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PBS Finds Success in New UAS Surveying Division

PBS Finds Success in New UAS Surveying Division

Growth and diversification – not only are these two words that carry positive association in the business world, they’re often two of the top goals companies strive to achieve. Oftentimes, and in the case of PBS Engineering and Environmental Inc., they also go hand-in-hand with building a business.

PBS Engineering and Environmental Inc.
Based in Portland, Oregon, PBS offers professional...

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July 4, 2017  |  Author: Bill Edmonson | UAV Product Specialist | Follow on Twitter @RDOICBillE

Navigating a New World – UAV Technology in Agriculture

Navigating a New World – UAV Technology in Agriculture

My first exposure to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) was as a master’s student at Kansas State University. I was researching nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) in winter wheat varieties and had the opportunity to collaborate with another researcher looking at applications for UAV technology in agriculture. This was very early in the development of UAVs, and it was unclear where they fit into...

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June 20, 2017  |  Author: Nate Dorsey, CCA | Agronomist | @RDONateDorsey

Ready for Takeoff – RDO Equipment Co. Flies High at Drone Focus Conference

Ready for Takeoff – RDO Equipment Co. Flies High at Drone Focus Conference

On May 31, drone users, UAS enthusiasts, and those brand-new to the industry gathered in Fargo, ND for the third-annual Drone Focus Conference. The two-day event brought together hobbyists and professionals to learn, share ideas, and connect.

Agricultural Impact
RDO Equipment Co. welcomed two speakers to Drone Focus, Jason Barton of Agribotix and Nathan Stein of senseFly. Both spoke...

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June 7, 2017  |  Author: Adam Gilbertson | Follow Adam on Twitter at @RDOICAdam

5 Most Popular RDOIC Blogs

5 Most Popular RDOIC Blogs

As we head into the busy summer season, we’re taking a moment look back at our most popular blogs from the year so far.

Whether you’re interested in bringing drone technology to your company or would like to get a jumpstart on planning for the first snowfall of the winter season, these top blogs have the info and insight you need.

Do you have a question or topic you’d like to see our...

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May 24, 2017  |  Author: RDO Integrated Controls

Learn the Latest in UAS Technology at Drone Focus

Learn the Latest in UAS Technology at Drone Focus

Agriculture. Surveying. Construction. Inspection. What do these industries have in common? UAS technology is making an impact across them all, and offering professionals new opportunities to work more economically, efficiently, and effectively.

For the third year, Drone Focus Conference is being held in Fargo, North Dakota to bring together drone professionals, enthusiasts, and others...

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May 12, 2017  |  Author: Bill Edmonson | UAV Product Specialist | Follow on Twitter @RDOICBillE

A One-Two Punch for the Paving Industry

A One-Two Punch for the Paving Industry

Those in the asphalt paving business know that dated technology and old methods aren’t ideal. Not only can antiquated practices waste valuable time, the end results may suffer in overall quality, both hitting the business where it hurts most – the bottom line.

Thanks to the work and advancements offered by trusted manufacturers, most major pavers now have several options for products...

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April 27, 2017  |  Author: Scott Schumacher | Account Manager | Follow on Twitter @RDOICScottS

5 Reasons Drone Focus Should Be On Your Radar

5 Reasons Drone Focus Should Be On Your Radar

The third-annual Drone Focus Conference is May 31-June 1 in Fargo, North Dakota. Organized by Emerging Prairie, a nonprofit organization in Fargo, this all-drones event is all about the latest in the UAS industry. 

For the third year, RDO Integrated Controls is participating in a big way, both as a supporter and as part of the curriculum.

If your near-future goals include implementing...

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April 13, 2017  |  Author: Scott Schumacher | Account Manager | Follow on Twitter @RDOICScottS

6 Ways Drones Deliver on Construction Jobsites and Off

6 Ways Drones Deliver on Construction Jobsites and Off

Many in the construction industry are discovering UAV technology as game-changers in numerous aspects of their work, from survey and mapping applications to jobsite safety to marketing.

Thanks to recent changes to FAA Part 107 rules for flying drones, UAV technology is more accessible and realistic than ever. Add the fact that manufacturers are offering drones designed specifically for...

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March 29, 2017  |  Author: Matt Hayes | Mapping Product Supervisor

What You Want to Know About FAA Part 107 and Drones

What You Want to Know About FAA Part 107 and Drones

On June 21, 2016, the FAA announced that Part 107 Rules for UAS (Drone) Operations in the National Airspace had been finalized.

The new rules went into effect on August 29, 2016, opening a door for many potential pilots interested in commercial activities using UAVs. With the new rules, there are many opportunities for the use of UAVs in agriculture, civil engineering, aggregate, and...

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March 15, 2017  |  Author: Bill Edmonson | UAV Product Specialist | Follow on Twitter @RDOICBillE

An Ever-Changing UAV Industry and its Customers

An Ever-Changing UAV Industry and its Customers

Not long ago, UAVs were a new technology – admired by many and successfully used by few. Fast forward to today, drones have found their way onto numerous jobsites, and are successfully being used for numerous applications. However, the story doesn’t end here. In fact, the story of UAV technology on the jobsite likely won’t ever end; instead, it will continue to grow, change, and evolve.

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March 2, 2017  |  Author: Scott Schumacher | Account Manager | Follow on Twitter @RDOICScottS

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