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January 6th, 2017
GDU Launches the Open Platform Partner Program for New Drone Development

LAS VEGAS —  GDU, the leading consumer drone manufacturer focusing on power and portability, today officially announced that the company launched the Open Platform Partner Program to encourage participation with partners for new and exciting modular accessories for the company’s popular Byrd Universal Flying Platform.

The program will be open to most dealer or drone manufacturer, camera manufacturer, sensor manufacturer and software developers. GDU will be at booth # 25417 in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center to show case their Universal Flying Platform gimbals and discuss the new program with prospective partners.

The Open Platform Partner Program will allow for partners to quickly and easily develop new accessories, applications and services that can be launched to the drone market in collaboration with GDU. The new partner program combined with GDU’s unique modularity capability will help make the GDU Byrd platform the best entry level drone for both the consumer and commercial applications.

“GDU is the only drone manufacturer in the world with a highly customizable and modular platform,” stated Nicolia Wiles, GDU Director of Digital. “At GDU, innovation is the number one focus – we were the first to develop and release a folding drone and we are now the first and only to develop a modular flying platform.”

Open Partner Program Details:
•GDU Mobile SDK: By using the GDU Mobile SDK, partners can customize the app for GDU Byrd’s product line, and conduct highly specific flight missions for different uses and industries. GDU provides the complete SDK files for the Byrd app on both iOS and Android mobile devices, which includes both the decoded video interface and control interface, the video interface including gimbal control command, aircraft control command and camera control command. Developers can obtain images and data according to different development missions, and control the aircraft for specific missions.
•GDU Payload: GDU provides unlimited possibilities to meet the loading requirements for different applications because of Byrd’s industry leading payload capability. GDU provides complete load interface files, which includes the load installation interface, connector signal and interface definition, digital image transmission protocol and series port control protocol. The developer can create any mission load to meet the different application scenarios.
•GDU Remote Controller: By using the GDU Remote Controller, partners can expand other functions of the controller unit. GDU provides the unique controller communication program, developing environment and underlying driver for the developer to create other functions of the controller unit.

For more information, visit www.gdu-tech.com/partner or email Email Contact

About GDU

GDU, formerly known as ProDrone, created the first consumer UAV that folded up easily into the size of a backpack, without sacrificing any performance. We also created the first interchangeable camera gimbals. GDU is transforming the industry through truly innovative ideas that consumers want. What makes us different is aside from our focus on comprehensive research, development, design and production of unmanned aerial vehicles, we offer concierge-style customer service, which addresses the number one complaint from consumers regarding consumer UAVs of all brands. All Byrd models are ruthlessly tested in the world’s harshest climates to guarantee unconditional quality.