Drone Aviation Holding Corp. (DAC), a manufacturer of tethered drones, is collaborating with Drone Nerds Inc., a commercial drone sales and service organization in the U.S., to launch the first commercial sales program for the FUSE tether system, designed for the DJI Inspire 2 and M200 unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).
The new program will focus on commercial end-uses, including the monitoring of facilities such as power plants, ports and bridges, as well as applications for public safety, law enforcement and newsgathering organizations. Additionally, the program also will highlight the role of tethered drones in critical infrastructure inspection and enterprise asset management.
“As the largest DJI-authorized reseller of drone hardware and services in the United States, Drone Nerds is an ideal partner for Drone Aviation, allowing us to expand the market for our tethered aerial solutions beyond the military into the commercial sector,” comments Jay Nussbaum, chairman and CEO of DAC. “Drone Nerds is the latest example of aligning our business with established channel partners to leverage our patented technology and create new revenue opportunities for the company – in particular, the large and growing commercial marketplace.”
The FUSE tether system is made up of a customized, patent-pending power pack and an “automated smart tension control winch case” with 200 feet of tether, supporting 110-volt ground power sources, including portable generators. FUSE is based on the same military-grade technology used in the company’s tethered products sold to the U.S. Department of Defense.
“Our commercial drone customers have been seeking a solution to the challenge of limited flight time, and with the FUSE tether system for the DJI Inspire 2 and new M200 drones, we are now able to address an unmet critical need,” notes Jeremy Schneiderman, CEO of Drone Nerds Inc. “By partnering with Drone Aviation, we are bringing this unique and compelling solution to this growing market and significantly improving the effectiveness of drone technology for commercial customers.”