Auterion Integrates Elsight into Auterion Ecosystem for Multi-Network Broadband Connectivity
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
Today, open-source drone software platform creator Auterion has announced that it will be incorporating Elsight into its growing ecosystem. Elsight’s Halo communications module is able to be seamlessly integrated into drones and other autonomous systems, and is now being made available for Auterion ecosystem partners through its integration with Skynode.
“Elsight is a leader in providing drone connectivity solutions, and the Halo integration further strengthens connectivity functionality for Auterion customers,” said Auterion’s vice president of engineering, Markus Achtelik. “Halo runs connections with different carriers at the same time, combining multiple, flexible communication links with advanced bonding algorithms to provide a multi-network, agnostic solution, ideal for communications in beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) flights. Those flights are fast becoming the present and future of commercial drone use.”
Having dependable communications and data connectivity is essential to the deployment of enterprise drones. Radio frequency connectivity sometimes struggles with range and line-of-sight issues, and satellite connectivity, despite its exceptional range, coverage and uptime, can have issues with latency and budget. Reliable cellular connectivity fulfills all field requirements, while also foregoing issues with bandwidth and cost. Elsight’s Halo provides a multi-SIM solution that connects to multiple cellular providers, checking for channels suffering from communications “dead zones” and automatically rerouting to the channel with the most suitable connection.
“We’re thrilled about the integration of Halo with Skynode,” said Elsight’s vice president of product and business development, Ronny Vatelmacher. “Halo’s state-of-the-art module provides a degree of reliability and safety that’s close to 100%. It offers full redundancy, high bandwidth, low latency, data security, and overall operational safety by aggregating all available IP links, 4G, LTE and 5G cellular and others as necessary, into one bonded link. Combine that with Auterion’s autonomous mobility platform and you’ve got an unbeatable BVLOS solution, boosting your chances of obtaining regulatory certification. Robust flight control systems like Auterion’s Skynode are important to regulators considering BVLOS drone ops. Of course, the integration helps with VLOS too, when there are areas where the reception of a specific carrier is bad.”
Auterion’s continuously growing open-source ecosystem offers customers flexible solutions that meet enterprise quality, scale and regulatory requirements.
“Auterion’s partnership with Elsight is the continued execution of our strategy to build the largest drone ecosystem based on open source and open standards, which provides end users with the best options,” Achtelik added. “Our ecosystem flywheel is driving the growth of our platform. More partners are joining the Auterion ecosystem which, in turn, is attracting more partners. That cycle leads to greater solutions for end users.”
Read more about Elsight:
- Drone Connectivity Solutions: Elsight Delivers Communications for Multi-Domain Autonomous Ops
- Elsight on Dawn of Drones This Week: AI-Powered Drone Connectivity Solutions
- Is Connectivity the Key to Urban Drone Delivery? Elsights Halo Integrated into Drones Operating within NAAMA Hadera Intiative
- Elsight Believes in a BVLOS Future for Commercial Drones, and They’ve Put Money On It: the Halo Value Investment Program (VIP)
- Elsight Halo: Drone Enabling Technology that Fits in the Palm of Your Hand [DRONELIFE Exclusive Interview]
Read more about Auterion:
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- Former DJI Exec Romeo Durscher Joins Open-Source Drone Software Platform Powerhouse Auterion
- New Commercial Drone Hits the Market: Freeflys Astro is Auterions Newest Open Source Collaboration
Ian attended Dominican University of California, where he received a BA in English in 2019. With a lifelong passion for writing and storytelling and a keen interest in technology, he is now contributing to DroneLife as a staff writer.
Miriam McNabb is the Editor-in-Chief of DRONELIFE and CEO of JobForDrones, a professional drone services marketplace, and a fascinated observer of the emerging drone industry and the regulatory environment for drones. Miriam has penned over 3,000 articles focused on the commercial drone space and is an international speaker and recognized figure in the industry. Miriam has a degree from the University of Chicago and over 20 years of experience in high tech sales and marketing for new technologies.
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