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TRACE Intelligent Systems Partners With ImmerVision to Make Action Video Content Truly Immersive

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TRACE develops Immersive 360-Degree Video Applications for use in both Commercial and Consumer Quadcopter Product Line with the collaboration of ImmerVision

VENICE, CALIFORNIA & TORONTO, ONTARIO – Jan. 5, 2016

TRACE Intelligent Systems, developer of The TRACEr1 – a visually intelligent camera capable of following its owner almost anywhere and live-streaming captured footage to the internet – announced today, a partnership with the leader in 360-degree panoramic imaging, ImmerVision.

Shareable Captured Video Made Truly ‘Immersive’

TRACE will integrate 360-degree panomorph optics and ImmerVision Enables 2.0 fully immersive content navigation functionalities and cross-platform compatibility into a selection of its visually intelligent auto-follow FLYr drones in order to unlock truly next-generation immersive content.

By combining the FLYr’s auto-follow capability and live streaming network with ImmerVision Enables 2.0, TRACE will position to become the first drone manufacturer to allow viewers of action footage to truly experience what their friends, idols and favorite athletes are experiencing via virtual reality, as they’re being autonomously followed and filmed.

Remote viewers of live-streamed footage will be able to immerse themselves, like never before, in experiences such as chasing an all-star running back down field as he takes the ball across the goal line or “flying” behind a snowboarder as she carves her way down a steep mountain slope, and be able to look in any direction and take in the surrounding scene simply by tilting their mobile device or moving their line of sight within a virtual reality headset.

Commercial Use of ImmerVision Technology in Draganflyer Drones

TRACE will also integrate ImmerVision Enables technology with its commercial Draganflyer quadcopters. In addition, panomorph lens technology will be offered on Draganflyer quadcopters. Draganflyer pilots will benefit from the amplified wide-angle sense of scope enabling increased data collection and fully immersive navigation within live or recorded 360° imagery captured during flight.

Commercial drone use-cases will see the time required to perform an aerial scan of any area significantly reduced through the ability of the panomorph lens to capture exceptionally wide fields of view. Users will have the ability to fully immerse themselves in live or captured footage, navigating without distortion, and on any computing device, using digital pan-tilt-zoom actions, ensuring nothing important is ever missed.

TRACE Intelligent Systems & ImmerVision will be showcasing their integrated solution during January’s CES 2016 event in Las Vegas.

About TRACE Intelligent Systems

Due to the expanded commercial and consumer services being delivered by the company, TRACE Live Network has been formally renamed TRACE Intelligent Systems.

TRACE.com is a live-action content platform aggregating and distributing streamed footage from globally activated TRACEr devices. The TRACEr is a visually intelligent SmartCamera that autonomously operates a selection of auto-follow devices and live-streams captured user footage directly to the Internet. TRACEr enabled devices allow people to be ‘in’ their greatest moments and have those moments captured and shared.

Wholly owned TRACE Intelligent Systems subsidiary, Draganfly Innovations, is a recognized technology and industry leader within the commercial UAV industry. Its devices have helped establish the commercial market and adoption of multi-rotor helicopters for aerial imaging and public safety. Combining this with TRACE visual intelligence is paving the way for the next generation of commercial and consumer applications.

Further information on TRACE Intelligent Systems can be found at www.TRACE.com.

For further information and images, please go to the TRACE Media Kit.

About ImmerVision

Leading innovation in 360-degree panoramic imaging, ImmerVision licenses its patented panomorph optical and software technology to global lens producers, product manufacturers and software developers. Panomorph lenses are the only ones that can be adapted to any camera, any sensor, and any consumer, commercial and government market. ImmerVision Enables is the recognized standard for 360-degree solutions and applications.

www.immervisionenables.com

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uAvionix and Trace’s Draganfly Innovations Team Up to Improve Drone Safety with Ping ADS-B Sense and Avoid

Draganfly Surveyor is ADS-B

New software demonstrates for the first time drone operators safely navigating the same airspace as manned aircraft with Ping’s real time mapping technology.

Silicon Valley, CA & Saskatoon, SK – December 22nd, 2015 – uAvionix Corporation, the leader in aircraft sense and avoid, and Draganfly Innovations Inc., the world renowned longest-running manufacturer of multi-rotors, maker of the first civilian drone to be credited with saving a life, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Trace Intelligent Systems, today announced the successful integration of uAvionix’ Ping ADS-B receiver with Draganfly’s auto-pilot and Surveyor ground station.

