Kogniz announced a $4M seed financing round led by The Entrepreneurs’ Fund, Tom Chavez (Krux acquired by Salesforce.com), Auren Hoffman (Liveramp acquired by Acxiom), and other industry investors who are uniquely focused on machine learning and artificial intelligence. After 24 months of development, the Kogniz team has launched its first suite of products that use computer vision and AI to enhance security, safety and efficiency in any physical environment.
DJI has been approved to offer Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) services for professional drone pilots. After a rigorous test and validation of DJI’s technology capabilities, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Monday announced its approval of DJI as a UAS Service Supplier, allowing DJI to offer its customers near-real-time authorization to fly in controlled airspace near airports. As a UAS Service Supplier, DJI now has the ability to allow enterprise customers and other professional users to use their DJI accounts to seamlessly apply for LAANC approvals while planning their flights.
Echodyne announced that it has been selected to advance to the final phase of the prestigious Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP), sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T). The company’s work in the program focuses on border surveillance. Echodyne provides advanced MESA™ radars for securing critical infrastructure, borders, public spaces, and smart cities.
As a member of the North Dakota Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program (IPP) team, Vigilant Aerospace Systems will provide airspace monitoring and situational awareness for the upcoming “flights-over-people” operations to occur on Saturday, Sept. 29th over one of the nation’s largest football tailgate parties, with the Federal Aviation Administration observing.
Leading Israeli automated drone startup Airobotics launched its North American headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona, where they will run all North America, South America and Central America operations. Airobotics has created the only data-driven, fully automated solution enabling a new dimension of data collection and insights. The company is headquartered in Israel and has offices in Australia, as well as additional operations in Chile and New Caledonia. The Scottsdale office is intended to become the company’s global headquarters as Airobotics continues to scale.
Johnson Controls will speak on informative panel sessions and exhibit its next-generation security solutions at the Global Security Exchange (GSX). Executives will participate in the following panel sessions to discuss closing the gender gap in the security workforce and managing security risks linked to the Internet of Things (IoT). The company showcased technologies from Johnson Controls Open Innovation (JCI Open Innovation) and its Global Center of Excellence Network that further demonstrate Johnson Controls dedication to driving the future of security.
Cobalt Robotics will unveil its new leak and spill detection sensing capabilities as part of the Global Security Exchange, one of the largest tradeshows and conferences to showcase the latest security technologies. At last year’s event, previously called the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, Cobalt Robotics was the recipient of the 2017 Judges Choice Award, the highest honor available as part of the ASIS Accolades Award program.
DJI introduced a new era for camera drones with two additions to its iconic Mavic series: Mavic 2 Pro, the world’s first drone with an integrated Hasselblad camera, and Mavic 2 Zoom, the world’s first foldable consumer drone with optical zoom capability. The Mavic 2 is the most advanced DJI camera drone ever built, designed for professionals, aerial photographers and content creators. Incorporating the iconic folding design of the world’s most popular Mavic Pro, the Mavic 2 is a powerful platform with new gimbal-stabilized cameras and advanced intelligent features like Hyperlapse and ActiveTrack for easier and more dynamic storytelling.
DJI announced a brand partnership with LINE FRIENDS on its first characterized drone, making drone technology more fun and accessible to a wider audience. Featuring one of LINE FRIENDS’most popular characters Brown, the LINE FRIENDS (BROWN) l Spark drone is an easy-to-use, fun-to-fly mini camera drone that lifts off from the palm of your hand to capture and share the special moments in your life on the go. LINE FRIENDS is one of the fastest growing global character brands, and is a subsidiary of mobile messenger operator Line.