DJI wants to fix your drones

DJI understands that sometimes drones can crash and fail, and it wants to help operators take care of their drones. The company is announcing a new protection plan to offer its customers enhanced repair services. DJI Care is designed to give new and existing DJI drone owners the option of purchasing a protection plan that will cover damage to their aircraft, gimbal or camera under normal use or pilot error.

Feb 23, 2016 1:28:29 PM

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Drone Volt launches new drone piloting application

A new application looks to help drone operators create and design their flight plans. Drone Volt Software, a division of Drone Volt, has announced Drone Volt Pilot, an iOS app that aims to provide pilots with a better user experience for flying their drones.

Feb 11, 2016 10:47:45 AM

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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

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Amazon debuts Prime Air

Dec 2, 2015 5:51:01 PM

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DJI launches new embedded computer for drone developers

DJI is giving developers a new tool for developing drone applications. The company announced the DJI Manifold, a high-performance embedded computer designed to fly. Manifold takes advantage of DJI’s Onboard SDK and provides a user-friendly system.

Nov 2, 2015 4:30:01 PM

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DJI announces aerial Micro Four Thirds cameras at InterDrone

Photographers and videographers using DJI’s drones to capture their images may be excited about the latest announcement to come out of the International Drone Conference and Exposition (InterDrone) in Las Vegas this week. DJI announced what it said is the first commercial aerial Micro Four Thirds camera. Micro Four Thirds is based on the concept of high-quality, digital-dedicated design for pictures.

Sep 11, 2015 1:33:07 PM

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Skyward announces an information-management solution for operators

Skyward, an information-management platform for aerial robotics, wants to help commercial drone operators better plan their flights. The company just announced its first information-management solution at the International Drone Conference and Exposition (InterDrone) in Las Vegas this week.

(InterDrone is produced by BZ Media, publisher of InterDrone News.)

“In the last year, I’ve seen the commercial drone market evolve rapidly, with over 1,400 FAA grants to date,” said Jonathan Evans, CEO of Skyward. “Skyward gives those operators comprehensive tools to access the sky and meet their business objectives. Skyward is committed to powering the next generation of aviation.”

The new platform is designed to provide operators with flight-planning tools, and a record system to track information and airspace data necessary for business, insurance or regulatory requirements.

The key features include an airspace map; flight planning and logging tools; a digital system of record that manages personnel, drones and equipment; online storage; and support from regulatory and operational experts.

“Skyward is built to power commercial drone businesses,” said Evans. “Existing maps and apps built for hobbyists don’t meet the requirements of a professional operation. Skyward is the one solution a drone operator needs to navigate the new rules of the sky and run their business.”

Sep 11, 2015 1:23:15 PM

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Sony joins the drone industry

Sony is entering into the world of drones through a joint effort with ZMP Inc., a robotics startup. The two companies have agreed to collaborate on the development and launch of enterprise solutions that utilize autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles.

Jul 23, 2015 9:44:00 AM

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Amazon Prime Air plans emerge

Amazon has a lot of hoops to jump through before it can bring its drone delivery service to life in the United States. But new details have surfaced that shed some light on what the company is planning—and it’s not your average drone delivery service.

May 11, 2015 5:50:30 PM

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Yamaha’s RMAX ready for liftoff in the United States

Yamaha has been looking to get an exemption to fly its drones in the United States for almost a year, and now it finally can. The FAA has granted it approval to use its drones to spray crops in the U.S.

May 6, 2015 5:08:00 PM

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