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This article was published on 4 April 2016

New Zealand UAV and video technology companies set to make a scene at the world’s largest media and entertainment tradeshow.

From 18-21 April some of New Zealand’s top UAV and video technology companies will be making a scene at the National Association of Broadcaster’s (NAB) tradeshow in Las Vegas.

The NAB Show is the largest international tradeshow for production, media and broadcasting technology. In 2016 over 100,000 attendees from more than 160 countries are expected to attend.

Attractions at the 2016 NAB show include a Virtual and Augmented Reality Pavilion, an Aerial Robotics and Drone Pavilion featuring a fully enclosed flying cage for demonstrations, and 'SPROCKIT' - a space where market-ready startups present their new ideas.

Callaghan Innovation with NZTE, the NZ Film Commission and DreamWorks Studios, will be hosting a networking event during the show and profiling ‘NZ Inc’ as a centre of excellence for UAV technology and product development.

New Zealand Pavilion NAB show 2016 New Zealand's NAB 2016 Technology Pavilion

A New Zealand Technology Pavilion will be used as a platform for New Zealand companies Vortech UAV, Aeronavics, Dotterel Technologies, Britten Motion Pictures, and Wipster Ltd to build relationships and business opportunities in the US.

The exhibit is part of the prize package for Vortech who won the inaugural Callaghan Innovation C-Prize competition which focused on the 'next generation UAV technology for the screen industry'.

New Zealand companies attending the NAB tradeshow

Aeronavics Limited “Aeronavics is a manufacturer of advanced multi-rotor airframes, RTF craft and related accessories. Based in New Zealand, we export our products worldwide, servicing the ever expanding market in aerial robotic systems for aerial photography, filmmaking, professional cinematography and service sector applications.”
Linda Bulk, Aeronavics Limited
Wipster Ltd “Wipster is a beautiful, intuitive video review and approval platform bringing frame accurate commenting to producers, content creators and media teams. Wipster helps bring together teams from wherever they may be to collaborate on video projects; simply, elegantly and quickly.”
Andre van den Assum, Wipster Ltd
Vortech UAV Limited Start-up UAV technology company developing thrust-vectoring aircraft for revolutionary stability and position control. Winner of the 2015 Callaghan Innovation C-Prize competition.
Dotterel Technologies Limited “At Dotterel Technologies we are currently working on passive applications to reduce UAV noise continuing on from our development from participating in the C-Prize competition.”
Matthew Rowe, Dotterel Technologies
Britten Limited UAV cinematography and creative content production. Recording studio, shop and equipment rental music video, TV, film production company. Servicing and selling UAVs.

Further information

For more information, email Chris Thomson.


NAB 2016 event video