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Yuneec International Expands Commercial UAV Offerings with All-New H520 Drone

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Thursday, January 5th, 2017
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H520 Builds Upon Yuneec’s Proven Six-Rotor Platform and Incorporates Industry-First Commercial-Grade Features and Software Developer Kit


ONTARIO, CA (January 5, 2017) — Yuneec International, a world leader in electric aviation, today announced the expansion of its commercial UAV offerings with the unveiling of the H520, an advanced six-rotor drone for commercial applications. The H520 builds off Yuneec’s proven six-rotor platform and incorporates industry-first commercial-grade cameras and applications for high-end commercial use. The H520 offers longer flight time, greater payload, modular design and enhanced components while staying true to Yuneec’s standard of excellence in aviation precision and safety.

The H520, engineered for optimal use in industrial and commercial environments, features high visibility Hazard Orange fuselage and a six-rotor design capable of emergency flight with only five rotors. A 360-degree, 3-axis gimbal coupled with retractable landing gear provides an unobstructed view from any angle. The camera and gimbal are capable of a 20 degree up-angle for upward-looking inspections.

Yuneec will offer three camera options that include the CGO-ET dual thermal RGB camera, CGO-CI seven-element inspection-ready camera and CGO-3+. The CGO-ET is specifically designed for law enforcement, Search & Rescue and solar inspections applications and is the industry’s first thermal and residual light combination. Targeting the broadcast, cinema, and vertical inspection markets, the CGO-CI’s longer FOV and edge-to-edge distortion-free lens captures sharp, high-contrast imaging, which meets the needs of filmmakers and broadcast producers as it is the industry’s first long-focal lens camera. Additional upgrades to the H520 camera options include a panoramic shooting function along with burst, time-lapse and metering modes.

“With its suite of advanced features, the H520 is dependable, reliable and capable of fulfilling virtually any commercial need,” said Yu Tian, Group CIO and CEO of Yuneec Technology Co., Ltd. “Pilots can fly with confidence knowing they have an array of camera options for a variety of situations and industry-leading safety features including intelligent obstacle navigation with Intel® RealSense™ Technology.”

Challenging angles and locations are more accessible with the safety backup of Intel RealSense Technology, a feature found on the H520, which enables the aircraft to intelligently navigate around objects, taking safety and flying options to the next level. Coupled with the industry’s only user-variable speed control, pilots can confidently approach critical structures without concern of impact.

The H520 comes with the professional-grade Android-based ST16 controller, which has a large 7-inch integrated display and HD 720p video downlink for real-time video reception, and an HDMI uplink for distribution to external monitors

Yuneec will launch a software developer kit (SDK) platform in Q2 of 2017. The SDK platform allows third-parties to develop value-added applications and services on the H520 platform for a variety of industries and commercial markets.

The H520 maintains Yuneec’s focus on safety with features such as Geo-fencing, Variable Speed Control, Dynamic Return Home and Low-Battery Return Home. The H520 will be available Q2 of 2017 and will be offered in a variety of configurations with prices ranging from $2499 to $4499For more information visit www.yuneec.com.


Yuneec Unveils Compact, Easy-To-Use Ultra HD Flying Camera

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Wednesday, August 31st, 2016
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Breeze is Controlled via Mobile Device, Includes Autonomous Flight and Instantaneous

Social Media Sharing Capabilities

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ONTARIO, Calif. (August 30, 2016) — Yuneec International, the world leader in electric aviation, today announced the availability of the Breeze, creating an all-new mass consumer category for the brand. The Breeze, the ultimate flying camera, is controlled via mobile device, has five easy-to-use flights modes and is able to seamlessly share to social media channels. The Breeze is now available at a suggested retail price of $499.99.

The Breeze is a flying camera designed to take ultra high resolution aerial photos and videos of the consumer. Its compact size makes the Breeze easy to transport. It can easily fly both indoors and outdoors and is intuitively controlled by a mobile device. The “Breeze Cam” APP, available for iOS and Android devices, includes five automated flight modes which makes getting the perfect shot easier than ever before. Once users complete their flight, they can download the aerial photos and videos instantly through the Breeze APP to share across their favorite social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram and Whatsapp.

“With the popularity of selfies at an all-time high, we set out to create the ultimate, user-friendly flying camera which allows people to take their photos to new heights,” said Tian Yu, chief executive officer of Yuneec International. “The Breeze includes the Ultra HD and flight mode capabilities of our top end drones, and because of its size and ease of use, the Breeze seamlessly integrates into just about any activity, whether it’s a first time outdoor adventure or yearly gathering with friends and family.”

