Samsung headlines new sales wins for SkyHopper

  • Multinational technology leader Samsung purchases SkyHopper solution
  • Orders from six new customers across three continents
  • Repeat sales to existing customers in the US, France & Israel
  • SkyHopper becomes the first certified high power, long range, highly secured data link in Japan

Mobilicom Limited (Mobilicom) is pleased to report on recent wins with its SkyHopper by Mobilicom solutions across numerous new and existing key customers, generating growing revenues within the business.

Multinational technology leader Samsung purchases SkyHopper PRO

Mobilicom has completed an initial sale of SkyHopper PRO to multinational technology leader and top global brand, Samsung. The sale to Samsung was for use in drones performing security operations and inspections for its factories. The sale to a company of the size and caliber of Samsung is a testament to the quality and capabilities of the SkyHopper solution offerings.

Orders received from six new customers across three continents

In addition to Samsung, SkyHopper has continued to foster new business across the globe, with six new customers in the US, EMEA and APAC.

In the US, Easy Aerial, a manufacturer of autonomous drone systems that serves organisations including the Department of Defense, has purchased the SkyHopper solution for use in Japan. Censys Technologies, also a US drone company, has purchased SkyHopper for use in inspection applications. SkyHopper products were also recently sold to Taiwan-based ITRI, a research company for government projects, Video Drone, a Finnish drone manufacturer, and Nanomotion, an Israeli manufacturer of advanced sensors.

Repeat sales to existing customers in the US, France and Israel

SkyHopper has continued to retain business with its existing customer base and has garnered repeat sales with several companies across the US, France and Israel.

US-based Swift Engineering has purchased additional SkyHopper units for upcoming projects, including for its business in Japan in which the solution will be used for electrical power inspections. SkyHopper was also sold to two French drone companies, with sales to Drone Volt to be used for civilian professional UAVs while Azur Drones will use SkyHopper in its leading surveillance UAVs. Israel-based DroneX has also placed orders for the SkyHopper solution.

SkyHopper becomes the first certified high power, long range, highly secured data link in Japan

Mobilicom received the Japanese high-power transmission certification for its SkyHopper data links, making SkyHopper the first certified high power, long range, highly secured data link in Japan. The high-power certification comes after SkyHopper received the low-power Japanese TELEC certification at the end of 2017, enabling the business to lock in sales for projects in Japan.

Commenting on the sales wins and progress being achieved in the SkyHopper by Mobilicom business, CEO Oren Elkayam said: “We are continuing to attract some of the biggest names in the drones and electronics sector to our SkyHopper offerings, and are subsequently growing this business as the commercial drone industry continues to expand. By achieving sales wins with these customers it positions SkyHopper well for the large ramp up we expect in the use of commercial drone systems, as the regulations will begin to allow for more drone applications and further testing.”

Israel Navy places purchase order of more than $280,000 for Mobilicom’s Commercial Drone Upgrade Solution

  • New win of a strong reference customer
  • 2019 revenue from the Israel Ministry of Defense (MOD) for the Commercial Drone Upgrade Solution has now exceeded $850,000

Mobilicom Limited (Mobilicom) is pleased to announce that its breakthrough Commercial Drone Upgrade Solution has achieved a new win with a leading reference customer, the Israel Navy, after receiving an order for more than $280,000.

Mobilicom’s sales of this solution to-date have been to the Israel Army and this new purchase order shows the increased interest for the solution across several MOD units and applications.

The Commercial Drone Upgrade Solution is an after-market add on for drone units already sold within the market. It was developed as a result of the US ban on the use of certain types of drones in security operations as a result of backdoor cyber risks.

This system of Mobilicom’s has now generated more than $850,000 in revenue from the MOD in 2019 alone, with several repeat sales, putting it well on track to achieve its target of $1 million from the MOD by the end of calendar 2019.

