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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

Your Ultimate Guide to CONEXPO – CON/AGG 2017

Your Ultimate Guide to CONEXPO – CON/AGG 2017

It comes only once every three years and takes the construction industry by storm. CONEXPO – CON/AGG is March 7-11 in Las Vegas and we’re looking forward to the opportunity to connect with customers and manufacturing partners, meet new professionals, and learn about new challenges, solutions, and opportunities for our industry.

With more than 2,500 exhibitors showcasing the latest...

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February 14, 2017  |  Author: Jessi Zenker | Follow Jessi on Twitter at @RDOJessi

Why Now is the Time for Annual Equipment Service


It’s almost time to take the field. We’re nearing kick-off. Management is making the final roster moves to assemble a winning line-up. That’s right; it’s time for the big game.

No, not that big game. The kick-off to spring is nearly here. For surveyors, contractors, and all those in the equipment industry, it means machines and workers are about to take the field. With jobsites busy as...

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February 1, 2017  |  Author: Jason Kreps | Product Specialist Manager | Follow on Twitter @RDOJasonK

5 Benefits of Snow Plow Lasers

5 Benefits of Snow Plow Lasers

From Atlanta to Alaska, Portland to Pennsylvania, it seems as though nearly every inch of the country is being blanketed with snow this winter. For snow removal professionals on the East Coast and in the Midwest, this isn’t something new. Moving the white stuff is a frequent occurrence that begins as early as October and can last into spring. However, for several areas of the country, snow...

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January 17, 2017  |  Author: Adam Gilbertson | General Manager | Follow on Twitter @RDOAdam

An Evolving UAV Industry – and Customer

An Evolving UAV Industry – and Customer

Not long ago, UAVs were a new technology – admired by many and successfully used by few. Fast forward to today, and 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...

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January 5, 2017  |  Author: Nate Dorsey | Agronomist | Follow on Twitter @RDONateDorsey

Leap Second - What, Why?

Leap Second - What, Why?

As you celebrate the end of 2016 and the clock counts down this year New Year’s Eve – you’ll need to add one more second. International Earth Rotation and Reference System Service (ERS) announced there will be an extra second added to the end of this year, so clocks will read 23:59:60 on December 31, 2016. These leap seconds are occasionally needed to ensure Coordinated University Time...

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December 22, 2016  |  Author: Jay Mercer | General Manager of Technology Support

From the Ground Up to Scaling Up

From the Ground Up to Scaling Up

A dozen individuals from 10 states in industries spanning general construction to roadbuilding, mining to emergency response, engineering, and surveying – what could they possibly all have in common?

On October 13 and 14, at a rural farm site near Billings, Montana, this group of professionals came together to participate in an event focused on one popular topic: Drones.

Led by the...

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December 14, 2016  |  Author: Lindsay Paulson | Public Relations Specialist | Follow me on Twitter @RDOLindsay

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