International Drone Expo to Host Drone Race in LA

Jamie Johansen

International Drone Expo (IDE), the largest gathering of the most innovative and leading members of the UAV community from around the globe, will hold its first annual Drone Race inside the Los Angeles Convention Center this December. MultiGP, the sanctioning body and leading drone racing league for first-person view (FPV) radio-controlled aircraft in the United States, will custom design the …

Aerial Imagery, Agribusiness, Aviation, drone, UAS, UAV

54 Different Countries Represented at 2016 InterDrone

Jamie Johansen

BZ Media LLC’s InterDrone™ The International Drone Conference & Exposition, held at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas Sept 7-9, drew 3,518 attendees from 54 different countries on 6 continents. The event featured 155 exhibitors and sponsors in more than 230 booths. FAA Administrator Michael P. Huerta gave the Grand Opening Keynote speech to thousands gathered on the first day. …

Aerial Imagery, Agribusiness, Aviation, drone, technology, UAS, UAV

PrecisionHawk Offers Value in Technology

Kelly Marshall

I got to speak with Thomas Haun, senior vice president of PrecisionHawk at the recent Farm Progress Show and learned something every farmer will be glad to hear: drones are tools, not toys. As proof of this claim Haun walked me through their booth, pointing out the new DJI Matrice 100 drone that can be used to survey a large …

Aerial Imagery, Agribusiness, Audio, drone, Farm Progress Show

New & Upgraded Activations at 2016 International Drone Expo

Jamie Johansen

International Drone Expo (IDE) has new and upgraded show activations for 2016. IDE will host its first annual Drone Race Cup, a pitchfest competition and film showcase. The third annual IDE is set to take place December 9-10, 2016 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The Championship IDE drone race cup is one of the few sanctioned in Los Angeles. …

Aerial Application, Aerial Imagery, Agribusiness, Aviation, drone, UAS, UAV

Mavrx – The Uber of Aerial Imagery

Joanna Schroeder

Mavrx is working hard to become the Uber of aerial imagery. The company was showcasing it’s unique business for growers across the country during this year’s InfoAg conference that took place in St. Louis, Missouri. To learn more, Chuck Zimmerman stopped by Mavrx’s booth and spoke with Max Bruner to get an update on the company. Bruner said that the …

Aerial Imagery, Audio, InfoAg

2016 InterDrone Attracts 160 Drone Companies

Jamie Johansen

BZ Media LLC unveiled the exhibition component of the industry’s largest dedicated commercial UAV show, InterDrone. More than 130 exhibitors have already signed up for the event taking place September 7-9 at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. The exhibition will be paired with more than 120 sessions on all aspects of UAV design, piloting, regulations, and business management. Exhibitors …

Aerial Application, Aerial Imagery, Agribusiness, Aviation, drone, UAS, UAV

.@TerrAvion Partners with CHS Inc. Cooperative

Kelly Marshall

TerrAvion is already a leader in aerial imaging, and now the company is growing even more.  They have just announced a partnership with CHS Inc., a global agribusiness cooperative known for providing services at every stage of crop production.  The agreement says CHS will offer TerrAvion aerial imagery and data solutions to its customers.  CHS has a large presence in …

Aerial Imagery, Agribusiness, cooperatives

View Crops with Live Streaming Video

Kelly Marshall

Precision agriculture means growers are constantly pushing the envelope to monitor crops and turn that data into decision-making tools which offer an economic edge.  For some that means in-field video feed, for others its uploading captured photos for viewing remotely.  Both have advantages and disadvantages. Now KenCast is offering the next level of aerial imagery.  Using HD streaming cellular or satellite networks the …

Aerial Imagery, Agribusiness, Data, drone