections were almost unaffordable due to high costs and technological complexity. This was not a promising context to introduce UgCS, a universal ground control software for UAV mission planning and flight control. After a few years of ups and downs, market tests and continuous communication about why software to manage drone flights could be useful, UgCS became an industry-standard solution to support drone pilots and surveyors.

Passionate about innovations and ready to experiment, between 2016 and 2018 the co-founders integrated a GPR sensor with a drone to look for a lost WW2 plane in an expedition to Greenland and developed the first version of software to manage multiple drones to perform a drone light show in a US amusement park. These projects resulted in the launch of two product lines: UgCS Integrated Systems, enabling the integration of up to 10+ diverse sensors, and Drone Show Software to manage drone swarm shows. To lead the Drone Show Software team, Alexander Levandovskiy joined SPH Engineering.

2020 was marked for the company with the launch of ATLAS, an AI-powered digital platform enabling aerial imagery storage, maps creation, object detection/counting and territory segmentation. This is the newest product from SPH Engineering, addressing smart geospatial analysis, vectorization, measurements and progress tracking.

In January 2021, the SPH-team shifted to its newly built office with an in-house test field where part of the entire area is dedicated to geophysical sensors.

 

MISSION - VISION - VALUES
 


Our mission is to make ideas fly

Our vision is to be at the forefront of technology and innovate in advance

Our values include flight safety, data accuracy, and a professional approach



 

PRODUCTS
 

UgCS ground control software for drones

UgCS

UgCS (ugcs.com) by SPH Engineering (sph-engineering.com) is globally known UAV mission planning and flight control software solution. Over the last seven years, the software has been constantly advanced to meet the demands of drone pilots and professional surveyors globally. Developed in the EU, the solution has become a world-famous unified mission planner for all popular UAV platforms. Today, it is used in 150+ countries in a wide range of areas including environmental, archeological, engineering & mining, agricultural and biological. The UgCS Educational program aims to support universities with a safe and efficient tool to test innovative ideas involving surveying and inspecting with a drone.

 
Drone Show Software by SPH Engineering

Drone Show Software

Drone Show Software (DroneShowSoftware.com) by SPH Engineering (sph-engineering.com) is the first commercially available software of its kind, developed to manage a swarm of drones equipped with lights, fireworks, smoke generators or other payloads as flying pixels for astonishing shows. Within five years, the software has pushed the organic development of a global community of drone show providers. Drone Show Software supports customers in 45+ countries, allowing for a total of 6'000+ drones to be displayed together simultaneously in the night sky.

 
UgCS Integrated Systems

UgCS Integrated Systems

UgCS Integrated Systems (integrated.ugcs.com) is one of SPH Engineering's product lines enabling integration between a drone, various sensors and UgCS software. Today, SPH Engineering is the only company globally with an in-house sensor test field. Starting out with the integration of Ground Penetrating Radars (GPR) for archeological expeditions in Greenland and Peru, UgCS Integrated Systems has been constantly testing and supporting new types of sensors. Integration of Echo Sounders, Methane detectors, Magnetometers and Metal detectors, enriched with radar altimeters, is supported across a wide range of industries worldwide.

 
ATLAS by SPH Engineering

ATLAS

ATLAS (atlas.ugcs.com) by SPH Engineering (sph-engineering.com) is an AI-powered platform enabling storage and analysis of geospatial data. This latest product was introduced in 2020 to unlock the power of smart geospatial analysis, mapping, vectorization, measurements and progress tracking.


MANAGEMENT
 

Alexey Dobrovolskiy, CTO SPH Engineering | UgCS, UgCS Integrated Systems, Drone Show Software

Alexey DOBROVOLSKIY

Chief Technical Officer
Co-Founder, Member of The Board

Alexey DOBROVOLSKIY is Chief Technical Officer, Member of The Board and Co-Founder at SPH Engineering, a multiproduct drone software company and UAV integration services provider. Since joining SPH Engineering in 2013, he has introduced a number of solutions that are recognized globally like software to manage drone shows and drone-based industrial product lines. Currently, Alexey is responsible for strategy management and development and liaises with a few main customers. He also spends a lot of time in the field, testing SPH's solutions in real-life scenarios.

Before founding SPH Engineering, Alexey had gained 20+ years of experience in the software industry. He graduated from one of the leading tech universities in Eastern Europe and started his career as a software developer. Later, he acted as a senior project manager and team lead: the largest team led by Alexey consisted of 450 specialists (analysts, software developers, Q&A experts, consultants). The main focus was on custom software development for multiple industries (financial, insurance, logistics, manufacturing, etc.), while project scale varied from tens to tens of thousands of users.

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Alexei YANKELEVICH, Head of Software Development SPH Engineering | UgCS, ATLAS

Alexei YANKELEVICH

Head of Software Development
Co-Founder, Member of The Board

Alexei YANKELEVICH is the Co-Founder and Head of Software Development at SPH Engineering, a multiproduct drone software company and UAV integration services provider. He was the key developer behind the flagship UgCS drone mission planner back in 2013. Since then, he has been responsible for R&D projects, including the introduction of ATLAS, an AI powered platform to process data gathered with a UAV. Today, Alexei leads product development and liaises with main UgCS and ATLAS customers.

Before co-founding SPH Engineering, Alexei had gained 10+ years of experience in the software industry. He graduated from one of the leading tech universities in Eastern Europe and started his career as a software developer in a US company. Later, he acted as a development director covering projects of up to EUR 3M per year. His technical expertise covers different areas like enterprise solutions and embedded systems.

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Alexander LEVANDOVSKIY

Alexander LEVANDOVSKIY

Head of the Drone Show Software division

Alexander LEVANDOVSKIY is the head of the Drone Show Software division at SPH Engineering, a multiproduct drone software company and UAV integration services provider. He started building his career as an intern and UAV tech manager within the UgCS reseller network and then shifted in-house to lead a newly launched Drone Show Software division. Within a few years in the drone show business, together with a team of professionals, he has built the brand from scratch. Today, Drone Show Software is the only commercially available solution to manage drone swarm shows and is used in 37 countries globally. He graduated from one of the leading tech universities in Eastern Europe and started his career as an expert in certification of electrical equipment at KEMA Labs, CESI.


 

SPH Engineering a multiproduct drone software company and UAV integration services provider.