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Top Flight New Airborg Hybrid Powered H8 10K Ready for Customer Engagement
Top Flight's multi-function and feature-rich hybrid-powered UAV with estimated flying time of 3 hours with up to 4kg payload, 1 hour with up to 15kg payload and over 100 mile range available for customer engagement.

Boston, MA - Mar 15, 2017 - The Airborg™ H8 10K is a 1950 mm(L) x 1600 mm(W) x 1500 mm(H) multi-function, enhanced flight time, extended payload, quad (4x2) 8-rotor UAV platform. This vehicle has eight 34” carbon fiber propellers, removable arms for packing and transport, an estimated flying time of 3 hours with up to 4kg payload, 1 hour with up to 15kg payload, at a maximum velocity of 40 mph, a maximum range of 100 miles, and can operate in wind/gust conditions up to 35 mph.

Ultra High Efficiency Halbach Motors
Top Flight Technologies, with our partner IIMANII, is proud to offer an initial product line of Ultra High Efficiency Halbach Motors

Boston, MA - Mar 14, 2017 - These motor designs leverage a passive cooling method in conjunction with a proprietary magnetic construction based on a Halbach array that results in a very light, very compact motor assembly with very smooth commutation and unmatched efficiency and smoothness of motion.

The Battery Energy Density Revolution
Dr. Sanjay Sarma (MIT & Top Flight Co-Founder) introduces the promise and challenges of rotorcraft drones because of energy production, energy management, and energy storage today.

Boston, MA - Feb 09, 2017 - Rotorcraft drones are promising but we have a long way to go because of energy production, energy management, and energy storage today. This is particularly true if we want our drones to be anything more than hobby items and platforms for photographing weddings.

The Verge: Top Flight sponsored MIT team wins SpaceX's Hyperloop competition
In the end, Elon Musk couldn't resist showing up to the competition he helped inspire.

Boston, MA - Jan 30, 2016 - Massachusetts Institute of Technology's team was awarded the top prize, and will now go on to build an actual pod to race on the under-construction track near SpaceX's Hawthorne, Calif. headquarters.

DataFox Digest: The Top 7 Boston-Area Startups to Watch in 2016
DataFox crunched the numbers to find the 7 early-stage startups located in and around Boston poised for a breakout year in 2016.

Boston, MA - Dec 09, 2015 - Between Harvard, MIT, and other top universities; a thriving biotech scene fostered by premier hospitals; and the intellectual capital housed in Kendall Square alone, it's no surprise that Boston's startup scene is thriving.

TOP FLIGHT RAISES $1.75 MILLION IN SEED FUNDING, MOVE TO COMMERCIALIZATION OF UAV HYBRID PROPULSION AIRBORG PRODUCT
Financing led by ff Venture Capital will fuel product development and customer beta program.

Boston, MA - Nov 27, 2015 - Top Flight has secured $1.75 million in seed funding. Led by John Frankel from ff Venture Capital, with participation by John Shaw from One Asia Fund, Tak Miyata from Scrum Ventures, Joi Ito from Neoteny Labs. and to start the company’s customer beta program.

BOSTONINNOV: HERE ARE 10 BOSTON-AREA DRONE COMPANIES TO WATCH
Boston's drone industry is still young, but there are already a number of interesting ventures in the works.

Boston, MA - Oct 21, 2015 - Top Flight Technologies is making a drone called the Airborg H6 1500 that uses a hybrid gasoline-electric engine to stay in the air longer. The Malden company is led by Dr. Long Phan, who served as an initial member of the MIT/Draper Aerial Robotics team.

BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK: TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION - HYBRID DRONES - MAY 11-17, 2015
Bloomberg Businessweek Writer Michael Belfiore illustrates and explains Top Flight Technologies' mid-class hyrid propulsion system UAV capabilities.

Boston, MA - May 11, 2015 - A typical commercial drone can travel a few miles before having to recharge. Top Flight's version, powered by both a rechargeable lithium ion battery and an onboard gas generator, can travel up to 100 miles.

DIY DRONES/CHRIS ANDERSON: HYBRID HEX USES GAS/ELECTRIC COMBO TO GET 2.5 HOURS FLIGHT TIME
Chris Anderson, CEO, 3D Robotics, blogs about Top Flight's Hybrid Propulsion MIT Technology Review and ability to enhance flight time and payload.

