Mobilicom releases SkyHopper ONE data link, targeting the high-end DIY drone market segment

Mobilicom Ltd, developer of 4G Mobile MESH private networking technology, has released the SkyHopper ONE, a UAV data link targeting the high-end DIY drone market segment.

The product is the second to be released from the SkyHopper family of products and is available via Amazon and Ebay in selected countries, as well as on the SkyHopper website.

Like the SkyHopper PRO launched in May 2017, SkyHopper ONE also leverages Mobilicom’s proven technology and success in the government and enterprise sector, but offers a cost-effective solution for the high-end DIY market segment. This higher volume segment, expected to reach $1.5 billion by 20241, serves as an outstanding new revenue opportunity for Mobilicom.

“Providing a lower-priced product tailored to this market segment will provide us with additional sales opportunities, in addition to growing what we expect to be a diverse portfolio of products targeting a broad range of drone applications,” said Mobilicom’s Managing Director, Oren Elkayam.

SkyHopper ONE aims to enhance the drone operations of DIY drone enthusiasts, offering control, telemetry and payload in a single RF channel. This decreases costs and weight for the user, as the need to purchase separate radios becomes unnecessary. SkyHopper ONE also offers superior non-line-of-sight capabilities, enables real-time full HD video streaming and offers a secured and encrypted connection.

For more information on SkyHopper ONE visit: http://www.skyhopper.biz/skyhopper.

SkyHopper ONE instructional videos can also be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC04Ml79ZFpQH3nmghyBU7TQ

For more information on Mobilicom please contact:

Oren Elkayam
Mobilicom Ltd.
+972 545 728 105
[email protected]

Campbell McComb
Mobilicom Ltd.
+61 402 358 060
[email protected]

Mobilicom secures second expansion of Mediterranean Gas Project

Sales to the system integrator for this project now exceeding $1,100,000 Ongoing strategic partnership with this customer for offshore operations

13 July 2017 – Mobilicom Limited, developer of 4G Mobile MESH private networking technology, has secured its second expansion of the Mediterranean Gas Project, bringing the total sales-to-date with the system integrator to exceed $1,100,000 for this project alone.

This expansion demonstrates Mobilicom’s continued partnership with the system integrator for the Mediterranean Gas Project. Mobilicom has now supplied several solutions for the project, enabling offshore gas operations security. In doing so, the customer has used Mobilicom’s technology to provide robust and secure connections among all operational platforms including support & operations vessels, coast stations, large ships and other platforms. Mobilicom’s solution enables communication between these mobile elements at a distance exceeding 50km.

“This project has built credibility for Mobilicom with the system integrator, who has expanded our partnership on this project as well as additional projects. We have sold 28 Mobilicom systems for this project to-date, for use in extreme operational conditions and harsh environments,” said Mobilicom’s Managing Director, Oren Elkayam.

“Given the success of Mobilicom’s rollout with this customer as well as with ExxonMobil, we see a great opportunity for continued deployments with these customers and other players in the oil and gas industry, and we continue to make significant headway in this sector.”

Using Mobilicom’s core technology, merging 4G with mobile-mesh networking, various entities involved in offshore oil and gas operations can communicate and share high-definition video, VoIP and broadband data. The Mobilicom offering can be provided at less than 20% of the capital cost, and zero operational fees, as compared to existing methods such as satellite communications technology.

Mobilicom wins $450,000 grant to expand business in China

5 July 2017 – Mobilicom Limited, developer of 4G Mobile MESH private networking technology, has won a lucrative grant to expand its business in China.

The grant was awarded through the Israeli Ministry of Economy & Industry’s Smart Money program and is valued at more than $450,000. This award will boost the Company’s business development activities in China over the next three years.

Mobilicom has already established relationships with several Chinese customers and is aiming to grow its presence and impact in China. The grant will boost marketing and sales efforts in the region, driving the growth of its market presence on and offline, building upon its strategic partnerships and expanding its team on the ground.

China is a key market for Mobilicom’s mobile communications unit (MCU) products in the government & enterprise market as well as the SkyHopper products in commercial and industrial drones and robotics.

The Smart Money program is highly competitive, attracting qualified companies with a certain level of export activity and significant potential in China or India. The program aims to contribute financially to the selected companies to foster their marketing capabilities in one of these markets.

Smart Money is an initiative of the Israeli Foreign Trade Administration in an effort to drive a significant increase in the sales of participating companies in the Chinese, Japanese and Indian markets and boost exports from Israel.

 

Mobilicom passes FCC lab testing for SkyHopper PRO UAV Data Link

22 June 2017 – Mobilicom Limited, developer of 4G Mobile MESH private networking technology, has passed lab testing with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for its recently launched SkyHopper PRO bi-directional data link, paving the way for sales and marketing activity for the SkyHopper family of products in the US.

