Inside Unmanned Systems

APR-MAY 2017

Inside Unmanned Systems provides actionable business intelligence to decision-makers and influencers operating within the global UAS community. Features include analysis of key technologies, policy/regulatory developments and new product design.

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63 unmanned systems inside April/May 2017 ENGINEERING. PRACTICE. POLICY. fast for advertising," Singh said. "But if you have a banner that can act a bit like a sail and you're in high winds—such as f lying a banner at the beach, or near large buildings that can essentially create wind tunnels—you want to counteract those forces." DroneCast partners with a network of rough- ly 4,000 pilots "that allow us to fly all over the world," Singh said. "Let's say you live in India and work for an ad agency out there. We'll give you the equipment; we'll teach you how to f ly the drone. We have a large client base, we take care of contracts, insurance and billing, and ev- ery time there is an event in your area, we'll pro- vide jobs that you can accept or deny—and we'll only take a 20 percent commission. It's basically a model similar to Uber's." The firm works directly with clients to cre- ate graphics for their banners. It then prints the banners out on its proprietary material and ships it to its partners in time for events. Delivery DroneCast also provides indoor advertising, including dropping products into the hands of audiences at events. "In January 2015, at the North American International Auto Show, we had quite a few drones f ly indoors during exhibits indoors in Detroit at Cobo Center," Singh said. "We had drones deliver toy cars " IF YOU'RE NOT THINKING ABOUT HOW DRONES CAN BE INTEGRATED INTO YOUR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING BUDGET, YOU'RE BEHIND THE POWER CURVE." Brett Velicovich, managing partner, Expert Drones Drones are being used to deliver models, and fl y banners and even serve drinks at corporate parties. Solar farm inspections are safer and faster with Septentrio. GeoTagZ eliminates the need for ground control points before launching the UAV with its infrared camera. The AsteRx-m UAS board integrated into your UAV captures actionable geospatial data to detect glass cracks, hot spots or faulty diodes to keep your solar farm fully operational. Find your area's hidden hotspots!

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