AEE Technology has added new quadcopters to its line-up of already globally famous camera-equipped drones. AP12 and A20, as these two new models are called, will be commercially available this year.
Shenzen-based AEE Technology’s products, which include UAV drone systems, action cameras, and police recording equipments, among many other things, are distributed across the globe in more than 55 countries and regions, fact that makes this company a global leader in the development and manufacture of those respective items. With such a portfolio under its belt, AEE couldn’t have missed the chance to exhibit its latest devices at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show.
At a first glance, the AP12 and A20 Series quadcopters may look like regular drones, but upon closer inspection you should realize that these are anything but regular. The AP12, pictured above, brings to the table an integrated 3-axis gimbal camera system that’s able to shoot videos in 1080p at 60 fps. Even though it weighs a hefty (at least in drone terms) 1.5 kg, it is able to fly for up to 25 minutes at a maximum speed of 70 kmph. Add to that the fact that it can be controlled from up to 700 meters away and you’ve got a top-notch drone for all sorts of professional applications. Not to mention that it has live first person view video streaming capabilities, along with a follow me flight mode and a dedicated tracking wristband.
The A20 Series, on the other hand, includes three different models that come with indoor automatic hover positioning system, a 500-meter maximum control range, and a camera that’s able to record in 4K at 30 fps, along with 16MP still shots. All photos and videos are stored on microSD cards, and the A20 quadcopters include a 64GB one in the package.
On top of that, the A20 Series drones also pack an automatic retractable landing gear system allowing for unobstructed views, a 3-axis gimbal that stabilizes everything the 4K camera shoots, real-time FPV video stream, a modular RC with 3 different flight modes and an optical sensor positioning sensor for improved flight stability while indoors.
“This past year has included huge milestones as we made significant progress in the North American market,” says AEE Technology Inc.’s Chief Executive Officer Andy Zhang. “AEE has always had a dedicated following in Europe and Asia. As the drone market continues to grow, our company is dedicated to releasing exciting drones that enthusiasts and professionals alike will enjoy. The AP12 and A20 series drones provide exceptional value and advanced features.”
Consumer drones have definitely been one of the highlights of this year’s CES in Las Vegas, and that’s really no surprise, since they represent a $2.5-billion industry that’s growing each year by 15 to 20%. To find out more about these new models, and to see them personally, head over to booth #30236 in South Hall 3. Tomorrow is the last day of the trade show, so if you miss them now, your next chance will be on a retailer’s shelf.