Integrated on the vehicle itself, the system presents new ways to improve drone and aviation safety by providing the ability to detect full size aircraft and automatically avoid a potential collision.

This is the first step in integrating drones in the national airspace using the existing ADS-B infrastructure. The Ping network uses live aircraft traffic without relying on a connection to the internet or cellular networks.

“We are thrilled to be working with sUAS pioneer, Draganfly Innovations. Their continued passion to integrate new technologies that provide a robust user experience is unsurpassed. This step further demonstrates their commitment to lead the way towards a safer airspace”, said Adam Paugh, uAvionix’ Director of Business Development.

“Draganfly has been looking for a solution to ‘sense and avoid’ for some time”, Zenon Dragan, President of Draganfly commented. “The integration of Ping went very smoothly and our Surveyor ground station came alive with nearby traffic. We were surprised to see even non-cooperative traffic broadcast from our local ground station radar, which makes this system a comprehensive solution to sensing full scale traffic.”

This is the first of many steps that uAvionix and Draganfly will take jointly to improve drone and aviation safety.

 

About Trace Intelligent Systems

Trace Intelligent Systems provides intelligent and integrated systems for the unmanned industry. Trace’s UAVs, live-streaming platform and proprietary visual intelligence combine to create an integrated solution for the UAV industry. The live-action content platform aggregates and distributes streamed footage from globally activated TRACEr devices. The TRACEr is a visually intelligent SmartCamera that autonomously operates a selection of auto-follow devices and live-streams captured user footage directly to the Internet.

Wholly owned TRACE Live Network subsidiary, Draganfly Innovations, is a recognized technology and industry leader within the commercial UAV industry. Its devices have helped establish the commercial market and adoption of multi-rotor helicopters for aerial imaging and public safety. Combining this with TRACE visual intelligence is paving the way for the next generation of commercial and consumer applications.

For further information and images, please go to the TRACE Media Kit

For interviews and/or further information please contact;

Josh Stanbury

josh@trace.com

Tel. 416-628-7441

 

About uAvionix Corporation

uAvionix develops the world’s smallest, lightest and most affordable ADS-B transponder, Ping. uAvionix’ Ping network system combines hardware, software, and real time airspace mapping to enable companies to safely and reliably operate drones in the NAS. Based in Palo Alto, uAvionix has gathered a cross-disciplinary team of experts in embedded RF engineering, sUAS operations and compliance, hardware, software, and cloud services.

For further information: adam@uavionix.com

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Draganfly Innovations Inc. Interviewed by the Saskatoon Star Phoenix About Safe Drone Usage

Draganflyer X4-ES in Flight

Transport Canada has released a new safety campaign in order to offer some clarity on safe drone use and current regulations. The Saskatoon Star Phoenix had a chance to speak with our own Kevin Lauscher, who offered up some further advice on education, popularity, and popular misconceptions.

Read the full interview in the Saskatoon Star Phoenix.

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Ben Miller Joins Draganfly Innovations Inc. in Sales Engineer Role.

Ben Miller

Today, we are proud to welcome Ben Miller, formerly of Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, to the Draganfly Innovations Inc. family. Ben has spent the last 15 years with M.C.S.O., in which he created and led the UAS Program since 2008. In his tenure with M.C.S.O., Ben has flown more than 100 missions using UAS from three different manufacturers, including the Draganflyer X6 and X4-ES platforms. Ben is also a member of the Board of Directors for AUVSI where he sits on both the advocacy and strategic planning subcommittees.

“My years at the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office have been wonderful, but I knew if I didn’t make a move now I might never”, says Miller. “I’ve been blessed with numerous opportunities in the UAS industry over the last few years and I’m very excited to be joining the Draganfly team. Draganfly Innovations has a solid view on what the small UAS is today as well as an exciting vision for what the UAS will be tomorrow. I’m very excited to be a part of an industry leading team and the holistic approach they have to the small UAS.”

Also see related article in Grand Junction Daily Sentinel.

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Draganfly Innovations Inc. Launches ‘The Draganflyer Commander’ UAV Bringing Next Generation Performance & Endurance to Commercial Users

Draganflyer Commander
The Draganflyer Commander Opens Numerous New Commercial Use Cases with Enhanced Specification Including 45-Minute Single-Charge Flight, 100 Acre Coverage, and HD Aerial Data Capture.

