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October 27, 2016
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Why I Think the Prosumer Drone Will Never Die

Innovations will flourish on drones that target the prosumer market for a long time THE FACTS: In the 1980 book, The Third Wave, futurologist Alvin Toffler coined the term “prosumer” when he predicted that the role of producers and consumers would begin to blur and merge. Today, the term is […]
July 6, 2016

The Truth about Drones in Construction and Inspection

We have just released a new research study titled “The Truth about Drones in Construction and Infrastructure Inspection.” The free report is the second in series of studies sponsored by BZ Media that looks objectively at each major commercial market for drones and drone technology. In the report, we show how drones have […]
June 28, 2016

The Truth about Drones in Precision Agriculture

Over the past few years, the press has emphasized how much commercial drones will be used to improve farming. The assumption is that drones provide more accurate data for use in variable rate technology (VRT) so farmers who use drones will experience increased yields. But truth be told very little […]
June 23, 2016

Hivemapper’s 3D Earth Maps for Drones App

Hivemapper’s 3D Earth Maps for Drones App This post first appeared on Dronelife.com It’s innovative, but will companies embed it for their mission control? THE FACTS: Last week Hivemapper introduced its 3D earth maps Android app for drones. The preview I received a week earlier was impressive. Hivemapper is a […]
February 10, 2016

New Survey: What’s Your Drone Purchase Experience Like?

New Survey: What’s Your Drone Purchase Experience Like? We just launched a new research survey exploring your drone-buying experiences, where you bought, what seller services matter, and where you intend to buy drones and/or small unmanned aerial systems. As a short 13-question survey, it’s designed for those who have bought […]
January 12, 2016

3 Things Public Safety Officials Should Know About Drones

By Jonathan Rupprecht, Esq. for Drone Analyst This past year, as I attended many drone conferences, I was struck by how eager public safety officials and first responders are to learn how they can incorporate drones into their operations.  Their curiosity is not without good reason.  Small drones with video […]
July 7, 2015

New Commercial Drones Report: Current State of the U.S. Industry

I just released a new research report.  It details the state of the commercial drone industry in the U.S. as of the end of June 2015.  It looks at recent innovations, business applications, key ecosystem companies, and market forecasts. It analyzes the business impact and market opportunities that proposed Federal Aviation […]
April 22, 2015

Five Observations about the Camera Drone Market from NAB 2015

Five Observations about the Camera Drone Market from NAB 2015 By Steve Maller for Drone Analyst My brief but productive visit last month to the 2015 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) in Las Vegas showed me just how fast the camera drone market is heating up. More than 97,000 people […]