Smart Commercial Photography Drones: Market Shares, Market Strategies, and Market Forecasts, 2015 to 2021

$4000 - Single Copy or $8000 - Web Posting | Report # SH26501915 | 434 Pages | 182 Tables and Figures | 2015


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  • Key Topics
  • Commercial Drones
  • Smart Commercial Drones
  • Autonomous systems
  • Drones
  • UAS
  • Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
  • Drone 3D Mapping
  • Drone Surveillance
  • Drone Reconnisance
  • Drone Intelligence
  • Drone Missles
  • Photography Drones Applications
  • Drone Personal Photographs
  • Drone Personal Video
  • Drone Film making
  • Drone Real Estate
  • Drone Video for Industry
  • Campus Security
  • Pipeline Inspections
  • Smart Commercial Drones
  • Disaster Response Smart Commercial Drones
  • Smart Commercial Drones Photography, Videographynchers Smart Commercial Drones

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LEXINGTON, Massachusetts (October 16, 2015) – WinterGreen Research announces that it has published a new study Smart Commercial Photography Drones:  Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2015 to 2021.  Next generation Smart photography drones leverage better technology.  They support high quality video camera work in every industry.  They support personal photography and video capture.  The drone technology is evolving:  better stability, better reliability, better navigation, softer landings, longer flights, better ability to carry different payloads.  Affordable, useful camera drones are available.  The study has 434 pages and 182 tables and figures.  

Photography drones are smart because they have sensors and software that permits automated response to cameras or sensor input.  Smart drones are evolving the ability to interconnect to smart phones, but drones are smart even without smart phone guidance systems.  Smart commercial drones connect seamlessly and securely to the Internet and to each other.   

Smart commercial drones have a computer inside.  They are easy to fly, maneuverable remotely, contain sensor logic.  Soon all smart drones will have computer driven collision avoidance technology making the flying more reliable.   Remote operation occurs in the context of a workflow and sensors.  Cameras are improving dramatically to permit management of video and picture taking that is realistic and detailed.  

Vendors continue to improve the capabilities of these drone aircraft.   Their ability to support the commercial endeavors is increasing.  Unmanned aircraft have fundamentally changed the accuracy of video photography from the air.  Drones can provide more information at less cost than a human inspection team can.  Drones provide video that is more exact than what can be gathered in any other manner.  Drones provide more compelling video for entertainment than can be done at a reasonable cost.  

Photography drone smart sensors and software permit automated response to camera or sensor input.  Smart photography drones are evolving the ability to interconnect to smart phones, but drones are smart even without smart phone guidance systems.  Smart photography drones connect seamlessly to the Internet and to each other.   Connections are secure.  

Smart commercial drones have a computer inside.  They are easy to fly, maneuverable remotely, contain sensor logic.  Soon all smart drones will have computer driven collision avoidance technology.   Remote operation occurs in the context of a workflow and sensors.  Cameras are improving dramatically to permit management of video and picture taking that is realistic and detailed.  

Drones achieve doing work as they are remotely controlled.  

Smart commercial drones connect seamlessly and securely to the Internet and to each other.   Smart commercial drone aerial vehicle (UAV) technology has reached a level of maturity that has put these systems at the forefront of aerospace manufacturing.  Procurement around the world is adapting to drone availability.  

Use cases are evolving rapidly for video, specialized video, targeted video, and personal photography.  The emergence of stable flight platforms that provide a stable photography image and collision avoidance systems makes market maturity a certainty.   Use in the global war on terrorism has  demonstrated unique usefulness for military intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and communications relay achieving 3 million hours of operation.  Small commercial drones are being used to shoot video from the air, proving the viability of drone camera systems.

The relatively low-cost of smart commercial drones make them work for civilian applications.   Drone aircraft are sophisticated and flexible.   They take off, fly and land autonomously managed by a remote controller.  They enable engineers to push the envelope of normal flight.   Reconnaissance drones can fly for days continuously.   Remote, ground-based pilots can work in shifts.

Designers work to simplify the aircraft’s configuration, making systems that are adaptable to different payloads on different days.  Drones can be redesigned and tested at reduced risk than with development of manned aircraft.  Drones allow configurations that would be impossible or impractical for human occupation.  Drones are becoming easier to control.  

Drone unmanned aircraft systems are achieving a level of relatively early maturity in this manner, having parallel markets.  Fleets of unmanned aircraft systems have begun to evolve.  The U.S. Army has achieved four million flight hours for its unmanned aircraft systems fleet.  Unmanned aerial systems have good handling characteristics.   Drone UAS units are designed to support taking remarkable video using stable platforms.  Other military drones perform high-speed, long-endurance, covert, multi-mission intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) and precision-strike missions over land or sea. 

