October 28-30, 2019 | The Westgate | Las Vegas

Product Preview Presentations

Learn about the newest supplier advances and best practices for specifying, planning and executing projects in Product Previews presented by exhibiting companies. Admission to these sessions varies by day. Please check the red text below for access details.

Monday, Oct 1

Tuesday, Oct 2

Wednesday, Oct 3

Product Preview Presentations taking place on Monday, October 1 are open to Full Conference Badge holders only. See below for the Product Previews Presentations schedule at a glance followed by detailed presentation titles and abstracts.

TIME PAVILION 9 PAVILION 10
2:15-2:30 Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc. RIEGL USA Inc.
2:30-2:45 Trimble Inc. / Applanix Parrot Business Solutions/senseFly
2:45-3:00 Phase One Industrial Phoenix LiDAR Systems
3:00-3:15 Leica Geosystems Inc. DroneDeploy
3:15-3:30 Pix4D Flyabililty
3:30-3:45 Harris Corporation LiDAR USA
3:45-4:00 Epson America, Inc. Parrot Business Solutions
4:00-4:15 Microdrones Delair
4:15-4:30 Ardenna Technologies NW Rapid Mfg LLC
4:30-4:45 PrecisionHawk VectorNav Technologies
4:45-5:00 Carlson Software Septentrio
5:00-5:15 Vertical Partners West, LLC Airgon
5:15-5:30 Airbus Aerial SCI Technology, Inc.
5:30-5:45 Ewatt Technology Optelos
5:45-6:00 Autel Robotics Arctech Charge
6:00-6:15 Skynetwest – Data Retrieval Specialists YellowScan

Demo Theater Presentations taking place on Tuesday, October 2 will be held in the Demo Theater within the Exhibit Hall. All attendees and exhibitors will have access to these presentations. See below for the Demo Theaters schedule at a glance followed by detailed presentation titles and abstracts.

Time Presenter
10:00-10:15 Check back later for details
10:15-10:30 Check back later for details
10:30-10:45 Check back later for details
10:45-11:00 Check back later for details
11:00-11:15 Check back later for details
11:15-11:30 Check back later for details
11:30-11:45 Skyfish
11:45-12:00 Check back later for details
12:00-12:15 Carlson Sofware
12:15-12:30 ALX Systems
12:30-12:45 Arctech Charge
12:45-1:00 C-Astral Aerospace
1:00-1:15 Matrix International
1:15-1:30 MicaSense
1:30-1:45 Alta Devices
1:45-2:00 AP Equipment Financing
2:00-2:15 Invest Western Switzerland
2:15-2:30 Check back later for details
2:30-2:45 Autel Robotics
2:45-3:00 What’s Ahead for Hardware – Craig Nehrkorn
3:00-3:15 Swift Engineering
3:15-3:30 xCraft Enterprises, Inc.
3:30-3:45 UPLIFT – A Foundation of Support
3:45-4:00 Check back later for details

Demo Theater presentations taking place on Wednesday, October 3 will be held in the Demo Theater within the Exhibit Hall. All attendees and exhibitors will have access to these presentations. See below for the Demo Theater schedule at a glance followed by detailed presentation titles and abstracts.

Time Presenter
10:00-10:15 Check back later for details
10:15-10:30 Check back later for details
10:30-10:45 NAR Technologies
10:45-11:00 Check back later for details
11:00-11:15 MicaSense
11:15-11:30 Check back later for details
11:30-11:45 PRESS EVENT
11:45-12:00 PRESS EVENT
12:00-12:15 PRESS EVENT
12:15-12:30 PRESS EVENT
12:30-12:45 Check back later for details
12:45-1:00 DRONEiT
1:00-1:15 AeroVironment
1:15-1:30 Precision Hawk
1:30-1:45 Virtual Surveyor
1:45-2:00 GEM Systems
2:00-2:15 Preview: Market Outlook & Forecast – Michael Blades & Colin Snow
2:15-2:30 Check back later for details
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2:45-3:00 Check back later for details
3:00-3:15 Check back later for details
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3:45-4:00 Check back later for details

Pavilion 9

2:15pm-2:30pm
Topcon Positioning Systems
Topcon Positioning UAS Solutions

Join the Topcon conversation about what lies beyond a UAV system for mapping and inspection projects. UAV and processing software alone are not enough to survive this highly competitive environment. Your entire workflow needs to be considered, and we have the solutions to connect your UAV deliverables, both upstream from design, to downstream with documented inspection. Topcon positioning solutions deliver in every phase of infrastructure development and maintenance.

