Aerial intelligence is redefined by the UX11 which offers unlimited communication range, produces the highest resolution imagery in its class at a 400-foot flight height, and includes a fully-integrated camera which enables advanced in-flight data processing.
South Pasadena, California, USA, September 10th 2017 – DELAIR, world leader in commercial
drones, will introduce its next-generation professional unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for survey-grade photogrammetric mapping, the UX11, at COMMERCIAL UAV EXPO 017 on October 24th in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The new UX11 is a sleek, fixed-wing airframe with a fully-integrated camera which enables data to be consulted in real-time, while in flight, and allows for onboard data processing capabilities.
The UX11’s groundbreaking communications system includes a proprietary line of sight radio with up to 3 km range and 3G/4G connectivity between the ground control station and the UAV using a worldwide machine-to-machine pre-paid plan in partnership with Telefonica. Building on DELAIR’s experience with beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations since 2012, this next-generation communications system makes the UX11 ready for BVLOS flights with unlimited range and adds a new level of safety in the communications link. The system is more capable than any small fixed-wing mapping drone in its class with the best coverage and resolution specifications for flights at 122 m (400 ft) altitude above ground level.
“The UX11 by DELAIR is the ultimate solution for geospatial professionals that demand large-area mapping with centimeter-level precision,” said Michael de Lagarde, DELAIR’s CEO. “We basically have the only small UAV in the world capable of accessing and processing pictures taken in real-time. We can, for instance, customize compression and create quality checks and controls (for example, blur detection or overlap checks) that will be done in real-time. We can even think about doing some earlystage photogrammetry calculations and applying deep learning algorithms.”
Stable and Easy-to-use with Survey-grade Results
The UX11 is a professional mapping drone that is lightweight with an ultra-stable aerodynamic design. The UX11 is simple to hand-launch at takeoff and it lands precisely where planned using distance measuring technology. It is equipped with optional PPK GNSS for centimeter-level precision and accuracy. New user-friendly Android mission planning software boasts innovative features such as support for in-flight camera feedback and live data review. Made to help professionals in GIS, survey, and construction optimize area coverage per flight, the UX11 flies for 59 minutes across a range of conditions and altitudes. The UX11 will be available for purchase via DELAIR’s global network of distributors by January, 2018.
DELAIR provides end-to-end commercial drones SOLUTIONS including hardware, software, and services. The UX11 is a product offer for data acquisition which can be complemented by the Intel Insight Platform. Developed in a strategic partnership with DELAIR, this platform will address a range of commercial applications and verticals. It can create 2D and 3D models, taking measurements and making annotations for sharing across teams, as well as running advanced data analytics such as change detection. The geospatial market will benefit from the ability to generate elevation profiles, contour lines, slope qualifications and volumetric estimates with high accuracy and resolution using Real Time Kinematic (RTK) data and ground control points.
DELAIR is a leader in the market for commercial drones which offers complete UAV and data processing solutions. DELAIR provides hardware, software and services for use in agriculture, geospatial, security and defense, transportation, power and utilities, oil and gas, and mining industries. DELAIR’s powerful solutions help industrial customers leverage aerial observation to make critical decisions. DELAIR is available in 80 countries through more than 150 distributors. More information is available at www.delair.aero.
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