Mobilicom’s CEO Oren Elkayam commented: “Providing the Commercial Drone Upgrade Solution to a new customer and application is a testament to its offering of a solution in high demand by the market it serves. The Israel Navy is an excellent reference that will support the continued expansion of the solution within the MOD and worldwide. Mobilicom has already been made the sole provider for this solution to the MOD, and therefore the revenue potential is significant.”

Mobilicom receives orders exceeding $200,000 from Japanese telco giant NTT

• Multiple orders expected per year
• Mobilicom’s solution sold to NTT is a kit that includes multiple MCU products for deployment in disaster relief situations
• NTT is the fifth largest telecommunications company in the world, with about 5 times the revenue of Telstra

Mobilicom Limited (Mobilicom) is pleased to announce that it has received new purchase orders from Japanese telecommunications giant, Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corporation (NTT), exceeding $200,000. In addition, NTT has indicated that it expects to place multiple orders per year.

The purchase orders will see kits from Mobilicom, each including approximately ten of its MCU products, serving the Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) for disaster relief initiatives across the country. The SDF is comprised of ground, naval and air divisions, with each division having a presence across each of the cities and prefectures in Japan. This provides Mobilicom with a very large potential sales magnitude with NTT, given the opportunity to deploy a kit within each SDF unit, across its various divisions and geographies.

NTT is the fifth largest telecommunications company in the world¹, as well as the third largest publicly traded company in Japan after Toyota and MUFG2. It is ranked 65th in Fortune Global 500 and listed on the Tokyo, Osaka, New York and London stock exchanges.

The order from NTT is another example of ongoing deployments of Mobile MESH networks using Mobilicom’s MCU products. Mobilicom’s unique solution is designed for quick deployment by NTT in challenging environments, serving mobile teams and platforms by enabling broadband video and data sharing for first responders and homeland security operations. It can be deployed within vehicles, mobile command posts, trees and masts to enable private secured communications.

Mobilicom CEO Oren Elkayam commented: “Following a rigorous testing and demonstration process with NTT, it is an exciting achievement for us to be selling these kit solutions to NTT for its ongoing initiative with the SDF. We are embarking on an effort to extend this across the various SDF units throughout Japan, and therefore multiply sales of these kits as an ongoing business.”

Breakthrough Commercial Drone Upgrade Solution released Additional $572,000 purchase order from Israel Ministry of Defense

  • Mobilicom has released a commercial drone upgrade solution for the after-market in response to the US Ban on certain 3rd party solutions which pose a back door cyber risk.
  • Mobilicom anticipates 2019 revenue from this solution to exceed $1 million
  • This solution is capable of being used as an add-on to a considerable number of existing drones in the market
  • New solution moves Mobilicom up the value chain within existing markets

Mobilicom Limited (Mobilicom) is pleased to announce that it has released a breakthrough Commercial Drone Upgrade Solution and has subsequently secured a $572,000 purchase order from the Israel Ministry of Defense (MOD).

Mobilicom’s groundbreaking Commercial Drone Upgrade Solution serves as an after-market add-on for drone units already sold within the market. Demand for the solution is driven by the US ban on use of certain types of drones in security operations as a result of a backdoor cyber risk.

As a direct result of the US ban, several other western countries have also banned the use of these drones in security operations. Mobilicom’s Commercial Drone Upgrade bypasses this security concern as it enables the continued use of these drones, by solving the backdoor cyber risk and adds advanced capabilities to the communication systems.

This new order from the MOD comes in addition to a purchase of more than $200,000 announced in September 2018. Mobilicom expects revenue from the newly released product to exceed $1 million in 2019.

The Commercial Drone Upgrade Kit enables Mobilicom to move up the value chain by offering a host of SkyHopper products, with third-party elements where necessary, to deliver a complete solution to existing customers within the same market.

Mobilicom’s CEO Oren Elkayam commented:

“Despite having just officially launched the new solution, Mobilicom already has sales impact and is well positioned to drive significant revenue this year with existing and new customers.”

