Atlanta-based Hextronics is holding a live virtual rollout of its souped-up drone nest Friday that the company says combines power and durability with flexibility of use. Registration for the 11 a.m. CST (12 p.m. EST), May 14 event is open here.

Tougher, faster drone dock solution

Hextronics is calling the Hextronix Global Drone docking station one of the smallest and most affordable drone nests in the industry. The upgrade of its earlier Hextronix One unit features a robotic battery swapping function drawing from one of the six replacement cells the box stores. The speed of that internal dock switch is intended the cut downtime that manual replacements involve.

Though the dimensions appear to match those of the earlier Hextronix One, the company says the new model’s sleek metallic casing is part of a wider redesign increasing its weather resistance – including extreme temperatures in remote settings. 

Teaming up with SkyBase

The unit is powered by drone application…