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Berlin November 2014

MULTIROTOR wins the ARTIE-innovation award 2014 GmbH prevails as the winner of the ARTIE-innovation award 2014 against 22 nominated companies and convinced the jury with outstanding innovation and development performances of the MULTIROTOR flight-control for model helicopters for measurement, film, agricultural and industrial use.

The purpose of the working committee ARTIE is to lay the foundation for innovation and to strengthen the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises. Ten rural districts as well as four cities are affiliated in the regional network for technology, innovation and development in the Elbe-Weser-region.

For the first time the ARTIE- region offers an innovation award. Among the nominated companies was also the GmbH, which is based in Buchholz in der Nordheide with the production of the innovative flight systems. The company produces easy and safe to handle UAV’s with four to eight rotors for film, industry, measurement and agricultural application.

‘The company is especially innovative because of its outstanding product attributes and the attained technology leadership’, constitutes the jury its decision to declare the GmbH as the winner of the ARTIE-innovation award 2014.

The awards show took place in Osterholz-Scharmbeck. The district administrator emphasized: "We consistently realize, that the small owner managed companies are real think tanks concerning ambitious product development, new services and inventions."

The developers attached great importance to a maximum of computing power and the use of the latest components. The result is a self-flying flight system that can be flown through the air very stable and safe and can even be operated by beginners without flight experience. The flight control adjusts the position and height 512 times per second fully automated, which makes flights even in bad weather conditions till 5-6 wind forces possible.

Besides delivering very stable pictures for film and TV productions the MULTIROTOR is also able to fly fully automated measurement flights with a high precision that has never been considered possible for a fraction of the normal expenses. Even the professional world is astonished that digital terrain models with a ground resolution of 1mm can be created with aerial data. The optical measurement process is not new but offers a never achieved quality and photo-realistic display that opens up new ways for e.g. engineers and architects for simulation models. [...]

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Berlin October 2014

Successful premiere of the new Surveying-Robot from service-drone at the INTERGEO 2014 in Berlin

The surveying industry agrees: The german microcopter producer service-drone from Berlin landed a widely acclaimed coup with the new practical 5 kilo class MULTIROTOR Generation 4 surveying-copter.

On time with the INTERGEO 2014 the market leader for film drones in the German speaking area MULTIROTOR by serivce-drone presented the new MULTOROTOR G4 Surveying-Robot for the creation of orthophotos and 3D terrain models with outstanding success.

The new MULTIROTOR G4 Surveying-Robot is not just a benefit for modern surveyor as an innovative measuring instrument, but especially convinces with an outstanding technology that has just won the ARTIE Innovationprice 2014. The G4 Surveying-Robot enables a hardly conceivable measurement result of 1 mm ground resolution and equally unique flight stability at wind strength till 10-15 meter per second. By MULTIROTOR in Germany produced hard- and software, that navigates the flight-robot to an exact position in the air 512 times per second, makes it possible.

Accordingly great was the interest of the audience at the stand of service-drone, at the daily flight presentations in the summer garden of Berlin’s exhibition area and at the stand of the tradition-steeped measuring instrument trader GOECKE GmbH & Co KG from Schwelm, who spontaneously decides to register as a new service-drone dealer shortly before the start of the exhibition.

The double-digit balance of the sales at the exhibition overtops all expectations and self-set goals. Besides GOECKE partnerships with international authorized dealers in Asia, Great Britain, Southafrica and Austria were entered. With special expectations service-drone looks at the cooperation with the producer of measuring instruments HORIZON in Singapur, who shortly won a million-deal for a delivery of 500 measuring instruments to Myanmar (Burma). We are in dialouge with further cooperation partner. Managing Partner Oliver Knittel is pleased: „Once more we saw at the INTERGEO 2014 that the quality made in Germany can assert itself against great trademarks. We see our success at the exhibition as a template for a strong year-end business.“

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Berlin September 2014

MULTIROTOR receives operating licence for all classes A, B, C and D in Austria

Now it is official: The Austrian aviation authority austro control grants MULTIROTOR the operating licence for all classes.

The validation of the strict requirements of the operating safety for unmanned aeronautical vehicles that apply since the beginning of the year in Austria took seven months. In this time it had to be proven that all MULTIROTOR devices of the 4th generation are fully redundant and provide a multiple of operating safety and reliability.

Depending on the take-off weight and the settlement density of the overflown area, the approval for the commercial UAV flight is graded in categories. While category A allows the flight over undeveloped or uninhabited areas with fewer restrictions, there are much more severe requirements needed for work over inhabited areas that are similar to the restrictions in manned aviation.

With the MULTIROTOR 4th generation you will not only acquire one of the world’s best, most stable and most safe flight systems but also a flight unit that can be immediately licensed for operating in Austria “out of the box”!

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Berlin July 2014


2 in 1: world leading technology for excellent stable images in the air and on the ground. The new MULTIROTOR G4 4.8 Eagle V2 + FREEFLY MōVI M5 combines one of the best 3-axis handheld gimbals with the unique flight stability from the MULTIROTOR G4.

This copter combines world leading technologies for excellent stable pictures in the air and on the ground. With just a few hand movements the FREEFLY MōVI M5 3-Achs-gimbal is separated from the MULTIROTOR flight system and can then be used on the ground with all the advantages that the M5 as a stand-alone system offers. Even more! The M5 can also be controlled on the ground with the separate remote control. There has never before been so much freedom and stability in two combined professional systems! [...]

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Berlin Mai 2014

MULTIROTOR presents innovative new products at ILA Berlin Air Show and announces OEM-partner programme for micro copters

MULTIROTOR’s capabilities announced in May represent unique and innovative features that again demonstrate its continued market leadership for civilian applications of UAS "Made in Germany".

High-precision solutions for aerial geo-survey with 1 mm ground resolution and fully redundant flight control of the small aircrafts

Until now, redundant layout of all critical flight components was limited to manned aircraft. Today, MULTIROTOR by service-drone redefines operational safety at a new level as the first manufacturer of small UAS (sUAS) to introduce a fully redundant flight control system that independently operates in parallel alongside many other redundant components of its industrial-grade octocopters. This sets an industry-first major milestone with respect to flight safety. Not only does the aircraft achieve a high margin of safety to avoid a crash in case of technical failure, but this also defines a new level of demand on safe operation of sUAS. “Austria is the first country in the world that as of the beginning of this year mandates full redundancy in order to authorize certain commercial operations,” declares Oliver Knittel, CEO of GmbH. “We assume that it won’t take long until other countries will follow this example.” [...]

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