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Epson and DJI Announce Solution to Help Agribusiness

Meet FAA ‘Visual Line of Sight’ Rules for Drone Operations

Rolling Out in Late 2016, Bundled Offering of Moverio Smart Glasses and Optimized      

DJI Go App Enables Users to See What Drone Sees and Maintain Eye Contact with Craft

 What: 

In a partnership between global drone leader DJI and technology giant Epson, an optimized version of the DJI GoApp will be available on Epson’s Moverio BT-300 AR glasses. The combined solution will provide a transparent, heads-up-display to maintain a visual line of sight (VLOS) of the DJI unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), helping agribusiness adhere to FAA regulations regarding VLOS while increasing the quality of the shoot.

Drone photography is being adopted by many in agribusiness today for aerial videography to survey land for mapping, low-cost pesticide and fertilizer application, and to receive daily updates on plant growth, health and hydration, livestock surveillance and more.

Currently, drone photographers must peer down at a smartphone or tablet to view the drone camera feed. This is often difficult in bright sunlight, and unsafely takes the user’s eyes off the craft. With the Moverio’s first-person view (FPV) ‘screen’, pilots can see hazards such as trees, poles and buildings as well as more easily guide their crafts for desired camera views.

In future additions of the Epson/DJI solution, drone pilots will be able to view on-screen data such as battery life, recording operations, speed, height and more as part of the Moverio’s augmented reality capabilities. For a video example, go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhYPqF3aHUs

 

When:
The Epson Moverio BT-300 will be available in late Q4 and may be pre-ordered at Epson.com/Moverio.

Who:
DJI maintains a 70 percent market share of the $2 billion consumer drone market, and its aerial platforms are used by two-thirds of businesses approved by the FAA to operate commercially. More than 600,000 UAVs are expected to be in use in 2017.

Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, smart glasses, sensing systems and industrial robots.

 

 

 


Published Friday, October 28th, 2016


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