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Press Release: GNARBOX
Announces Move into UAV Market

Today, we announced the GNARBOX 2.0 Drone Edition

Posted by: Kat Greenbaum - Director of Marketing | March 30, 2021

March 30, 2021 - - (Los Angeles, CA) GNARBOX, the market leader in the  professional photography, videography and drone industry for backup and onsite data processing, today announced the launch of GNARBOX 2.0 Drone Edition. Based off its GNARBOX 2.0 SSD—a rugged backup device for pro photographers and videographers who prefer to travel without a laptop but want the flexibility to edit and share content on the go—the GNARBOX 2.0 Drone Edition is purpose built for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operators who need to secure data in the field and expedite file delivery to the cloud. 

GNARBOX 2.0 Drone Edition

Customers in a variety of sectors, including Law Enforcement, Transportation, Agriculture, and Insurance have added sUAS units to their processes for inspection, monitoring, and analysis. Deploying a drone fleet often entails a combination of cameras, thermal sensors, and LIDAR sensors, which can generate significant volumes of data daily. GNARBOX 2.0 Drone Edition will help these customers modernize and streamline their data management workflow, bringing the gold standards trusted by the film and photography industries to drone operators everywhere. GNARBOX has established key partners to conduct market research and product development required to develop a purpose built solution for UAV programs. 

UAV Program Managers who are dissatisfied with the speed and security of moving files from the field to the cloud can deploy the rugged backup device instead of laptops to backup microSD cards, check for data corruption, organize and review files or upload to the cloud. Unlike the laptops or tablets currently being used in the field, GNARBOX 2.0 Drone Edition is water resistant, pocket-sized and has consistent high speed transfers and battery life. When compared to other backup devices on the market like the LaCie Boss or CoPilot, GNARBOX 2.0 Drone Edition offers unparalleled reliability, the ability to connect to the Internet via both cellular and wifi, and integration with industry standard software.

Additional software features require a subscription and will include exclusive configurable settings to automatically organize by Location & Flight and a Pix4D cloud integration. Automated folder organization by Location & Flight can expedite laborious data classification and organization steps that are essential for maintaining a proven and reliable data archive. By integrating with Pix4Dcloud, pilots can upload data from the field to expedite the processing of 2D & 3D datasets.

Digital Asset Management for UAV Programs eBook

GNARBOX’s research conducted in the industry was heavily focused on the data chain for drone programs, the tools being used or not being used, and the pain points program managers face in their workflow. The results of this research can be found in the eBook Digital Asset Management for UAV Programs co-authored with industry veterans Oren Schauble and Eric Davis of Guinn Partners. The eBook can be downloaded on gnarbox.com/uav-ebook and is an essential tool for any program manager or data specialist in the industry. The eBook explains how to set up and scale a digital asset management program that will reduce pilot error, prevent data loss and save on daily operational time. In particular, efficient data management structure (file naming, foldering, etc.) are discussed, establishing asset control, checks and validation, and how to effectively choose a cloud provider for your program. Last, the eBook contains recommendations for hardware, software and cloud services that will deliver greater operational cost savings to organizations as they scale in the coming years.

Price, Availability & Specs

The GNARBOX 2.0 Drone Edition is being delivered through key resellers in the market including, but not limited to MFE, RMUS, Advexure, Empire Drones and UTV. Contact your preferred reseller today for more information. It will retail for $899 and will require a $200/yr subscription to maintain access to exclusive drone based features. 

1TB NVMe SSD
USB-C (x2), SD and Micro HDMI ports
USB-C transfer 390MB/s & SD backup 75MB/s
Water, Dust & Shock resistant
Single-step backup with status and checksum
802.11ac WiFi 5 for phone, tablet and cloud connectivity
2.4GHz Intel Processor, 4 Core Intel HD Graphics
.DNG image / H.264, H.265, ProRes support
Removable battery for 3-6hrs of use
Integrates with Pix4D & Dropbox for cloud uploads



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