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SimActive’s Newest Release Makes Mapping Even Faster

SimActive Further Accelerates Processing with New Version 8.4 Montreal, Canada, January 14th, 2020 – SimActive Inc., a world-leading developer of photogrammetry software, announces the release of Correlator3D™ version 8.4 with significant accelerations.  The new version leads to speeds that are multiple times faster compared to previous releases. Correlator3D™ 8.4 allows …

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Autel Robotics Shows Off the Evo II: “The Most Advanced Comp…

For the drone industry, one of the big announcements at CES this week was from manufacturer Autel, with the announcement of the Evo II.  We met Jeff Powell, Vice President of Autel Robotics on the floor.  “Our rule to build tools that perform a task,” says Powell.  We don’t innovate just …

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The GoPro Karma is Letting Pilots Down From Beyond the Grave

GoPro officially exited the drone business in early 2018 after the disastrous launch of the action-cam manufacturer’s first and only drone: the GoPro Karma. This week, the company’s remaining pilots have been left grounded, struck by a related issue to what was last year dubbed the ‘GPS Week Number Rollover’ …

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FLIR Unveils New StormCaster Payloads for SkyRanger and SkyR…

FLIR has unveiled a new line of unmanned aerial system payloads for its SkyRanger and SkyRaider drones. The new line launches with two multi-sensor products: StormCaster-T, which delivers continuous zoom and longwave infrared (LWIR) imaging, and StormCaster-L, which provides ultra-low-light imaging, tracking and mapping. Back in January, FLIR completed the …

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AeroVironment’s VAPOR Helicopter Drones Offer Endless Possib…

AeroVironment acquired Pulse Aerospace earlier this year for $25.7 million – and acquired the VAPOR Helicopter UAS series with it.  At last month’s Commercial UAV Expo, DRONELIFE got to see it up close – and talk to AeroVironment about what VAPOR can do. AeroVironment has long been an industry leader …

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Interview: Skydio CEO Adam Bry on Autonomy, Scaling Up & Tak…

Last month, California startup Skydio launched a new drone for the consumer market: Skydio 2. Then came a docking station that looks set to propel the same aircraft onto worksites around the country. The first impression is that Skydio 2 is a drone that could provide serious competition to DJI‘s …

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For U.S. Military Drones, Airspace Is Growing More Congested…

For U.S. Military Drones, Airspace Is Growing More Congested, Dangerous  Wall Street Journal Unmanned U.S. surveillance aircraft, with their suites of advanced technology, are the high-price product of years of domestic drone development during an era … >> Osmo Pocket vs. Osmo Mobile 2: Which One Should You Buy? Source link …

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Unattended Technology: The Move Towards Greater Drone Automa…

“Unattended technologies” are those that facilitate the use of automated drones to perform tasks – not just the automation technology that allows the drone to perform its mission, but technology that allows the drone to charge its own battery.  Unattended technologies are paving the way for significant advancements in surveillance, …

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Comparison: Parrot ANAFI Thermal Vs DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise D…

In the past six months, two interesting products have hit the market from the drone industry’s leading manufacturers, DJI and Parrot. Both aim to make aerial thermal imagery accessible and affordable. In December 2018, DJI launched the Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual, an iteration of the Mavic 2 Enterprise that swaps …

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