AirWorks 2020: DJI reveals new sensors and data integrations at virtual Airworks conference


DJI has revealed new sensor systems and data integrations for its professional drone platforms at the fifth annual AirWorks conference.

The firm said the announcement come as the global coronavirus pandemic spurs massive adoption of drone technology for tasks that must now be performed remotely.

In online AirWorks sessions attended by Commercial Drone Professional, industry-leading DJI customers and partners including Shell, Southern Manatee Fire & Rescue and FLIR Systems illustrated how drone technology has enabled people and businesses to be more resilient during the COVID-19 era, helping them follow new requirements for social and physical distancing while addressing the growing need for critical services like contactless inspections that drones provide.

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Commenting, Christina Zhang, senior director of corporate strategy and communication at DJI said: “COVID-19 has challenged drone innovators around the world to rapidly develop and scale new ways of working, and DJI is proud to showcase some of the best ideas demonstrating how the drone industry has responded to the pandemic and how we can chart a course to even more beneficial drone uses.”

This year’s virtual conference format for AirWorks allows more drone industry partners to attend sessions, exchange ideas, hear from experts and find new inspiration for how drone technology is changing everything about work.”

DJI executives then went on to detail their vison for the future of DJI’s technology and how the commercial drone ecosystem can benefit from new technical achievements.

DJI drones will become optimized for integration into leading geospatial information systems (GIS) and gain new sensors that enable the creation of precise digital twin assets that precisely represent the real world.

Additionally, DJI’s drone software and developer tools are becoming more robust to support advanced flight operations and industry-specific applications.

Included in these key improvements are new partnerships and product features. Click the links below to find out more:

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