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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 experts address on the blog? Contact us on our website, send us a Facebook message, or Tweet us with your suggestions.

  1. 5 Benefits of Snow Plow Lasers: From better vision to enabling quick adjustments to versatility, five reasons a snow plow laser might be the next tool you’ll want in the toolbox.
  2. 5 Reasons Drone Focus Should Be On Your RadarIf your near-future goals include implementing UAS technology into your business or you’d like to connect with others in the industry, Drone Focus is an event you won’t want to miss.
  3. Generating Highly-Accurate 3D Data With a senseFly albris DroneWe’ve recapped the results of a project in which the senseFly albris close mapping and inspection drone was used to conduct a photogrammetric land survey of a construction site using ground control points.
  4. 6 Ways Drones Deliver On Construction Jobsites – And Off: Many in the construction industry are discovering UAS technology as a game-changer in numerous aspects of their work, in the dirt and in the office.
  5. Mortenson Construction Finds Success With UAS Technology: Find out how one of the nation’s top builders improved the traditional surveying process by successfully implementing UAS technology on the jobsite.

To learn more about products and services offered by our team of experts, find the RDO Integrated Controls store nearest you.


May 24, 2017  |  Category:

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 interested in the world of unmanned aerial systems. The event takes place May 31-June 1 and is led by Emerging Prairie, a nonprofit organization in Fargo. 

As a supporter and key curriculum contributor, RDO Equipment Co. is offering a variety of sessions and touching on multiple areas of UAS throughout the two-day event. Learn more about presenters and topics from the RDO Integrated Controls team at RDO Equipment Co.

Workshop Overview – Wednesday, May 31
Last October, RDO Integrated Controls brought together a dozen customers from various industries to be part of a unique event – a fully-coordinated, planned mission of 10 senseFly eBee drones flying simultaneously. This experiment, eBee10, demonstrated scalability and the power drones have when flying together.

Bill Edmonson, UAV Product Specialist for RDO Integrated Controls, will detail the impact and opportunities of operating more than one drone simultaneously. He will also talk about workflow management and regulations operators need to be aware of to execute a multi-drone flight. Bill has 15 years of experience as a drone operator and data analyst, so you won’t want to miss his workshop on Wednesday, May 31.

Focused Lunch – Wednesday, May 31
Ryan Otis, Farm Manager at Otis Farms, has successfully implemented UAS technology into his business, using it for field survey, drainage construction, and assessing crop health. On the other end of the industry spectrum, Ryan Rustan, Engineer at Blattner Energy, uses drones for all-things energy, such as solar and thermal work, survey, and transmission line inspection.

Ryan and Ryan are RDO’s featured guests for Wednesday’s Focused Lunch at the Toasted Frog restaurant. Both longtime and successful drone users, they will answer questions about the real business impact of UAS technology, including how drones have changed workflow and seeing ROI. To attend this session, add on the Focused Lunch when registering for Drone Focus.

Speaker Presentations – Thursday, June 1
RDO Equipment Co. is pleased to welcome Jason Barton, VP of Sales from Agribotix, and Nathan Stein, Application Engineer from senseFly, as speakers on Thursday, June 1.

Both experts in the agriculture industry, Nathan will talk about UAS use in the field, while Jason’s discussion is focused on cloud processing and the data side of drones for precision agriculture.

If your near-future goals include implementing drone technology into your business, expanding your UAS knowledge, or connecting with other drone professinals, join our team at Drone Focus May 31 and June 1.

Visit the Drone Focus event page to learn more about the event and purchase your tickets.

Interested in learning more about drones for business applications? Contact the team from RDO Integrated Controls.


May 12, 2017  |  Category: