South West Police Forces use Centrik to effectively manage drone operations

The Alliance Drone Team, a partnership between Devon and Cornwall and Dorset Police Forces, has used operational management system Centrik to expand and effectively manage operations covering almost 5,000 square miles. Centrik is the only system of its type approved by regulators to manage both manned and unmanned operations and has co-ordinated activity for almost 50 police UAS pilots across South West England. A collaboration between Devon and Cornwall Police and Dorset Police, the Alliance Drone Team integrates UAS into the emergency services environment, supporting law enforcement for missing persons searches, major events and firearms incidents. Sgt James Rees, its
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Sensefly becomes Trimble Select Partner ensuring increased access to its drones

SenseFly has become a Trimble Select Partner, allowing agriculture professionals in North America and Europe to get direct access to its platform of drones through Trimble’s distribution network. In addition to leading models like the eBee X fixed-wing drone, Trimble customers will have access to senseFly’s extensive suite of drone sensors. Gilles Labossière, senseFly’s CEO, said: “We’re pleased to be chosen as a Trimble Select Partner. “senseFly is committed to being the leader in fixed-wing drones, and partnerships with respected and established organizations, such as Trimble, validate our position, while making it easier for agriculture professionals to take advantage of
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EXCLUSIVE: iRed relishes chance to push drone boundaries with construction tie-up

iRed has joined the COMIT2Drones community, a specialist group focusing on drones within the construction industry. COMIT (Construction, Operation & Maintenance through Innovative Technology) first began in 2003, originally as a two-year research and development project. Now, the group helps to promote the use of mobile technology within industry. It is a cooperative environment that enables companies to learn from one another as a means of improving understanding between the construction and technology industries. The group is also trying to develop better ways of using mobile IT within construction. Jack Bloomfield, iRed’s marketing manager, told CDP: “We’re thrilled to be
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ADAMA teams up with agriculture startup Taranis to leverage aerial imagery

Global crop protection company ADAMA and precision agriculture startup Taranis have announced their partnership to develop a full service package solution to optimise farming practices and decrease costs through precision agriculture. The collaboration reflects ADAMA's decision to work with Taranis as a strategic partner, utilizing the company's advanced aerial imagery scouting to expand their worldwide reach and enhance ADAMA's end-to-end services and solutions.  Continuously working to evolve its products and provide innovative solutions to the world's farmers, ADAMA says its new end-to-end solution is an important milestone in realising its vision for bringing effective solutions that meet farmers' most pressing
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Quantum-Systems unveils new UAV with flight time in excess of 90 minutes

Quantum-Systems has released the enhanced version of the Trinity F9, the Trinity F90+ at Intergeo today. It has a flight time of over 90 minutes and offers a long range telemetry solution of up to 7.5 km and PPK capabilities for more accuracy. Featuring new motors and increased battery capacity, it also allows for the accommodation of payloads of up to 700g. It is now possible to equip a dual payload configuration of Sony UMC-R10C and MicaSense RedEdge-MX to make use of RGB & multispectral sensors in one flight. The flight safety is further increased by the automatic integration of
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Irish university makes BVLOS insulin drone delivery in aviation first

National University of Ireland Galway has completed a BVLOS diabetes drone delivery of insulin. From Connemara Airport to Inis Mor on the Aran Islands, the drone was given special research permission from the Irish Aviation Authority to show the possibility of future deliveries of this kind with planned drone corridors. The completion of the flight meant it became the first autonomous BVLOS Vodafone connected VTOL drone delivery of prescription medication and collection of patient blood sample for diabetes care. The IoT connected drone delivery operated in between commercial flights and was in contact with air space regulators at all times,
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