Building upon its category leadership in unmanned aerial vehicles, Stampede, the global leader in value-added ProAV distribution, today announced that it has been appointed to serve as an authorized direct distributor of the Intel® Falcon 8+ system.

“Intel is leading in the development of a new generation of scalable commercial drone solutions for a wide variety of vertical markets,” Stampede President & COO Kevin Kelly said today. “With reliable, safe drone platforms, a wide range of payload options and powerful software for seamless mission planning, Intel is expanding the potential of drones to tackle issues challenging the oil & gas, energy, construction and agriculture industries. We are proud to add this innovative line of unmanned aerial vehicles to our brand portfolio.”

Stampede kicked off its representation of Intel commercial drones in September with a nationwide webinar on the Intel Falcon 8+ system. The Intel Falcon 8+ drone is an advanced, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) designed for professional use. It delivers robust performance, features the best weight-to-payload ratio on the market, is designed to provide stability in harsh conditions, and best-in-class safety. Along with the Intel® Cockpit Controller and Intel Powerpack Batteries, the Intel Falcon 8+ drone provides a complete solution for the most challenging commercial applications.

“Intel is ramping our commercial drone business in North America and we are pleased to add Stampede as a direct distributor of the Intel Falcon 8+ system,” said Anil Nanduri, GM of Intel’s UAV business group. “The Falcon 8+ system sets a new standard for commercial-grade drones and will enable Stampede’s customers to inspect, collect and analyze data in a whole new way.” 

According to Kelly, Stampede is strategically positioned to bring to market a comprehensive and integrated drone solution that combines product with training, ongoing education and certification and support. What’s more, the company’s strategic relationships with Unmanned Vehicle University and Unmanned Vehicle Insurance empowers it to offer resellers and their customers a range of degree and certificate courses that can’t be offered by any other distributor, as well as the insurance they need to protect their investment.