FCC certification is a requirement that shows that the SkyHopper PRO meets the strict guidelines required for electronics to be able to operate legally in the US. The FCC certification shows the high-quality nature of the SkyHopper family of products Mobilicom is delivering to the commercial and industrial UAVs and robotics market.

FCC certification is also recognised by numerous other regions worldwide, meaning the milestone will open sales and marketing opportunities in additional countries.

SkyHopper PRO offers a solution desired by many commercial UAV manufacturers in the US, incorporating cutting edge technology such as autonomous UAVs, fleet management, swarm operations and cloud-based UAV operations.

With the commercial drone market expected to quickly accelerate into a US$5 billion per year industry¹, and 20% of spend in the sector expected to focus on the communication system, Mobilicom is well positioned to quickly capture market share. In 2018, as the commercial drone market ramps up, Mobilicom expects to enjoy an increase in revenue as its SkyHopper products will be embedded with established manufacturers in the sector.

“With SkyHopper PRO we have leveraged our proven technological capabilities and expertise to offer a product specifically designed for the commercial and industrial drone and robotics market,” said Oren Elkayam, Mobilicom Managing Director.

“By passing the FCC lab testing we are immediately able to bring our lightweight, unified solution to commercial drone manufacturers in the US market.”

SkyHopper PRO enables real-time Full HD video, long-range LOS, superior N-LOS, urban and relay operation, broadcasting and multicasting, to unlimited viewers and control by multiple controllers.

The FCC regulates interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and US territories. An independent US government agency overseen by Congress, the Commission is the federal agency responsible for implementing and enforcing America’s communications law and regulations.

Mobilicom partners with NextVision for high-end camera & communication drone solution

Important milestone in Mobilicom’s pursuit of multibillion dollar commercial drone market

30 May 2017 – Mobilicom Limited, developer of 4G Mobile MESH private networking technology, has partnered with leading micro-stabilised camera provider NextVision to demonstrate the interoperability of its cameras with the SkyHopper PRO UAV data link, a key step in the pursuit of the burgeoning commercial drone market.

The partnership enables the companies to offer commercial drone manufacturers a field-proven, integrated solution of secure bi-directional communication with a dual-channel stabilised camera. This therefore expands Mobilicom’s ecosystem within the commercial drone market to best cater to the specific needs of manufacturers and end users. It is expected the solution will see demand from customers seeking high quality communication technology for small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for security, surveillance, infrastructure inspection and public safety applications.

The solution will provide the user with HD day and night video communication, alongside camera turret control and feedback over a highly secure IP connection.

With the commercial drone market expected to quickly accelerate into a US$5 billion per year industry, and 20% of spend in the sector expected to focus on the communication system, this partnership positions Mobilicom well to quickly capture market share.

“The availability of our solution with NextVision closes the development gap for new entrants to the commercial drone sector,” said Oren Elkayam, Mobilicom Managing Director.

“This will enable manufacturers to get to market quicker and with a higher quality solution.”

“This field-proven solution addresses the immediate needs of both veteran and new market players,” commented Michael Grosman, CEO of NextVision Stabilized Systems.

“The combination of NextVision’s extremely light weight dual-channel EO/IR stabilized camera turrets with the SkyHopper PRO assures long endurance and exceptional performance usually available on much heavier systems.”

Mobilicom’s SkyHopper PRO data-link caters specifically to the commercial and industrial drone and robotics market. In leveraging proven technological capabilities and expertise, SkyHopper PRO enables real-time Full HD video, long-range LOS, superior N-LOS, urban and relay operation, broadcasting and multicasting, to unlimited viewers and control by multiple controllers.

ExxonMobil system integrator expands deployment of Mobilicom technology

  • Customer’s overall investment with Mobilicom has exceeded $500,000 to-date for this site
  • Increased opportunity for further deployment into global offshore sites with this customer

23 May 2017 – Mobilicom Limited, developer of 4G Mobile MESH private networking technology, is pleased to announce it has reached sales exceeding $500,000 to an offshore oil and gas site after a new purchase order of $170,000 with the site’s system integrator.
Upon installation and approval of the technology, Mobilicom expects the continuous activity with the customer will lead to deployment at numerous additional offshore sites worldwide.
The new sale marks a growing relationship that Mobilicom has with the ExxonMobil systems integrator. Since the Company delivered on and successfully installed its first purchase order, Mobilicom has worked jointly with the customer to elevate its protection against cyber threats from outside and within. This brings its security to a new level with the recent release of an enhanced security package.