Boston, MA - May 02, 2015 - Top Flight, the MIT spin-off company has some very interesting power technology that can get 100 mile range of one gallon of gas.

POPULAR MECHANICS: HYBRID POWER COULD LET DRONES FLY FOR HOURS
Chris Anderson, CEO, 3D Robotics, blogs about Top Flight's Hybrid Propulsion MIT Technology Review and ability to enhance flight time and payload.

Boston, MA - Apr 03, 2015 - For the drone revolution to really take off, the flying machines will have to fly longer than the half-hour-or-so that today's batteries allow. Top Flight has the solution - hybrid power drones.

NEXT BIG FUTURE: HYBRID GAS ELECTRIC DRONE HAS 13 TIMES THE RANGE OF A BATTERY ELECTRIC DRONE
Top Flight Technologies is the first company to successfully demonstrate true serial hybrid power integration into multi-rotors at industry disruptive price points.

Boston, MA - Mar 19, 2015 - The aircraft’s range is many times that of any quadcopter on the market—the most popular type of drone for its maneuverability. Almost all quadcopters run on batteries, and can fly for only about 40 minutes between charges with a payload weighing just a couple of kilograms. The new drone can also fly more than twice as far as a radio-controlled, gasoline-powered helicopter of similar size.

MIT TECH REVIEW - A HYBRID QUADCOPTER FILES FURTHER
Top Flight Technologies is the first company to successfully demonstrate true serial hybrid power integration into multi-rotors at industry disruptive price points.

Boston, MA - Mar 18, 2015 - A new hybrid gas-electric aircraft could make drone delivery more practical. The Top Flight Technologies the six-rotor drone can fly for more than two-and-a-half hours—or 160 kilometers—carrying a payload weighing nine kilograms.

BOSTON GLOBE - WILD WEST IN THE SKIES
Industry not waiting for FAA to adopt rules to allow commercial use of drones.

Boston, MA - Feb 27, 2015 - Last year, funding for peacetime drone startups topped $100 million. But it’s an industry still in the Wild West phase, waiting for the Federal Aviation Administration to adopt rules to allow the commercial use of drones.

BOSTON GLOBE - REMOTE HELICOPTER, DRONE BUSINESS TAKING OFF IN MALDEN
Prosumer and commercial use of drones revoluntionizing numerous industry applications.

Boston, MA - Feb 22, 2015 - HeliDirect, a e-retailer of remote control (RC) hobby helicopters, and Top Flight Technologies, a provider of commercial-grade multi-rotor UAVs using revolutionary hybrid propulsion solutions are two successful companies making waves in north Boston.

MIT PROFESSOR SANJAY SARMA JOINS TOP FLIGHT TECHNOLOGIES AS CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Professor Sarma to guide technology and intellectual property development with Top Flight’s Hybrid Propulsion Technology for Robotics & UAVs

Boston, MA - Dec 16, 2014 - Boston-based Top Flight Technologies, Inc. (www.tflightech.com), an innovative developer of advance UAVs utilizing the Company’s patented high performance hybrid electric engine, announced that MIT Professor Sanjay Sarma will be its Chief Technology Advisor.

TOP FLIGHT TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES NEW UAV HYBRID PROPULSION AIRBORG PRODUCT AT IDG DEMO 2014 FALL TECH CONFERENCE
Top Flight chosen by Demo Fall 2014 as one of ten new innovative start-up companies with technology products that have global business solution impact

San Jose, CA - Nov 19, 2014 - Top Flight Technologies, Inc. (www.tflightech.com), an innovative provider of industrial grade UAV hardware and autopilot control products for commercial markets, shared with the attendees at the IDG Demo 2014 Fall Tech Product Conference the Company’s first multi-rotor UAV product with Top Flight’s Hybrid Propulsion Engine™ and capable of over 2+ hours of flight time, 100 mile range, flying autonomously, all on a single gallon of gasoline.

