Prodrone Develops the Night Surveyor Drone

September 7, 2017
Press Release

Prodrone is proud to announce it has developed the PD8-AW-HS, a night surveyor dron. Prodrone showcases the new model at its booth at InterDrone 2017, to be held September 6-8, 2017 in Las Vegas.

The PD8-AW-HS is a drone that comes equipped with an ultra-light-sensitive camera made by Canon. It can send live clear images back to the operator, even when the only source of light is the moon.

This feature enables the PD8-AW-HS to perform in such dangerous situations as night-time search and rescue operations, to provide night-time surveillance, to do inspections in dark places, and more.

In the event of a disaster, most drones would have great difficulty searching after sunset, but with the PD8-AW-HS and its ultra-light-sensitive camera from Canon, it is now easy to find survivors in the dark.

Mountainous regions have low visibility at night, and are full of trees, rocks, and all kinds of nature’s obstacles. Normally, it would be extremely difficult to conduct a search with a drone in such conditions. However, since the PD8-AW-HS is more than capable of operation at night, it provides the perfect platform for night-time rescues, security and inspections.

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PD8-AW-HS Specifications (Provisional)

Distance Between Motors: 60.4 inch
Overall Height: 35.4 inch
Weight: 465.6 oz(w/Battery, Gimbal, Camera, Lends)
Diameter of Propeller: 21.4 inch
Flight Duration: 20 min
Maximum Payload: 705.5 oz
Maximum Speed: 49.7 mph
Maximum Wind Speed for Flying: 17.9mph
Water Resistance: All-weather type
Power Source: 16000mA*2
Camera: Canon ME20F-EF24mm Lends

*Model Number and Specifications are subject to change without notice.


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“Innovative, commercial grade platforms, custom engineered for your specific tasks and applications “ is the vision at PRODRONE. PRODRONE is developing and manufacturing revolutionary drones for the world with PRODRONE core technologies.
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About PRODRONE Booth

Event Name: InterDrone 2017
Event Period: September 6th -8th, 2017
Venue: Rio hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Location of PRODRONE booth: No.601
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About InterDrone 2017

InterDrone is where the UAV industry comes together, bringing drone pilots, UAS engineers and developers, commercial drone service businesses, UAV manufacturers, drone videographers and enterprise UAV end-users.
A 3-day UAV conference and expo hall filled with more than 185 unmanned system manufacturers and sellers. The full commercial drone conference features more than 120 panels, sessions, classes and drone workshops where you can learn everything from how to get your Part 107 Pilot’s license to how to use UAVs for agriculture, construction, infrastructure inspection or aerial photography.


Press inquiries:
Contact: Katsuei Matsunaga, Director, Sales and Marketing
Tel: +81 -52-950-1278

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