Putting Drones to Work at a Global Firm: Insights from POWER Engineers

Putting Drones to Work at a Global Firm: Insights from POWER Engineers

POWER Engineers is an engineering consulting firm specializing in the delivery of integrated solutions. Based in Idaho, with 40 locations across the United States, as well as an office in South Africa, POWER serves a wide range of projects, including facilities, infrastructure, environmental, and energy. Early on, POWER realized the value that drones could add to their projects. And as a sophisticated consulting firm, they also understood the regulatory, insurance, […]

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Indoor drone localization with HTC Vive Lighthouse

Indoor drone localization with HTC Vive Lighthouse

Very cool hack, as reported by Hackaday : The HTC Vive’s Lighthouse localization system is one of the cleverest things we’ve seen in a while. It uses a synchronization flash followed by a swept beam to tell any device that can see the lights exactly where it is in space. Of course, the device has to understand the signals to figure it out. [Alex Shtuchkin] built a very well documented […]

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FLIR Systems Acquires Prox Dynamics for $134 Million

FLIR Systems Acquires Prox Dynamics for $134 Million

FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR ) announced today that it has acquired Prox Dynamics AS, a leading developer and manufacturer of nano-class unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for military and para-military intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance applications, for approximately $134 million in cash. Based in Oslo, Norway and founded in 2007 by pioneers in nano helicopter technologies, Prox Dynamics develops, manufactures, and distributes aerial sensors that are revolutionarily small, light, and covert […]

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Europe needs to prepare for Drone boom says new study

Europe needs to prepare for Drone boom says new study

By 2050, it is estimated that there will be some 7 million consumer leisure drones in operation across Europe, including a fleet of 400 000 drones offering important services across the agricultural, energy, e-commerce, transport as well as public sectors. With an estimated value of EUR 15 billion annually, this market represents a huge potential for Europe and its global competitiveness. However the next years will be critical to ensuring […]

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World’s First Approved Drone Specialist

World’s First Approved Drone Specialist

Sky-Futures USA Inc. is the World’s First Approved Drone Specialist For Vessel Inspections Sky-Futures USA Inc. has been certified as the world’s first approved drone specialist for internal vessel inspections by American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). ABS surveyors have now certified drone data as an additional, valuable inspection tool to make critical decisions affecting classification and statutory surveys. Sky-Futures was awarded the ‘External Specialist Rating’ by ABS following a series […]

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The Drone Expo 2017

The Drone Expo 2017

We would like to inform you about the organization of the 2nd DRONE EXPO which will be held from 9 to 11 June 2017, in Athens/ Greece. DRONE EXPO is an important commercial event of South Eastern Europe and South Eastern Mediterranean, on UAV΄s commercial applications. The DRONE EXPO will bring together the whole range of professionals involved in drones business such as producers & manufacturers of applications in mapping, […]

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