TOP FLIGHT TECHNOLOGIES FOCUSED ON COST EFFECTIVE ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY UAVS FOR GROWING COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS
Born out of Engineering, Aviation, Aerospace, Software Development Management and Technology Advisor Expertise from MIT, Draper Laboratory, Georgia Tech and the FAA, Top Flight Technologies to advance cost-effective commercial UAV market solutionsystems

Boston, MA - May 13, 2014 - Top Flight Technologies, Inc. (www.tflightech.com), an innovative provider of industrial grade UAV hardware and autopilot control products for commercial markets, today announced the launch of the new company, its management and company advisors and first commercial product.

ADVUS SIGNS APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT THAT ADVANCES AIRTOUCH CAPABILITIES FOR ITS ANDROID-BASED PLATFORM
Advus will provide software innovation services to AirTouch which will significntly expand AirTouch integrated telecom services program.

New York, NY - Feb 21, 2012 - Advus Corporation, a leading global Technology and Consulting firm, announced today that is has signed an Application Development Agreement with AirTouch Communications, Inc. (ATCH:OTCBB) to advance the secure, Android-based platform that converges voice, data, video, surveillance and entertainment being developed by Air Touch.

EDEN TECHNOLOGIES CAPITALIZING ON VIRTUAL CIO AND MANAGED SERVICES TO DRIVE ONGOING BUSINESS INNOVATION AND PEACE OF MIND IT SUPPORT
New Deployment Alternates Maximize Business and Technology for SMB and Decentralized Enterprise Clients

New York, NY - Apr 25, 2010 - Eden Technologies, a premier IT Consulting, Support & Managed Services company, continues to sharpen IT services for clients looking to ensure "Peace of Mind" with their IT infrastructure availability, and at the same time provide business executives sound technology strategies that focus limited IT budgets to projects that drive productivity and revenues.

ADVUS EXPANDS CPM/BI PRACTICE TOOLSETS AS AN IBM COGNOS VALUENET PARTNER
Advus Helping IBM Cognos Customers with Several Fast-Adapt Solution Sets to Build Corporate Performance and Risk Management Systems

New York, NY - Mar 12, 2010 - Advus, a strategic consulting company that specializes in Corporate Performance Management (CPM), Analytics and Business Intelligence (BI) IT solutions, is pleased to add IBM Cognos ValueNet Certified Partner to its list of industry recognitions. Advus has been developing repeatable methodologies and software components to speed client CPM solutions in business areas such as Financial Control, Risk Management, Sales, Credit, Inventory, Forecasting, and other operational and enterprise-wide areas.

DELOITTE EW-RISK SOLUTION RECOGNIZED AS WINNER OF 2009 MICROSOFT WORLDWIDE CONFERENCE AWARD FOR SMART CLIENT SOLUTIONS
Worldwide Award Top Choice From A Pool of 2,000 Entrants Recognizes Custom Development Using Microsoft Technology To Address Demanding Needs

Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil - Jul 15, 2009 - Deloitte's Enterprise Risk Management Practice Area along with Microsoft Gold Certified Partner L3, are pleased to announce that the Ew-Risk® application developed by the two companies was awarded the 2009 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference Winner in Custom Development. This Brazilian market-leading solution, built on Microsoft Technology, is used by Deloitte consultants to facilitate, capture, track and report comprehensive activities and findings for its customers in the area of Enterprise Risk.

INCREMAX, MELILLO CONSULTING AND NETCOM JOIN FORCES TO OFFER MICROSOFT SHAREPOINT SOLUTIONS THAT ADDRESS MORE WORK WITH LESS PEOPLE
Microsoft SharePoint Can Significantly Improve Information Worker Productivity But Requires Expertise in Several Areas to Reap Ongoing Rewards

New York, USA - Nov 01, 2008 - Three Greater New York City based Gold Certified and Managed Microsoft Partners, Incremax, Melillo Consulting and Netcom Information Technology, announced today that they have joined forces to help clients with wide-scale user and business adoption of Microsoft SharePoint. This powerful and multi-functional product drives significant Information Worker productivity gains through improved document handling, workflow, access to internal/external business information, and integration with the entire Microsoft Office Productivity/Email suite.

