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GeoWrap: senseFly inaugural user conference aims to optimize drone operations for customers; CPS Energy invests in drone technology to inspect poles and wires and more

senseFly inaugural user conference aims to optimize drone operations for customers

US: senseFly, the industry’s leading provider of professional mapping drones, and a commercial drone subsidiary of Parrot Group, is hosting its first-ever user conference June 14-15 at the Omni Interlocken Hotel in Colorado. For the first time in the company’s nine-year history, senseFly is giving customers exclusive access to its product management and customer service & satisfaction teams for an exclusive two-day educational event. The conference, which is designed to support users…(Read More)

Swift improves position accuracy and availability for precision agriculture and marine customers

US: Swift Navigation, a San Francisco-based tech firm that is building centimeter-accurate GPS technology to power a world of autonomous vehicles, has announced the latest firmware upgrade to its flagship product Piksi Multi GNSS Module. This marks the fifth major point release to Piksi Multi and is available free of charge to Swift customers. The firmware release also enhances Duro, the ruggedized version of the Piksi Multi-receiver housed in a military-grade, weatherproof enclosure…(Read More)

CPS Energy invests in drone technology to inspect poles and wires

US: Focused on its commitment to provide its customers with reliable electric service, CPS Energy is now using drone technology to perform routine inspections of overhead infrastructure in a safer and more efficient way. “We are integrating new technologies to expand our capabilities and operate more efficiently,” said Cris Eugster, Chief Operating Officer at CPS Energy. “Performing inspections with the use of drones helps maintain the safety of our employees and leads to faster inspections…(Read More)

Somnium Space joins Virtual Reality Blockchain Alliance

US: High Fidelity has announced that Somnium Space, an open cross-platform virtual-reality world, has joined the Virtual Reality Blockchain Alliance (VRBA). Somnium Space will join VRBA founders High Fidelity and JanusVR in the effort to create a universal digital identity platform, built on the blockchain, beyond the control of any corporate entity, bridging virtual worlds and the real one. As a VRBA member, Somnium Space will host a node of the High Fidelity blockchain. Somnium Space…(Read More)

Nominations for Space Technology Hall of Fame now being accepted by Space Foundation

US: The Space Foundation is seeking nominations for induction into the prestigious Space Technology Hall of Fame in 2019. This international program honors innovations by organizations and individuals who transform space technology into commercial products that improve life on Earth. The Space Technology Hall of Fame recognizes the life-changing technologies emerging from global space programs; honors the scientists, engineers and innovators responsible; and communicates…(Read More)

Oracle enables smart manufacturing with new AI Cloud applications

US: Oracle has announced new artificial intelligence (AI) cloud applications that enable manufacturing organizations to reduce costs and increase yields by providing rapid analysis and actionable insights that can improve production efficiency and performance. The new Oracle Adaptive Intelligent Applications for Manufacturing leverage machine learning and AI to process vast amounts of data from production environments and rapidly identify issues, enabling improved operational efficiency…(Read More)

Fortress UAV will host Drone Day Event with DJI, CyPhy Works, Intel and Yuneec

US: Fortress UAV will host an inaugural Drone Day event at the Plano, Texas headquarters on June 1st, 2018 with DJI, CyPhy Works, IntelÒ, Yuneec, the North Texas PSURT (Public Safety UAV Response Team) and Stampede Global.  Additionally, Mike Rogers with KRLD, 1080 Radio will be on hand for live radio reports from the event. Drone Day will feature local public safety fire and police UAV response teams and also drone demonstrations from the leading manufacturers of UAV technology…(Read More)

Mike Morningstar named president of RUAG Space USA

US: RUAG Space, a leading supplier of products to the space industry, announced that Mike Morningstar will assume the role of President and Country Manager of RUAG Space USA. Starting today, Morningstar will be responsible for the operations of all RUAG Space USA sites and will represent the organization as it expands its presence in the U.S. This new appointment comes on the heels of significant growth for RUAG Space: about one-third of the company’s revenue (more than $370M) is generated…(Read More)