2:30pm-2:45pm
Applanix
UAS-Based Mapping and Surveying without GNSS Reference Stations and Ground Control Points
Today’s geospatial UAS community seeks new survey operation techniques and solutions that are automated, require minimal user interaction, and are ultimately cost effective. Geospatial cloud processing platforms that automatically produce map product outputs from raw sensor data uploads are on the rise. Users demand simplified data collection logistics; no GNSS reference stations required. In these ways, Applanix’ Direct Georeferencing technology and Trimble’s Centerpoint® RTXâ„¢ service excel.

2:45pm-3:00pm
Phase One Industrial
Improving safety and efficiency in industrial inspection and mapping
An overview of Phase One Industrial and our current camera offerings.  I will also cover current use cases – including bridge inspection and large area mapping – and how our cameras enabled our customers to work faster and safer then before.

3:00pm-3:15pm
Leica Geosystems
The most efficient tools to capture the world around you.
There’s more to Reality Capture than aerial imagery.  Leica Geosystems has all the tools for capturing and combining data for any measurement application.

3:15pm-3:30pm
Pix4D
Pix4D: A Live Demonstration of UAV Mapping
An introduction to UAV mapping and Pix4D’s efficient workflows. Learn how to utilize the power of Pix4D’s intuitive solutions in this live software demonstration.  

3:30pm-3:45pm
Harris Corporation
Unlock the Power of Your UAV Data
Harris Geospatial helps organizations move beyond UAV data collection and visual analysis to automating business processes with big data management and analytics. Attend this presentation and/or stop by Harris booth #606 to see how our advanced industry solutions can utilize UAV data to solve specific problems.

3:45pm-4:00pm
Epson America, Inc.
FPV Reimagined: introducing the Moverio BT-300 & BT-35E Augmented Reality Glasses
The perfect complement to your drone, the Moverio BT-300FPV & BT-35E augmented reality glasses redefine FPV, with a transparent display that makes it easy to view your drone’s video feed and key flight statistics, while keeping the aircraft in sight. These FPV platforms are designed to make the piloting experience safer and more productive.

4:00pm-4:15pm
Microdrones
A Complete Geomatics Product Portfolio:  Meet the NEW mdLiDAR3000, mdMapper1000PPK and mdMapper1000+
The new mdMapper systems, especially the new mdLiDAR3000, complements the existing lineup, meeting customers with the features they need now with easy upgrade later, and reinforces it all as a complete lineup of systems.

4:15pm-4:30pm
Ardenna
Enabling the Use of Drones for Inspection of Long Linear Infrastructure with AI and Analytics
While drones are a great tool for conducting safe and efficient inspections, the sheer volume of data collected during long range flights can quickly overwhelm human reviewers. Ardenna’s solution automates the detection, classification, measurement, and reporting elements of the infrastructure inspection process, providing information that is timely, accurate, and actionable to customers in the transportation and energy sectors.|

4:30pm-4:45pm
PrecisionHawk
Everything You Need to Fly BVLOS
Learn how PrecisionHawk’s BVLOS package provides a path for other businesses to build a safety case for beyond line of sight flight.

4:45pm-5:00pm
Carlson Software
Carlson PhotoCapture:  Process Your Drone Images  at Unparalleled Speed and Scale
With Carlson PhotoCapture processing, you can use flyover data to quickly generate interactive 3D maps of sites, capture highly accurate 3D site data from any camera, share sitemaps with customers -anywhere, anytime, all while saving man-hours in the field.

5:15pm-5:30pm
Airbus Aerial
Airbus Aerial Multi-layer Remote Sensing
Airbus Aerial has developed a cloud enabled platform to allow customers to leverage remote sensing data from multiple sources. Fusing your data with our constellation of satellites, aircraft and UAS platforms allows businesses to derive new insites. Our automated analytics and cloud based soeftware delivers answers to businesses faster than ever before.

5:30pm-5:45pm
Ewatt Aerospace
Ewatt Experience in flight
General Overview of Ewatts electrical infrastructure unmanned development experience, and how we have used that experience to create the worlds most robust and reliable unmanned systems.

5:45pm-6:00pm
Autel Robotics USA
Autel Robotics VTOL platform
Introduction and high level overview of Autel Robotics VTOL products.

6:00pm-6:15pm
Skynetwest
Skynetwest – Data Retrieval for Electric Utilities
Skynetwest gives the clear view engineers need for how and where to move forward next in our world, with and End-to-End Data Retrieval Solution.||The Solution is a service that provides actionable inspection and geospatial data in a fraction of the time, with improved detail and depth, all while relieving firms from the burden of the on-site presence needed in the past. Getting the data Utilities deserve on such assets as Overhead Lines, Substations, Solar Fields, and Generating Stations.

Pavilion 10

2:15pm-2:30pm
RIEGL USA
Scanning Ahead
This presentation will highlight RIEGL’s unmanned sensors and systems and their impact on the industry. With a focus on where they have been and where they are going with their latest developments, this session will showcase RIEGL’s drive for innovation.

2:30pm-2:45pm
Parrot Business Solutions
It’s Not About The Drone
senseFly, the industry’s leading provider of fixed-wing drone solutions, has set a new standard in mapping tools with the launch of the eBee X. Launched with the promise that “”it’s not about the drone,”” but instead about overcoming business challenges, the eBee X, part of the Parrot Business Solutions portfolio, is designed to boost the quality, efficiency and safety of an operator’s geospatial data collection.

2:45pm-3:00pm
Phoenix LiDAR Systems
Best Tools for Big LiDAR Challenges
The presentation will cover the full line of Phoenix LiDAR’s solutions. Phoenix offers a wide arsenal of complete LiDAR systems along with powerful software that takes the user all the way from flight planning, through data acquisition, post processing, and presentation. Phoenix LiDAR Systems pioneered UAV LiDAR solutions, and have remained the leaders in the UAV LiDAR space by providing clients with intelligently designed systems, intuitive software, professional training and superior support.

3:00pm-3:15pm
DroneDeploy
Unlocking Real-Time Drone Insights on the Job Site
Drones have become the go-to tool for collecting aerial data. But in a fast-moving world, data needs to keep up with operations. That’s why the future of drone mapping is in real time. You can’t afford to wait a day – or even hours – for aerial insights. ||Join Mike Winn, CEO at DroneDeploy, to get a firsthand look at Live Map, the only real-time mapping solution that enables instant aerial insights and thermal inspections-no computer, SD card, or internet connection required.

3:15pm-3:30pm
Flyability
Flyability & Inspection Companies – A Year in Review
In this presentation, we take a look at some of the highlights from service providers using Elios to perform inspections in confined spaces.

3:45pm-4:00pm
Parrot Business Solutions
A Tale of Two Drones
Drones are an increasingly important business tool. However, the aircraft themselves are only one piece of the puzzle. Troy Hittle, Parrot Business Solutions’ Regional Manager for North America, explains what’s important, and what’s not, when looking to make informed decisions based on aerial insights.

4:00pm-4:15pm
Delair
The Delair UX11: The smartest flying camera ever made for mapping

4:15pm-4:30pm
NW Rapid MFG, LLC
How to Leverage SLS Additive Manufacturing for Your Prototyping and Production Needs
Although it’s tempting to think the world’s romance with 3D Printing has cooled, industry reports show that companies are increasing spending on 3D printing. Acceleration of product development is noted as the highest priority, with customized products and production flexibility also listed as top advantages.  NW Rapid’s Project Engineer, Ken Christensen, will discuss how companies can utilize 3D Printing to improve design, decrease Time-to-Market, and save money.

4:30pm-4:45pm
VectorNav Technologies
GNSS/INS or Dual GNSS/INS, which is best?
The presentation will detail the range of inertial navigation sensors manufactured by VectorNav Technologies and detail the advantages of a Dual GNSS/INS over GNSS/INS for low dynamic applications.

4:45pm-5:00pm
Septentrio
Positioning and orientation reliability challenges in the view of UAV inspection applications
As the UAV inspection industry continues to grow, so does the need for reliable and high-precision positioning and orientation. These unmanned systems must be capable of following a precise flight path to gather the data needed for each inspection missions but above all, they must be safe. |We will review the latest innovations in GNSS/INS positioning technology for reliable real-time UAS applications and the available techniques which can help mitigate risks caused by interference/jamming.|

5:00pm-5:15pm
GeoCue Group Inc./ AirGon LLC
AirGon Reckon
AirGon Reckon is a cloud-hosted data delivery and visualization platform for consultants and end-users who need an advanced platform for managing drone- collected site mapping data. Hosted in Amazon Web Services, Reckon provides a secure system for managing, visualizing and delivering a variety of data collected and processed in third party drone mapping workflows. 