CASAS BAHIA CIO FRED WANDERLEY SHARES CPM/BI CASE STUDY AT BRAZIL GARTNER "FUTURE OF IT" CONFERENCE
Advus Performance-Watch™ Visual BI Dashboards Instrumental Component to Casas Bahia Ability to Seize New Revenue Opportunities While Managing Risk

São Paulo, Brazil - Oct 02, 2008 - Advus, a strategic consulting company that specializes in Corporate Performance Management (CPM), Analytics and Business Intelligence (BI) IT solutions, was pleased that Fred Wanderley, CIO of Casas Bahia, could share both his company's lessons learned in their ongoing BI program, as well as demonstrate in real-time the Advus Performance-Watch™ Visual BI Dashboard designed for this Sales and Credit application, to the 800+ attendees of the Gartner Future of IT Economics, held September 16-18 in São Paulo, Brazil.

MICROSOFT HONORS INCREMAX WITH COMMUNITY PARTNER OF THE YEAR AWARD HELPING NEW YORK ROAD RUNNERS FOUNDATION MIGHTY MILERS PROGRAM
Awards Announced As Part Of Microsoft's 2008 Worldwide Partner Conference

New York, NY - Aug 25, 2008 - Microsoft is pleased to announce this year's East region award winners as part of Microsoft's 2008 Worldwide Partner Conference, which took place recently in Houston.

KERRY GERONTIANOS SELECTED AS MICROSOFT DIGITAL WORLDWIDE PARTNER CONFERENCE USA SPOKESPERSON
Microsoft Eager to Spread IDC Report Findings that Partner-to-Partner Global Activity Accounts for a $6.7 Billion IAMCP Eco-System

New York, NY - Jul 05, 2008 - Incremax, a New York City business-driven technology consultancy for Microsoft product solutions is pleased to participate with Microsoft, and other International Association of Microsoft Certified Partners (IAMCP) country leaders, to bring Microsoft partners and company executives together using social media.

INCREMAX WINS MICROSOFT AWARD FOR HELPING NEW YORK ROAD RUNNERS FOUNDATION GO THE EXTRA MILE
Incremax IT Solution Extends NYRRF Mighty Milers Program Reach to Kids Across the USA and Winning Microsoft Partner Recognition

New York, NY - Feb 27, 2008 - Incremax, a Greater New York business-driven technology consultancy for Microsoft product solutions is pleased to be awarded Microsoft's Second Quarter New York/New Jersey Area Partner Award for Client Satisfaction

FRACTAL:EDGE ENLISTS ADVUS TO HELP EXECS VISUALIZE BUSINESS INDICATORS
Solutions Partner Focuses Squarely on Corporate Performance, Analytics and Business Intelligence to Drive Results

New York, NY - Feb 06, 2008 - Advanced visualization software vendor Fractal:Edge announced it has partnered with Advus, a New York and Sao Paulo Brazil strategic consulting company that has made a bold move into helping customers drive profit and manage risk by integrating highly effective and interactive Fractal Maps with Executive Portals

ADVUS BRINGS VISUAL CORPORATE PERFORMANCE DASHBOARDS TO CLIENTS
Fewer Strong Key Performance Indicators in Interactive Visual Dashboards Unlock Business Intelligence in Clients Own Information

New York, NY - Nov 09, 2007 - Advus, a strategic consulting company specializing in Business Process and Performance Management, announced a number of investment and expansion plans that focus squarely in the new high-growth area of Corporate Performance Management, Analytics and Business Intelligence

FRACTAL:EDGE FINALIST FOR THE 2007 MICROSOFT ISV/SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS INNOVATION PARTNER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Company Stands Out From 1,800 Entrants with Innovative Data Visualization Products

New York, NY - Jun 15, 2007 - Fractal:Edge announced it has been selected as a finalist for Microsoft Corporation's Partner of the Year Award in the ISV/Software Solutions, Innovation category. Winners of the 2007 Microsoft Partner Program Awards - which recognize top Microsoft Partners delivering market-leading Microsoft-based solutions - will be announced July 11 at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Denver, Colorado.

