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Betsy Lillian has been the editor of Unmanned Aerial Online since 2014. She also serves as an associate editor of sister publications North American Windpower and Solar Industry magazine. She has been with Zackin Publications since 2012.
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TeAx’s New Thermal/RGB Drone Camera Offers 10x Zoom

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 19, 2017

German company TeAx Technology recently unveiled its latest product for the thermal drone market: ThermalCapture Fusion Zoom, a lightweight camera with both RGB and thermal sensors. According to the company, the new camera also offers a 10x visual zoom, as [Read More]

Homeland Security Launches Major sUAS Test Facility in Mississippi

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 19, 2017

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will conduct exercises and training to support a variety of simulated scenarios using drones, including disaster relief and containment of hazardous-materials spills.

Flyability’s Collision-Tolerant, Caged Drone Arrives in North America

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 19, 2017

Flyability, a Swiss company making collision-tolerant drones, recently announced its first authorized reseller in the U.S., MFE Rentals Inc., an inspection equipment provider headquartered in Dripping Springs, Texas. In turn, Flyability’s Elios drone is now available for purchase from any [Read More]

New Industrial-Grade Octocopter Puts Emphasis on Customization

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 19, 2017

Hong Kong-based XDynamics has introduced the D-02, a customizable unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) suited for professional drone cinematography, as well as industrial applications. According to the company, which designed the drone “with modularity in mind,” the octocopter is compatible with [Read More]

New DroneDeploy Solution Performs Real-Time Drone Mapping in the Field

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 18, 2017

In coordination with the spring growing season, DroneDeploy has announced the beta release of its new Fieldscanner product for real-time drone mapping. With Fieldscanner, which is available as part of DroneDeploy’s iOS app, farmers can use any DJI drone to [Read More]

sUAS Company Aeryon Labs Announces Executive Shake-Up

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 18, 2017

Waterloo, Ontario-based small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) provider Aeryon Labs Inc. has appointed Bill McHale CEO of the company. In turn, current CEO Dave Kroetsch will take on the role of Aeryon’s first chief technology officer (CTO). Bringing more than 20 [Read More]

The Police Foundation: Tips for Agencies Bringing sUAS on Board

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 18, 2017

The Police Foundation has released a new infographic suited for law enforcement agencies looking to establish a program for small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS). The infographic, entitled “sUAS and Public Safety,” provides an overview of operational, training, and legal and [Read More]

UAS Tech Forum Comes to Wichita in August

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 18, 2017

A “Shark Tank”-style unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) event is coming to Wichita, Kan., this summer. Regarded as the annual anchor event for the UAS Cluster Initiative for Oklahoma and south Kansas – a collaborative funded by the U.S. Small Business [Read More]

Trumbull Unmanned Brings in Photogrammetry Solution for ‘Critical Applications’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 18, 2017

Trumbull Unmanned, a Houston-based provider of drone services for the oil and gas industry, has incorporated SimActive’s Correlator3D software into its emergency response services. SimActive is a Montreal, Quebec-based developer of photogrammetry software. Its Correlator3D solution generates high-quality geospatial data [Read More]

FAA Faces Another Inspector General Audit on Drone Progress

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 17, 2017

The OIG is conducting the audit due to the “significant safety implications of integrating UAS into the National Airspace System and the increasing number of both requested and approved UAS waivers.”