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Media Update 22 March 2018

News   •   Mar 22, 2018 15:30 GMT

Skycatch and DJI Announce Global Agreement to Deliver Industrial Drones for Komatsu

Commercial drone data company Skycatch, and DJI, the world’s leading manufacturer of civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, have extended their partnership to manufacture and deliver a fleet of high-precision drones for Komatsu Smart Construction. Each drone is manufactured by DJI and outfitted with specialized Skycatch technology, and is the first time DJI has manufactured a custom drone for a partner.

The Skycatch Explore1 drone autonomously flies over job sites to create highly accurate 3D site maps and models and will be deployed on Komatsu job sites. This map data will be used for Komatsu Smart Construction’s new data service that enables robotic earth moving equipment, used in the earthwork stage of the construction process, to correctly dig, bulldoze, and grade land autonomously according to digital construction plans.

For more information about this partnership read the full press release here.

DJI Kick-Starts Learning Lab at NAB 2018

Heading to NAB 2018? DJI invites you to our Learning Lab session on 10 April from 1:30pm-2:50pm at N234, North Hall (DJI booth at Central Hall).

We are thrilled to showcase the groundbreaking technology that is helping the filmmaking industry to evolve and offering new creative possibilities. Learning Lab activities include an exciting panel discussion and keynotes from cinematographers of the calibre of Rodney Charters of ASC and Jeremy Benning of CSC on how they used DJI technologies on set, as well as keynotes from DJI Product Managers on our new products at 2018 NAB.

Places for the Learning Lab are given on a first come, first served basis.  Secure yours by contacting olivier.mondon@dji.com for a place or interview with a DJI spokesperson.

Drones Take Centre Stage at European Public Safety Conference

On 25-27 April in Ljunlijana, Slovenia, DJI will take active part in the annual EENA Conference – a three-day interactive event of learning and networking for emergency services, public authorities, researchers and industry representatives.

By virtue of a strategic partnership with the European Emergency Number Association launched in 2016, DJI’s Director of Public Safety Integration, Romeo Durscher, will hold a special keynote on drones and public safety, to illustrate how innovative aerial technology is changing the industry landscape, making operations safer, faster and more efficient than with traditional equipment.

The EENA Conference 2018 is expecting to welcome over 700 participants, 80 speakers and 25 exhibitor solutions from around 50 countries world-wide. Learn more.

For all media enquiries and interview opportunities with Romeo Durscher, please contact viviana.laperchia@dji.com.

Performance Boost on Mavic Air with Latest Firmware Update

If you or your readers own DJI’s recently launched Mavic Air, make sure you don’t miss the upcoming firmware update.

Designed to improve the aircraft’s overall performance, key changes include improved stability during ActiveTrack, for smoother tracking on the move; improved aircraft and controller linking; and enhanced Intelligent Battery functionality, for even more accurate battery time management.

Remember to restart the aircraft and remote controller after the upgrade is complete and that the firmware update will reset your camera settings.

For any questions, please contact us at pr.eu@dji.com.

Alpiq EnerTrans Expands Services with DJI Drones

Since 2014, AENT has been one of the first companies in Switzerland to use aerial platforms for industrial inspections, and this year marks the beginning of a strategic partnership with DJI which will rely on the new flexible DJI Matrice 210RTK.

Whether for power lines or towers, aerial inspection is a fast, safe and cost-efficient solution. With the help of DJI, the Swiss network service provider will be expanding its portfolio to include photovoltaic systems and wind turbines.

For more information, please contact veronika.komissarenko@dji.com.

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