SkyHopper by Mobilicom secures design win with Japanese unmanned vehicles company, Enroutelab Co., Ltd. (eLAB)

SkyHopper by Mobilicom has secured a design win with leading Japanese manufacturer of unmanned vehicles, eLAB.

eLAB is a manufacturer of unmanned vehicles for air, ground and sea, as well as IoT devices. The Company caters to many commercial applications, including infrastructure inspection, surveillance and monitoring, search and rescue, and security.

The SkyHopper solution will be integrated across eLAB’s LAB470 and LAB695 drone platforms, with the Company forecasting the production of hundreds of drone systems in the coming years. Based on the customer’s estimates, with the integration of three SkyHopper units per drone system, Mobilicom estimates revenues exceeding $1.4 million as a result.

Given the breadth of applications that are served by eLAB’s drones, it will be employing multiple ground units working with each drone simultaneously, leveraging SkyHopper’s unique point-to- multipoint feature. Furthermore, Mobilicom’s achievement of obtaining TELEC certification enables SkyHopper to be immediately operated, integrated and sold within Japanese drone systems.

“SkyHopper not only offers us robust and reliable communication, but the technology is very versatile, which enables us to apply it to the requirements of the different drones and the solutions they provide,” said Enroutelab’s CEO Tomoyuki Izu.

Mobilicom’s CEO Oren Elkayam stated: “We have made significant efforts to succeed with SkyHopper in the Japanese market. From adjusting our offerings to cater to the needs of the Japanese market to obtaining the necessary TELEC certification, Japan is a priority area for SkyHopper and we will continue to invest in the region. We are excited to embark on this journey with eLAB and foresee an opportunity for a fruitful ongoing partnership.”

(From Left to Right): Tomoyuki Izo, eLAB CEO; Offer Herman, Mobilicom VP Sales & Marketing; Glenn De Guzman

Mobilicom establishes compatibility with drone ecosystem companies

Mobilicom Ltd, developer of 4G Mobile MESH private networking technology, has verified the compatibility of its SkyHopper line of products with several key drone components within the commercial drone ecosystem.

This initiative provides a more complete solution and accelerated integration processes for SkyHopper customers, and thereby aims to increase market share and drive higher revenues for Mobilicom.

The ecosystem consists of the most essential components to include in the development of a drone such as flight controllers, payloads including cameras and sensors, video processing and analytics, and software for services such as fleet-management and mission planners.

Mobilicom has now established compatibility with five key companies within the commercial drone market. All are best-of-breed in their field and can serve several commercial drone applications. These companies are:

  • Pixhawk – High-end open source flight controller hardware that is one of the most in- demand in the market
  • Micropilot – UAV flight controller that serves hundreds of UAV manufacturers, research enterprises and large organisations such as NASA and Northrup Grumman
  • UAV Navigation – Spanish UAV flight controller manufacturer
  • NextVision – Leader in micro-stabilised gimballed cameras for industrial, commercial and security operations
  • Maris – High-end video processing software solutions for the professional as well as IoT (Internet of Things) markets

“Being a part of this ecosystem, and compatibility with the elements within it, are important factors in becoming a major player in the commercial drone environment, and in turn, penetrating a larger piece of the market,” Oren Elkayam, Mobilicom CEO stated.

“The compatibilities we have validated to date in 2017 put us ahead of our stated schedule in validating SkyHopper with key ecosystem components. By establishing compatibility with these ecosystem companies Mobilicom is able to execute its strategy and provide SkyHopper customers with peace of mind during the drone development process. This strategy consists of broadening the SkyHopper product portfolio as well as offering a holistic solution that includes hardware, software, support and integration services.”

Mobilicom receives certification enabling Japanese market entry for SkyHopper product suite

Mobilicom Ltd, developer of 4G Mobile MESH private networking technology, has received the necessary TELEC certification for SkyHopper, required for the sale, marketing and operation of wireless products in Japan.

TELEC certification serves as a key milestone for the SkyHopper family of products, as it means Mobilicom can deliver sales to several Japanese commercial drone manufacturers looking to implement the SkyHopper solution into their platforms. With the receipt of this certification Mobilicom continues to exceed milestone expectations according to its internal launch plan, therefore enabling faster entry into new markets for SkyHopper.

TELEC is a certification entity registered with Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication. The certification proves that SkyHopper conforms to the strict technical and legal requirements of Japanese radio law, and thereby complies with industry standards. The TELEC certification validates that the SkyHopper family of products is of the highest quality, and that Mobilicom is committed to delivering these products to the Japanese market.

Oren Elkayam, Mobilicom’s CEO stated: “Obtaining TELEC certification is not only necessary for business with Japanese customers, but it also instills a sense of trust with them. It proves to them that SkyHopper offers a validated and reliable solution for Japanese commercial drone and robotics manufacturers for UAV communication and beyond.”

