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New Product Intel releases its first branded commercial drone: The Falcon 8+

Discussion in 'Recreational sUAS Flyers Discussions' started by DroneTalk, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. DroneTalk

    DroneTalk R/C Expert Staff Member

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    Posted by DroneTalk, Oct 13, 2016 #1
    Intel has already been making a name for itself with the Aero drone and its Yuneec drone investments, but it’s ready to head into the commercial space for itself. The company announced its first branded commercial drone for North American markets at the INTERGEO drone conference in Hamburg, Germany. The Falcon 8+ drone is a ready-to-fly drone for industrial inspection, surveying and mapping.

    “Drones are an important computing platform for the future, and Intel is positioning itself at the forefront of this opportunity to provide the compute, sensor, communications and cloud integration for the growing drone ecosystem,” wrote Josh Walden, senior vice president and general manager of Intel’s New Technology Group, in an announcement.

    According to Intel, the Falcon 8+ focuses on safety, simplicity, performance and precision...READ MORE unnamed.jpg
     
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  2. violetwolf

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    Posted by violetwolf, Oct 13, 2016 #2
    Very interesting! It looks like they're focused on the commercial segment too which is refreshing.
     
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    Posted by violetwolf, Oct 13, 2016 #3
    PS this thread may be better off in the commercial forum ;)
     
  4. Old Man

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    Posted by Old Man, Nov 2, 2016 #4
    I've had some conversations with an individual in Europe using one of the earlier versions an he loves it. He has stated it is not a cinema tool but one best utilized in inspection type activities. It is not cheap and uses a manufacturer provided camera and he has referenced the Sony A7 as that camera. There is also an IR camera for it. Brutally expensive but reliable.


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