SkyHopper products to be incorporated in new solutions by world’s second largest drone manufacturer Yuneec International

  • Mobilicom enters key strategic partnership with leading drone manufacturer Yuneec
  • Yuneec to release two drone solutions based on the SkyHopper by Mobilicom product portfolio, targeted at the commercial & government markets
  • Yuneec is a global leader in drones and electric aviation, producing more than one million products a year
  • Sales impact beginning this year, leveraging Yuneec’s global sales channels

Mobilicom is pleased to announce that it has entered into a strategic partnership with leading drone manufacturer, Yuneec International, for the purpose of releasing joint drone solutions that will incorporate the SkyHopper by Mobilicom product suite.

Yuneec International is the second largest manufacturer of electronic aviation and drones for Yuneec’s consumer and commercial target markets. Part-owned by Intel which has invested heavily in the business, Yuneec sells more than one million units per annum and operates across five sites worldwide since being founded in 1999.

Under this strategic partnership, Yuneec will release two drone platforms for the commercial and government markets based on SkyHopper by Mobilicom product offerings. Mobilicom expects sales of the platforms to commence during 2019, which Yuneec will deliver using its large worldwide sales channels.

In addition to sales impact, this creates an excellent opportunity for Mobilicom as the SkyHopper product suite is exposed to key target markets and customers.

Mobilicom’s CEO Oren Elkayam commented:

“As an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for Yuneec’s commercial and government drone solution, our sales will be strengthened by leveraging the magnitude of Yuneec as a company as well as its worldwide sales channels.

“As a growing giant in the drone industry, to have the opportunity to work alongside Yuneec is an indication of the high-quality products and technology Mobilicom is delivering.”

Leading Yuneec’s global sales and marketing operations, VP Global Sales Joe Schamuhn commented:

“Partnering with Mobilicom and leveraging its best-in-class SkyHopper technology will enable us to target the commercial and government markets more effectively. We believe the collaboration will result in a long-term relationship which offers significant opportunity for value creation.”

The SkyHopper-based commercial and government drone solution offerings from Yuneec will be commercially available beginning Q2 2019.

 

Mobilicom wins $1.8 million program

  • Israel Ministry of Defense and the Israel Innovation Authority have approved a AUD$1.8 million R&D program for Mobilicom
  • The program focuses on the development of Cyber Security using Artificial Intelligence (AI) for drones and robotics platforms
  • Reinforces Mobilicom as a holistic provider of solutions for drones and robotics
  • The program strengthens the Company’s long-term financial position and cash-flow performance
Mobilicom Limited (Mobilicom) is pleased to announce that it has been chosen by the Israel Ministry of Defense and the Israel Innovation Authority to execute an R&D project valued in excess of $1.8 million. This project was awarded to Mobilicom as a result of the unique solution proposed by Mobilicom.

Mobilicom’s project will focus on the development of cyber technologies using Artificial Intelligence (AI) as an add-on module for drones and unmanned platforms. Mobilicom is planning to develop an anti-hijacking and anti-spoofing system for commercial and industrial drones and robotics. It will enable autonomous drone cyber security without intervention by an operator in real-time.

This solution is a game-changer for commercial drone deployment as cyber security is critical for the success of the commercial drone market. Mobilicom’s innovative solution will mitigate the cyber security risks and as a result, enable the acceleration of commercial drone market scalability.

This is a two-year project with a grant of 66% based on the overall project value and thus strengthens the Company’s financial and cash flow performance.

Mobilicom’s CEO Oren Elkayam commented:

“We look forward to bringing this project to fruition as the outcome will serve as a game-changer in the commercial drone and robotics industry and reinforce Mobilicom as a holistic solution provider for drones and other unmanned platforms.”

