The following is a modified version of a piece originally written for MarketWatch.com. Read the entire version here. Amazon.com on Wednesday announced that it had made its first drone delivery to a customer. The drone flight delivered a 4.7 pound package, taking 13 minutes to cover about 2 miles, flying from an Amazon warehouse over the English … Continue reading Amazon drones and the hype machine mistakenly fueling the drone industry
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Looking for a drone Christmas sale from the world’s largest drone manufacturer? It’s here! DJI is offering some pretty big drone discounts just in time for the holidays. Also, don’t forget to check out my drone Christmas gift guide! There are tons more drone deals that you won’t find on this DJI-specific list on this … Continue reading DJI’s big drone Christmas sale is happening now
Think your drone isn’t secure enough? Drone management platform AirMap and security company DigiCert partnered up to create a system of identity certificates. Called Drone ID, the service allows drone users to receive a SSL/TLS certificate, which is basically a digital certificate that authenticates the identity of a website (or in this case, a drone) … Continue reading How secure is your drone? Intel and AirMap want to add an extra authentication layer
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Looking to give a drone Christmas gift? Not sure what to get? Here’s your guide to what drone to get for Christmas, broken down by cost, use case, type of drone and more. Drone Christmas gifts for photographers: $: DJI Phantom 3 Standard Cost: $399 What it is: The Phantom 3 Standard is DJI’s most low-cost drone on … Continue reading Your drone Christmas gift guide for 2016
UAS industry consolidation, open source drone projects, and the Dutch Drone Awards. News Flir buys UAS firm Prox Dynamics following Point Grey acquisition Flir Systems has acquired Oslo Norway-based Prox Dynamics for $134 million in cash. Prox Dynamics is a developer of nano-class unmanned aerial systems, with a “core mission to develop, produce and sell […] #quadcopters #drones
The Grand Sky UAS Aviation and Business Park is expected to host a world-class data center within a year. EdgeData LLC this week signed a letter of intent to build the 16,000-square-foot facility to store and convert data collected by UAS. #quadcopters #drones
Raptor Maps has grown its drone-based system designed for specialty crop precision agriculture applications into a business worthy of investment. The Commercial Drone Fund, a venture-backed capital fund, has added the company to its portfolio. #quadcopters #drones
The Unmanned Safety Institute is offering the first-ever online safety course for drone enthusiasts. With millions of drones in the air and reports of near misses between manned and unmanned aircraft increasing, USI is looking to improve safety.
Using a drone for roof and building inspections enables GCI Consultants in West Palm Beach, Florida, to provide its customers with services that were too expensive and too intrusive in the past. It’s also safer and more efficient. #quadcopters #drones