• Elsight managing director Nir Gabay. (Elsight)
    Elsight managing director Nir Gabay. (Elsight)

Elsight, an ASX-listed company that develops advanced communication technologies for real-time data, video, and audio transmission over cellular networks in mission-critical environments, has received its first purchase order for ten Halo units from US industrial drone solution provider, Airobotics.

With these units, Elsight will commence a pilot trial of its brand new Halo communications platform with Airobotics.

Halo is Elsight’s flagship communication platform. It integrates Elsight’s high bandwidth, secure data and video transmission technology in a product with a miniaturised form factor and weight, and low battery consumption and heat index.

Currently, the issues of security, low battery consumption and weight, as well as always-on availability and low latency, are major issues for the drone industry.

This Halo pilot trial is of great strategic importance to Elsight and Airobotics, as it has the potential to validate a key differentiator of Halo for the entire drone industry, and in particular for drone operations beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS), which will be the case for drone deliveries.

BVLOS is regarded by many as the tipping point that can make long-range drone deliveries and remote drone inspections commercially viable.

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