New Datacomm Research report: Why isn’t the drone market taking off?

The U.S. drone industry has hit an obstacle: The Federal Aviation Administration. Little progress has been made since Congress directed the FAA to accommodate commercial unmanned aircraft five years ago. The FAA is keeping the drone industry occupied developing solutions to problems that don’t yet exist. Congress should limit the FAA’s jurisdiction over drones and give greater authority to the states. That is one conclusion of Datacomm Research’s new 115-page study, A Roadmap for Drone Market Growth, 2017-2025.

Apr 19, 2017 2:19:58 PM

DroneDeploy releases drone mapping solution for agriculture

The days are getting longer and warmer, which means the spring growing season is upon us. Just in team for the season, DroneDeploy is releasing a new solution to enable farmers to create accurate maps of their fields. The Fieldscanner solution is a real-time drone mapping solution designed to provide immediate in-field analysis to farmers. The company released the solution into beta this week.

Apr 19, 2017 12:17:30 PM

DJI introduces the Phantom 4 Advanced

DJI is adding a new drone to its lineup. The Phantom 4 Advanced is designed to provide a more affordable aerial imaging solution in DJI’s Phantom family.

Apr 13, 2017 10:33:08 AM

Topics: DJI

DroneDeploy integrates with agX to streamline planning of drone mapping flights

DroneDeploy, the leading cloud software platform for commercial drones today announced an integration with agX to help growers more easily capture field maps and analyze aerial data. agX users can now share field boundaries saved in agX with DroneDeploy to simplify the planning of drone mapping flights. Over time, agX and DroneDeploy plan to integrate further to allow seamless sharing of drone images from DroneDeploy to agX.

Apr 11, 2017 9:59:44 AM

Topics: commercial drones

New aerospace group SkyX to bring fully autonomous drones to oil & gas industry

SkyX – the innovative aerospace group based in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) –today announced its public launch as it prepares to secure its Round A financing. Founded by a former Captain in the Israeli Air Force and a Drone Pilot, Didi Horn, SkyX has developed ground-breaking Unmanned Aerial Vehicles – commonly known as ‘drones’ – to service the oil and gas industry. 

Developed to inspect pipelines for damage, as well as for mapping and security surveillance, SkyX’s SkyOne drones offer Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) capabilities, as well as autonomous flight and recharging. SkyOne can travel at 150km per hour for 70 min and can detect leaks, vandalism, vegetation encroachment – and more.

Apr 7, 2017 10:39:15 AM

Topics: commercial drones

BZ Media and Skylogic Research Release “5 Valuable Lessons Learned About Drones in Agriculture”

BZ Media and Skylogic Research Release “5 Valuable Lessons Learned About Drones in Agriculture

MELVILLE, N.Y., April 6, 2017 BZ Media LLC announced today the second in a series of critical examinations of important trends and strategies in vertical commercial drone markets, “5 Valuable Lessons Learned About Drones in Agriculture.”  The free report was commissioned by BZ Media and written and produced by Skylogic Research.

Apr 6, 2017 8:20:12 AM

Topics: InterDrone, Precision Agriculture

DroneDeploy's drone data platform now integrated with John Deere API

DroneDeploy, the leading drone data platform for businesses, is now connected with the John Deere Operations Center. Just in time for the critical spring planting season, the integration allows users to synchronize their DroneDeploy and MyJohnDeere™ accounts to view and analyze drone-generated field maps in combination with other important crop data in Operations Center.

Apr 5, 2017 3:38:49 PM

How drones are supporting construction workers

Construction workers are adding a new tool to their toolbelt at Rogers-O’Brien Construction: Drones. Rogers-O’Brien is a midsize contractor in Texas known for its wide range of pre-construction and construction management services. About three years ago the company decided to add drones to their daily operations, and according to Blake Potts, regional virtual design and construction (VDC) manager at Rogers-O’Brien, the value of drones have been immense ever since.

Apr 5, 2017 2:34:57 PM

Topics: InterDrone

Report: DJI leads the commercial drone industry

The commercial drone race is heating up as businesses from every sector of the economy begin to implement unmanned vehicles into their daily operations. Currently DJI holds the most dominant position for manufacturers in the space, according to a recently released report.

Mar 31, 2017 2:02:02 PM

Topics: Drones

DJI proposes new electronic license plate for drones

DJI wants to make it easier to identify drones and drone operators. The company has proposed an electronic drone identification framework that give authorities access into drone identify while still respecting the privacy of the operator.

Mar 29, 2017 10:34:49 AM