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Drone Gear Update from Autel robotics at CES 2017

by Jason Pedersen February 07, 2017

Drone Gear Update from Autel robotics at CES 2017

CES 2017 witnessed the release of two new camera modules for the current X-Star series of aerial drones by Autel Robotics. These quadcopters are poised to step up to a whole new level of performance in recording aerial imagery with the new update in camera gear. One of them would be a FLIR Duo Thermal and visual camera module, while the other update being a visual camera with enhanced picture quality through the use of a 1-inch CMOS sensor. Both these modules were on display at CES 2017 in the Autel Robotics booth.

New Camera Modules for X-Star Series

The FLIR Duo module has been lined up for launch during the first quarter of 2017 which has been designed to show and record visual light images in both thermal and standard formats. The FLIR Duo camera gives users the option to switch between the two in-flight modes such as picture in picture or a blended image of both formats at the same time. These modes not only provide a highly detailed thermal image but also provides a better in-flight experience by providing an efficient work time for inspection and first response oriented works.

The upgraded 1-inch CMOS sensor camera module is poised for launch during the second quarter of 2017. Aerial imagery is totally dependent on the sheer performance of the camera and this newly upgraded camera module can not only record video in 4K but also capture gorgeous aerial imagery in 20 megapixels of sheer digital beauty. The larger sized CMOS image sensor can capture more light in low-light situations and is able to capture cinematic quality images with a wider aperture that results in minor levels of digital noise.

Autel Robotics USA, Director of communications, Natalie Cheng said, “We always strive to provide the best-possible user experience with every aspect of what we do and that includes a long-term value for our customers with our products. We are so excited to bring these new dimensions to the X-Star series of drones and see the amazing things our customers will do with this added flexibility…the possibilities are really endless.”

Autel Robotics also revealed its Software Development kit for the X-Star series of aerial drones. It also included an update to the vertical take-off and landing Kestrel platform. The Autel Robotics booth had its daily X-Star Premium giveaways, a Concept showcase on its technological prowess, product demonstrations, a flight simulator and the fabulous world of virtual reality (VR) flight experience.

For more information on Autel Robotics USA and X-Star series of drones, please visit www.spacecitydrones.com/collections/autel-robotics

Jason Pedersen
Jason Pedersen


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