SASKATOON, SK & VENICE, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 6th, 2015 – Commercial UAV specialists Draganfly Innovations Inc. – the wholly-owned commercial division of TRACE Live Network – today announced the launch of its newest and most advanced multi-rotor UAV to date, the Draganflyer Commander.

The design and engineering of the Draganflyer Commander has enabled a specification beyond any of the company’s previous award-winning UAVs. The single-charge 45 minute flight time opens significant new commercial use cases within law enforcement, search and rescue, mapping, agriculture, aerial imaging, and beyond, further strengthening Draganfly Innovations’ position as the leading supplier of multi-rotor helicopters for commercial use.

Enhanced Duration

The Draganflyer Commander is able to remain in-flight longer than any previous Draganflyer, achieving up to 45 minutes of continuous flight with each charge. Compared to its predecessor, the X4-ES, the Commander’s unloaded flight time has increased by 50% and loaded flight time by 75%.

Enhanced Capability

With stronger motors the maximum payload of the Draganflyer Commander is 1000g (2.2 pounds), 25% greater than the Draganflyer X4-ES. The integrated terrain sensor adds smooth auto-takeoff and auto-landing capability. New dynamic flight time prediction displays the remaining flight time while the Draganflyer Commander is in the air, measuring power consumption, monitoring remaining battery capacity, and updating in real-time.

Enhanced Safety

Having been developed with innovative dual battery and advanced battery management systems, in the unlikely event of a battery failure, the Draganflyer Commander will maintain flight on the remaining pack. The battery packs have intelligent protection electronics, integrated state-of-charge LED display, and an NFC interface allowing users to check charge status and charge history with the DraganflyNFC app on a tablet or phone. A strengthened airframe ties all of the components together and increases stability and safety.

Draganfly Innovations Inc. founder and president, Zenon Dragan said, “At Draganfly we focus on continuously innovating in order to maximize the performance with every new product we launch. We’re incredibly proud of the Draganflyer Commander and believe it has the potential to further accelerate the already significant growth in commercial use of UAVs.”

TRACE Live Network CEO Cameron Chell said of the launch, “The Draganflyer Commander represents a significant advancement in the commercial UAV space and through the integrated engineering and business development teams we now have in place, there is an opportunity to ride the momentum of these advancements in both the commercial and consumer markets. 

About Draganfly Innovations Inc.
Draganfly Innovations Inc., the longest running manufacturer of multi-rotor helicopters in the world and the maker of the first civilian small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) to be credited with saving a life, designs Draganflyer helicopters, the best aerial vehicles in the world, along with Draganview control software. A recognized technology and industry leader, Draganfly shapes the aerial imaging and public safety revolution with its gyro stabilized camera payload systems and digital video down-link technology. Draganfly has reinvented the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle and is defining the emergency services market with the Draganflyer Guardian and X4-ES systems.

Draganfly is a wholly owned subsidiary of TRACE Live Network.

Please view the Draganfly Innovations Inc. Media Kit here.

For interviews and/or further information please contact:

Josh Stanbury | josh@trace.com | Tel. 416-628-7441

About TRACE Live Network

TRACE.com is a live-action content platform aggregating and distributing streamed footage from globally activated TRACEr devices. The TRACEr is a visually intelligent SmartCamera that autonomously operates a selection of auto-follow devices and live-streams captured user footage directly to the Internet. TRACEr enabled devices allow people to be ‘in’ their greatest moments and have those moments captured and shared.

Wholly owned TRACE Live Network subsidiary, Draganfly Innovations, is a recognized technology and industry leader within the commercial UAV industry. Its devices have helped establish the commercial market and adoption of multi-rotor helicopters for aerial imaging and public safety. Combining this with TRACE visual intelligence is paving the way for the next generation of commercial and consumer applications.

For further information and images, please go to the TRACE Media Kit.

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Draganfly Innovations Inc. Launches Comprehensive Suite of Professionally Piloted Commercial Services

Draganfly X4-ES with MicaSense RedEdge 3

Leading UAV Developer Now Able to Undertake Commercial Aerial Data Capture, Back-end Processing and Sophisticated Computer Modeling for Industrial Inspection, Agriculture, Public Safety, Mapping and Aerial Photography.

