Not all that long ago I had the chance to visit with the folks from PrecisionHawk. They have had some growth in their technology and partnership with Intel Capital. They are working more with universities to manage and collect data and of course the farmer as far as education and learning what they can do with unmanned aircraft to help collect data on their farm.
I had a chance to talk with Tyler Collins director of business development and he tells me PrecisionHawk is currently providing aerial data solutions to enterprise-level customers across a wide variety of industries, from agriculture, energy, forestry, and government to environmental protection. In the time since the funding was announced, the company has launched its data management and analysis tool, Data Mapper, to automatically interpret data coming off the UAV; it plans to release a new model of its fixed wing UAV, the Lancaster Mark IV, in the first quarter of 2015.
You can listen to my chat with Tyler here: Hick Chick Chat with Tyler Collins, PrecisionHawk