Business Operations – Page 10

Citing Changing Drone Market, Parrot Reduces Growth Targets

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 04, 2016

Paris-based consumer drone company Parrot, citing the recent acceleration of the reduction in prices for the mid-end segment of the consumer drone market, has revised its growth targets for the year. The company, which says its sales have been impacted, [Read More]

DJI Cuts Ribbon on Hong Kong Store

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 26, 2016

On Saturday, DJI opened the doors to its Hong Kong retail store. Located at the center of Hong Kong’s busiest shopping district in Causeway Bay, the three-story, 10,000-square-feet store displays DJI’s aerial and handheld products. Adding to Hong Kong’s skyline [Read More]

U.S. Senator Takes Grand Tour of UAS Tech Companies in N.D.

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 26, 2016

U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D. – a strong supporter of North Dakota’s growing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry – took tours on Friday of drone technology companies Packet Digital and Botlink. Packet Digital specializes in power management applications, including technology [Read More]

UPS Links up with Massachusetts Drone Company to Test Real-World Deliveries

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 23, 2016

Working with Danvers, Mass.-based drone company CyPhy Works, UPS has begun testing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for package deliveries. UPS says its goal is to use the technology to make commercial deliveries to remote or difficult-to-access locations. Testing began yesterday: [Read More]

Airware Acquires Redbird: A Marriage of Enterprise Drone Solutions

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 22, 2016

Commercial drone solutions provider Airware has bought Redbird, a Paris-based company that develops solutions to collect, process and deliver drone data for construction sites, quarries, mines and landfills. Founded in 2011, San Francisco-headquartered Airware offers enterprise drone solutions built on [Read More]

Enterprises, Don’t Make These Mistakes When Launching Your Drone Program

Betsy Lillian
Written by Eric Ringer on September 20, 2016

The capabilities of drones are increasing rapidly, and we can’t yet imagine all the business applications that will emerge over the next five years. What is clear is that some of the most groundbreaking use cases are emerging from major [Read More]

Commercial Drone Alliance Unveils New Executive Committee

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 16, 2016

The recently established Commercial Drone Alliance, a nonprofit co-located in California’s Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C., says its members have elected the alliance’s first officers of the board. Michael Latiner, chief strategy officer at Uplift Data Partners, was elected chairman. [Read More]

Matternet Finds Drone-Delivery Partner in Mercedes-Benz

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 07, 2016

Matternet, a developer of autonomous drone logistics systems, has announced a strategic partnership with Mercedes-Benz Vans, which has made a multimillion-dollar investment in the company. In addition, Matternet has unveiled its second-generation drone, Matternet M2. Through the partnership, Matternet and [Read More]

3DR’s Colin Guinn Departs the Company

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 06, 2016

Colin Guinn, chief revenue officer of Berkeley, Calif.-based drone developer 3DR, is departing the company after having held the position since February 2014. In a post on his LinkedIn page, Guinn writes the following: “These past years at 3DR have [Read More]

Draganfly Gets Green Light for UAV Flights Across Canada

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 01, 2016

Draganfly Innovations – a Saskatoon, Saskatchewan-based unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) company – has received Standing Special Flight Operations Certificates (SFOCs) for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operations across Canada (except for Quebec). Draganfly, a wholly owned subsidiary of Trace Intelligent Systems, [Read More]