Mobilicom wins account with US ground robotics company

  • Mobilicom delivers an initial purchase order exceeding $200,000 with additional commercial sales expected throughout 2019
  • US-based robotics company has chosen Mobilicom’s MCU 30 Lite with its new technology which employs Mobile MESH Network Solutions and relay capabilities to be integrated into its visionary robotics solution
  • Expands Mobilicom’s penetration of the US market and global footprint

Mobilicom Limited is pleased to announce that it has secured an account with a US ground robotics company, with the delivery of an initial purchase order exceeding $200,000.

Mobilicom’s innovative MCU-30 Lite technology has been selected for integration into the company’s innovative robotics solution. Mobilicom’s solution offers MCU 30 Lite with its new Mobile MESH Network solution and relay capabilities that the customer will use for underground and in-building operations. Mobilicom has delivered numerous MCU-30 Lite systems and it is anticipated that additional sale orders will be received throughout 2019.

The new customer is a unique designer within the robotics industry, with its solutions designed for a variety of industries including homeland security, mining, oil and gas, aerospace, maritime, petrochemical, public safety and construction. The company has been developing robotics for over 25 years which can perform highly complex tasks in areas where human safety is at risk. Due to the customer’s internal protocols, as well as the nature of the operations performed in given applications, Mobilicom is unable to disclose the identity of the company due to its US government activity operations.

The multifunctional MCU-30 Lite unit combines 4G with Mobile MESH technologies, to produce an IP communications unit that delivers ad-hoc direct wireless mobile communication including HD video, data and VoIP without the need for any infrastructure.

Mobilicom’s CEO Oren Elkayam commented:

“The purchase of Mobilicom’s MCU-30 Lite units by a unique and innovative robotics industry player highlights the broad capabilities and growing interest in Mobilicom’s cutting-edge technology. Not only is the purchase order a vote of confidence in Mobilicom’s technology but it significantly expands Mobilicom’s international reach. We expect to increase commercial production of our MCU-30 Lite unit as the company serves significant new and expanded markets.

Sales and integration momentum continues across multiple customers including ExxonMobil, GE and German Aerospace Centre

• Initial sale of SkyHopper & MCU products to US multinational GE
• Recurrent unit sales to ExxonMobil exceeding $100,000, delivered and in deployment
• Successful proof of concept of new Mobilicom solution completed with Nexter
• Initial sale & integration of MCU product with German Aerospace Centre (DLR)

Mobilicom Limited is pleased to report on important progress made in sales and integrations of the Mobilicom and SkyHopper products across several key customers.

GE
Mobilicom has completed an initial sale of both its MCU and SkyHopper products to US multinational General Electric Company (GE), one of the largest companies on the Fortune 500. The MCU product was sold to GE for drone applications that require a more ruggedized and longer range solution such as those in which the drone must face harsh environmental conditions. The SkyHopper product is being integrated into a new drone service platform in one of GE’s subsidiaries. While the revenue to date is small, this sale is a testament to the quality and capabilities of Mobilicom’s product offerings.

ExxonMobil
Mobilicom has delivered and is deploying additional hardware units exceeding $100,000 to the oil and gas giant ExxonMobil.

Technical teams from Mobilicom and ExxonMobil worked together to co-design a unique solution for major players in the oil and gas industry, for large sites spanning up to 100km that comprise mobile platforms and ships.

Mobilicom’s innovative technology for off-shore deployments offers ExxonMobil new capabilities, integral to the unique ExxonMobil project sites. The technology is configured with transferable mobile platforms and rigs which move between fixed rigs and platforms alongside support vessels.

Nexter
Mobilicom recently completed a successful demonstration and proof-of-concept with Nexter Robotics, part of leading European land defense business Nexter Group. Nexter used Mobilicom’s MCU products and the new underground networking solution, with a unique solution enabling Nexter’s robotics to operate indoors, in warehouses, as well as underground. Mobilcom’s new MCUs will enable relay and the operation of fleets of robotics without the need for GPS, thereby enabling underground and indoor operations.

