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 www.simactive.com.

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
space.

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 TAKES ON DARPA SUBT CHALLENGE WITH INTERNATIONAL TEAM CERBERUS

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

Aerodyne Group announces entry into Latin America with new regional headquarters in Santiago, Chile.

Leading AI-driven solutions provider takes strategic step to meet growing demand from enterprise-level clients in rapidly maturing South American markets.

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Aerodyne Group are pleased to announce today that they have consolidated their presence in Latin America with a dedicated regional headquarters in Santiago, Chile.

Aerodyne Chile becomes the latest addition to the Aerodyne Group, at a time when they are experiencing unprecedented growth and demand for solutions from around the world. From their base in the central business district of Las Condes, Aerodyne Chile are focused on meeting the immediate needs of local and multinational clients within Mining, Precision Agriculture, Power, Construction, Renewables and Telecoms Infrastructure. In addition, they are acting as the platform for Aerodyne to refine and implement their strategy for the wider region. Continue reading

Mobilicom’s SkyHopper holistic solution for commercial and industrial drones celebrates 1 year

Completing its first year of activity, SkyHopper by Mobilicom was sold to and successfully operated by customers in 14 different countries, and integrated with 45 drone manufacturers

[August 14, 2018]: Mobilicom Ltd., a global mission-critical-communications solution provider, announces that its SkyHopper entity has now completed its first year of activity since it was launched on August 2017. SkyHopper is a holistic solution for commercial and industrial drones and robotics. By offering end-to-end hardware and software solutions, integration services and hands-on support, SkyHopper by Mobilicom enables drone manufacturers to focus on their core business and enjoy peace of mind when it comes to the development of their drones. In its first year of activity, the SkyHopper solution was sold to, and successfully operated by, customers in 14 different countries, and integrated with 45 drone manufacturers. Continue reading

UAS Magazine Announces Final Agenda for 2018 UAS Summit & Expo 

Produced by UAS Magazine, UAS Summit will provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of the current state of the unmanned aircraft systems industry.

Grand Forks, ND – (August 10, 2018) – UAS Magazine announced the final agenda for the 12th annual UAS Summit & Expo, the upper Midwest’s premier unmanned aircraft systems event. Taking place August 20-22 in Grand Forks, North Dakota, the 2018 agenda includes a keynote presentation from secretary of the U.S. Air Force, Heather Wilson and presentations from North Dakota Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp, and Representative Kevin Cramer.  Continue reading

Introducing FlytSecurity

Transforming Drone Security & Surveillance Operations

Palo Alto, August 8, 2018FlytBase Inc., a silicon valley startup, building technology and software products for deployment of autonomous commercial drones at scale, today announced FlytSecurity, an Autonomous Drone Security & Surveillance Solution, for effective and efficient deployment of fully-automated aerial security operations.

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Introducing FlytDock

Smartest Precision Landing Solution for Commercial Drones

Palo Alto, June 7, 2018FlytBase Inc., the company bringing intelligence and connectivity to the drones, today announced the release of an automated precision-landing solution, FlytDock – the world’s smartest visual target landing solution, compatible with the widest range of drones. Continue reading

SimActive Software Saving Hours for DJI Drone Surveys

Montreal, Canada, May 15th, 2018 – SimActive Inc., a world-leading developer of photogrammetry software, is proud to announce an improved workflow for DJI users.  Hours of processing time per project are now saved, with volume measurement, pre-construction planning, land development, and other applications streamlined.   

Butler & Associates Inc., a professional surveying firm with over 35 years of experience, is one such user. In conjunction with their DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone imagery, Correlator3D™ is significantly reducing the field work and processing time per project for their topographical surveys. Continue reading