On June 3rd, Sundance Media Group (SMG) announced a partnership with SYNNEX, a corporation that provides B2B IT services, to offer certified drone training to organizations, including government agencies, across the U.S. Recent political events have ignited high demand for sUAS. “We support 1,500 police departments as of now. Everyone needs drones,” says Zac Davis of Drone-Works, responding to an influx of new business requests over the past week.

SMG, who demonstrated their process for collecting forensic evidence at night, with the help of Pix4D software, at a recent InterDrone conference, has been assisting police, fire, and private corporations with sUAS programs and workflows since 2011. Besides training programs, they also help companies with filing Certificates of Authorization and waivers with the Federal Aviation Administration.

“Training is a vital component to a viable, safe and effective drone program. This agreement with Sundance Media Group enables us to offer a B2B turnkey solution within the unmanned aircraft industry,” said Ed Somers, Vice President, Public Sector and Vertical Markets, SYNNEX. “The addition of SMG safety-first training methodology services to our own product offerings elevates our complete technology solutions.”

Drones are an incomparable solution when it comes to safety, speed, initiating operations, and keeping costs to a minimum. Data can be captured, archived, and easily passed through the chain of command at any organization. SMG’s 19-year history working in aviation with crime scene investigation, crowd monitoring, and night-time forensic missions is now available to SYNNEX’s customer base. 107 offerings from prep, introduction to practical flight, and advanced applied to vertical-focused flight and post-processing training from SMG are some of the included offerings.

“We look forward to bringing our standard of excellence for various segments within the UA industry to SYNNEX and its customers,” said Jennifer Pidgen, Chief Operating Officer of Sundance Media Group, now celebrating 26 years in training. ‘sYNNEX focuses on helping their business partners grow and the SMG culture is to ensure that every client gets white-glove services. We identify the clients? specific sUAS needs and we build out our training programs to meet those needs to ensure they are successful in their adaptation of this new technology.”

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