Pioneering Drones for Forensic Inspection

Pioneering Drones for Forensic Inspection

Jeremy Reynolds of RTI tells how drone maps and models help him investigate catastrophic failures Jeremy Reynolds, COO of RTI Forensics Companies across a range of industries are starting to recognize the potential of drones for inspection, but for some, flying UAVs has already become a familiar part of the workflow. Jeremy Reynolds is the Chief Operations Officer at RTI Forensics — and he’s been using UAVs to get an […]

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Using Drones for Quality Assurance

Using Drones for Quality Assurance

At the 2016 Farnborough Airshow, Airbus utilized the A350 XWB on static display area to demonstrate its process for inspecting aircraft by drone – which is planned to be used on completed production aircraft prior to customer delivery. (Image courtesy of Airbus.) by Ian Wright Engineers have already figured out a ton of things you can do with drones, including: Repair infrastructure Fight fires Survey construction sites Spray crops Take […]

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Utah lawmakers vote to let authorities disable drones near wildfires

Utah lawmakers vote to let authorities disable drones near wildfires

SALT LAKE CITY – In a first for the USA, according to ABC News , Utah authorities will likely be the first in the nation to be allowed to disable and down drones for flying too close to wildfires after the state’s lawmakers approved legislation on Wednesday. This special session of the Utah Legislature was called on Monday by Governor Gary Herbert . “This summer, wildfires in the state have […]

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Utah votes to let authorities disable drones near wildfires

Utah votes to let authorities disable drones near wildfires

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah authorities likely will be among the first in the nation to be allowed to disable and crash drones for flying too close to wildfires after lawmakers approved legislation Wednesday. The governor is expected to sign the measure in the coming days. Lawmakers voted during a special session after at least one unmanned aircraft has plagued firefighters recently in the southern part of the state. Click […]

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AT&T thinks drones can fix terrible reception at baseball games

AT&T thinks drones can fix terrible reception at baseball games

Getty Images So you’re at a Beyoncé concert, but can’t Snapchat a video. You want to text your friends your location at a baseball game, but your phone has no signal. Packed venues like these are notorious for poor cellphone reception. Well, AT&T says it has a solution: drones. AT&T Inc. T, +0.32% says it is currently testing providing LTE wireless coverage at crowded venues, like concerts and baseball games, […]

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DJI Introduces First Integrated Aerial Zoom Camera Zenmuse Z3

DJI Introduces First Integrated Aerial Zoom Camera Zenmuse Z3

On Thursday DJI announced the Zenmuse Z3, DJI’s first integrated aerial zoom camera optimized for still photography. SHENZHEN, CHINA – The Zenmuse Z3 will offer up to a 7x zoom. The camera incorporates DJI’s leading gimbal technology, which has been upgraded to work optimally with its zoom capabilities. “The Zenmuse Z3 pushes the possibilities of use for industrial applications,” said Senior Product Manager Paul Pan. “Before this camera, the only […]

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