DJI Broadcasts First Drone Video Over Facebook Live

DJI Broadcasts First Drone Video Over Facebook Live

DJI, the world’s largest manufacturer of consumer drones, streamed the first Facebook Live video from an aerial platform Tuesday as part of its partnership with the social media leader. The video was streamed during Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference in San Francisco, where a DJI Phantom 4 drone broadcast attendees in the Herbst Pavilion to a live audience watching on Facebook around the globe. “DJI’s Phantom 4 is the premier […]

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Fast Growing AirMap Raises $15M Series A To Accelerate Development Of Airspace Management System For Drones

Fast Growing AirMap Raises $15M Series A To Accelerate Development Of Airspace Management System For Drones

AirMap, the world’s leading provider of airspace information and services for unmanned aircraft, today announced that it raised a $15 million Series A financing led by General Catalyst Partners. This new investment accelerates AirMap’s global development of an innovative suite of airspace management tools for drones. “Our commitment is to help make drones a part of everyday life,” said AirMap CEO Ben Marcus, an airline transport rated pilot and flight […]

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Light Weight and Lower Cost Aerial Cinematography Lands in USA

Light Weight and Lower Cost Aerial Cinematography Lands in USA

Dynamic Perspective GmbH announced today that it has selected ROTOR FX LLC of Los Angeles to be its service, training, repair and warranty center partner in North America for its lightweight DynaX5 stabilized gimbal technology. The DynaX5 represents a newest generation in high end gyro stabilization for cinematography or broadcast use with installation and setup times under 30 minutes. The system is so light it can be operated from inexpensive […]

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Drones eyed as first responders

Drones eyed as first responders

One of the world’s largest drone manufacturers is working to develop a blueprint for using unmanned aircraft for emergency response efforts. The company, DJI, announced a new partnership with the European Emergency Number Association (EENA) this week that will explore how drones can be integrated into first response missions. Those missions could include coordinating search and rescue operations or surveying chemical accidents and large car crashes. EENA, based in Brussels, […]

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Hawaii set to take off as FAA drone testing site

Hawaii set to take off as FAA drone testing site

A FAA drone testing program that lawmakers say could bring high tech jobs to Hawaii is finally getting the funding it needs. The governor recently approved $135,000 to hire a chief operating officer for the program. Advocates like Senator Will Espero say this is a good first step. Hopefully Hawaii can create a little niche market in terms of unmanned aerial systems (uas) in both manufacturing and being a part […]

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Drones to be used to snoop

Drones to be used to snoop

Lib Dems: ‘It’s busy-body local government at its worst’ DRONES are set to be deployed by councils to snoop on residents making home improvements, it emerged today. The unmanned aerial vehicles are set to be used in north London and have been flowin in the north of Scotland to check on the progress of planning applications and to ensure homeowners are not breaching agreements. Epping Forest district council has blown […]

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