Dealerscope: How are FAA regulations evolving in this area? Where are they are going? Are they going to get stricter, more lenient, more specific?
Kelly: The FAA is in the process of solidifying drone-specific regulation and that’s expected in 2016–17. They’ve already published expected standards for commentary. We are seeing FAA develop with the technology real-time. They’re being accommodating with regard to encouraging people to apply for waivers; they’re reviewing those applications and approving them. They’re doing a great job, given the fact that the U.S. has the most complicated airspace in the world. While it may seem we have this regulatory body that wants to hold back the technology, it’s hardly the case. They are enthusiastically supporting the integration of drones into the air space in a safe and responsible way. As with any new technology, it creates new requirements and regulations, and that’s good. It [signals] continued growth and development.
Dealerscope: On the consumer side of the drone category, is the number of consumer brands increasing? Are there any traditional consumer electronics companies – those who market digital imaging products or other traditional CE products – getting into the drone category, or planning to – besides GoPro?