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NOVEMBER 01, 2017
DroneCon is the largest drone conference in Africa and serves as the ultimate networking and educational platform within the African drone market. It will host up to 1000 delegates, 55 speakers, 30 exhibitors and 5 international guests in the most central location in Johannesburg: Vodaworld, 16-18 May 2018.
Industries attending and presenting include: mining, engineering, agriculture, construction, security, regulatory, software, training, wildlife conservation and more! The event will also feature live drone demos, the launch of Women and Drones South Africa, presentations on outreach programs in Africa and regulatory workshops.
Visit www.dronecon.co.za to book your seat today!
OCTOBER 30, 2017
Eagle Copters Selects the AEM MCP01 Master Caution Panel for Bell 212 NVG Upgrade

AEM Corp and VIH Aerospace have announced that Eagle Copters of Calgary has selected the MCP01-100N NVIS Master Caution Panel for use in a customer upgrade program. Eagle Copters are refurbishing five (5) Bell 212 helicopters for an undisclosed customer and chose the MCP01 for ease of integration with the new NVG cockpit and reliability of operation

Luc Schingh, Sales and Business Development at AEM, supported the program in conjunction with Luba Jovicic, Avionics Manager at Eagle Copters.

The MCP01 product line has been a collaboration between AEM (Design, Qualification and Manufacture) and VIH Aerospace (Certification, Sales and PR). The MCP01 is STC’d by TCCA (SH14-43), the FAA (SRO350NY) and EASA (10057794).
AUGUST 21, 2017

AEM's MCP03 for the Twin Otter 100/200/300 Now Available​​

The MCP03 Master Caution Panel, designed for the Twin Otter 100/200/300 series of aircraft, has been awarded STC SA17-78 by Transport Canada.

The compact and modern design brings together the various generations of warning/caution lights that are spread around the cockpit into one clean package that is mounted on the top, centre of the instrument panel. This frees up the instrument panel space and allows for modernization of the pilot and co-pilot flight instrumentation.  The new MCP03 features all new electronics, LED lighting, display technology and mechanical packaging, and is fully qualified to DO-160G standards.  The new MCP also allows for the removal of the OEM caution lights dimming control box, saving weight and future maintenance costs.
AEM worked in collaboration with Rocky Mountain Aircraft in the development and certification of the MCP03. Rocky Mountain Aircraft is the STC holder and provider of the ‘STC Kit’, while AEM owns the rights to the MCP03 product.  Both Rocky Mountain Aircraft and AEM can provide the MCP03 and STC Kit to prospective customers.

JULY 31, 2017
FAA Administrator Michael P. Huerta to Deliver
Grand Opening Keynote Address at InterDrone

Heads stellar lineup of keynotes at commercial drone industry’s largest dedicated event

MELVILLE, N.Y., July 31, 2017 — BZ Media LLC today announced that Michael P. Huerta, Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, will give the Grand Opening Keynote address at InterDrone , September 6 at 10:00 am. He will be joined at InterDrone by a high-level lineup of commercial drone thought leaders who will frame the state of the industry at the conference, being held September 6-8 at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas.

In addition to Mr. Huerta’s Grand Opening Keynote, addresses will also be presented by:

* Greg Agvent, Senior Director of News Technology, CNN
* Michael Chasen, CEO, PrecisionHawk
* Biren Gandhi, Distinguished Strategist, Corporate Strategy, Cisco
* Brian Krzanich, CEO, Intel
* Wahid Nawabi, CEO, AeroVironment
* Deepu Talla, Vice President, General Manager, Tegra Unit, NVIDIA
* Mike Winn, CEO, DroneDeploy

As Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, Mr. Huerta is responsible for the safety and efficiency of the largest aerospace system in the world overseeing a $15.9 billion dollar budget, and over 47,000 employees. The FAA is responsible for setting the legal requirements for the use of commercial drones in the United States.

More information on InterDrone—strictly for commercial drone builders, buyers and flyers—is open at www.InterDrone.com. For information on exhibiting or event sponsorships, please contact Ted Bahr at [email protected] or +1 631-421-4158 x101.
JUNE 29, 2017

WiSTEM (Women In STEM) will be held September 11-12 in San Francisco as an Affiliate Partner of Mobile World Congress Americas – www.mwcamericas.com. WiSTEM is produced by MKF, a leading global public nonprofit organization driving women to nurture their economic, social and intellectual potential.  WiSTEM also hosts an annual Awards Gala; a peer-reviewed awards program and reception honoring trailblazers in 10 different categories.  WiSTEM convenes an audience of 500+ from 20 nations. It is all wrapped inside the excitement and crossover opportunities afforded by collocating with the MWC Americas event and its 30,000 attendees. WiSTEM attendees get free access to MWC exhibits.

