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Drones Help Stadium Networks

  • September 26, 2016

Tailgating, touchdowns, and… drones? We’re expanding our drone program to help put our networks to the test on the gridiron. We introduced the use of drones for cell tower inspections a few months ago. And just this last month we added a new wrinkle. We’re now testing drone use at stadiums to help improve our Distributed Antenna System (DAS) networks. But, we’re not using just any drone to do this. We’ve told you about our self-engineered EchoBOT technology and our drone programbefore. Well, we’ve merged these technologies by loading ECHO software on drones to track in-stadium...

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Drones in Agriculture

  • July 7, 2016

Unmanned aerial systems are catching on, and gaining momentum in agriculture. "Think of it as a cell phone, think of it as a personal computer, where it started off small, early adopters, then the technology advanced and it became more user-friendly," says Tom Nichol, Business Development Lead for AgEagle, a Kansas based business building agricultural drones. Today, the founders are breaking ground in new aerial technology. "The biggest advantage of what we provide to farmers is a chance, for the first time ever, to have an overall view of their field like they are the personal airplane,...

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Rescue Drones

  • May 2, 2016

DJI SHOWS DRONES ARE 80% FASTER THAN TRADITIONAL SEARCH AND RESCUE EFFORTS Drone maker DJI says its drones are 80% faster in search and rescue missions than traditional methods, according to research done by DJI in conjunction with the European Emergency Number Association. The study found that while a five-person rescue team needs two hours on average to find a victim in one square kilometer, a drone can find that victim in 20 minutes. And anecdotes to back that data up are not uncommon. In 2014, an amateur drone pilot located an 82-year-old man who had gone missing in Wisconsin in 20 minutes....

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