THE BLOG

10
Apr

Pixhawk 2.1 Is now IN STOCK !

Well, that day has finally come!

Pixhawk 2.1 is in stock and shipping as of today.

We are excited to see what our users will do with this awesome new flight controller.

So please don’t be shy and share your projects with us !

 – BUY Pixhawk 2.1 NOW –

Intel Edison version, HERE, and HERE+ RTK GPS will be arriving soon as well.

We will be evaluating the other peripherals and you will see some interesting other components coming into the store soon.
So check back in again soon!

 

-Andy Trench

Founder | XactSense

28
Feb

Pixhawk 2.1: Shippment Delay (End of March)

The manufacturer of the new and anticipated Pixhawk 2.1 has delayed production again until the end of March.

All orders placed online for the Pixhawk Pre-Order will ship as soon as they arrive at our warehouse.

HEX Distributors (the manufacturer) had this to say:

“The reason [for the delay] is mainly due to some unexpected problems emerging during the production phase. In order to ensure the quality of our product and the safety of users, we are forced to delay the shipment to in hope that our product will be fully ready for our users.”

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you and we thank you for your continued support.

We will continue to update you on the status of the Pixhawk 2.1 shipments as information comes into to us.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your order, feel free to email me.

Thank you,
-XactSense Team

07
Jan

Pixhawk 2.1 : Shipment Delay

The MUCH anticipated Pixhawk 2.1 will be arriving soon, but now we are hearing of a slight delay in production.

We will ship out all Pre-Orders here from XactSense HQ as soon as they arrive.

From HEX Distributers (the manufacturers of the new Pixhawk 2.1 flight controller) :

” Our schedule for Pixhawk2.1 is delayed. Due to delay in delivery of IMU PCBs, which is an important part of the cube, we will not be able to make the shipment of Pixhawk2.1 Standard and Edison sets before late February. We are pushing our PCB manufacturer to make the delivery as soon as possible, but you may only be able to get the products at the end of February.
 
We sincerely apologize for the delay in the much-anticipated Pixhawk2.1 products. This has been due to our mistake in planning for the production. From this batch onwards, we have planned ahead for the products and make sure the supply is sufficient for future demands. If you wish, you may withdraw the payments and make the payment again when the products is near shipment. “

Thank you for continuing to look to us for your UAV mapping and LIDAR needs.

We will keep you updated on the status of Pixhawk 2.1 shipments.

Please feel free to email us here if you have any questions or concerns regarding the Pixhawk 2.

Thanks,

-Andy Trench

CEO – XactSense

04
Sep

XactSense will be showing at INTERDRONE 2016 See You In Vegas !

XactSense will be there !

Come by and say hi – Booth : 80A

We will have our LIDAR payload mapping the room live, and our updated version of our flagship MAX-8 Aircraft on display. (GPS FREE MAPPING !)

Come see our CEO, Andy Trench, speak with other UAV & LIDAR experts on a panel dedicated to the future of mapping and inspection with UAV:

Thursday Sept 8 2016

3:15pm - 4:00pm
Mapping the World - Innovation in LiDar and 3D Mapping

Moderator: Colin Snow 
Panelists: Mark Johnson and Dominique Pouliquen and William Tompkinson and Andy Trench 

Light Detection and Ranging (LiDar) and 3D mapping technology offer a fascinating new view of the world. 
Uses in agriculture, surveying, mining and geology, and even wind and solar farm optimization are being 
revolutionized by UAV technology. What are some of the coolest new applications? What can and cannot be 
accomplished? Where are the gaps and what is the future of these technologies and how they will change 
the way we see things? Attend this panel of LiDar and 3D mapping experts to find out.

This was a fantastic event last year, and we are looking forward to seeing old and new faces this year.

InterDrone will be the largest event in North America dedicated to the commercial drone market.  Featuring technical conferences for builders, buyers, and flyers of commercial drones, InterDrone will bring the entire industry together in one place, Las Vegas Nevada, September 9-11 2015. 

Visit www.interdrone.com for more information about the technical classes, expo hall with our “Yes-Fly Zone” drone demo area, expert speakers, and other special events that will be featured at this year’s conference.

RSVP to the interdrone Facebook Event to be the first to hear about conference program updates!

12
Jun

XactSense is Accepted into MASS CHALLENGE 2015 !

We are extremely excited to be joining 128 of the countries best and brightest start-ups at this years Mass Challenge program !

“MassChallenge is designed to catalyze a global renaissance

by connecting high-impact startups with the

resources they need to launch and succeed.”

