LTE connectivity for drones encounters many of the problems of traditional use cases with the additional challenge of accounting for mobility. Field work means it is also good practice to include additional failsafes.

The Challenge. 

In additional to challenges posed by typical industrial use cases for modems, drones pose the challenge of mobility as well. Drone control, as well as radio line of site, and redundant failsafes must be maintained to facilitate autonomous flight. Any equipment used must also be lightweight to keep pay load manageable and able to withstand an outdoor environment.

The Solution. 

Connected IO’s Machine Connect modems were custom designed for semi-rugged performance. Machine Connect modems also provide real-time cloud connectivity to facilitate autonomous flight and enable real-time data retrieval from any computer or smart device.