ASCEND Conference Now Offering Mentor Meetings

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The ASCEND Drone Business Conference & Expo is coming up in Portland, Oregon on July 19-21, so mark your calendars for the opportunity for one-on-one meetings with experts in UASs. The conference offers sessions designed to teach attendees about commercial application workflows, understanding policy and regulations, financial and legal risk, maintenance and repair, and finding resources, as well as the chance to …

Agribusiness, drone, Events, UAS, UAV

AeroVironment Brings Quantix Drone

Kelly Marshall

AeroVironment has been building drones for the Defense Department for 25 years, so when they turned their sights to agriculture, the process was taken seriously.  They studied the industry needs for two years, Matt Strein said in our latest ZimmCast, learning exactly what growers wanted. The Quantix Drone offers three key points, Strein says.  First, it offers a simple user experience.  Second, …

Audio, drone, UAV, ZimmCast

Altavian Expands Line with Multispectral Sensor

Kelly Marshall

The world of drones has an ever changing landscape, and Altavian is making changes of their own by partnering with MicaSense to integrate their RedEdge multispectral camera on Altavian’s UAVs.  The Nova and Galaxy UAVs are capable of 90 minute flights covering up to 600 acres, now while simultaneously capturing images using RGB, NDVI, CIR, GNDVI, NDRE, and Chlorophyll Maps. …

Aerial Imagery, UAV

IntelinAir: An MRI For Your Farm Field

Lizzy Schultz

Another company that made a presence during the 2016 Develop with Deere Conference was IntelinAir, an aerial imagery analytics company that is working with farmers to turn aerial imagery into actionable insights. IntelinAir recently integrated with John Deere’s API, offering customers the ability to utilize this incredible technology even easier through MyJohnDeere. Al Eisaian, CEO & Co-Founder of IntelinAir, sat …

Agribusiness, Audio, Data, drone, John Deere, UAV

Sentera and Deere Bring Drone Data To The Field

Lizzy Schultz

The industry is increasingly looking to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) as tools for precision crop management solutions, and thanks to the UAV software developers at Sentera, producers can send their drone data directly into the field through the ability to integrate their UAV imagery with John Deere Operation Center. Kris Poulson, VP of Agriculture for Sentera, sat down with Chuck …

Aerial Imagery, Agribusiness, Audio, drone, John Deere, UAV

Enter Drone Pitchfest Competition

Jamie Johansen

International Drone Expo (IDE) will hold a Drone Pitchfest Competition sponsored by Singh Ventures. The competition is open to domestic and international entrepreneur applicants who are seeking the opportunity to present their ideas and business concepts surrounding the unmanned aerial systems industry. Five winners will be presented with $100,000 worth of application and/or product development and the opportunity to solicit …

Aerial Imagery, Agribusiness, drone, UAS, UAV

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

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

New Forms and Rules Filings for Drone Insurance

Kelly Marshall

Consumers are asking for insurance coverage of drones, which is why the American Association of Insurance Services (AAIS) has announced new forms and rules in the Agriculture General Liability Program (AgGL). The organization has also filed a new Personal & Advertising Injury Liability Aircraft Exclusion to address this new liability exposure. To date the AgGL endorsements have been approved in …

Agribusiness, drone, UAV