UAV Equipment & Systems

Drone-Detection Developer Secures Another Big Investment

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 11, 2017

Dedrone, developer of the DroneTracker, a platform for the detection of civilian unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), has secured a seven-figure investment from Silicon Valley investors. Investing in the San Francisco-based start-up are Dominic Orr, CEO of Aruba Networks; Selina Lo, [Read More]

New Tool Allows Farmers to Live-Stream NDVI Drone Video to Phone

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 10, 2017

Sentera has announced the upcoming release of LiveNDVI video: live-streamed normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) video via the company’s Double 4K sensor for drones. According to Sentera, the technology will offer agronomists a fast way to make decisions and specify [Read More]

FLIR Rolls out New Thermal Imaging Cameras for UAS

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 04, 2017

FLIR Systems Inc. has launched five new thermal imaging cameras, including two dual-sensor cameras specifically for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The FLIR Duo, priced at $999.99, is a multi-sensor drone camera that features FLIR’s Lepton thermal microcamera core, a high-definition [Read More]

New Products, New Collaborations: DJI Announces its Latest

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 04, 2017

So far at CES 2017, DJI has made several drone-related announcements: The company is rolling out a new aerial mapping app and a limited edition Phantom 4 drone and is teaming up with storage solutions provider Seagate Technology. In addition, [Read More]

Federally Approved Ping200S Transponder Ready for UAV Market

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 03, 2017

uAvionix Corp. says its Ping200S Mode S transponder with automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) has received approval from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Weighing just 50 grams, the transponder’s power consumption is low enough to be powered by battery pack for [Read More]

Orbital and Boeing Subsidiary Ink UAV Engine Agreement

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 28, 2016

Australia-based Orbital Corp. has signed a long-term agreement with Insitu Inc., a subsidiary of The Boeing Company, for the manufacture and supply of new Orbital unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) propulsion systems. Having secured this commitment from Insitu, Orbital says it [Read More]

New Partnership Distributes 3DR’s Site Scan Across Canada

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 22, 2016

Under a new partnership with 3DR, SolidCAD – an Autodesk Platinum software reseller – can now market, sell and support 3DR’s Site Scan bundle across Canada. The aerial analytics package includes an autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle, an intuitive mobile app [Read More]

ThermalCapture Fusion Captures Both Visual and Thermal Drone Imagery

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 22, 2016

TeAx Technology has introduced the ThermalCapture Fusion, a lightweight, dual-camera solution to store both thermal and visual drone data. The company says ThermalCapture Fusion is designed to be a stand-alone and flexible drone payload that is compatible with most commercially [Read More]

Austin Company Rolls out Drone Workflow Software Solution

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 20, 2016

Austin, Texas-based Optelos says it is offering a new approach for creating integrated, collaborative and scalable drone programs: a turnkey solution for drone workflow. Optelos has created the Drone Work Advisor cloud software, along with the Drone Sync Field App. [Read More]

DropIn Enables Mobile Access to Live Drone Video for Insurance Industry

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 15, 2016

DropIn Inc.’s insurance customers can now order on-demand, live-streaming drone video of properties, which will be assessed via the DropIn iOS app. Los Angeles-based DropIn provides live video and still image capture via drones and smartphones for the property and [Read More]

New System Provides Instant Authentication of a Drone’s Identity

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 13, 2016

Through a partnership with DigiCert, AirMap has rolled out Drone ID: technology that will enable instant authentication of an unmanned aircraft system’s (UAS) identity via a digital certificate. According to AirMap, the first-of-its-kind system is a major step forward for [Read More]

Velodyne Touts Design for Smaller, Less Expensive LiDAR Sensor

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 13, 2016

Velodyne LiDAR Inc. has announced a new design for a solid-state LiDAR sensor that can deliver a subsystem cost of under $50 U.S. when sold at a high-volume manufacturing scale, the company claims. According to Velodyne, the technology could impact [Read More]

DJI Rolls out Holiday Deals on Drones, Accessories

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 13, 2016

DJI has launched a Christmas promotion, which the company says features price reductions, free accessories with purchases and special holiday gifts. DJI’s “Xmas Promotion” commenced on Dec. 12 and will end at 3 a.m. EST on Jan. 5, 2017. The [Read More]

Sentera Expands U.S. Distribution of UAV Precision Ag Solutions

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 13, 2016

Sentera, a Minneapolis-based designer, developer and manufacturer of remote sensing technologies in the agriculture, infrastructure and public safety industries, has announced a new partnership with total solutions provider RDO Equipment Co. Founded in 1968, RDO Equipment Co. sells and supports [Read More]

Veteran-Owned Business Sets up UAS Repair Shop

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 09, 2016

Unmanned Systems and Solutions (USAS) has opened up its 120,000-square-foot drone repair facility, which the company says is capable of quickly repairing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) from most major manufacturers. In partnership with a 36-year-old telecommunications and technology repair business, [Read More]

FPV Controller Now Available for Yuneec’s Breeze Drone

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 06, 2016

Yuneec International has announced the availability of its new first-person-view (FPV) controller for the company’s Breeze drone. The portable game controller, available at a suggested retail price of $69.99, connects to users’ smart devices via Bluetooth and enables them to [Read More]

A Bunnycopter and Pentacopter? MIT Lets You Create Whatever Drone You Want

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 05, 2016

The new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations have made drone flight easier than ever for both companies and consumers. But what if the drones out on the market aren’t exactly what you want? The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science [Read More]

Compact LeddarOne Sensor Proven as Good Fit for Mapping UAV

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 02, 2016

LeddarTech, a provider of solid-state LiDAR solutions, says its LeddarOne optical sensor has been selected by Robota as the altimeter for the Eclipse, a fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for surveying applications. The company says LeddarOne will provide the drone’s [Read More]

Want to Create Your Own Drone App? DJI Has the Tools for You

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 02, 2016

DJI has rolled out a major expansion of its software ecosystem in an effort to allow developers to create new drone apps. The company announced the software advances on the first day of its inaugural DJI AirWorks conference in San [Read More]

Companies Developing UAV Hardware, Software Solution to Enable BVLOS Ops

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 01, 2016

Aerotenna, a provider of radar sensing and system-on-chip (SoC) flight control technologies for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), and Windhover Labs, a drone software developer, have collaborated on an autonomous flight solution that aims to enable the operation of drones beyond [Read More]