Israeli-based Mobilicom announced this week its SkyHopper offering earned certification for high-power, long range, and highly secured data links for drones in Japan, as officials prepare for security and other operations involving drones at next year’s Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.
The company received both ground data terminal (GDT) and aerial data terminal (ADT) transmission certifications from TELEC, a certification entity registered with Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication. Mobilicom said the certification “proves that SkyHopper conforms to the strict technical and legal requirements of Japanese radio law, and thereby complies with industry standards.”
Mobilicom said it previously received TELEC certification for low-power transmissions at the end of 2017. For this certification, the company has been working with Jepico Corporation, a SkyHopper reseller in supporting the certification process. Jepico is currently in the process of obtaining an operators’ license, Mobilicom added.
The company is a global provider of end-to-end hardware and software solutions aimed at commercial and industrial drones, and robotics. Systems include communication, encryption, cybersecurity, integrated video processing, ruggedized controllers, and viewers. The company’s SkyHopper offering turns regular drones into “smart drones,” integrating the pieces needed to perform those security and communications tasks.
“To know that we provide the only certified high-power, long range, highly secured drone communication solution in Japan today is a testament to the quality of our systems,” said Oren Elkayam, CEO of Mobilicom (photo, left). “A high-power, long range data link has been in demand by the Japanese drone market for a long time, and we are proud to be able to fill this need.”