Although the world market for drones is dominated by the consumer sector, encouraged by the large number of enthusiasts and their prices, which start at less than the 100 dollars, the professional level of these devices is increasingly specialized with applications that they range from entertainment to life-saving work.

By TecnoTelevisión & Radio

Although, the drones were born almost exclusively for military uses, with the passage of time, and with their technological development, they have transcended to other fields and have conquered very important spaces to perform.

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According to Manuel Peláez, regional manager of the company Stampede global, distributor of audio and video and at the same time exhibitor of TecnoMultimedia InfoComm, in Colombia the RPA (Remotely Piloted Aircraft System), or aerial systems manned by remote control, not only have a very important but they have begun to be used for strategic and professional work.

But what are the applications in which drones are most often used ?, Manuel Peláez mentions 7 of the most important:

1- Cinematography
This line not only refers to the professional capture of audio and video for audiovisual productions of film and television, but also to the covering of sports and big shows. Recently, drones have been equipped with technologies such as the VR transmission (Virtual Reality) that allows users, conditioned with special glasses, to see in 3D and in real time, the aerial images of multitudinous congregations and large musical concerts. Channels devoted to nature and documentaries have drones as allies because of their ability to go where a human could never go.

2- Mapping and surveillance
Demonstrating their versatility, drones are used in security and surveillance. Taking as an example an oil company, the saving in human resources and time is significant if it is to watch stretches of several kilometers. The drones are already equipped with face detection systems that can recognize and alarm a person, long distance. Security companies and the military sector are among its most important users.

3- Search and rescue
Thanks to battery optimization and the power of information storage, drones are the perfect allies when it comes to rescue operations because they have the ability to cover great distances and recognize lost persons thanks to sophisticated detection programs and analysis of physical patterns of nature.

4- Precision agriculture
Properly fertilizing a land, enhancing soil analysis, detecting a large bank of fish on the high seas, or spraying pests are some of the advantages of having a dron in the air.

5- Inspection of infrastructure and buildings
For a dron it is very easy to verify advances of civil works, the construction of roads, and even many times to avoid tragedies in the works of maintenance and inspection of structures.

6- Disaster management and public rescue
Drones lend themselves to reach the most remote places for the purpose of finding victims and reporting them through specialized programs. Likewise, these can make advanced aerial to determine the entrance areas of aquatic and terrestrial vehicles of rescue.

7- Transportation
Aligned with the Smart Cities concept, drones have the ability to perform collision records, track monitoring, and citizen monitoring with the ability to link to city security cameras and the police control center.

These trends and their impact on the Pro AV industry market, as well as on television and film production, will be themes of the specialized trade shows TecnoMultimedia InfoComm and TecnoTelevisión & Radio, which from 15 to 17 in November will meet in Corferias to the exhibitors of the main technologies and innovations in professional systems of audio and video, unified communications, digital signage, automation, television, radio and cinema.

Richard St.
Author: Richard St.
Journalist from the University of Antioquia (2010), with experience in technology and economics. Editor of the magazines TVyVideo + Radio and AVI Latin America. Academic Coordinator of TecnoTelevisión & Radio.



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