In September 2018, Schiebel helped bring the Red Bull Air Race World Championship to in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. Schiebel is based in Vienna, a 45-minute train ride north, but the company in 2006 opened up its primary production facility dedicated to the CAMCOPTER S-100 unmanned air system (UAS) in Wiener Neustadt.
UAVs are very appealing to emergency service providers for many reasons, but as the City of Victoria Fire Department has discovered in setting out to establish a UAV program, there’s a lot more going on than initially meets the eye.
When Hurricane Irma passed over Daytona Beach, tearing off roofs, twisting signs and knocking over a water park slide, professors from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University were there to help assess the damage.
As residents and insurers in the southeastern United States begin to consider recovery efforts following Hurricane Irma, Airbus Aerial is prepared to help by providing insurance companies free initial access to its library of aerial base maps and data analytics of the affected region.
Kongsberg Geospatial, an Ottawa-based developer of geospatial software technology, has announced that Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) has awarded them a contract to produce an Emergency Operations Airspace Management System (EOAMS) for evaluation by Canadian government agencies for safely managing drones at emergency and disaster scenes.
Four years ago, Robert Atwood was an initial attack firefighter and looking to find ways to improve firefighting.
Focus On Government Security attendees were treated to a variety of perspectives from experts who spoke on everything from the future of drones to how the Canadian Government is rethinking online access to services.
Publicity about near-misses between drones and passenger aircraft might give terrorists ideas about how to take down a plane, a federal intelligence report warns. | READ MORE
As is tradition, SP&T News is once again cracking open the year ahead and shining the light on upcoming trends in the industry. This time we pegged a number of experts in the field to see which directions CCTV, drones, cyber security, smart cities and the integration services business are all headed. If we can be certain of anything, analytics, cyber threats and hardware price erosion are all here to stay.
The U.S. presidential debate on Oct. 19 in Las Vegas, NV, was the first such debate monitored not only for ground threats but also aerial threats, by using SpotterRF’s new A2000 CSR created especially for monitoring low-flying UAVs (drones). The U.S. Department of Homeland Security deems presidential debates to be National Special Security Events (NSSE), as they may be a potential target for terrorism or other criminal activity. | READ MORE
Feb. 11, 2016, Calgary - The family farm is going high-tech. From robotic milking machines to data-gathering drones, industry watchers say technology is making agriculture more precise and efficient as farmers push for increased profits and yields.
June 23, 2016 – BioCarbon Engineering has a reforestation plan that could allow two operators flying multiple drones to plant up to 36,000 trees per day.
December 9, 2015 - The days of drones being thought of as tools just for the military are long gone. The technology has found its way into a variety of commercial applications and the forestry sector is right there with other industries ready to take full advantage of this new remote sensing platform.
Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane – it’s a construction drone!
July 12, 2016 - It was just a few months ago that JF Gabanna, director of business development for Interoute Construction Ltd. (a subsidiary of Terus Construction), first got his hands on a drone. Sure, he had seen a local company makes its case for using the emerging technology, but it wasn’t anything that was completely on his radar.
Egyptologist Antoine Hirsch on how drones, for the first time, will be used on an archaeological dig in Egypt.
April 27, 2015, Seattle, Wa. - Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are making surveying of landscapes, buildings, etc. so much easier and more cost-effective that it is inevitable that there will be an explosion in this activity. This will create massive amounts of data that will need to be managed and stored efficiently, as Steinar Sande, CEO of Raima explores.
An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) masquerading as a peregrine falcon was the star flyer in a successful three-month trial last year of its effectiveness in bird scaring at the Edmonton International Airport (EIA).
The use of drones for industrial inspections, primarily in oil and gas, energy, infrastructure and transportation, is an opportunity that early mover companies like The Sky Guys have seized upon.
I’ve seen a number of posts in forums from people intent on getting into the UAV business. All too often, their posts are prefaced with question such as “what’s the best drone to use for (insert job here)” or “how much should I charge?”
Radio frequency ID tags were supposed to revolutionize supply chain management. The dirt-cheap, battery-free tags, which receive power wirelessly from scanners and then broadcast identifying numbers, enable warehouse managers to log inventory much more efficiently than they could by reading box numbers and recording them manually.
Outdoor Lumination has introduced drone technology to provide lighting audits for LED lighting retrofits.
Clear Flight Solutions (CFS) and AERIUM Analytics have announced that the two companies will be focusing on safely integrating unmanned aerial system (UAS) technology at Edmonton International Airport (EIA), making it the first ever airport in the world to integrate a full suite of UAS services into their daily operations.

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