What DJI Being Added to the U.S. Entity List Means for your Drone

Feb 10, 2021 9:00:00 AM |  Posted in Commercial Drones, DJI, Drone Operations

With China’s DJI being formally added to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Entity List, many are wondering what’s in store for the drone market.

We’ve compiled a breakdown of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s decision, what it means for U.S. drone manufacturers and other drone industry leaders, and what our experts at Measure recommend regarding your company’s drone decisions.

The Decision: DJI Added to U.S. Entity List

According to the Federal Register, the decision to add DJI was made because of “…activities contrary to U.S. foreign policy interests” and more specifically, claims that the entity has enabled “wide-scale human rights abuses within China through abusive genetic collection and analysis or high-technology surveillance, and/or facilitated the export of items by China that aid repressive regimes around the world, contrary to U.S. foreign policy interests.”

Are DJI Drones Banned in the U.S.?

No. The decision to add DJI to the U.S. Entity List simply means DJI can no longer obtain U.S.-made tech to manufacture their drones. It does not prevent DJI products from being purchased or operated in the U.S. for any reason.

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How to Manage Your Professional Drone Equipment with Measure

Jan 28, 2021 6:04:12 PM |  Posted in Commercial Drones

While growing and scaling your commercial drone operations will pay off in the long run, some short-term complexities such as maintenance and managementare worth addressing right away. Monitoring certification currency, eligibility, and drone accessories for a single pilot is one thing; doing so for dozens of drone pilots and an even larger fleet can quickly overwhelm a drone program manager. As the number of drone jobs increases, so do the types of job tasks, aircrafts, and equipment you’ll need to keep track of.

Fortunately, Measure Ground Control makes it easy to manage not only your drone program, but also the various drone gadgets needed to complete missions and collect valuable data. In this blog post, we’ll explore how users can streamline and scale their operations simultaneously using the equipment management feature of Measure Ground Control.

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Expert Tips for Managing Your Drone Service Provider

Oct 6, 2020 10:13:05 AM |  Posted in drone, drones, Commercial Drones, Drone as a Service, Drone Software

If your company has gone through the planning, budgeting, and executive decision-making required to bring drones into your organization, then you likely recognize the immense value they can provide. Unfortunately, too many companies fail to properly manage their drone program once it’s up and running and become disappointed when they’re met with disorganization or inaccuracies instead of seeing the results they hoped for.

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11 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Drone Service Company

Sep 23, 2020 8:50:44 AM |  Posted in drone, Commercial Drones, Drone as a Service, Drone Software, Technology

While drone programs serve a wide range of purposes and differ greatly across industries, what they all have in common are the moving parts that must work in unison to ensure a job is done accurately and efficiently. 

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