AMHERST, NEW YORK, October 13, 2015 – Drones are making their custom installation (CI) channel debut in a big way at CEDIA 2015, October 15–17. Earlier today, Stampede, North America’s leading Pro-AV distributor, alongside Unmanned Vehicle University(UVU), announced their co-sponsored Drone Pavilion schedule, which includes over 25 training sessions, flight demos, and presentations, providing show attendees with the information and tools necessary to join the commercial drone revolution. The flight demos and presentations will be held at the Drone Pavilion, Booth #8207, while the UVU training sessions will be hosted in Ballroom G – Omni – both of which are located at Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.
“The Drone Revolution has officially spread to the commercial Pro-AV channel, and integrators in every vertical market are benefiting from ‘AV in the Sky’,” said Kevin Kelly, President and COO of Stampede. “Now, at CEDIA 2015, we’re introducing drone capabilities to the commercial and residential CI channel through over 25 information-rich training sessions, demos, and presentations that CEDIA attendees can pick-and-choose to attend based on their area of interest.”
The nine subject-specific presentations, to be held throughout the show’s three days, include: An Introduction to Drone Video Systems, FLIR Presentation/ Demo, Vidyo – Video Conferencing with Drones, Deploying Drones, Extended Warranties: Protecting Your Drone Investment, Drone Management: Virtual Air Boss, The FAA & Commercial Use of Drones, Keeping Track of Your Drone, and Fixed Wing Drones: Products and Applications.
What’s more, balancing the information-rich presentations are highly engaging live drone demos conducted inside the Pavilion’s enclosed Flying Cage by industry-leading drone manufacturers, such as DJI, xFold, Vision Aerial, X-Craft, AEE, Panoptes (Sense and Avoid), and VideoBank (Live Data Tagging.)
And finally, for attendees looking for deeper insight into drone applications within specific vertical markets, UVU is offering nine, hour-long training sessions, three each day, that cover a broad range of topics including Large Property Surveillance; Oil, Gas, & Energy Industry Applications; 3D Mapping with Drones; Law Enforcement/ Security/Public Safety; Large Sporting Event and Entertainment Event Coverage; The Drone/Unmanned Systems Business Opportunity for the CI Integrators; Cellular, Telecommunications, & Wireless Video Support; Transmission from Aerial Platforms to the Operations Center; and Ranching & Livestock Asset Tracking and Management.
“Industry analysts predict that over the next 5 years, drones will be used by over 40% of all businesses and that by 2024, the commercial drone market will grow to represent 12% of the $98 billion total market,” emphasized Kelly. “These 25-plus presentations, demos, and training sessions will equip the commercial and residential CI integrators and dealers, in virtually every virtual market, with the foundational knowledge required to take advantage of this multi-billion dollar opportunity.”
For a complete schedule of CEDIA 2015 Drone Pavilion training sessions, demos, and presentations by day and time, click here.
Headquartered in Amherst, New York, Stampede (www.stampedeglobal.com) is North and Latin America’s leading distributor of integrated, custom-designed AV/IT technology solutions that help resellers and integrators meet the growing and expanding technology needs of customers in a wide range of vertical markets that include corporate, education, emergency responders, government, hospitality, house of worship, law enforcement, and security, among others. Stampede is the one forward-looking value-added distributor strategically positioned to offer traditional ProAV solutions from more than 150 manufacturers and ground-breaking new product categories such as drones, unified communications, and low-cost video conferencing that create major new revenue centers for its more than 12,000 resellers Stampede annually produces the “Big Book of AV,” a 1,100+ page catalog and companion website (www.BigBookofAV.com) providing hundreds of sales, installation and spec tips for Stampede’s dealers in addition to product details on more than 8,000 SKUs. For more information on Stampede, log onto www.stampedeglobal.com