5:15pm-5:30pm
SCI Technology, Inc.
AeroGuard Drone Interdiction: Stopping the 3D Threat
In today’s evolving security environment, a single unmanned aerial vehicle is|all it takes to pose a new danger to civilians, security personnel, and law enforcement. While legacy two-dimensional ground-based security systems are powerless to deter weaponized UAVs, AeroGuard stands ready to stop the 3D threat. AeroGuard is a fully-autonomous, rapid-response drone interdiction system that captures, tows, and disposes of any UAV threat under FAA Part 107 regulations. Come see how We Stop Drones.

5:30pm-5:45pm
Optelos
Case Study:  Using Drones and AI to Automate Field Asset Inventory
The combination of drones and AI are creating unique and positive business impacts.  We will explore how one customer is using Drones and AI to automatically identify and locate their field assets saving them hours of manual labor and operational costs.||This presentation will highlight the data capture process,  how AI was used to automatically identify and geo-locate asset ID tags from generated Orthomosiac maps, and the benefits of visual data management to quickly deliver results.

5:45pm-6:00pm
Arctech Charge
Keep Your Bird in The Air
Intelligent charging for intelligent batteries. Learn how Arctech Charge can help you “”keep your bird in the air”” with rapid, intelligent charging and battery data harvesting & analytics. This enables you to more accurately plan budgets, reduce risk of in-flight battery failure, and log battery information for your fleet.

6:00pm-6:15pm
YellowScan
Vx-20, reliable LiDAR for UAV
Following YellowScan philosophy « Just press the Yellow Button », YellowScan designed an all-integrated, easy-to-use LiDAR system that includes the renowned Riegl scanner and Applanix’s best UAV IMU. ||YellowScan Vx is an excellent solution for your high flight UAV projects with short-time data processing needs. It is ideally sized for all kind of UAV.

Tuesday, October 2

10:30am-10:45am
NAR Technologies
RAVEN AI – Real-time Inspection Platform
Drone inspection companies spend more time managing and sorting through pictures and videos than actually flying drones.||With the increased adoption of these flying robots in the inspection industry, the time to manage data is growing exponentially.||For that reason, we will be unveiling our real-time inspection platform, RAVEN AI, to help you transform raw pictures into information on-the-fly.||Make sure you’re there for a special surprise.

11:00am-11:15am
MicaSense
(Re)defining Agricultural Drone Imaging With the New MicaSense Altum
The new camera from MicaSense combines both multispectral and thermal imaging capabilities in one sensor. Capture data on plant health, phenotype, and water stress with one sensor, in one flight. Featuring the new DLS 2, Altum is the ultimate solution for accuracy, flexibility, and power.

12:45pm-1:00pm
DRONEIT
DRONEiT, a Koean UAV Manufacturer
DRONEiT provides relible UAVs and UAV services to increase productivity in various industries. DRONEiT focuses on fixed wing and Heli drone, moreover, based on our manufacturing technology,  we also provide drone operating service for those who are willing to use drones for their industry  but having problem with drone operating. 

1:00pm-1:15pm
AeroVironment
Intelligent Insight –  Leveraging Drone-Based Data Analytics  for Agriculture
AeroVironment will illustrate how agriculture is leveraging advanced drone-based data analytics to make data driven decision that can improve farming efficiencies and profitability.  Join us to learn how to incorporate drone-based analytics into your operation.

1:15pm-1:30pm
PrecisionHawk
Everything You Need to Fly BVLOS
Learn how PrecisionHawk’s BVLOS package provides a path for other businesses to build a safety case for beyond line of sight flight.

1:30pm-1:45pm
Virtual Surveyor
Drone Surveying Requires More Than Photogrammetry
Surprising to me, surveyors often stop surveying when they start working with drones. They become a pixel factory instead and focus on photogrammetry only. Someone told me once: “”The mesh is the survey!”” and he was really convinced about that. But to me, that is the same as saying that a satellite image is a cadastral vector map. Learn more about Virtual Surveyor in this Product Preview Presentation and discover the productive workflows from drone to CAD.

Wednesday, October 3

11:30am-11:45am
Skyfish
Full Stack Autonomous Drone Systems for Precision Infrastructure Inspection
Skyfish provides the first easy to use ground control software solution paired with the Skyfish revolutionary onboard AI computing platform to control most airborne sensors and flight platforms.  This tight integration allows the user to focus on precision inspection and measurements and NOT the difficulties of planning complex missions. If you are in the business of reality modeling,  measuring infrastructure, or remote assets the Skyfish platform is a must-have.

