Drone Aviation Launches Tether System for sUAS

2017-05-30

Drone Aviation Launches Tether System for sUAS
Tethered drone manufacturer Drone Aviation Holding Corp. (DAC) has rolled out FUSE, a tethering system designed for DJI Inspire unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

Using a new patent-pending power pack, the FUSE tether system maximizes drone use for both Inspire 1 and Inspire 2 owners. By dramatically increasing flight time with uninterrupted power from the ground, the tether facilitates long-duration flight operations by news media, first responders, infrastructure inspectors and insurance companies, for example.

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 utilized in the Company’s tethered products sold to the U.S. Department of Defense, including the WATT electric tethered drone, and is an important element for compliance with the FAAs 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 organizations in the marketplace for tethered products in the commercial price range,” states Jay Nussbaum, chairman and CEO of DAC. Working with products produced by DJI, the worlds 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.

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 organizations 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.

FUSE comprises a customized power pack and an automated smart tension control winch case with 200 feet of tether, supporting 110-volt ground power sources, including portable generators. The system is now available for pre-order.


Category:  UAV


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