Yuneec is expanding its product lineup to make creative aerial possibilities available to even more consumers. The Breeze removes the intimidation of flying, while still providing the creative solutions consumers want to capture unique perspectives of their daily lives.

Yuneec offers a variety of creative aerial solutions, including the Tornado professional and the Typhoon enthusiast platforms. Yuneec’s SkyView FPV headset is compatible with the Tornado H920 and Typhoon H as well as other drone and consumer electronics products with HDMI output. Yuneec also manufactures the E-Go 2 electric skateboard for efficient and fun transportation.

The Breeze is available for $499.99 at retailers nationwide. For more information visit yuneec.com.


Yuneec Releases First Person View Headset

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Thursday, August 4th, 2016
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Yuneec_fpvYuneec Releases First Person View Headset for Immersive Flying Experience

SkyView First Person View Headset Gives Users Ability to Pilot via Onboard Camera, Watch Movies and Play Video Games

ONTARIO, Calif. (August 4, 2016) — Yuneec International today announced the availability of its all-new SkyView first person view headset.

As the world leader in electric aviation, Yuneec is the first major consumer drone manufacturer to offer its own FPV headset that allows users

to operate via the onboard camera, watch movies, and play video games, among other capabilities. The SkyView FPV headset is now

available at a suggested retail price of $249.99.

The all-new SkyView is an enclosed FPV headset compatible with the Yuneec Typhoon H and Tornado H920. The headset is equipped with a

built-in 5-inch HD screen that transmits in 720p, a massive 75.5-degree field of view and a 16:9 aspect ratio for a stunning, life-like display.

While wearing the SkyView headset, pilots will be able to see exactly what the drone sees from its onboard camera – thanks to the built-in 5-

inch screen offering a true “first person view.” With an ergonomic design, SkyView features a durable and adjustable headband that's

comfortable and can accommodate glasses. Once pilots complete their flight, they can connect SkyView via the HDMI port to playback videos,

watch movies, gaming, and more.

“At Yuneec, our engineers are always pushing the envelope to develop creative solutions that deliver the best experience for the consumer,”

said Yu Tian, chief executive officer of Yuneec International. “The SkyView FPV Headset elevates the flying experience for Yuneec pilots by

literally putting them in the driver’s seat of their drone. While operating the drone, they’ll have more confidence, enhanced perspective and

more creative possibilities at their disposal. When not flying, it’s an incredible way for users to immerse themselves in video games and

Yuneec announced the expansion of its Typhoon series with the unveiling of Typhoon H at the 2016 CES Show in Las Vegas. Typhoon H is

equipped with six rotors and a 360-degree gimbal, which allows unlimited panning for breathtaking 4K videos and 12 megapixel stills with the

all-new CGO3+ camera. In addition, the landing gear retracts during flight to seamlessly remove itself from the shot for unobstructed views.

Typhoon H also has a variety of flight and image capturing modes, including Point of Interest, Orbit Me, Watch Me, Follow Me, Curve Cable

Cam, Journey Mode, and Team Mode for film and photography teams. Innovative new safety features include ultrasonic proximity detection to

assist in avoiding large obstacles and a six-rotor safety failsafe system, which allows Typhoon H to remain stable and land if a motor should

Yuneec also offers the Typhoon H Pro package, which includes Intel® RealSense™ Technology. The Intel RealSense R200 Camera and the

quad core Intel® Atom™ processor module work seamlessly with the flight control firmware to add intelligent obstacle navigation. With a

combination of specialized cameras and sensors, this system recognizes each obstacle in its path and creates a 3D view of its environment,

which it maps and learns in real time. It then plans an alternate route and safely navigates around obstacles. This is a major advancement over

ultra-sonic collision prevention, which automatically stops Typhoon H short of obstacles, but cannot model the environment or intelligently

reroute around obstacles. The module also adds downward facing sensors to improve stability, enabling flight indoors or outdoors close to the

ground, even with poor GPS reception.

The Tornado H920 is a professional multirotor aerial photography and videography platform. It is compatible with two camera options: the

industry standard Panasonic GH4 and Yuneec’s CGO4 gimbal camera. The H920 features landing gear that retracts during flight to

seamlessly remove itself from the shot for unobstructed views, is equipped with GPS positioning, compass orientation, and pressure sensor

lock altitude, and can handle a payload up to five kilograms.

The SkyView FPV Headset is available for $249.99 at retailers and online at www.yuneec.com/skyview


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