According to Susan Eustis, leader of the team that prepared the study, “Quantities of fielded smart Photography drone systems of every size and description are set to increase.  Every photo opportunity can be enhanced vis use of a smart drone.  Drones will connect to smart phones.  Drones can fly indoors.  Smart commercial drones units feature a variety of camera attachments, sensors, and internal loads.   Large 2,000 pound payloads are possible, campus security is set to emerge as a significant sector.  Electro-optical/Infrared (EO/IR) sensor, and an all-weather synthetic aperture radar indicators are maximizing long loiter capabilities and increasing the usefulness of smart commercial drones.”

Smart commercial drones drone markets at $1.6 billion in 2014 are anticipated to reach $8.5 billion by 2021.  This forecast number is arrived at by close examination of all the segment growth trajectories.   Photography, real estate, campus security, film making, and Videography are all being implemented in the context of drone photography.  Each of these will grow at a different pace, depending on the use case effectiveness of the smart commercial photography drones.    Commercial grade consumer video drones represent the largest revenue segment in 2015 and remain the biggest throughout the forecast period. 

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Companies Profiled
Market Leaders
  • DJI Systems
  • Parrot
  • Ascending Technologies
  • Go Pro
  • 3D Robotics
  • Walkera
  • Lockheed Martin
  • AeroVironment
  • Draganflyer
Market Participants
  • Alsok
  • Ascending Technologies AscTec Firefly
  • ASN Technologies
  • Aurora Flight
  • Aviation Industry Corp (AVIC)
  • Chiyoda
  • Danish Aviation Systems
  • Challis UAV Inc.
  • Integrated Dynamics
  • Intel
  • Japan Drones
  • L-3 Communications
  • Laird / Cattron Group International
  • Parrot/senseFly
  • Prox Dynamics
  • Proxy Technologies
  • RUAG Aerospace
  • Safran Morpho
  • SAIC
  • Scaled Composites
  • Schiebel
  • Secom
  • Skycatch
  • Textron
  • Topcon Positioning Group
  • TRNDlabs
  • XAircraft
  • Walkera
  • Wing Looong
  • ZMP

Report Methodology

This is the 650th report in a series of market research reports that provide forecasts in communications, telecommunications, the internet, computer, software, and telephone equipment. The project leaders take direct responsibility for writing and preparing each report. They have significant experience preparing industry studies. Forecasts are based on primary research and proprietary databases. Forecasts reflect analysis of the market trends in the segment and related segments. Unit and dollar shipments are analyzed through consideration of dollar volume of each market participation in the segment. Market share analysis includes conversations with key customers of products, industry segment leaders, marketing directors, distributors, leading market participants, and companies seeking to develop measurable market share. Over 200 in-depth interviews are conducted for each report with a broad range of key participants and opinion leaders in the market segment.

About the Company

WinterGreen Research, founded in 1985, provides strategic market assessments in telecommunications, communications equipment, health care, and advanced computer technology. Industry reports focus on opportunities that will expand existing markets or develop major new markets. The reports assess new product and service positioning strategies, new and evolving technologies, and technological impact on products, services, and markets. Market shares are provided. Leading market participants are profiled, and their marketing strategies, acquisitions, and strategic alliances are discussed. The principals of WinterGreen Research have been involved in analysis and forecasting of international business opportunities in telecommunications and advanced computer technology markets for over 30 years.

About the Principal Authors

Ellen T. Curtiss, Technical Director, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, conducts strategic and market assessments in technology-based industries. Previously she was a member of the staff of Arthur D. Little, Inc., for 23 years, most recently as Vice President of Arthur D. Little Decision Resources, specializing in strategic planning and market development services. She is a graduate of Boston University and the Program for Management Development at Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. She is the author of recent studies on worldwide telecommunications markets and the Top Ten Telecommunications market analysis and forecasts.

Susan Eustis, President, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, has done research in communications and computer markets and applications. She holds several patents in microcomputing and parallel processing. She is the author of recent studies of the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) marketing strategies, Internet software, a study of Push to Talk Equipment, Worldwide Telecommunications Equipment, Top Ten Telecommunications, Digital Loop Carrier, Web Hosting, Business Process Management, Servers, Blades, the Mainframe as a Green Machine, and Application Server markets. Ms. Eustis is a graduate of Barnard College.

$4000 - Single Copy or $8000 - Web Posting | Report # SH26501915 | 434 Pages | 182 Tables and Figures | 2015


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