SimActive Releases Version 8.0 with 3D Modeling

Montreal, Canada, October 9th, 2018 – SimActive Inc., a world-leading developer of photogrammetry software, is proud to announce the release of version 8.0 with a new 3D modeling module for Correlator3DTM. The module allows the generation of 3D textured meshes to create photorealistic models, which can be exported in standard formats, including OBJ files.

“Adding a 3D modeling function addresses an increasing need in the industry, and the natural progression of our software workflow”, said Louis Simard, CTO of SimActive. “The module implements a new capability to bolster the same software at no additional cost for our users, ingrained with core SimActive principles: simple, fast, and precise.”

About SimActive

SimActive is the developer of Correlator3D™ software, a patented end-to-end photogrammetry solution for the generation of high-quality geospatial data from satellite and aerial imagery, including UAVs. Correlator3D™ performs aerial triangulation (AT) and produces dense digital surface models (DSM), digital terrain models (DTM), point clouds, orthomosaics, 3D models and vectorized 3D features. Powered by GPU technology and multi-core CPUs, Correlator3D™ ensures matchless processing speed to support rapid production of large datasets. SimActive has been selling Correlator3D™ to leading mapping firms and government organizations around the world, offering cutting-edge photogrammetry software backed by exceptional customer support. For more information, visit

Airbus Integrates Mobilicom’s SkyHopper Solution into Its Innovation Drone Platform

Mobilicom will display the SkyHopper PRO solution at the UAV Show in Bordeaux


Bordeaux UAV Show, Booth B09

[October 9, 2018]: Mobilicom Ltd., a global mission-critical-communications
solution provider, announces that world-leading aerospace pioneer Airbus has
integrated Mobilicom’s SkyHopper PRO solution into its Innovation drone
platform. The platform is used to broaden Airbus’ vision and demonstrate its
mission operation solutions in the commercial and homeland security drone

Mobilicom’s SkyHopper is a holistic solution for commercial and industrial
drones and robotics. The SkyHopper PRO is a communication solution for
control, telemetry and video or payload sharing to and from the drone platform
to the ground control systems and users. Airbus is using the SkyHopper PRO
Datalink with its mission specific software and accessories.
SkyHopper PRO offers a bi-directional Data Link specifically designed for
commercial and industrial drones, and provides an ideal solution for fleet
management and autonomous UAV systems. By employing leading wireless technologies, the SkyHopper PRO delivers long range and Non-Line of Sight (N-LOS) communication that supports multiple transmission modes. SkyHopper PRO supports Point-to-Point and Point-to-Multipoint communication, thereby enabling various modes of operation such as communication for multi-drone operations and drone communication to multiple ground units and viewers (receivers).

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Flyability joins the DARPA SubT Challenge granted team, CERBERUS, led by University of Nevada, Reno, along with international partners including ETH Zurich, University of California, Berkeley, and Sierra Nevada Corporation.

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A Message From The FAA

Drone Pilots: President Trump Signs FAA Reauthorization Act

On October 5, 2018, the President signed the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. The Act establishes new conditions for recreational use of drones and immediately repeals the Special Rule for Model Aircraft.

The agency is evaluating the impacts of this change in the law and how implementation will proceed. The Reauthorization Act cannot be fully implemented immediately, please continue to follow all current policies and guidance with respect to recreational use of drones:

  • Fly for hobby or recreation only
  • Register your model aircraft
  • Fly within visual line-of-sight
  • Follow community-based safety guidelines and fly within the programming of a nationwide community-based organization
  • Fly a drone under 55 lbs. unless certified by a community-based organization
  • Never fly near other aircraft
  • Never fly near emergency response efforts

Updated direction and guidance will be provided as the FAA implements this new legislation.

Drone Hobbyist

Ainstein Announces New Customizable Ultra Long Range Airborne and Ground-Based Drone Detection Radar Sensors at Commercial UAV Expo

Radar Systems Address Critical Airspace Security in a Growing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Market

LAWRENCE, Kan., Sept. 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ainstein, a leader in intelligent radar sensing solutions, today announced two new products in its Ultra Long Range UAV radar series; the Ultra Long Range Airborne (ULAB-D1) and Ultra Long Range Ground-Based (ULGB-D1) radars, capable of precise detection more than 1,000 meters away.

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Drone Parks® CoFounder named a “Woman to Watch in UAS in 2018” in Education & Entertainment

Marjorie Ferrone receives the prestigious award from the largest organization of Women in the Drone Industry.

HOUSTON, TEXAS September 10, 2018- Marjorie Ferrone, CoFounder and Chief Operations Officer of Drone Parks® Worldwide, has been named the Woman to Watch in Education and Entertainment in the drone industry in 2018. Ferrone is one of ten women representing four countries to receive the prestigious award. Continue reading


LuGus Studios will launch Liftoff, the world’s leading drone racing sim, on September 13th. Do you have what it takes to master your craft and own the skies?

30th August, Hasselt, Belgium: LuGus Studios are thrilled to announce that Liftoff will be leaving early access and taking to the skies on Thursday, 13th September.

Created to capture the high speed excitement of drone racing, Liftoff aims to open up the FPV racing experience to everyone, from skilled pilots and veteran drone racers, to gamers who are interested in taking their first tentative steps into the drone racing community. During their time in Early Access Liftoff conquered the arctic circle, was used as a $1600 clue on TV show Jeopardy and has been used by the French military as a training tool to test the reflexes of their pilots.

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