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June 24, 2016
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3DR Announces Investment from Autodesk

3DR announces investment from Autodesk® to continue the development of Site Scan™, the Premier Aerial Data Capture and Analytics Platform. Last week, during the first Autodesk Forge conference, we announced that 3DR received an important investment from Autodesk, makers of powerful and popular desktop software programs used by top construction, […]
June 24, 2016

The FLIR Ax5-Series Camera is the Natural Choice for Anyone Who Uses Software to Solve Problems.

The FLIR Ax5-Series is the perfect solution for those applications that require the benefits of a thermal image. The Ax5-Series are low-cost infrared cameras, with the FLIR A5 being the most affordable. They are ideal tools for putting thermal imaging at work in an automation or machine vision environment. All […]
June 24, 2016

Flirtey Conducts First U.S. Ship-to-Shore Drone Delivery

Independent drone delivery service Flirtey and Dr. Timothy Amukele at Johns Hopkins successfully conducted the first ship-to-shore drone delivery in the U.S. on the New Jersey coastline, for the United Nations and the American Red Cross. “Imagine a future where in the event of a natural disaster like Hurricane Sandy, […]
June 24, 2016

Australian UAV Continue National Expansion with West Australian Presence

Following 12 months of considerable growth in the Eastern States of Australia and a series of national industrial survey contracts, Australian UAV Pty Ltd has announced the formal opening of a West Australian office. Based out of Perth, Australian UAV have recruited Darryn Dow, a pioneer in the use of […]
June 23, 2016

Pix4D Responds to Growing Number of Drone Professionals with Global Workshop Launch

With the formalization of the most important regulation for the US drone industry and an increasing number of professionals worldwide using drones and photogrammetry in their business, there’s a greater need for training on how to maximize usage. How does the technology work, and what is the optimal workflow for […]
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 […]
June 22, 2016

Airobotics Unveils Completely Automated Drone Platform

Airobotics, a fully automatic drone platform, announces its public launch today. As a completely automatic and operated aerial system, Airobotics empowers industrial companies to leverage the power of drones without the need for skilled and expensive drone operators. Airobotics’ platform enables customers to run missions autonomously to monitor, inspect, survey, […]
June 22, 2016

Kespry Closes $16 Million Series B Round in Fast-Growing Commercial Drone Market

Kespry, which designs automated drone systems for commercial use, today announced the close of a Series B equity-financing round of $16 million that includes investments from DCM Ventures and Lightspeed Venture Partners. With these funds, Kespry is hiring more engineering and service teams to ramp-up production and serve customers. In […]
June 21, 2016

Flying Launch & Recovery System: A True Game-Changer

Insitu’s new vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capability, which was conceptualized and created by the collaboration of Insitu and Hood Technologies, caught the attention of a global audience during its public debut at Xponential last month. Since then, the industry has been buzzing with questions about the technology: What exactly […]
June 20, 2016

New Leica CityMapper Captures Oblique Imaging, LiDAR in One Flyover

Leica Geosystems, industry leader of reality capture and measurement technology, announced today Leica CityMapper as part of the RealCity 3D reality capture solution, enabling professionals to collect and process imaging and LiDAR data in a single sensor. Combining CityMapper and Leica HxMap, the scalable post-processing workflow software, RealCity simplifies and […]
June 19, 2016

The Top 5 Camera Drones for Sale in 2016

2016 has come with a bang. It has meant a new beginning for us all. With this year ahead of us, it is expected that new technologies are going to emerge again.  And don’t forget that drones are now very popular. But what are the best drones for sale we […]
May 28, 2016

Commercial Drone Services Tested in Africa

New commercial drone services will be launched this July in Rwanda, where vaccines and other medical supplies will be delivered by drones. This project comes through a partnership between Zipline and UPS, and with the support of Gavi. Zipline is a startup based in California, and is backed by $19 […]
May 27, 2016

DJI’s Newly Released App Officially Supports Facebook Live Streaming

Back in April, Facebook piqued the interests of drone enthusiasts around the world during their F8 expo where they announced live-streaming capabilities for DJI drones through their Facebook Live feature. This week, DJI and Facebook made good on their promise as DJI released its new control app on iOS, which […]
May 4, 2016
Sky Magic

Sky Magic: A Mesmerizing Light and Sound Show of 20 Drones Equipped With 16,500 LEDs

Sky Magic is a type of drone developed by Japanese tech company MicroAd. But what makes these flying devices special, and earns them their name, is that they’re equipped with hundreds of LEDs that can be controlled to generate mesmerizing lights shows. Case-in-point: the recent live performance that was conducted […]
April 16, 2016
Urban Jungle

Hong Kong’s Overwhelming Urban Density Captured From A Drone

Photographer Andy Yeung takes drone photos to capture the beauty of one of the world’s most densely populated cities: Hong Kong. Taken from a bird’s-eye view, his latest photo series, “Urban Fog,”captures the city’s iconic skyline on foggy nights, when it looks like a dreamland of sorts. And in his […]