Delair-Tech, Pix4D release 7 new UAV packages

By Emily Aasand | September 09, 2014

Delair-Tech announced its partnership with Pix4D and the release of seven new UAV system packages. The new systems are created for use in surveying, agriculture and surveillance. The seven packages also contain an entire turn-key, long range UAV system and sensor that has training and Pix4Dmapper software for processing data.

“UAVs are tools for collecting data. Currently, purchasing a UAV system can be a confusing process,” said Benjamin Benharrosh, co-founder of Delair-Tech. “With our new packages, we’ve aimed to simplify this as much as possible. Our new packages include all components needed to begin flying quickly and the image processing software required to make use of that newly collected data. We’ve also bundled in our comprehensive training course for two pilots; the only thing the user needs to provide is a laptop.”

According to the company, most of the packages are comprised of a two kilogram (4.4 pounds), two hour endurance, 100 kilometer (62 miles) ranger DT-18; a beyond-line-of-sight-certified UAV. There is a higher powered version of the packages available which include a DT-26 UAV airframe and extends the total range to 250 kilometers (155 miles) with four hours of airtime.

The French-based manufacturers partnered with Pix4D to add the Pix4Dmapper image processing software in its packages. This software is able to convert the collected imagery into geo-referenced orthomosaics, 3D surface models and point clouds.

“Our partnership with Delair-Tech makes a lot of sense since the long range and endurance of their UAV systems enable data capture on a game-changing level,” said Christoph Strecha, CEO of Pix4D. “Augmenting their systems’ unique data acquisition proficiencies with Pix4Dmapper’s digital processing capabilities creates the perfect solution for long-range, long endurance UAV mapping needs.”

Packages containing the DT-18 UAV are available immediately, while ones with the DT-26 will be available in the fourth quarter of 2014. According to the company, Delair-Tech signed its first distribution agreement and exported its solutions in North America.