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Commercial Drones FM

Apr 12, 2018

The drone industry report for Q1 2018, brought to you by Commercial Drones FM. Get briefed on the most important and newsworthy happenings from the previous quarter in the drone industry—all in less than 20-minutes.

Covered topics include drone hardware, drone software, regulations, drone delivery, funding, mergers...


Mar 28, 2018

Today, March 28th, 2018, DJI have announced the availability and launch of their Payload SDK.

This is important news for the drone industry since it now means that different sensors, regardless of manufacturer, can now integrate directly into DJI drone platforms, as if they were native.

Previously, sensor manufacturers...


Mar 15, 2018

Michael Cohen is CEO of Industrial Skyworks, a Toronto-based drone inspection software and services company.

Michael teaches Ian about the "just drone" problem, where if you provide industrial inspection services (or nearly any remote sensing services) with *just* a drone and don't pay attention to how to actually...


Mar 1, 2018

What is a drone in a box and why is it important?

A drone-in-a-box is essentially a drone that lives inside of a box (stay with me here) and the box is deployed in a specific area, out in the wild, for an extended period of time. The box may have a power source hooked up to it or use solar panels to store power...


Feb 15, 2018

Commercial Drones FM podcast brings you Dave Henderson, Director of Sales, Geospatial Solutions, for Topcon Positioning systems. This episode covers drone solution selling and an overview of Topcon's drone hardware and software products.

Dave Henderson’s career in the positioning business spans three decades. Prior to...