Business Operations – Page 6

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]

Drone Service Provider Spreads out Across Home State

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 19, 2016

Marking its first location outside of Grand Forks, N.D., drone service provider SkySkopes is expanding its North Dakota operations and opening an office in Minot. According to Matt Dunlevy, Minot – a “military-friendly community” – is a “perfect staging location [Read More]

UNICEF Bringing UAS Corridor to Malawi for Humanitarian Aid

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 16, 2016

The government of Malawi and UNICEF have announced the establishment of an air corridor to test the potential humanitarian usage of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). According to a press release from UNICEF, it will run for a maximum distance of [Read More]

Drone Racing League Inks Licensing Deal with Toy Company

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 16, 2016

The Drone Racing League (DRL) has inked a three-year licensing deal with Toy State, a toy manufacturer that has been around since 1984. The deal centers on the co-branded racing drone from Toy State’s upcoming drone line, Nikko Air. Nikko [Read More]

U.S. Air Force Vet Joins N.D. Drone Company SkySkopes

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 15, 2016

Lt. Gen. Vern M. “Rusty” Findley II, a highly decorated retired member of the U.S. Air Force, has joined SkySkopes as a senior consultant for business development. SkySkopes was the first North Dakota start-up legally approved by the Federal Aviation [Read More]

Amazon Prime Air Finally Delivers to Some Customers

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 14, 2016

Three years after Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos first announced the concept, Amazon Prime Air, the company’s drone delivery service, has now executed its first customer delivery. According to a video released by Amazon, the operation took place on Dec. 7 [Read More]

Drone-Equipped Autonomous Car Among Ford’s Slew of 2016 Patents

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 12, 2016

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted Ford approximately 1,500 U.S. patents to Ford employees so far this year; this includes an invention for equipping autonomous vehicles with drones. The manufacturer’s system deploys a drone from an autonomous vehicle [Read More]

New Data Center to Augment North Dakota’s UAS Business Park

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 08, 2016

Grand Sky, an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) business and aviation park in North Dakota, has a signed a letter of intent with Grand Forks, N.D.-based EdgeData LLC to establish a 16,000-square-foot data center at Grand Sky. Construction of the facility [Read More]

Drone USA Forms Strategic Partnership with NASA Contractor

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 06, 2016

New York City-based Drone USA Inc., a developer, manufacturer and distributor of low-altitude unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and related technologies, has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with Empirical Systems Aerospace Inc. (ESAero). Headquartered in San Luis Obispo, Calif., ESAero [Read More]

Start-Up Combines Drones, IoT and Remote Sensing for Construction Management

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 05, 2016

Unearth, a Seattle-based company providing construction management software, has raised $1.5 million in seed funding. The early-stage start-up says it aims to break down information barriers and resolve disputes in large-scale construction projects by using drones, remote sensing, computer vision [Read More]