Tethered drone solution provider Hoverfly to incorporate Embedded Module
NEW YORK, N.Y.—Persistent Systems, LLC (“Persistent”) announced today that it has entered into a five-year agreement with Hoverfly Technologies Inc.
Hoverfly will be joining the Wave Relay® Ecosystem, an alliance of unmanned system and sensor companies that integrate the Wave Relay® mobile ad hoc network (MANET) into their products. Hoverfly’s tether-powered, small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), LiveSky™ and the BigSky™, will both be part of the Ecosystem, with the Wave Relay® MANET offered as the standard communication link.
“We are proud to continue to grow the Ecosystem and incorporate new systems that help further the effort towards a networked battlefield,” said Brian Soles, Director of Business Development for Persistent Systems. “The Wave Relay® MANET can scale and operate effectively in urban environments where the LiveSky and BigSky excel.”
By incorporating Persistent’s MANET radios on their sUAS, Hoverfly improves their offerings operational capabilities in dense urban environments. The tethered capability of the LiveSky and BigSky allow them to reach above tall buildings to spread the network farther. Greater networking capabilities provide the warfighter with real-time situational awareness for quick, in-the-moment tactical decisions.
“As the Army is working towards networking the battlefield, the addition of the Wave Relay® MANET to our tethered drones enhances capabilities for communications, ISR, rogue reconnaissance, and security,” said Rob Topping, CEO of Hoverfly. “This integration provides a much-needed communication link that enables a wholly networked solution.”
The Hoverfly systems operate at altitudes of 200 feet above the ground, where a tether cable provides continuous power and high speed ethernet connectivity. With the Embedded Module now integrated into Hoverfly’s offerings, users benefit from the range and performance that the MANET can deliver in this unobstructed, advantaged location for miles of connectivity.
“This partnership represents a significant new addition to the Ecosystem. Providing an advantaged communication relay extends the range and performance of all the Wave Relay® Ecosystem offerings. Now unmanned ground robots can operate further in complex urban environments, and sensor data can be retrieved at greater distances. The Hoverfly integration of the Wave Relay® MANET is a true capability multiplier on the networked battlefield,” added Brian Soles.
For more information on Wave Relay®-enabled Hoverfly products, please contact Gerri Dundie, Hoverfly’s Media Contact, at 407-985-4500, or via e-mail at [email protected]
ABOUT HOVERFLY TECHNOLOGIES INC.
Hoverfly Technologies (www.hoverflytech.com) manufactures tether-powered aerial drones designed for persistent security and public safety applications. Our drones operate in defense, security, public safety, sports, media, and large areas where reliability and durability are paramount. Hoverfly drones fly for hours, days and weeks at a time using mobile/ground power transmitted over the tether. Hoverfly drones send RF secure data and operate from fixed base installations or “on the move” vehicles. Our products fly autonomously and require no piloting skills, making them practical for all types of applications and missions. Customers equip their drones with a variety of payloads including video, IR cameras, transmitters, lights and more. Hoverfly drones are designed, built and supported in the U.S.A.
About Persistent Systems, LLC
Headquartered in New York City since 2007, Persistent Systems, LLC is a global communications technology company that develops and manufactures a patented and secure Mobile Ad hoc Networking (MANET) system: Wave Relay®. Wave Relay® transmits and receives data, video, voice and other applications under the most difficult conditions. Their suite of products is utilized in Commercial, Military, Government, Industrial, Agriculture, Robotics, and Unmanned Systems markets. Please visit http://www.persistentsystems.com to learn more. Follow Persistent Systems on Twitter to get updates on the latest developments @pswaverelay