An Australian maker of drones used to spot sharks near surf beaches has partnered with online retailer Amazon.com Inc and other firms to create a drone service that could protect tourists from crocodiles in holiday destinations. View original article at Reuters

At the InterGeo conference in Germany last week, world renowned drone analysts DRONEII said that in 2019, integrators are the strongest influencers in the drone industry.  If that’s the case, then AirMap is set to maintain their position as an industry influencer with this week’s announcement that the company has acquired drone workflow platform Hangar View original article at Drone Life

With so many capabilities for obstacle avoidance, the only natural progression for drones would be for them to be hand-controlled. For Turkish inventor [metehanemlik], even this wasn’t enough of a challenge, as he decided to create the ESP8266-Powered Mini Drone: ESPcopter, a programmable Arduino-compatible modular drone that is open to modding through expansion shields. Not only can DIY enthusiasts modify the algorithms used for obstacle avoidance, but the drone can be sized to whatever dimensions fit their needs. The drone is almost entirely built from expansion shields, including…

Kespry, a drone-based aerial intelligence solution provider, has appointed Langley Eide its chief operating officer and chief financial officer. In this role, Eide will drive Kespry’s overall strategic vision and lead its finance, analysis, research and administration activities, as well as contribute significantly to its next stage of revenue growth and operational scale View original article at Unmanned Aerial Online

Measure has inked an agreement with renewable energy developer Invenergy to service a solar portfolio of over 900 MW with drone inspection and data solutions. Solar has been a primary part of Measure’s portfolio since the company’s inception in 2014 View original article at Unmanned Aerial Online

Delair, a provider of visual data management solutions for enterprises, has appointed Baptiste Tripard its vice president of global business development. Tripard was most recently director of strategy and business development at Intel’s drone group View original article at Unmanned Aerial Online

FLIR Systems Inc. has announced the FLIR MUVE C360, a multi-gas detector specifically built for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) View original article at Unmanned Aerial Online

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DJI has introduced a multispectral imaging drone designed for precision agriculture and environmental management. P4 Multispectral combines data from six separate sensors: It features a gimbal-stabilized imaging system composed of one RGB camera and a multispectral camera array with five narrow band sensors – including red edge and near infrared – that are capable of capturing visible and invisible light View original article at Unmanned Aerial Online

DJI is fighting back against accusations of data security issues by building a community of support in the industry to demand clear standards. At the Airworks keynote address this morning, representatives from DJI, Booz Allen, the Brookings Institute, and the Oil and Gas industry took the stage to make a critical point: the drone industry […] The post From the Floor at Airworks: DJI is Fighting Back, and Gathering the Drone Industry Around Them appeared first on DRONELIFE View original article at Drone Life