Stampede and Unmanned Vehicle University Bring Drones To CEDIA 2015 With A Jam-Packed Schedule of Events

Nine subject-specific presentations will highlight the growing importance of the new product category for the CI industry.

AMHERST, NEW YORK, October 13, 2015 – Drones are making their custom installation (CI) channel debut in a big way at CEDIA 2015, October 15-17. Earlier today, Stampede, North America’s leading Pro-AV distributor, alongside Unmanned Vehicle University (UVU), announced their co-sponsored Drone Pavilion schedule, which includes over 25 training sessions, flight demos, and presentations, providing show attendees with the information and tools necessary to join the commercial drone revolution. The flight demos and presentations will be held at the Drone Pavilion, Booth #8207, while the UVU training sessions will be hosted in Ballroom G – Omni – both of which are located at Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.

“The Drone Revolution has officially spread to the commercial Pro-AV channel, and integrators in every vertical market are benefiting from ‘AV in the Sky’,” said Kevin Kelly, President and COO of Stampede. “Now, at CEDIA 2015, we’re introducing drone capabilities to the commercial and residential CI channel through over 25 information-rich training sessions, demos, and presentations that CEDIA attendees can pick-and-choose to attend based on their area of interest.”

The nine subject-specific presentations, to be held throughout the show’s three days, include: An Introduction to Drone Video Systems, FLIR Presentation/ Demo, Vidyo – Video Conferencing with Drones, Deploying Drones, Extended Warranties: Protecting Your Drone Investment, Drone Management: Virtual Air Boss, The FAA & Commercial Use of Drones, Keeping Track of Your Drone, and Fixed Wing Drones: Products and Applications.

What’s more, balancing the information-rich presentations are highly engaging live drone demos conducted inside the Pavilion’s enclosed Flying Cage by industry-leading drone manufacturers, such as DJI, xFold, Vision Aerial, X-Craft, AEE, Panoptes (Sense and Avoid), and VideoBank (Live Data Tagging.)

And finally, for attendees looking for deeper insight into drone applications within specific vertical markets, UVU is offering nine, hour-long training sessions, three each day, that cover a broad range of topics including Large Property Surveillance; Oil, Gas, & Energy Industry Applications; 3D Mapping with Drones; Law Enforcement/ Security/Public Safety; Large Sporting Event and Entertainment Event Coverage; The Drone/Unmanned Systems Business Opportunity for the CI Integrators; Cellular, Telecommunications, & Wireless Video Support; Transmission from Aerial Platforms to the Operations Center; and Ranching & Livestock Asset Tracking and Management.

“Industry analysts predict that over the next 5 years, drones will be used by over 40% of all businesses and that by 2024, the commercial drone market will grow to represent 12% of the $98 billion total market,” emphasized Kelly. “These 25-plus presentations, demos, and training sessions will equip the commercial and residential CI integrators and dealers, in virtually every virtual market, with the foundational knowledge required to take advantage of this multi-billion dollar opportunity.”

For a complete schedule of CEDIA 2015 Drone Pavilion training sessions, demos, and presentations by day and time, click here.

About Unmanned Vehicle University

Unmanned Vehicle University (UVU) is the first University in the world licensed to grant Doctorate and Degrees in Unmanned (Air, Ground, Sea, and Space) Systems, Masters Degrees in Unmanned Systems Engineering and a Certificate in Unmanned Systems Project Management as a totally online curriculum. The University’s primary focus-area is on Unmanned Air, Ground, Sea, and Space Systems education and training. Most of the university’s faculty have PhD degrees in engineering and combined experience of over 500 years. The university’s expert UAV instructor pilots have combined experience of over 60,000 hours in Predator, Reaper, Global Hawk, Hermes, Heron, Aerostar and many small UASs (sUAS). UVU is located in the heart of downtown Phoenix at 1 East Washington Street, Suite 500, Phoenix, Arizona 85004.  For more information about courses and degree programs, call (602) 759-7372, email, or visit