JUNE 06, 2017
InterDrone 2017 Media and Association Partner Support Swells to Record 300+ Organizations

4,000 commercial drone buyers and flyers expected to attend world’s largest event dedicated to commercial drones, taking place September 6-8, Las Vegas

MELVILLE, N.Y., June 6, 2017—BZ Media LLC announced today that the number of media and association partners supporting InterDrone had pushed past 300, exceeding last year’s record total of 254. InterDrone is the world’s largest event dedicated to commercial drones and expects to host more than 4,000 commercial drone buyers and flyers in Las Vegas at the Rio Hotel, September 6-8, 2017.

MAY 04, 2017

“UAV Development & Certification - 
Best Practices”  AFuzion Whitepaper

AFuzion’s new whitepaper “UAV Development & Certification Best Practices” set a single-month download record with over 700 copies requested from over 300 different companies worldwide in February 2017. This paper discusses UAV & UAS Development / Certification Best Practices and enables the reader to make sense of the vast and related avionics development ecosystem (Trademark AFuzion Inc.). Common UAV certification myths are dispelled and best practices shared from AFuzion’s 25 senior engineers engaged in avionics development for clients worldwide. Download by requesting “UAV Best Practices” in the subject line email to [email protected]
   APRIL 06, 2017
BZ Media and Skylogic Research Release “5 Valuable Lessons Learned About Drones in Agriculture”

MELVILLE, N.Y., April 6, 2017 — BZ Media LLC announced today the second in a series of critical examinations of important trends and strategies in vertical commercial drone markets, “5 Valuable Lessons Learned About Drones in Agriculture.”  The free report was commissioned by BZ Media and written and produced by Skylogic Research.

The white paper can be accessed here: http://bit.ly/AgriculturePartners

   MARCH 23, 2017
BZ Media and Skylogic Research Release
“5 Valuable Lessons Learned About Drones
in Construction”

In-depth report dives into strategies and concerns of firms adopting the use of commercial drones for construction projects

BZ Media LLC announced today the first in a series of critical examinations of important trends and strategies in vertical commercial drone markets, “5 Valuable Lessons Learned About Drones in Construction.”  The free report was commissioned by BZ Media and written and produced by Skylogic Research.

The white paper can be accessed here:

   MARCH 18, 2017
“UAV Success = 8 + 20”?   AFuzion’s UAV Certification Services Surpass 20 Companies in 8 Countries
AFuzion’s 25-person engineering team recently completed its 20th UAV Certification / Assistance assignment. Serious UAV’s require serious but cost-effective certification. AFuzion knows and understands the ABC’s of UAV’s including DO-178C, ARP-4754A, ARP-4761/A.  AFuzion’s experts have provided more certification/training than all other competitors current engineers, COMBINED. 

Request Free whitepapers at http://afuzion.com/training/ or free details by including “UAV Cert Services” in the subject line email to: [email protected]

Learn about AFuzion’s services in a free one-minute video:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMzLRzcahJE   
   MARCH 15, 2017
Largest Commercial UAV Conference & EXPO

After an impressive show last year (3,518 delegates from 54 nations and rave reviews) InterDrone returns to Las Vegas Sept. 6-8 in a premier location.  It will feature 125+ sessions for engineers, software developers, executives, investors, regulators and commercial drone “buyers and flyers” in more than a dozen vertical market segments. Three distinct tracks define the event in 2017:  Drone TechCon for builders; Drone Enterprise for those using drones for commercial activities; and Drone Cinema where image quality and range are paramount.  4,000+ attendees from 6 continents and 180+ exhibitors.

