Thursday, December 10, 2015

DJI adds thermal imaging to its drones' roster of capabilities

The Chinese startup DJI has established itself as the world's most popular brand of drone for consumers and cinematographers. Because its units are powerful enough for professionals but simple enough for beginners, it has also emerged as the number one choice of commercial operators applying for exemptions to fly in the US. And over the last few weeks it has become increasingly clear that DJI also has its sights set on conquering the market for specialized drones that can perform serious industrial applications.

First came an agricultural drone that was customized for spraying crops. And today DJI announced a partnership with FLIR Systems to create a new camera, the Zenmuse XT, to bring thermal imaging to its Inspire One and Matrice...

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