After multiple rounds over 3 thousand applicants form around the world are narrowed down to only 128 here in the US and 100 in London.

The final round requires a high pressure pitch in front of a board of judges compiled of succesful business leaders and from the area.

We are honored to be included in this years group of winners.

 

“Entrepreneurs participating in the Boston accelerator program are granted free office space in the Innovation and Design Building designed to enable diversity, flexibility, identity and community.

This 26,000 square foot space creates something like a watering hole, attracting people and organizations to contribute value to the entrepreneurs at the source of activity. On any given day, it is common to find a wide range of experts and startup enthusiasts looking to engage.

Engaging with MassChallenge’s Boston program offers a wealth of opportunity for international entrepreneurs to enter the US market. Massachusetts’ immense university, innovation, and other resources in every industry are some of the best in the country.

 

We are very much looking forward to utilizing their new “MADE” hardware lab space as one of the first hardware startups to enter the building.

Having our origins less than an hour away in Rhode Island we will be spending alot of time with our new Boston friends this summer.

Check out more about this amazing program HERE.

 

08
Apr

XactSense will be at Tech Crunch -DISRUPT- in New York City MAY 4th – 6th

 

We are very exited to show off our system in “Hardware Alley” at this awesome event!

Tech Crunch’s startup centered event “DISRUPT” is going to be filled with today’s most innovative technology crawling form basements and garages form every corner of the country.
Also featured will be representation from experienced veterans of the tech industry like Foursquare, Reddit, Tinder, Homebrew, and so many more.

Check out the site:http://techcrunch.com/events/disrupt-ny-2015/event-home/

And come by and say hi if your going!

 

02
Mar

Laser Scanning Drones: XactSense is First to Fly Velodyne’s New Low-Cost LIDAR “Puck”

XactSense inc. has developed a new platform for low-altitude aerial mapping using the newly released Velodyne LIDAR VLP-16 “Puck”. Drone LIDAR mapping for the masses is here.

The new multi-laser puck builds on Velodyne’s reputation for small lightweight LIDAR and XactSense’s founder, Andy Trench, knows that this next-gen sensor is a game changer. Companies of all sizes can now afford to utilize this emergent drone technology. In anticipation of the low-cost laser’s release, XactSense designed a new adaptable folding 8-rotor UAV called the “MAX8.” This platform integrated the industry’s only electro-stabilized LIDAR gimbal with thermal and high resolution cameras, vastly outperforming other systems we’ve seen in terms of features and flexibility. The resulting mapping drone is the lowest-cost option for people looking for more than just a photo or video from their UAV investment.

“We’ve been dying to get our hands on this new, smaller sensor. The amount of calls we are fielding from the mapping and surveying industry for an aerial system like this is astounding, and we are excited to offer a solution that allows many more companies to consider UAV a must-have technology in their toolbox.” – Andy Trench, Founder, XactSense Inc.

Trench’s new system is ideal for a wide variety of missions including gas pipe line inspection, DOT and engineering projects, power line corridor mapping, and cell tower surveying.

XactSense inc. offers turnkey UAV aircraft, geospatial scanning, and sensor integration solutions. Their GPS-Free UAV surveying platform gained XactSense national recognition as robotics and disruptive technology innovators in a rapidly growing market. XactSense is often seen showing off their real-time mapping to an eager audience at conferences like the International LIDAR Mapping Forum ( ILMF ). They will also be impressing the crowds at the upcoming SPAR and AUVSI tradeshows, alongside other forward thinking companies like drone deploy, Skycatch, and Airware.

XactSense will be a company to watch closely while drones gain traction as the fastest growing technology in this decade.

“We were very impressed with [Andy’s] demonstration of the XactSense Titan/HDL-32E platform at our California headquarters earlier this year. His integration of our recently released VLP-16 in a very short amount of time is almost unbeatable.” – Wolfgang Juchmann, Director of Sales & Marketing at Velodyne’s LiDAR division.

 

Original press release can be see here:

PRWEB = http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/03/prweb12551581.htm

26
Jan

XactSense custom mobile sensing solutions

XactSense has developed custom mobile sensing solutions for a wide variety of commercial applications.

Get in touch with one of our team with your sensing needs, and we will happy to discuss options to get you the data your looking for !

Click HERE to contact us.

 

Our team specializes in:

– UAV (drone) aircraft developement and flight testing

– UAV flight training

– Computer vision

– Spectroscopy

– LIDAR mapping and survey

– Land Surveying