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The Innovative Dronetag Mini Allows for Remote ID Compliance on Older Drones

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Civil Aviation Authorities around the world are clamping down on regulations. Rightly so, there needs to be control of the airspace. Crowded airspace without regulation could soon be a major issue.

Dronetag, a Czech start-up, has found a way to help drones, even older models, comply with Network ID regulations and remote ID. Coordination and safety are critical to the success of commercial drone operations.

Their Dronetag Mini is a compact remote ID transmitter device that can be attached to most drones and allows them to comply with international requirements. Network and remote ID are already requirements for drone operations in many countries. Some areas have been slow to introduce these regulations, but are sure to implement them soon. Dronetag offers a practical and adorable solution to this challenge.

Most modern drones come with this technology as standard, but until now, there were few options for older models that were not compliant.

What the device does is attach to older drones lacking the latest technology and transmit flight details, and the drone ID with both other drone pilots as well as civil aviation authorities. This is fast becoming a standard regulation in many parts of the world.

The device is small, flat, and weighs a mere 32 grams. The battery life is around 14 hours, so more than enough for most purposes. It allows older models, of which there are many, to comply with current or incoming regulations.

The Dronetag Mini was developed by Czech start-up Dronetag. It makes use of GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and EGNOS satellites to confirm and communicate ID and position.

The system allows you to future proof most drones by allowing for Network Remote ID as well as Direct Remote ID (sent over Bluetooth). This works well for current regulations, as well as future rules that have been proposed.

The central control system is run by aviation authorities. While some places have not yet regulated these controls, it is just a matter of time. Modern drones have these features, but this is a major boost to those with slightly older drones.

The European Space Agency’s ASPIRE program was the drive behind the development of the innovative device. They help SMEs to innovate and create new products and help them to market them.

The Dronetag Mini works via a web or smartphone app. This lets the operator plan out their flight, share their anticipated flight zones, and request official authorization when this is needed. They can also monitor other drones in the zone on an interactive flight journal.

Furthermore, the app allows the pilot to connect to air traffic management systems. This allows the user to receive critical information and notification from air traffic controllers and see other aircraft or drones in the area.

This is a major boost for air safety and helps users comply with legislation. These are vital as more drones take to the sky. Without regulation and control, it could be chaos. This allows for safe aerial operations that can only boost the leisure and commercial drone market.

CEO of Dronetag, CEO Lukáš Brchl, explains, “The number of drones being used all over Europe has been growing very fast, leading the European Union to create new regulations. “These can be restrictive if operators don’t have the right setup. Our device and app together make it easy to comply with these regulations and will help to enable applications such as drone shows and deliveries by drone, which we expect to become increasingly common.”

The innovative Dronetag is affordable and practical. It offers a massive benefit to all drone pilots and operators, particularly in the enterprise space.

SOURCE: Dronetag


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