Like a Phoenix: California’s Paradise Rebuilds With Help From DJI and General Pacific

Charles Brooks slung his pick-axe into the soil. It was a simple job, levelling some ground for landscaping. (He’s also pretty handy with an enterprise drone, and we’ll get to that shortly.) It felt good. That’s because it wasn’t just any pick-axe, and it wasn’t just any earth. That tool, now sporting a new hickory handle, had first been in the hands of his grandfather. It had been handed down, over many decades, until it had reached Charles. It’s already been in the hands of one of his sons, currently aged nine and 11. That makes four generations who have
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DJI expands data privacy protection for government and commercial drone operators

DJI will make Local Data Mode available in the DJI GO4 and DJI Fly flight control apps within the coming months. The feature has been available for DJI drones through the DJI Pilot app since 2017. Today’s commitment to expanding availability of this feature follows an independent review and validation of Local Data Mode and DJI’s drone products by FTI Consulting (FTI), a global leader in cybersecurity. The expansion brings Local Data Mode to operators of all recent DJI drones, allowing commercial and government customers, including public safety agencies and other federal, state and local government users, to confidently choose
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IN-DEPTH: FLIR Systems’ new Vue TZ20 Dual Thermal Camera drone payload

Product Render Final
At AirWorks this week, FLIR Systems has announced the availability of the FLIR Vue TZ20, the first high resolution, dual thermal sensor gimbal purpose-built for the DJI Matrice 200 Series and Matrice 300 airframes. Featuring both a narrow-field-of-view and a wide-field-of-view 640x512 resolution FLIR Boson thermal camera module, the Vue TZ20 offers greater situational awareness with a 20-times digital thermal zoom capability to complete public safety and industrial inspection missions both near and far. Paul Clayton, general manager of the components business at FLIR Systems, said: “With the FLIR Vue TZ20, FLIR Systems is introducing our first dual thermal gimbaled
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