UAV Equipment & Systems

Raleigh UAV Company Brings DroneDeploy to Mapping Software Suite

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 21, 2017

Go Unmanned, a Raleigh, N.C.-based unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) company, has added DroneDeploy’s software to its commercial mapping solutions. Go Unmanned focuses on providing across-the-board solutions for UAV customers. It offers specialized hardware and software packages with training, support, repair [Read More]

Verizon Acquires Drone Operations Management Company Skyward

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 16, 2017

Some big M&A action is happening in the commercial unmanned aircraft systems space: Portland, Ore.-based Skyward is now a Verizon company.

DroneDeploy Inks Deal with Major Capital Goods Company

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 16, 2017

As part of a new North American distribution agreement, U.K.-based CNH Industrial N.V., a global provider of agricultural equipment and other capital goods, has selected DroneDeploy’s cloud platform as the software for a new, all-in-one drone bundle. Available now from [Read More]

Sentera Converts DJI Phantom 4 Pro Drone into Precision Scouting Tool

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 15, 2017

Just in time for the 2017 growing season in the northern hemisphere, Sentera says it can now make the DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone a precision scouting tool for farmers. By integrating the Sentera NDVI Single Sensor onto the Phantom [Read More]

Think Tank Photo Rolls out Updated DJI Phantom Backpack

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 14, 2017

As quadcopter designs continue to evolve, so, too, do Think Tank Photo’s backpacks: The company has upgraded its Airport Helipak V2.0 to fit the DJI Phantom 4 (or a similarly sized drone) and accessories. Think Tank Photo, which is based [Read More]

DroneDeploy Teams With sUAS Manufacturer, Names New Execs

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 09, 2017

DroneDeploy, a San Francisco-based provider of a cloud-based drone software platform, has added two new senior executives to its team, as well as inked its first drone reseller agreement. Scott Lumish – who previously held business development and OEM sales [Read More]

DJI Further Accessorizes the Mavic Pro Drone

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 08, 2017

DJI has rolled out a number of new accessories for its Mavic Pro drone, the company’s foldable, compact unmanned aircraft that was first introduced last September. Two new products are designed to shield the Mavic Pro’s propellers: The propeller guard [Read More]

YellowScan Rolls out LiveStation for LiDAR UAV Flights

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 06, 2017

YellowScan, a France-based provider of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) mapping solutions, has launched the YellowScan LiveStation, which enables surveyors to monitor data being collected in real time. According to the company, the technology, suited for long-endurance LiDAR flights, offers the [Read More]

MicaSense Multispectral Camera Comes to Altavian UAVs

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 03, 2017

Under a new partnership between the two companies, MicaSense is integrating its RedEdge multispectral camera with Altavian’s Nova fixed-wing and Galaxy multi-rotor unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). According to the companies, integrating RedEdge with Altavian’s enterprise-grade drones brings multispectral sensor capabilities [Read More]

Juniper Unmanned Teams up for Drone Financing and Insurance Packages

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 02, 2017

Golden, Colo.-based Juniper Unmanned Inc., a provider of training and support for commercial drone operators, has partnered with Ascentium Capital LLC and Airsure Ltd. to offer new drone insurance and customized finance packages in the U.S. As a direct lender, Ascentium [Read More]

Pix4D Rolls out New Features on Drone Mapping Software

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 01, 2017

Pix4D has added new supported devices, flight missions and mission settings to its mobile flight planning app, Pix4Dcapture, used for aerial drone mapping. Now compatible with the app are Parrot’s Skycontroller and the DJI Mavic Pro drone (which was introduced [Read More]

uAvionix Developing Dime-Size ADS-B Receiver for UAS

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 30, 2017

Palo Alto, Calif.-based uAvionix Corp. has developed and tested a dime-size automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) receiver for consumer unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Weighing less than 1 gram, the prototype module for drones with transmission power between 0.01 W to 0.25 [Read More]

Detect-and-Avoid UAS System Successfully Trialed Beyond Line of Sight

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 27, 2017

Oklahoma City-based Vigilant Aerospace has completed beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) flight testing of its new FlightHorizon detect-and-avoid (DAA) system for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The tests took place at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif. The flights tested the [Read More]

Sentera Brings NDVI Toolbox to Drone Precision Ag Software

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 26, 2017

Minneapolis-based drone software company Sentera has released its NDVI Toolbox for AgVault – a set of tools for customizable normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) data in order to give growers and agronomists more insight into field and crop health. The [Read More]

Dedrone’s DroneTracker Deployed at World Economic Forum

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 24, 2017

Dedrone recently deployed its drone-defense technology at the 47th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. From Jan. 17-20, police in the canton of Graubünden, where the forum was held, used Dedrone’s DroneTracker system to monitor critical [Read More]

Selfie Dronie App Developer Closes $14M Funding Round

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 19, 2017

Neurala, a Boston-based software company that focuses on making robots, drones, consumer electronics, toys and smart devices more intelligent, has closed $14 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Pelion Venture Partners and included participation from Sherpa [Read More]

Texas Instruments Develops Tech to Extend UAS Battery Life, Flight Time

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 18, 2017

Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced two circuit-based subsystem reference designs that the company says will help consumer unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) manufacturers add flight time and extend battery life. TI says its 2S1P battery management system (BMS) reference design transforms [Read More]

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]