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Robotic Skies Establishes New Headquarters in Utah to Expand Service Offerings for Commercial Drone Maintenance Network

Robotic Skies, Inc, a global marketplace for professional commercial drone maintenance and repair services, announced its new headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah. The facility centralizes company operations and advances its service capabilities, including onboarding, training, and logistics support for marketplace partners. In addition, the location provides a testbed environment to optimize new drone maintenance solutions for...

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Velodyne Lidar turmoil continues with CEO Anand Gopalan stepping down

Velodyne Lidar CEO Anand Gopalan is leaving the lidar company at the end of July as the sensor supplier continues to struggle with internal drama. Gopalan, who was previously CTO, is leaving the top leadership position after about a year and a half on the job. Velodyne said Monday in a statement that a team of top executives that includes COO Jim Barnhart, CFO Drew Hamer, Chief People Officer Kathy McBeath and Chief Commercial Officer...

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Luminar Acquiring Exclusive Lidar Chip Partner and Specialized Fab

ORLANDO, Fla.-Today, Luminar Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: LAZR) announced it is acquiring its exclusive InGaAs chip design partner and manufacturer, OptoGration Inc., bringing specialized core IP and securing supply chain as Luminar scales Iris into series production with its OEM customers. The acquisition secures a key part of Luminar’s supply chain and enables deeper integration with its existing chip design subsidiary Black Forest...

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PrecisionHawk Teams with NRECA to Upskill UAV Pilots Conducting Electric Grid Inspections

RALEIGH, N.C.-PrecisionHawk, Inc., a leading provider of actionable intelligence for enterprises’ physical assets, today announced it is collaborating with the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) to bring a new wave of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) instruction to electric co-ops across the United States. The course and skills assessment are designed to increase unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) pilots’ knowledge...

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Hexagon expands its smart digital reality capabilities with the acquisition of Immersal

Hexagon AB, a global leader in digital reality solutions, today announced the acquisition of Immersal Oy, a pioneer and leading innovator of spatial mapping and visual positioning solutions used to produce augmented reality (AR) applications.  AR applications enhance real-world experiences by augmenting a user’s visual perception with the display of digital content in the physical world. AR’s ability to weave context-specific, 3D...

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Geospatial technology set to shake up UK marketplaces

LONDON – You can’t see them, but they’re there: an astonishing number of satellites in the earth’s orbit at any given time. Next, add half the globe’s population capturing GPS location data from smartphones every second, and together, all of this geolocated data creates a digital map in real time, ready to be harnessed and applied, resulting in an expansive new market. In fact, recent predictions forecast that globally, the...

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Maptek consolidates on field benefits for high accuracy survey-grade sensors

A new dual-window scanner that halves data capture time headlines the latest Maptek mine measurement improvements.   The exciting new Maptek XR3-D mkII laser scanner with dual window arrangement cuts scan acquisition time in half. Conventional terrestrial laser scanners capture data from one window, spinning to achieve a 360° field of view; the XR3-D captures data from both sides simultaneously, with the scanner head only needing to...

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Juniper Systems Limited Launches CT8X2 Rugged Tablet

BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom – Juniper Systems Limited, a manufacturer of rugged handheld computers and GNSS receivers, today announced the launch of its new Cedar™ CT8X2 Rugged Tablet, running on the Android™ 10 operating system. Increased processing power, RAM, and storage are featured, while it retains the same ruggedness and powerful GNSS functionality of its predecessor, the CT8 Rugged Tablet. Now available throughout...

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Velodyne Lidar Partners with NVIDIA Metropolis for Intelligent Infrastructure Solutions

City of Austin, Texas, Selects Velodyne’s Solution for Traffic Safety Pilot Project SAN JOSE, Calif. (July 14, 2021) – Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Nasdaq: VLDR, VLDRW) today announced it has joined the NVIDIA Metropolis program for Velodyne’s Intelligent Infrastructure Solution for traffic monitoring and analytics. NVIDIA Metropolis is designed to nurture and bring to market a new generation of applications and solutions that make...

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AEye Establishes New Benchmark for LiDAR Performance with 1000 Meter Range in Rain, Behind Windshield Glass

YPSILANTI, Mich.- AEye, Inc., (“AEye”) the global leader in adaptive, high-performance LiDAR solutions, today announced its LiDAR sensor – already known for extreme long-range capabilities – has achieved yet another milestone: 1000 meter range in rain, behind windshield glass. The test was performed at the American Center for Mobility (ACM) test track in Ypsilanti, Michigan, with results verified by active safety and automated...