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N.H. Utility Employs UAV for Infrastructure Inspection

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 19, 2016

Power provider Eversource has completed upgrades to electric lines in Nashua, N.H., after using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to identify the infrastructure in need of repairs. “Over 500,000 customers in New Hampshire depend on us for reliable electric service [Read More]

Sky-Futures Presenting Webinar on Confined-Space UAV Inspections

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 16, 2016

Sky-Futures, a provider of drone-based data collection and analysis services for the oil and gas industry, is holding a webinar on confined-space inspections using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Held Aug. 24. at 9:00 a.m. UCT or 4:00 p.m. UCT, the [Read More]

Sharper Shape Bringing Drones to Utility Asset Inspections in India

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 10, 2016

Sharper Shape – a Finland- and California-based provider of automated, drone-based asset inspections – and Indian transmission company Sterlite Power have announced a strategic partnership to provide drone inspection services for utility assets in India. As part of the cooperation, [Read More]

Total Safety Links Up With Helicopter Company for Expanded UAS Services

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 09, 2016

Total Safety U.S. Inc., a provider of industrial inspection and integrated safety solutions, has expanded its commercial unmanned aircraft system (UAS) offerings and announced a partnership with Era Group Inc., a helicopter transport operator. Total Safety says it was one [Read More]

Researchers Tackle Drone Power Line Inspections Beyond Line of Sight

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 25, 2016

Officials from the Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP), Dominion Virginia Power and HAZON Solutions recently conducted drone test flights to determine the need for air- or ground-based visual observers during power line inspections. According to Virginia Tech, the unmanned [Read More]

AT&T Says It Is ‘Pushing the Envelope’ on UAV Possibilities

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 13, 2016

Earlier this year, AT&T and Intel teamed up to test how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can function on a long-term evolution (LTE) network. Now, AT&T has announced the trial launch of its “national drone program,” which will explore this and [Read More]

DroneDeploy, DJI Aim to Increase Solar Panel Inspection Efficiency

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 12, 2016

In an effort to increase the efficiency of solar panel inspections via unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), DroneDeploy and DJI have teamed up to deliver new inspection and thermal imagery capabilities. With two taps on an iOS or Android device, customers [Read More]

DroneView Technologies Inks Partnership for Wind Turbine Work

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 06, 2016

ABS Group, a provider of technical inspection and verification services to the global power and wind energy industries, has signed an agreement with DroneView Technologies to deliver wind turbine inspections using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). According to Ted Hofbauer, ABS [Read More]

North Dakota Funds University-Utility Drone Work

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 05, 2016

The North Dakota Centers of Excellence Commission recently awarded a $499,891 funding request for a Research North Dakota Grant in support of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research. The University of North Dakota’s (UND) Center for Innovation, in partnership with Xcel [Read More]

DJI and Measure Come Together for Commercial UAV Services

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 30, 2016

Drone as a Service company Measure and drone technology giant DJI have come together to form a partnership that they say will promote economic growth and innovation within the commercial unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) industry. Washington, D.C.-based Measure provides turnkey [Read More]