Receive a $100 discount off the prevailing rate of the 3-day pass by inserting the code FLYIT when prompted at www.interdrone.com
   MARCH 13, 2017
InterDrone Acquired by Emerald Expositions LLC

MELVILLE, N.Y., March 13, 2017 — BZ Media LLC announced today that InterDroneTM The International Drone Conference & Exposition has been acquired by Emerald Expositions LLC, the largest producer of trade shows in North America. InterDrone 2016 drew 3,518 attendees from 54 different countries on 6 continents and the event featured 155 exhibitors and sponsors. The 2017 event will be managed and produced by BZ Media on behalf of Emerald.

Emerald Expositions is the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States, with their oldest trade shows dating back over 110 years. They currently operate more than 50 trade shows, including 31 of the top 250 trade shows in the country as ranked by TSNN, as well as numerous other events. Emerald events connect over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupy over 6.7 million NSF of exhibition space.

   MARCH 09, 2017
CONDOR 2100 SERIES - Rugged XMC Video Capture and Graphics Solutions for Embedded System Applications
Take command over a wide range of mission-critical applications with the flexibility and integrated system compatibility of Condor XMC graphics and video capture products. The Condor 2100 XMC Series delivers high performance graphics solutions with the form factors and features required in defense, industry, avionics, and surveillance applications by providing video capture, display and overlay capabilities for these embedded system environments. The Condor 2100 XMC Series is designed for use with VME, VPX, cPCI (DELETE AdvancedTCA) and other single board computers (SBCs) using an XMC mezzanine card interface. The card has a PCI Express x8 interface consistent with the majority of the SBCs that support this bus width.

   MARCH 07, 2017

AEM has announced the launch of a development and qualification program for the MCP06 Master Caution Panel for the B412EP helicopter.

The MCP06 will be a drop-in replacement for the current OEM product, but will be lighter and consume significantly less power due to the LED lighting sources.

The upgraded MCP06 will benefit from the earlier MCP01 (B212) and MCP02 (S-61) Master Caution Panel programs with similarity between the electrical and optical design elements. The MCP06 will include the integrated State Recorder, a feature unique to the AEM MCP product line, as well as standard or NVIS compliant lighting options.

   MARCH 04, 2017
GaN for Military Radar and
Electronic Warfare Systems

Military radar and electronic warfare (EW) system designers are leveraging Gallium Nitride (GaN) technology more and more for their RF solutions as the price for GaN devices drops and as the industry learns more about GaN's performance benefits. GaN enables power density and higher efficiencies not possible before in active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar systems, which in turn enables more multifunctional and adaptive radar and EW systems.

This E-cast of industry experts will discuss the performance and power benefits of GaN RF solutions, the technology's support for broadband, determining where GaN fits and doesn't fit in military RF systems, power components and more.

On-demand WEBCAST
   MARCH 02, 2017

AOS High-G Camera Switch for up to 12 cameras. The Switch connects up to 12 cameras with a single cable link and provides connection to PC. It is ideal for applications where multiple cameras must run synchronized (phase locked) to either a master camera or external frame frequency. With up to 12 cameras and all necessary external signals the High-G Hub offers an economical solution for multi camera operation.

   FEBRUARY 22, 2017

Delft (the Netherlands), February 9th 2017 – Visitor registration for RoboBusiness Europe and TUS Expo is now live. These events will be hosted in the World Forum The Hague during the International Robotics Week from 19-21 April 2017. 

   FEBRUARY 20, 2017
InterDrone 2017 (September 6 - 8, 2017)
After an impressive second show (3,518 attendees from 54 nations, 155 exhibitors, 150 press, rave reviews) InterDrone returns to Las Vegas in its established calendar slot.  It will feature conference tracks for engineers, software developers, executives, investors, regulators and commercial drone “buyers and flyers” in more than a dozen vertical market segments plus LOTS of new add-ons (stay tuned). 4,000+ attendees and 175+ exhibitors.

   FEBRUARY 01, 2017
Rugged 3U VPX H.265 (HEVC) or H.264 Video/Audio Encoder with CoT / KLV Metadata Insertion

Condor VPX-H265 Series boards are rugged 3U VPX H.265 (HEVC) / H.264 video/audio encoding and streaming solutions that are designed to serve video transmission needs in harsh field environments. With low latency encoding, streaming and low power consumption, this unique product offers a powerful solution for customers designing VPX systems.

The product is ruggedized to survive harsh environments (shock, vibration, humidity) and temperatures from -40˚C to 85˚C (MIL-STD-810). The 1” pitch, 3U VPX form factor card is easy to integrate into a VPX system.