senseFly Launches New UAV Flight Planning and Management Software

senseFly, a Swiss provider of integrated, professional unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV or 'drone') solutions, has released a groundbreaking new version of its flight and data management software, eMotion. With a range of new features and functionalities, eMotion 3.5 has been designed to make the working lives, and workflows, of geospatial professionals simpler and more efficient. The software now supports uAvionix’s PingUSB ADS-B*/UAT receiver, allowing senseFly operators to view live air traffic data during their missions. This live data feed both helps improve airspace awareness and could potentially boost the number of mission types possible, such as projects taking place in... (read more)
2018-03-29 08:18:24

Terra Drone Launches UAV and AI-based Solution for Power Asset Inspection

Terra Drone Corporation, a leading provider of industrial unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV or' drone') solutions, has unveiled a new UAV and artificial intelligence-based solution set for the maintenance of power transmission and distribution equipment. The solution was developed on the basis of market gaps identified after the inspection of over 90,000km of power lines in BVLOS missions throughout the world. Acquired data is automatically processed and analysed by artificial intelligence algorithms which are trained to detect crossovers at the bottom of transmission lines, buildings and construction machinery. Error detection system The system identifies rust on bolts, loosening and missing tower... (read more)
2019-10-08 10:58:13

What Are the Main Reasons for Choosing UAV-based Lidar Mapping?

Lidar mapping based on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or ‘drones’) can generally be thought of as a close-range version of manned airborne laser scanning. In brief, lower mobilization costs and much higher spatial resolution are allowing new Lidar mapping use cases in several disciplines, such as forestry, bathymetry, archaeology, infrastructure mapping, hazard management and so on. In general, modern UAV-based Lidar solutions fall into one of the following categories: Survey-grade sensors featuring narrow laser beams with a beam divergence of <1 mrad, high pulse repetition rates in the MHz range and sophisticated full waveform-based signal processing. These high-end sensors weigh around... (read more)
2020-02-11 02:00:17

Delair Chooses Septentrio AsteRx-m2 for New Large-area Mapping UAV

GNSS receiver manufacturer Septentrio has been selected to supply its high-precision AsteRx-m2 GNSS OEM receiver module and PPK library for use with Delair’s UX11 – a lightweight, BVLOS-ready fixed-wing mapping UAV. The combination of on-board processing capabilities, real-time control and centimetre-level precision makes it a cost-effective solution for large-area surveying and mapping. By employing the latest high-spec photographic, sensor and communications elements, Delair has kept the weight of the UX11 including payload down to an impressive 1.4 kg (3.1 ). Among other design innovations, this allows the UX11 to cover 200 ha (500 acres) in a single one-hour flight, delivering... (read more)
2018-05-09 08:27:23

French Experiences with UAV Lidar for Power Line Inspection

RTE, the electricity transmission system operator of France, is in charge of maintenance and repairs for over 100,000km of electricity power lines. When the company started to consider solutions to complement helicopters, it chose Delair to deliver the solution to map and digitize power line corridors: a fixed-wing drone equipped with Lidar. Data from Lidar sensors is now at the core of its vegetation encroachment detection process. Here, RTE UAV pilots share their experiences with aerial Lidar data acquisition technology. RTE manages power line inspection with Lidar drone to detect vegetation encroachment. Its mission is to direct the flow of... (read more)
2019-11-22 10:03:26

Sphere Drones and Delair Sign Australia-first Distribution Partnership

Sydney-based Sphere Drones has recently signed an Australia-first deal with Delair – a global UAV solutions provider for commercial drone applications. Delair‘s UAV solutions are currently in use globally by commercial clients in industries across surveying, mining, agriculture, transportation, asset identification and oil and gas. The company is considered an experienced provider of fixed-wing commercial drone solutions, combining its high-performance and long-range UAV hardware with sophisticated analytic technology and operational services. Paris Cockinos, managing director of Sphere Drones, said his team is particularly excited to have a technology pioneer and market innovator such as Delair as part of their UAV... (read more)
2018-06-08 09:31:01

Delair Expands Canadian Presence with New Distribution Agreement

Delair, a leading global supplier of commercial UAV solutions, has entered into an agreement with Cansel, a full-service provider of surveying and mapping solutions to the Canadian market. Cansel has now become the first Canadian reseller of Delair’s innovative Delair UX 11 long-range drone, and the two companies plan to rapidly expand the agreement to include the entire Delair product line. In addition, Delair confirmed that its entire portfolio of fixed-wing drone products has been certified as compliant by Transport Canada under its regulation of the UAV sector. Cansel is a certified drone operator per the regulations of Transport Canada,... (read more)
2018-06-21 09:43:59

Wood Adopts Delair UX11 UAV for Large-scale Surveying

Delair, a leading supplier of UAV solutions, along with one of its regional resellers, Frontier Precision, has announced that Wood has adopted the Delair UX11 high-performance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV or 'drone') for its work in site planning and asset management in mining and quarry projects in the western USA. Wood – a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to the energy, industry and built-environment sectors – is initially deploying the drone to do high-accuracy, 3D topographic surveys and materials quantification for mineral mining in Idaho and Wyoming. It is the first fixed-wing UAV Wood... (read more)
2019-05-08 11:14:57

Delair Acquires Key Airware Assets to Expand Role in UAV Industry

Delair, a leading supplier of commercial drone solutions, has announced an agreement to acquire the key assets of Airware, a developer of innovative software analytics tools for drone-based data. The acquisition brings Delair leading-edge technology assets, including a proven software solution, a highly skilled engineering and customer success team in Paris, and an installed base of customers and dealers worldwide. The acquisition accelerates Delair’s global growth and broadens its end-to-end solution for the commercial UAV market. Financial terms were not disclosed. “The acquisition signals a new period of growth and product line expansion by Delair. With the integration of Airware’s... (read more)
2018-10-30 10:43:58

New Delair UX11 UAV Solution Globally Available

Delair has announced the global availability of its newest unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV or ‘drone’) solution, the Delair UX11 for cost-effective, large-area mapping. The sleekly designed autonomous aircraft enables increased efficiency, accuracy and productivity to enterprises in how they collect and analyse operation-critical data. The Delair UX11 fixed-wing drone combines an open hardware-software platform that provides highly accurate images for survey-grade mapping, with on-board processing capabilities and real-time, long-range control. Having passed its final testing phases, this newest drone model is now available from Delair authorised distributors in more than 70 countries. The drone’s highly efficient operational characteristics make it... (read more)
2018-04-26 11:35:26
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