GoPro names its drone ‘Karma’

Karma is coming. No, not the kind of karma that if you do something bad, something bad will happen to you, but GoPro’s Karma. The company has announced its camera-equipped drone will be released in 2016.

Dec 10, 2015 11:23:36 AM

Topics: Releases

Amazon debuts Prime Air

Dec 2, 2015 5:51:01 PM

Topics: Releases

Why We Need Amazon Prime Air...and Services Like It

An important thing happened this year on Black Friday: More people shopped online than in stores for the first time ever. Brick-and-mortar stores might not be dead yet, but they are moving into retirement. However, the wonderful stress-free world of online shopping created by companies like Amazon has left a huge gap if brick-and-mortar goes away. What do you do when you need it now?

Dec 2, 2015 1:27:50 PM

FAA task force’s recommended drone registration rules are here

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released the final recommendations from its unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) registration task force. The task force was set up after the FAA announced it would require recreational drone operators to register their drones.

Nov 24, 2015 3:52:59 PM

Topics: Regulation

DreamHammer looks to power enterprise drones

DreamHammer is releasing a new drone operating system designed to power up the enterprise drone market. The company released a beta version of DroneOS, designed to provide industrial-grade avionics and an operator ground control system.

Nov 18, 2015 2:39:53 PM

DJI brings geofencing to drones

DJI is launching a new geofencing system to bring constant airspace information to its drones. The company announced Geospatial Environment Online (GEO), designed to provide DJI drone users with up-to-date guidance on where operators can fly their drones.

Nov 18, 2015 10:42:38 AM

3DR collaborates with AirMap on drone safety

3D Robotics (3DR) has announced it is partnering with AirMap in order to integrate flight safety into its Solo app. AirMap is a flight zone information provider that helps drone operators visualize where they are able to fly. 3DR plans to integrate AirMap’s safety information into its drone app by the holiday season.

Nov 17, 2015 3:08:14 PM

Topics: Startups and Partnerships

FAA: Beware of drone registration companies

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants drone owners and operators to think twice before paying a company to assist them with their drone registration. The organization says once the drone registration is in place, it will be easy to register a drone, and owners shouldn't need any outside help to file an application.

Nov 16, 2015 2:39:30 PM

Topics: Regulation

BZ Media Announces Drone Dealer Expo

First event addressing the distribution channel for drones, bringing together manufacturers, distributors, dealers, integrators, and value-added resellers

BZ Media LLC announced Drone Dealer Expo, a 3-day event focused on the Channel, bringing together Drone manufacturers, distributors, dealers, integrators, and value-added resellers to exchange ideas and techniques, and learn about new products and selling opportunities. The first Drone Dealer Expo ( will take place April 11-13, 2016 at the Florida Hotel and Conference Center, in Orlando, Florida.

BZ Media CEO Ted Bahr commented, “the drone market is continuing to explode and many of the major players are building distribution chains and selling their products through Big-Box stores like Wal-Mart and Best Buy as well as independent resellers. In addition there are a variety of different levels of value-adders in the Channel now, making this market very dynamic and challenging to master.”

Manufacturers will be able to meet with both current and potential new dealers and distributors to discuss carrying their products, future product roadmaps, and service and support options. Newly unfolding drone distribution tactics and channels will be highlighted. More than 50 sessions, panels, and case studies will focus on drone distribution and market trends, merchandising and e-commerce techniques, best practices for selling, supporting and servicing drone buyers, selling to vertical markets, marketing and promotion, and the rapidly changing legal environment.

BZ Media created and hosted InterDrone, the largest commercial drone conference in the world, last September in Las Vegas.  “InterDrone is the largest Big Tent commercial drone event where manufacturers and distributors sell to the drone service businesses, enterprise end-users and other professional drone buyers. Drone Dealer Expo is a more focused event that will be the one place where all of the drone distribution Channel members get to meet face to face and focus exclusively on their issues,” said Bahr. The next InterDrone will be September 7-9, 2016, at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas.

More than 500 dealers, distributors, manufacturers and other members of the Channel are expected to attend the first Drone Dealer Expo. The Call for Speakers for the technical conference is open and may be found here:

Just 40 booths are available and pricing starts at $2,795. Please contact David Lyman at 978-465-2351 or for a prospectus and details on exhibiting or sponsoring Drone Dealer Expo.

For more information on attending, see,

BZ Media LLC is a 15 year-old high-tech media company producing InterDrone and other industry-leading technical conferences and expositions, and SD Times, the leading magazine for the software development industry. 


Media Contact:
Ted Bahr
1-631-421-4158 x101

Nov 12, 2015 9:10:34 AM

3DR partners with Shibamoto to bring drones to Japan

3D Robotics drones are going overseas. The company has announced a partnership with the Japanese trading company Shibamoto to bring its drones and enterprise solutions to the market. According to 3DR, this marks the company’s first international enterprise launch.

Nov 11, 2015 3:05:46 PM

Topics: Startups and Partnerships