FRACTAL:EDGE DATA VISUALIZATION MAKES PACIFIC NORTHWEST AEROSPACE COMPANY FLY
Company Extends Microsoft Excel Reporting With Dynamic Visualization

New York, NY - May 31, 2007 - Innovative visualization software vendor Fractal:Edge is proud to report how clients that rely heavily on Microsoft Excel are incorporating Fractal Maps to add dynamic visual analysis to their Corporate Performance Management systems. The latest client is a Pacific Northwest Aerospace firm that, although requesting anonymity, is very pleased to describe specific improvements gained from this winning combination of tools that support its comprehensive analysis needs for staff and management.

INCREMAX WINS MICROSOFT PARTNER COMPETENCY AWARD FOR HEDGE FUND INDUSTRY EXPERTISE
Creating A Microsoft Product Road-Map For Growing Hedge Fund Management Firms Key To Success

New York, NY - May 24, 2007 - Incremax, a Greater New York business-savvy technology consultancy of Microsoft product solutions is proud to be awarded Microsoft's Third Quarter New York/New Jersey Area Partner Award for Competency in understanding the scalable infrastructure, information productivity and custom business applications that drive both Fixed-Income and Equity Hedge Fund management firms.

FRACTAL:EDGE NAMED "COOL VENDOR" BY LEADING ANALYST FIRM
Vendors Selected for the "Cool Vendor Report" are Innovative, Impactful and Intriguing

New York, NY - Apr 09, 2007 - Advanced visualization software vendor Fractal:Edge has been included in the list of "Cool Vendors" in the Cool Vendors in Analytics, Business Intelligence and Corporate Performance Management, 2007 Research Report by Gartner, Inc.

VISUAL BOOST FOR MICROSOFT EXCEL 2007 WITH FRACTAL MAPS
Latest Fractal:Edge Product to be Debuted at Microsoft Office 2007 Launch

New York, NY - Dec 01, 2006 - Fractal:Edge announced today the release of its latest product, the Fractal Map Add-in for Excel 2007. Delivering Fractal:Edge's award-winning data visualization to a broad base of Business Intelligence and Information Workers for the first time, Fractal Map Add-in for Excel 2007 (FMA) makes full use of the new ribbon, custom task pane and breakthrough pivot table technology incorporated in Excel 2007. FMA will be included in the 'Business Value' pack at the New York City Microsoft Vista/Office 2007 Launch November 30th and will feature at ongoing Office 2007 Introduction Events throughout the beginning of next year.

MICROSOFT EMERGING BUSINESS TEAM HIGHLIGHTS FRACTAL EDGE AS LEADING INNOVATION PARTNER
Fractal Maps Extend Microsoft Business Intelligence Product Solutions

New York, NY - Nov 02, 2006 - Fractal:Edge, the market leading visualization provider, announced the showcasing of its award winning technology in Microsoft's Innovation Starts Here book. The company was selected by the Emerging Business Team (EBT) for successfully partnering with Microsoft to help customers gain a competitive edge. Fractal:Edge's premier active data visualization products are Microsoft Certified and integrate with, and extend the power of, Microsoft information productivity and business intelligence products.

FRACTAL EDGE VOTED BEST VISUALIZATION PROVIDER BY SECURITIES INDUSTRY
Joins Bloomberg, Goldman Sachs, McKinsey, IBM, Sungard on the podium at Waters Awards

New York, NY - Jul 13, 2006 - Advanced visualization software vendor Fractal Edge joined a stellar winners line-up at the recent Waters Magazine awards where the company was named Best Visualization Provider. Voted by the readers of the prestigious securities industry publication, the award is a ringing endorsement of the company's trademark Fractal Map technology. The margin of victory over other contenders in the category - including Panopticon, Tableau and Spotfire - demonstrates the unique power of Fractal Maps when it comes to tackling the high-volume, high-dimensionality data that is the norm in financial markets.

THE MERCURY GROUP FOCUSES ON CORE STRENGTHS
Single Source Provider of Video, Voice, Data Communications Connectivity - a Strategic Business Need

Bridgeport, CT - Feb 07, 2006 - The Mercury Group ('TMG'), a 25 year veteran organization of structured cabling, fiber engineering for commercial buildings, schools and government clients such as General Electric, Sikorksy Aircraft, Connecticut State University System, Gartner Group, Price Waterhouse and many other New England clients, has restructured its business practice areas to provide virtually any type communications connectivity between video, voice and data - cable, fiber or wireless.