Parrot | September 03, 2020
Parrot, the leading European drone group, is pleased to announce its selection in the Blue sUAS program by the U.S. Army and the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU). The DIU is a Department of Defense organization that accelerates commercial technology for national defense. The Blue sUAS program is a spin-off of the Short-Range Reconnaissance (SRR) program launched by the Army and DIU in April 2019. The Blue sUAS drone development effort was organized in response to increased government-wide demand for secure and ultraportable drones that could be used for a variety of military and federal applications.
American Robotics | January 21, 2021
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has unexpectedly approved completely automated business drone trips by American Robotics. The organization's Scout System™ highlights progressed acoustic Detect-and-Avoid (DAA) innovation that empowers its robots to keep a protected separation from other airplane consistently.
Approval archives distributed on the FAA site said that American Robotics proposed to station the Scout UA in fields at pre-reviewed destinations for broadened lengths, performing flight activities without the need to have a pilot co-situated nearby with the little UA. Tasks under the mentioned exception would just happen in Class G airspace in regions having light air traffic, in sunshine visual meteorological conditions (VMC), and would be restricted to 400 feet over the ground level (AGL). Singular missions would happen inside the limits of controlled admittance farmland (or comparative provincial, controlled-access conditions) claimed or constrained by American Robotics' clients.
By building up a layered, repetitive arrangement of wellbeing that incorporates exclusive specialized and operational danger alleviations, American Robotics had the option to demonstrate that completely automated business drone flights can be directed securely in the National Airspace System (NAS), in any event, when it conducts trips Beyond-Visual-Line-of-Sight (BVLOS) of the administrator.
The approval of completely automated business drone flights speaks to a vital emphasis point in the business. Earlier waivers and certificates granted by the FAA required visual eyewitnesses (VOs) positioned along the flight way to keep eyes on the airspace consistently or required other oppressive limitations, for example, framework covering. Thus, the worth and versatility of business drone use in the U.S. have, up to this point, been radically repressed or by and large dispensed with.
“With these approvals, American Robotics is ushering in a new era of widespread automated drone operations,” said Reese Mozer, CEO and co-founder of American Robotics. “Decades worth of promise and projection are finally coming to fruition. We are proud to be the first company to meet the FAA’s comprehensive safety requirements, which had previously restricted the viability of drone use in the commercial sector. We are very grateful for the FAA’s willingness to work closely with American Robotics over the past four years on this precedent-setting authorization. With this set of approvals, American Robotics can begin safely operating our automated Scout platform for the benefit of the energy, infrastructure, agriculture, and security market verticals, helping unlock the projected $100 billion commercial drone market.”
“Moreover, the operations will achieve a reduction in environmental impact, as they will involve a small aircraft carrying no passengers or crew, rather than a manned aircraft of significantly greater size. Given these considerations, the small [unmanned aircraft systems] UAS operation the petitioner will conduct under this exemption is in the public interest,” the FAA said.
Mendix | September 01, 2021
Vital Edge Solutions, a specialist in systems integration for government and commercial organizations, today announced that it has entered a strategic partnership with Mendix, a Siemens business and the global leader in low-code application development for enterprises, to bring low-code to the Federal Marketplace. This is Mendix's first partnership within the US Federal Marketplace and comes at a time when the industry is experiencing an unprecedented growth in interest surrounding low-code platforms.
Mendix is a high productivity low-code app platform that enables you to build and continuously improve mobile and web applications at scale. The Mendix Platform is designed to accelerate enterprise app delivery across your entire application development lifecycle, from ideation to deployment and operations. The all-in-one low-code platform is a visual approach to software development, allowing users to create better software faster by abstracting and automating every step of the application lifecycle.
The pandemic has put increased pressure on government agencies in the US to provide new services to citizens and more productive environments for public sector employees, with many undertaking digitalization to achieve this. This has driven the need for these agencies to build applications and software more quickly than ever before. Many are responding by adopting low-code development platforms to accelerate innovation in an efficient manner. The combined expertise of Vital Edge and Mendix will enable government agencies to make the most of low-code technology and respond to this need for digitalization.
"We are delighted to have this important partnership with Vital Edge as we pioneer the next-generation of low-code application development and deployment," said Matthew Garst, the vice president leading Mendix's Federal Practice. "The pandemic has accelerated the need for government agencies to digitize, and this partnership will address the needs of those that are
looking for economically efficient application services which can rapidly scale their digital solutions. Vital Edge has fantastic experience and expertise within this space, putting it in a great position to take our offering to the Federal Market."
"We have a clear understanding of how the Mendix platform creates efficiencies and simplifies process," said Brett Pfeffer, managing partner at Vital Edge. "Mendix provides government agencies with faster implementation at a lower cost and is truly low-code's only all-in-one solution. We are looking forward to taking Mendix to market and help government agencies deliver better experiences for their end users."
Mendix, a Siemens business and the global leader in enterprise low-code, is fundamentally reinventing the way applications are built in the digital enterprise. With the Mendix platform, enterprises can 'Make with More,' by broadening an enterprise's development capability to conquer the software development bottleneck; 'Make it Smart,' by making apps with rich native experiences that are intelligent, proactive, and contextual; and 'Make at Scale,' to modernize core systems and build large app portfolios to keep pace with business growth. The Mendix platform is built to promote intense collaboration between business and IT teams and dramatically accelerate application development cycles, while maintaining the highest standards of security, quality, and governance — in short, to help enterprises confidently leap into their digital futures. Mendix's 'Go Make It' platform has been adopted by more than 4,000 leading companies around the world.