Agriculture Company Rantizo To Offer Drones To Help Sanitize Large-Scale Venues

Agricultural technology company Rantizo is set to use its drone spraying technology to help fight COVID-19 in large-scale venues this spring.

Rantizo, based in Iowa City, Iowa, is in discussions to use its drone spraying platform to help sanitize open areas and seating for spectator events that have been shuttered as a result of COVID-19. The company is set to roll out its SaaS (sanitization as a service) this week, to spray stadiums as a one-time service, or to spray repeatedly between games or events, depending on venue needs once restrictions lift and sports/events spectators begin again utilizing large open-air venues.

Users would be charged an initial setup fee as well as a per unit price determined by area or number of seats.

Rantizo CEO Michael Ott said, “To sanitize stadiums at this magnitude, traditionally would require dozens of workers and hours or days. That simply isn’t practical right now. With our drone sprayers, we can get into the stadiums, spray the seats quickly, efficiently, and accurately, with minimal exposure or need for human effort. Once we map out the field, it’s really easy to repeat. So many people rely on sports for an unquantifiable number of reasons. I think now, more than ever, they would represent a state of normalcy that we are all desperately searching for. When situations arise like these…unprecedented times, innovation is key to overcoming them. I’m very pleased that the Rantizo platform is a means for doing that and that we are able to help protect our communities and hopefully help facilitate some normalcy in the near future.”

“We had a MLB organization reach out to us a few weeks back looking to use our drone sprayers as a way to sanitize their stadium,” Rantizo Director of Sales, David Pieper explained. “From there, we reached out to a few local organizations who confirmed the need and interest as well. We completed some initial autonomous testing with them just last week and it went very well.”


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