SYDNEY, 24 July 2017 - Southern Cross Drones Pty Ltd, announces arrival of the automated smart winch tethering system for DJI Inspire 1 and Inspire 2 drones. Developed by Drone Aviation Holding Corp. the winch tethering system named FUSE is designed to meet the unique specifications for DJI Inspire drones, the world’s most popular commercial drone. Utilising a new patent-pending power pack, the FUSE Tether System maximises drone use for both Inspire 1 and Inspire 2 owners.
By integrating the FUSE Tether System, DJI Inspire users dramatically and affordably increase drone flight time with uninterrupted power from the ground, facilitating long duration flight operations by news media, first responders, infrastructure inspectors, and insurance companies, just to name a few. In commercial applications such as these, DJI Inspire drones are the most commonly used platforms with >70% market share according to Frost & Sullivan research. FUSE is based on the same military-grade advanced tethering technology utilised in the Company’s tethered products sold to the U.S. Department of Defence, including the WATT electric tethered drone, and is an important element for compliance with the FAA’s Part 107 commercial drone safety guidelines.
“Targeting the enterprise and commercial markets is a natural and significant step for our business as we see increased demand from organisations in the marketplace for tethered products in the commercial price range. Working with products produced by DJI, the world’s largest commercial drone manufacturer, we look forward to enhancing the safety and flight capability of current and future DJI drone models as more businesses integrate drones into their operations,” said Jay Nussbaum, Chairman and CEO of Drone Aviation.
According to Goldman Sachs’ research report, “Drones Reporting for Work”, the firm is forecasting a $100 billion market opportunity during the period from 2016 to 2020 for drones helped by growing demand from the commercial and civil government sectors. Commercial/professional drones are currently used in applications, including agriculture, infrastructure inspection, monitoring and security, and land surveying, as well as by news gathering organisations and first responders such as law enforcement and fire departments. In a drone market report by PWC, research highlighted top commercial applications such as the markets Drone Aviation is targeting, including infrastructure, security and media/entertainment, represent as much as half of the estimated $127 billion global addressable market for commercial drone technology.
The FUSE Tether System is comprised of a customised power pack and an Automated Smart Tension Control Winch Case with 70m of tether supporting AC ground power sources including portable generators.
About Drone Aviation Corporation
Drone Aviation was formed in April 2014 from the acquisition of Lighter Than Air Systems Corp. (LTAS), founded in 2009. The development of tethered drones started with LTAS in late 2009 as a potential aerostat system replacement. Drone Aviation Corp. (DAC) is focused on global agencies and organisations in the commercial, military, research and law enforcement sectors. Customers include the US Army, US Marines, US Navy, US EPA, NREL, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Ecuadorian Air Force, many US research universities and US law enforcement agencies.
Taming Altitude is Drone Aviation’s approach to unmanned systems design, manufacturing and flight operations. Combining engineering, human factors-based design, software, and safety systems to provide a reliable, easy to deploy system. For more information, visit Drone Aviation Corporation website: http://www.droneaviationcorp.com
Southern Cross Drones
Southern Cross Drones is a Sydney, Australia based commercial UAV and UAS company. Founded in 2016 Southern Cross Drones provides range of unique drone based solutions aimed at civil engineering, surveying, mapping, mining infrastructure and inspection, precision agriculture, search and rescue and law enforcement applications. Southern Cross Drones is renown for its competency in matching the best available solutions with specific requirements of its clients. For more information, visit our website: http://www southerncrossdrones.com