“Our plan is to continue this partnership with a global site expansion following the upcoming installation of the new Mobilicom units,” stated Oren Elkayam, Mobilicom Managing Director.
“As this customer has numerous offshore sites positioned around the world, we have enormous growth potential in the sector. Seeing as thus far Mobilicom’s deployment with this customer has been successful, garnering ongoing demand for Mobilicom’s solutions, the Company sees a great opportunity for continued deployments with the customer for years to come.”

Using Mobilicom’s core technology, merging 4G with mobile-mesh networking, employees at offshore oil and gas sites can communicate and share high-definition video, VoIP and broadband data. The Mobilicom offering can be provided at less than 20% of the capital cost, and zero operational fees, as compared to existing methods such as satellite communications technology.

Mr Elkayam added: “This commercial deployment with an industry giant proves our solution and will drive sales with other leading customers in the oil and gas industry.”

Mobilicom releases enhanced security package for oil & gas giant

Designed especially for requirements of high profile oil & gas customer Combats internal & external cyber hacking threats

Further improves Mobilicom’s offering versus competing technologies Opportunity for deployment in hundreds of offshore sites

16 May 2017 – Mobilicom Limited, an Israeli-based developer of bound-free mobile private network technology, has released security enhancements designed to meet the specific requirements of a major customer in the oil and gas sector that has adopted Mobilicom’s offering.

The security enhancements will enable the expansion of Mobilicom’s solution within existing and into additional sites controlled by the oil and gas giant.

The new security package increases the level of protection against hacking threats from both within and outside the network, while also providing IT managers another layer of security for system access. Importantly the security and encryption of Mobilicom’s technology makes it highly immune to cracking tools widely available over the web. Such tools have proven to be highly effective against alternative, standard wireless solutions such as WiFi-mesh. This therefore positions Mobilicom as a solution of choice for future enterprise and government organisations.

Using Mobilicom’s core technology, merging 4G with mobile-mesh networking, employees at offshore oil and gas sites can communicate and share high-definition video, VoIP and broadband data. The Mobilicom offering can be provided at less than 20% of the capital cost, and zero operational fees, as compared to existing methods such as satellite communications technology.

“With a large number of offshore oil and gas sites around the world, the opportunity for Mobilicom is outstanding,” said Mobilicom Managing Director Oren Elkayam.

“Typical installation on a new site is expected to generate A$300,000-$500,000 in revenue for Mobilicom, which is made even more attractive when factoring in the excellent margins we achieve on our hardware.”

“Cyber-attacks and hacking threats are rising exponentially, and companies who are susceptible to such risks are held responsible for any consequences. This makes security a critical issue for both governments and enterprises.”

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Mobilicom commences trading on the ASX

Highlights

  • Mobilicom listed on the ASX today following completion of $7.5 million IPO
  • Mobilicom’s technology allows private and secured mobile wireless communication networks without the need for any existing infrastructure
  • Services more than 30 clients across Europe, Asia and the US including large multinationals
  • Funds from IPO to enable growth across government and expansion into the commercial sector

2 May 2017 – Mobilicom Limited, an Israeli-based developer of bound-free mobile private network technology, commences trading on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) today at midday following the completion of an Initial Public Offering (IPO) which raised $7.5 million through the issue of 37.5 million new shares at $0.20 per share. The Company has a market capitalisation of $43.5 million with the trading code MOB.

Mobilicom provides private wireless networks for mobile platforms and users without the need for any existing infrastructure. Based in Israel, it has already established a global reach with more than 30 clients in 12 countries across Europe, Asia and the United States which includes large multinational corporations.

Mobilicom’s core technology merges 4G with mobile mesh networking to create solutions for various government and enterprise applications including off-shore oil & gas, train transportation, disaster relief, security & surveillance and government drones & robotics. Users can communicate and share high-definition video, VoIP and broadband data.

The Company will use the funds from the IPO to grow its marketing and sales activities in the current government and gnterprise sector, as well as expand into the commercial sector with development and release of new products for rapidly growing markets.

CEO Oren Elkayam, who co-founded the company with Vice President of Research and Development Yossi Segal, said he was thrilled to see Mobilicom successfully list on the ASX, with the IPO significantly oversubscribed after receiving outstanding support from investors across Australia and Hong Kong.

“A great deal of work has gone into preparing us for the listing and I am pleased we have achieved that. We are excited to be starting our journey as an ASX-listed company and we expect to provide a strong flow of good news over the coming months,” he said.
“We have established our capability in the government and enterprise sector, having deployed our solutions with a range of customers all around the world. Next the company will leverage its proven technology and expertise to expand into the commercial sector.”

Melbourne-based Lodge Corporate Pty Ltd was lead manager for the IPO.