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3DR re-Orients to the Corporate Market

Discussion in 'News' started by davlucmac, Mar 28, 2016.

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  1. davlucmac

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    I thought this was very interesting news out of 3DR.

    Drone-maker 3D Robotics cuts jobs, refocuses on corporate market

    I know I considered the SOLO, over a P3 or used Inspire 1.... but the lack of an integrated camera was a deal killer for me. Still, it's a bummer to see this competitor exiting the recreational market.
     
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    I am surprised as the Enterprise market would not be using such a consumer-grade quad more like an Aibotix, Sensefly type of RPAs
     
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    Paired with a sensor and post-processing software solution, SOLO is a capable portion of an overall product. But the value is wrapped up in the larger end-to-end offering.

    Unfortunately, the RPA / drone itself is already largely commoditized. In the case of the business I support, we're focused on either custom-built systems (such as the X8) or off-the-shelf solutions from DJI due to their extremely robust set of software options and low price.

    While I continue to cheer for an active and highly competitive market in the recreational/consumer space, SOLO doesn't look like they'll be a future player. At least we still have Blade, Yuneec, Walkera, Parrot and a number of other options in the mix.

    What remains to be seen is how 3DR continues to play a role in the market...
     
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    Absolutely agree.
    Unless they move to a more specialised area, I doubt they will play any role in the market.
    I have a 3DR Iris+ for recreational purposes and the pixhawk was the main differentiator, now after 2 years, it feels seriously dated.
     
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    They're finished
     
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