Sphere Drones partners with leading technology solutions provider Aptella.
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by Josh Spires
16h ago
Sphere Drones announces strategic partnership with Aptella to revolutionise autonomous scanning and mapping operations with HubX for businesses across APAC. Sphere Drones is excited to announce a new strategic partnership with Aptella, a leading technology solutions provider. This collaboration aims to enhance the capabilities of autonomous scanning and mapping operations for customers across various industries, including resources, mining, construction, and emergency services. This strategic partnership expands the reach of HubX across APAC Under this agreement, Aptella will distribute Sphere ..read more
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Flyability Elios 1 & Elios 2 to reach end-of-life on October 31, 2024
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by Josh Spires
1w ago
With Flyability’s Elios 3 becoming the essential indoor inspection tool since its release in 2022, the company has decided to officially commence the End Of Life process for both its predecessors, the Elios 1 and Elios 2. Since Sphere Drones undertook Flyability as a partner, our team have used both the Elios 1 and Elios 2 through the years in operations for our clients, being endlessly effective in capturing data in inaccessible spaces like sewers and underground mine sites while making indoor inspections safer for our team and our clients. We now use the Elios 3 for all our indoor ..read more
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June highlights from the Great Australian HubX Roadshow
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by Josh Spires
3w ago
Greetings from sunny Queensland! As we close out the fourth week of 'The Great Australian HubX Roadshow', our team has been actively demonstrating the future of remote drone operations across the country. We are excited to provide you with a brief recap of our journey and achievements so far. Week 1 In May, our team kicked off the roadshow from Sphere Drones HQ in Sydney and headed north to Newcastle to connect with the Fyfe team. From there, we continued to Byron Bay to connect with clients and then into Queensland where we showcased the capabilities of HubX and our deep drone-in-a ..read more
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How to perform a Viewshed Analysis for BVLOS operations
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by Josh Spires
3w ago
Understanding the environment around you while operating a drone is crucial, including the geographical landscape. Whether you're flying within Visual Line of Sight (VLOS) or beyond it (BVLOS), ensuring a clear visual line of sight, either to the pilot or between the drone and its dock is a vital step for safe operations. That's where viewshed analysis comes in. What is a viewshed analysis? A viewshed analysis is a geographical technique used in geographic information systems (GIS) to determine the visibility or "viewshed" from a specific location. It calculates the areas visible from a given ..read more
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First look at DJI Dock 2 - key features and upgrades (Dock 2 series - part 1)
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by Josh Spires
2M ago
Welcome to the first episode in our DJI Dock 2 series where we will explore the new Dock 2 and Matrice 3D series from DJI, as well as take you through Dock 2's integration with our Hub drone solutions, HubX and HubT. In this episode, we are going to take a closer look at the Dock 2 and explore its key features and improvements. DJI Dock 2's key features and improvements Lightweight and compact design DJI Dock 2 boasts a 68% reduction in weight and a 75% reduction in volume compared to its predecessor, Dock 1. This streamlined design enhances portability and ease of deployment, making ..read more
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DJI Zenmuse H30 series vs H20 series
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by Josh Spires
2M ago
DJI has launched the DJI Zenmuse H30 and Zenmuse H30T hybrid payloads for its Matrice 300 and Matrice 350 enterprise drones. The new payloads build on the H20 series with a number of improvements across the board. Continue reading as we explore what's new and improved on the H30 series broken down into each sensor. What's improved? General improvements DJI's new Zenmuse H30 series is now IP54 rated to be inline with the IP rating of the Matrice 350's. Like the Zenmuse L2, the H30 series is compatible with the Matrice 350 and only compatible with the Matrice 300 when using the DJ ..read more
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DJI announces DJI Dock 2 and DJI Matrice 3D series
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by Josh Spires
2M ago
DJI Dock 2 is the company's latest entry into the Drone-in-a-Box market with a number of improvements and updates over the first generation. Accompanying the release of Dock 2 is the DJI Matrice 3D series - Matrice 3D and Matrice 3TD - which is their first line of drones specifically designed for dock use. Secure your Dock 2 today DJI Dock 2 Weight and design DJI Dock 2 has received a number of improvements over the first generation. This includes a more compact and space-efficient design and a reduction in weight to 34kg, making it easily movable by two people. Dock 2's volume and weight hav ..read more
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A guide to drone battery terminology
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by Josh Spires
3M ago
Drones have become increasingly popular in various industries and recreational activities. One critical component that powers these flying machines is the battery. In this article, we will demystify the terminology used around drone batteries, empowering both novice and experienced pilots. Battery chemistries LiPo (Lithium Polymer) LiPo batteries are widely used in drones due to their high energy density, lightweight, and high discharge rates. They offer better power-to-weight ratios compared to other battery chemistries. However, LiPo batteries require proper care and maintenance, such a ..read more
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How to safely dispose of drone batteries
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by Josh Spires
3M ago
Drone batteries, like any other rechargeable batteries, require special care when it comes to disposing of them safely. It is important to dispose of drone batteries properly to protect the environment and prevent potential hazards. This guide provides you with valuable information on how to safely dispose of drone batteries. Note: Under no circumstances should you dispose of drone batteries in regular household waste or throw them in the trash. Drone batteries contain hazardous materials that can harm the environment if not disposed of correctly and result in fires when being transported ..read more
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A guide to checking a drone battery's health
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by Josh Spires
3M ago
If a drone's battery dies during an operation, the drone will often fall out of the sky and be rendered useless. For this reason, it is crucial to regularly check and maintain the battery health, ensuring the drone remains operational and doesn't become a safety risk. Physical inspection Start by visually inspecting the battery for any signs of damage or wear. Look for bulges, punctures, or leaks. Damaged batteries should not be used, as they pose safety risks and can lead to poor performance. If there is any physical abnormalities, it's best to replace the b ..read more
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