12:00pm-12:15pm
Carlson Software
Carlson PhotoCapture:  Process Your Drone Images  at Unparalleled Speed and Scale
With Carlson PhotoCapture processing, you can use flyover data to quickly generate interactive 3D maps of sites, capture highly accurate 3D site data from any camera, share sitemaps with customers -anywhere, anytime, all while saving man-hours in the field.

12:15pm-12:30pm
ALX Systems
2 days to get your drone project concrete, in the air
“ALX provides drone solutions as well as a full service of hardware and software prototyping based on his operating system. | We will explain how to go quickly with an end-to-end proof of concept of a drone based project |- validation of the feasibility |- full simulation |- testing chain |- hardware |- deployment |- flight tests | We’ll pick a business case in the audience and go through it to get concrete!|”

12:30pm-12:45pm
Arctech Charge
Keep Your Bird in The Air
Intelligent charging for intelligent batteries. Learn how Arctech Charge can help you “”keep your bird in the air”” with rapid, intelligent charging and battery data harvesting & analytics. This enables you to more accurately plan budgets, reduce risk of in-flight battery failure, and log battery information for your fleet.

1:00pm-1:15pm
SILENT FALCON UAS TECHNOLOGIES and MATRIX INTERNATIONAL, INC.
Technology + Capability: From Information to Intelligence
Information is easy, intelligence is hard.  Matrix International and Silent Falcon UAS technologies have teamed to create an innovative capability that blends cutting edge technology with expert analysis to give you a complete solution for your security, safety, and infrastructure needs.

1:30pm-1:45pm
Alta Devices
High Performance Solar Power for Long Endurance Autonomous Platforms
Recent advances in solar technology are making big strides in enabling a multitude of new applications on the ground and in the air. In this presentation, we take a closer look at one of these technologies, thin gallium arsenide, and the recent work done by Alta Devices in this area, reaching record efficiencies of nearly 32%. We will discuss the implications of this technology for low- and high-altitude UAVs, automobiles, and networked devices working in non-standard lighting conditions.

1:45pm-2:00pm
AP Equipment Financing
Why equipment financing is a powerful tool for professionals and manufacturers
Equipment financing is very effective at helping businesses achieve their strategic goals. Manufacturers across all industries use financing as a benefit to enhance their equipment value to customers. End-users leverage alternative sources of capital to expand their business without stretching their cash-flow limits.||AP Equipment Financing provides solutions that help companies expand their field services while supporting manufacturers and re-sellers with creative financing solutions.

2:00pm-2:15pm
Greater Geneva Bern area – Invest Western Switzerland
Flying high – Why Switzerland for drone technology
Future-oriented and tech-savvy, Switzerland has become a global center of competence for the UAV sector.   But how did the Alpine country become the world’s leading location for the development of core technologies and high-end applications for drones?

2:30pm-2:45pm
Autel Robotics USA
Autel Robotics VTOL platform
Introduction and high level overview of the Autel Robotics VTOL products.

3:00pm-3:15pm
Swift Engineering, Inc.
The Swift 020 Fully Autonomous VTOL with Cross-Functional Commercial Capabilities
The Swift 020 is a 2 hour endurance UAV that can fly up to a 70 mile range with a protective low shock payload bay, can take-off and land from anywhere, and provides the efficiencies of a fixed-wing glider with a VTOL quad-copter. We will be presenting the Swift 020, along with representational videos of it performing a variety of mission cases such as maritime surveillance, Search and Rescue (SAR), Emergency Delivery/Response, agriculture, civil infrastructure, and more.

3:30pm-3:45pm
UPLIFT – A Foundation of Support
U.P.L.I.F.T. – A Foundation of Support
(U.P.L.I.F.T.) – “”The Unmanned Pilot Licensing Innovation Facilitation Team.”” This Foundation of Support for the industry is designed to bring the right people, with the right equipment together, so that we as an industry are building this foundation together by setting a standard for the right reasons, the right places, on the right integration, capturing the right data, in the right manner.  With standards-based certification, We can Unite the Industry!

The Commercial UAV Event for:


Surveying & Mapping


Civil Infrastructure


Mining & Aggregates


Construction


Process, Power & Utilities


Law Enforcement, Emergency Response & Search and Rescue


Precision Agriculture

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