Category: Americas

Shadow® Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS) Surpasses One Million Flight Hours

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Textron Systems Unmanned Systems, a Textron Inc. business, announced today that its Shadow® Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS) has surpassed one million total flight hours, becoming the only unmanned aircraft system of its size to accomplish this significant milestone. More than 85 percent of these one million flight hours occurred during combat operations. Since its…

DroneDeploy Users Map 3,000,000 Acres

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Mike Winn, co-founder and CEO of DroneDeploy, recently announced their users had achieved a new industry milestone: 3,000,000 drone mapped acres across 120 countries. Drones combined with software platforms for collecting and analyzing drone data have become powerful tools for industry. Unfortunately, not everyone has been exposed to the value drones unlock across industries, such…

Lily Drone under investigation by Indiegogo Trust and Safety Team?

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Click through to the Indiegogo page for the delayed Lily drone and this is what you will find “Lily : The World’s First Throw-and-Shoot Camera” is under review by the Trust & Safety team. Check back later or contact us if you have concerns. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/lily-the-world-s-first-throw-and-shoot-camera This will probably not come as a surprise to you…

Autonomous & Unmanned Cluster (AUSC) summer interns

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The Autonomous & Unmanned Cluster (AUSC) of Southeastern New Mexico, a U.S. Small Business Administration cluster initiative, is pleased to welcome its 2016 team of college and high school students for their summer intern program. The AUSC utilized a cross-section of community programs to offer the greatest opportunity for participation by area students. The programs…

Alta Vista Solutions Expands into New Region and Market with Appointment of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Engineer

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Alta Vista Solutions (Alta Vista) today announced that Edward Greutert, P.E., has come on board to further develop the company’s growing portfolio of regional accounts in the Pacific Northwest. Building on Alta Vista’s existing client needs, and the firm’s commitment to innovation, Greutert will develop and implement an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) service offering for…

People Underestimate the Power of DJI’s SDK – Here’s Why You Shouldn’t

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Kevin Mukai NV Drones When DJI launched their Software Developer Kit late in 2014, a turnkey drone application was a novel concept (even more-so than it is today). The creation of an SDK for the world’s largest drone manufacturer made sense – drones, like mobile phones, are multi-faceted devices that can be used for many…

EarthCam Merges Webcams and Drones to Create a New Geospatial Jobsite Model

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Business and IT leaders in architecture, engineering and construction are in San Francisco to discuss the future of construction technology at ENR’s annual FutureTech Conference. EarthCam is using the platform to announce that it will be providing drone and aerial imagery services under the title, EarthCam Air. The newest offering combines its powerful webcam technology…

BladeEdge, software for windfarm inspections.

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A leading edge software portal that transforms raw data from aerial inspections into actionable intelligence. For wind farms, degraded blade condition leads to 10-25% efficiency loss, translating to substantial revenue loss. But inspections are costly and time-consuming. That’s why companies are turning to turbine blade inspections performed by UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly called drones),…

“Learn how to Earn” Patrick Egan’s Presentation at the sUSB Expo 2016

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Patrick Egan presents at the sUSB expo, with a brief intro on the Silicon Valley Drone Show, then speaks on the topic of public relations in drones, ethics, and intellectual honesty in the drone industry. Mr Egan’s presentation aptly covers the issues over the wild claims and hype the drone industry generates. Topics also covered…

X-Mapper PPK GNSS precision multicopter

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Placing and processing ground control points for centimeter accurate data is expensive, slow and can be hazardous in some locations. And the RTK and PPK drone solutions out there are overpriced and most of them require 2-5 days of expensive training, not mentioning the travel arrangements.   And most clients’ projects just can’t wait. Applied…