Trimble recently launched the ZX5 Multirotor Unmanned Aircraft System, an aerial imaging and workflow solution.
The ZX5 is designed to capture and process geo-referenced photo and video data for agriculture, inspection and mapping applications, according to a news release. The UAS is designed to complement the company’s UAS portfolio, and can reach smaller, remote environments faster than other solutions. It also provides accurate mapping data that enhances productivity.
“Unmanned aerial systems are powerful tools that are transforming geospatial-based mapping and inspection applications to positively impact our world,” said Todd Steiner, product marketing director in Trimble’s Geospatial Division, according to the release. “Adding a multirotor solution to our portfolio provides options for our customers working across multiple environments to collect accurate spatial data, transform it to intelligence and create deliverables.”
The ZX5 is well suited for mapping smaller sites such as facades, obstructed areas, construction sites and standard aerial mapping applications, according to the release. It’s built for everyday jobs where image capture from tight spaces is common. The drone features vertical takeoff and landing capabilities that enable it to work in tight places and obstructed environments that fixed-wing solutions can’t reach.
The easy to assemble ZX5 comes with a 16 megapixel camera and can be equipped to capture live video, according to the release. No launcher is required.
The Trimble ZX5 has been granted a Section 333 exemption from the FAA. It’s available now through Trimble’s Geospatial Distribution Channel.
For more information visit uas.trimble.com.