SASKATOON, SK & VENICE, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 2, 2015 – Commercial UAV specialists Draganfly Innovations Inc. – the wholly-owned commercial division of TRACE Live Network – today announced the launch of a new suite of professionally piloted, commercial UAV services.

Draganfly Innovations is already one of the leading suppliers of multi-rotor helicopters for commercial use and has been recognized by the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum as the first unmanned system flown by a Public Safety agency to save a life. The new suite of services match experienced personnel with Draganfly’s latest UAV technology, and multiple, changeable payload systems including, high resolution color camera systems, FLIR thermal imaging and advanced, multi-spectral data acquisition systems.

Public Safety
Draganfly works with various agencies to deliver the data type and quality required for Collision documentation, crime scene documentation, search and rescue, tactical operations, detailed mapping, aerial 3D scanning
and data modeling.

Aerial Photography
Draganfly captures aerial imagery or video for cinematic use, Real Estate photography, construction projects, aerial 3D scanning of structures or property and custom 3D animation of buildings and terrain.

Agriculture
Flying the latest multispectral and optical technology, Draganfly Innovations Inc.’s teams are able to capture high quality timely data to track vital trends in crop vigor, analyze trends, and help farmers attain higher yields.

Industrial Inspection
Holding a Transport Canada-issued Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) for a good portion of the country as well as an FAA 333 exemption to operate commercially throughout the United States, Draganfly pilots are able to carry out detailed inspections of flare stacks, power lines, bridges, pipelines and industrial plants across numerous territories.

Draganfly Innovations Inc. founder and president, Zenon Dragan said of the service launch, “Commercial use of UAVs is currently experiencing unprecedented growth as it offers an exceptionally cost effective way to collect unique aerial data which can, in turn, be used to save time, money and lives. We have seen a surge in requests for our specialist operators to carry out aerial data acquisition across numerous industries and felt it was time to offer these services on a commercial scale.”

TRACE Live Network CEO Cameron Chell said of the launch, “I’m immensely excited as, in just a short space of time, we’ve been able to put strong, integrated teams in place, able to scale out Draganfly’s commercial services offering and take advantage of the major opportunities the market is delivering.”

About Draganfly Innovations Inc.
Draganfly Innovations Inc. is the longest running manufacturer of multi-rotor helicopters in the world and the maker of the first civilian small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) to be credited with saving a life.

The company designs and manufactures award-winning Draganflyer helicopters and fixed wing aircrafts, along with Draganview control software. A recognized technology and industry leader, Draganfly is helping to shape the aerial imaging and public safety revolution with its gyro stabilized camera payload systems and digital video down-link technology. Draganfly has reinvented the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle and is defining its use within the emergency services market with the Draganflyer Guardian and X4-ES systems.

Draganfly is a wholly owned subsidiary of TRACE Live Network.

Please view the Draganfly Innovations Inc. Media Kit here.

For interviews and/or further information please contact:

Josh Stanbury | josh@trace.com | Tel. 416-628-7441

About TRACE Live Network
TRACE.com is a live-action content platform aggregating and distributing streamed footage from globally activated TRACEr devices. The TRACEr is a visually intelligent SmartCamera that autonomously operates a selection of auto-follow devices and live-streams captured user footage directly to the Internet. TRACEr enabled devices allow people to be ‘in’ their greatest moments and have those moments captured and shared.

Wholly owned TRACE Live Network subsidiary, Draganfly Innovations, is a recognized technology and industry leader within the commercial UAV industry. Its devices have helped establish the commercial market and adoption of multi-rotor helicopters for aerial imaging and public safety. Combining this with TRACE visual intelligence is paving the way for the next generation of commercial and consumer applications.

For further information and images, please go to the TRACE Media Kit.

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Draganfly Innovations Inc. to Exhibit at Commercial UAV Expo in Las Vegas

Commercial UAVV Expo

Draganfly Innovations Inc. is proud to announce that we will be attending and exhibiting at the Commercial UAV Expo in Las Vegas, October 5-7, 2015. Stop by and visit us at BOOTH 821 to learn more about the solutions we offer for such applications as:

  • Industrial Inspection
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Mapping and Surveying
  • Public Safety

We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!

Click here for more information on the Commercial UAV Expo..

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