LAS VEGAS – At the Consumer Electronics Show, here, unmanned aerial vehicle manufacturer DJI (www.dji.com) announced a partnership with Seagate Technology plc (www.seagate.com), a leader in storage solutions. The companies will work jointly to solve the data demands of UAV users. As drone cameras gain resolution and drone flight times grow longer, DJI and Seagate are focusing their efforts to securely and efficiently store, manage, download and share the hundreds of gigabytes of data that can be generated from a single drone mission.
“DJI is proud to pioneer advances in drone technology, and we are excited to work with Seagate on developing innovative ways to manage the increased data flows generated by our most sophisticated products,” says Michael Perry, director of strategic partnerships for DJI. “Our unparalleled UAV expertise and Seagate’s deep data prowess mean our customers can look forward to smart, efficient and reliable ways to manage their growing drone data storage needs.”
The DJI Inspire 2 UAV captures 5.2K video, and as such, a 25-minute flight can generate about 120GBs of data. Higher resolution cameras drive the need for more efficient solutions for UAV users to offload, playback, share and backup their footage.
“Seagate is honored to partner with DJI to help UAV users tackle their evolving and unique data needs,” adds Tim Bucher, senior vice president of Seagate Consumer Solutions. “Seagate is committed to working together with DJI to evolve UAV workflows so users can focus on what matters most – capturing data in flight to bring new and amazing experiences to the world.”
The companies intend to announce their first product collaboration later this year.