3DR gets new funding

Despite what some may think, 3DR is still in the drone game, and it is continuing to compete in the enterprise drone software race. The company is announcing a $53 million round of funding to further build out its Site Scan solution.

Apr 28, 2017 12:47:40 PM

Topics: Startups and Partnerships

Sentera gives agriculture drones more precision

Agriculture data solution provider Sentera is on a mission to turn commercial drones from toys to high precision tools. The company announced the Multispectral Double 4K Sensors in five spectral bands: Blue, green, red, red edge and near-infrared. The sensors are designed to provide greater insights into crops and identify issues earlier.

Apr 27, 2017 10:21:18 AM

Topics: Precision Agriculture, Releases

DJI gives drone operators a bird’s-eye view of the world

DJI is giving drone operators and pilots the ability to experience drones in a new way than ever before. With new features and specifications for its DJI Goggles, the company is providing operators with a first-person view of what their drone sees.

Apr 26, 2017 10:56:52 AM

Topics: Releases

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: Releases

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: Precision Agriculture, Mapping

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: Inspection, Startups and Partnerships, Oil and Gas

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

Topics: Precision Agriculture