Nexter is a leading French land defense company that applies its expertise in land defense systems to meet the needs of the French army and other land forces around the world. The scope of its business includes the supply of weapon systems and ammunition for air and naval forces.

DLR
Mobilicom recently completed an initial sale and integration with Germany’s national center for aerospace, energy and transportation research, DLR. DLR has developed a new drone platform based on one of Mobilicom’s MCU products. Mobilicom’s solution will allow for MESH communication, thereby enabling multiple drones to communicate among each other as well as with control stations.

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is the national aeronautics and space research centre of the Federal Republic of Germany. Its extensive research and development work in aeronautics, space, energy, transport, digitalisation and security is integrated into national and international cooperative ventures. DLR has approximately 8,000 employees at 20 locations in Germany, with a budget of more than two billion euros.

Mobilicom’s CEO Oren Elkayam commented on these developments:

“The collaboration with ExxonMobil is unique in that together we have created a solution for a site that is consistently changing. This has taken our relationship with the oil and gas giant to a new level, bringing in recurring sales as well as working directly with its technicians to develop solutions.

“The sales and integrations we are achieving with the likes of GE, DLR and Nexter are testament to the quality of our technology.”

Mobilicom to present at TechKnow Invest Roadshow

Mobilicom Limited (Mobilicom) is pleased to announce that the Company will be presenting at one of Australia’s premier technology investor events, TechKnow.

TechKnow is being held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Sydney on 30 October 2018 and at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Melbourne on 1 November 2018.

Mobilicom’s CEO, Oren Elkayam will present at the conference and provide an overview of the Company’s growth strategy, discuss key company achievements and milestone targets for FY18-19. Mobilicom will also participate in one-on-one meetings with investors at the conference. A copy of the slide deck will be available on Mobilicom’s website following the presentation.

Further information on the TechKnow Invest Roadshow can be found at:
https://www.techknowinvestroadshow.com.au/

Airbus integrates Mobilicom’s solution

  • Global aerospace leader Airbus has chosen Mobilicom’s SkyHopper solution to be integrated into its drone innovation platform
  • Sale to Airbus, one of the world’s top aeronautics and space companies is a testament to the quality of Mobilicom’s technology and capabilities
  • Sale broadens SkyHopper’s worldwide presence and validates the SkyHopper solution
  • Airbus to present the world-first solution at upcoming UAV show in France

Mobilicom Limited (Mobilicom) is pleased to announce that it has received an order from world-renowned global aerospace pioneer Airbus.

Airbus has integrated Mobilicom’s SkyHopper Pro into its innovation DJI drone commercial platform solution. The platform is used to broaden Airbus’ vision and demonstrate its mission operation algorithm and software in the commercial and homeland security drone space.

Airbus is a global leader in aerospace and develops cutting-edge technologies to shape the future of flight. Airbus delivers aerospace products, services and solutions to customers on a global scale and is one of the top aeronautics and space company worldwide with over 67 Billion Euro in revenues and over 129,000 employees worldwide (2015).

SkyHopper by Mobilicom is used as a communication solution for control, telemetry and video or payload sharing to and from the drone platform to the ground control systems and users. Airbus is exploring the use of SkyHopper’s holistic solution and end-to-end product offering as part of the system.

Mobilicom’s CEO, Oren Elkayam commented:

“We are proud that Airbus, one of the world’s leading aeronautical corporations, has taken an interest in Mobilicom’s products. Our performance is a perfect fit for Airbus and this sale is a key step towards expanding SkyHopper’s global presence.

“The growing interest in our cutting-edge products validates our world-leading technology and demonstrates the need for our unique solutions. Winning a partner like Airbus will greatly accelerate the company’s development and we expect will lead to further significant opportunities in the near future.”

Airbus exhibited their innovation drone platform, integrated with SkyHopper by Mobilicom in France at Drones Paris Region Expo 2018. The exhibition provides an opportunity for leading solution providers to showcase the full range of innovations and new drone technology.