NASA tests the next phase of its UAS traffic management system

On May 25, 2017, the FAA-designated Nevada UAS Test Site and its NASA Partners flew five different Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs or drones) demonstrating multiple operational scenarios, including parachute initiated emergency supply deliveries and aerial survey operations.  In addition to flying the specific NASA Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) missions, the UAVs were flown beyond the pilot’s visual line of sight.  This was accomplished using strategically placed visual observers (VO) and sophisticated Command and control (C2), communication, detect, and avoid technologies.

Jun 6, 2017 8:34:55 AM

Topics: Control Systems, Regulation

HAZON drone management system adds new safety and compliance features

HAZON Solutions, the national leader in drone inspection services, announced today the launch of the latest version of the HAZON Drone Management System (HAZON DMS). Only four weeks after the initial release, HAZON has added two new features, Lessons Learned and Incident Reporting, further promoting safety and FAA compliance for drone operations.

Jun 2, 2017 10:16:46 AM

Topics: Control Systems

BZ Media and Skylogic Research Release “5 Valuable Business Lessons Learned About Drones in Asset and Infrastructure Inspection”

In-depth report dives into recent data points showing how drones are adding value to and creating innovations for inspection processes

MELVILLE, N.Y., May 30, 2017 BZ Media LLC announced today the fourth in a series of critical examinations of important trends and strategies in vertical commercial drone markets, “5 Valuable Business Lessons Learned About Drones in Asset and Infrastructure Inspection.”  The free report was commissioned by BZ Media and written and produced by Skylogic Research.

May 30, 2017 10:25:56 AM

Topics: Inspection

DroneOSS provides command and control for drone operators

ANRA Technologies, a commercial drone platform and service provider, wants to help commercial drone operators and businesses better manage their operations. The company recently introduced DroneOSS 2.0, an end to end open drone operations and data management solution.

“Drones are becoming more than just a recreational tool. It is becoming something that enables a lot of different applications, different verticals; and it is not so much about the drone anymore. But it is more about the data, the application, the mission management around the drone. You need something that handles the end to end operations,” said Amit Ganjoo, founder and CEO of ANRA Technologies in a video.

May 25, 2017 10:58:04 AM

Topics: Control Systems

Drone Aviation Introduces FUSE Automated Smart Winch Tethering System for DJI Inspire Drones

Drone Aviation Holding Corp., a manufacturer of tethered drones and lighter-than-air aerostats, today introduced FUSE, its automated smart winch tethering system designed to meet the unique specifications for DJI Inspire drones, the world’s most popular commercial drone. Utilizing a new patent-pending power pack, the FUSE Tether System maximizes drone use for both Inspire 1 and Inspire 2 owners.

May 25, 2017 10:40:47 AM

Topics: Control Systems

3DR launches Perimeter Scan, a brand new flight mode for AEC professionals

3DR, makers of Site Scan, the leading drone data platform for engineering and construction, today announced Perimeter Scan, a brand new flight mode on the Site Scan Field iOS app.

May 25, 2017 10:36:37 AM

Topics: Mapping

DJI announces new drone

DJI is adding a new drone to its product line. Spark is a new mini camera drone designed to lift off from the palm of your hand and capture moments on the go.

May 24, 2017 12:36:40 PM

Topics: Releases

Optelos introduces PointCloud Visualizer

Optelos announces the PointCloud Visualizer, which revolutionizes the drone industry by enabling drone operators to easily upload data to the cloud and then create data models, which can be viewed and shared with clients and stakeholders.

May 24, 2017 10:48:14 AM

Topics: Mapping

Kittyhawk releases real-time drone operation controls

Drone operations software provider Kittyhawk is emerging today with a new flight management platform for fleet operations. Kittyhawk is an end-to-end platform for planning, flying and logging drone operations. The company announced Flight Deck, a new feature designed to provide in-flight drone controls and functionality in real time.

May 17, 2017 3:03:51 PM

Topics: Control Systems

Cloud based drone management software announced by HAZON Solutions

HAZON Solutions, the national leader in drone inspection services, announced the launch of the HAZON Drone Management System (HAZON DMS). HAZON DMS is a secure, web-based management tool providing every drone operator, whether a hobbyist with a single drone or a large corporation with hundreds of drones, a way to safely and efficiently track and manage their drone fleet, pilots and workflow.

May 15, 2017 11:11:14 AM

Topics: Control Systems