Since the launch of the first SkyHopper product in April 2017, Mobilicom has gained significant market traction in the commercial drones and robotics market across the globe. SkyHopper has already obtained a broad customer base with the release of its initial product offerings and continues to build momentum as it expands its product portfolio and service offerings. The ongoing receipt of certifications in key geographic markets is an essential element for driving the SkyHopper sales and marketing strategy, and as a result, will grow Mobilicom’s revenues.

Mobilicom secures design win with international drone company Aero Sentinel

Mobilicom Ltd, developer of 4G Mobile MESH private networking technology, has secured an additional design win with leading manufacturer of tactical unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) Aero Sentinel.

Mobilicom’s SkyHopper PRO is integrated across all Aero Sentinel’s drone platforms, with the manufacturer having forecasted sales of 500 systems over the next three years. With integration of the SkyHopper PRO communication system into each drone system already underway, Mobilicom expects revenues in excess of $1.5 million as a result based on Aero Sentinel’s production estimates.

Tel Aviv-based Aero Sentinel is a manufacturer of homeland security and civil drones that caters to a broad range of applications, with a customer base spanning more than ten countries around the world.

The key applications that are served by Aero Sentinel’s drones, such as first responder, search and rescue and reconnaissance missions, require extremely reliable drone communication elements that will operate in harsh environmental conditions. SkyHopper PRO’s long-range transmission and non-line of sight capabilities are essential for these applications, as is its ability to transmit secure, encrypted data and video to an unlimited number of personnel in the field.

Furthermore, Mobilicom contributes to the overall integration with Aero Sentinel’s drones by leveraging its field-proven technology and expertise to provide hands-on support throughout the entire development process.

“We have an excellent synergy with Mobilicom in that they have tailored their communication solution to something that truly meets our needs,” said Aero Sentinel CEO, Israel Vaserlauf.
“We had specific requirements in order for our drone to operate within its given applications, and SkyHopper PRO was the best communication solution, offering advanced capabilities that serve our intended purpose.”

Mobilicom’s CEO Oren Elkayam stated: “The solution we offer Aero Sentinel with SkyHopper PRO enables the company to release drones on the cutting edge. Our goal was for Aero Sentinel to expand its market presence in the relevant segments and we helped them achieve this goal not only through our product offering, but by also ensuring they receive the continuous support they need from our expert team.”

For more information on Aero-Sentinel please contact: [email protected] 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]

Matthew Wright
Investor Relations
+61 451 896 420
[email protected]

Mobilicom secures design win with UAV subsidiary of multinational security & surveillance company

Mobilicom Ltd, developer of 4G Mobile MESH private networking technology, has secured a design win with iSTAR UAV, the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) subsidiary of Avnon Group, for integration of SkyHopper PRO into iSTAR’s new drone systems.

Avnon Group owns TAR Ideal Concepts, a leading international security and surveillance company. TAR is one of the top suppliers of security and surveillance equipment, working with enterprises, contractors and foreign governments in more than 50 countries. TAR represents more than 30 international companies and has strategic alliances with some of the world’s leading security and surveillance suppliers, garnering broad market reach internationally.

iSTAR is forecasting sales of 1000-2000 of its UAV drone systems over the coming years. With integration of the SkyHopper PRO communication system into each drone system and based on iSTAR’s sales forecasts, this can be translated into revenue for Mobilicom from 2018 of up to
$3,000,000.

The new integrated drone system from iSTAR uses a proprietary detection mechanism for surveillance operations, making it applicable for the booming security market. iSTAR’s drone systems can serve additional applications such as disaster relief, first responder and public safety operations.
By integrating the features of SkyHopper the drone system’s ability to undertake security operations is further strengthened. SkyHopper PRO is equipped with Mobilicom’s proprietary encryption mechanism, with its security capabilities commended and approved by the Israel Defense Forces. Furthermore, SkyHopper PRO offers an extended range of operation, and superior non-line-of-sight operation.

The SkyHopper portfolio is expanding and will soon offer the SkyHopper VU, a remote video terminal (RVT), where security personnel can receive data and video directly to their person. Currently, each drone system employs three SkyHopper data links, and the addition of RVT is expected to increase market appeal.

Mobilicom CEO Oren Elkayam stated: “Our partnership with iSTAR UAV and TAR enables us to obtain a foothold in the security drone system market and lock in market share. The SkyHopper solution is not only relevant to current security and surveillance techniques, but also will enable iSTAR to offer autonomous operation and cloud-based data processing, two advancements expected to soon come to fruition for security drone applications1.”

iSTAR CEO Nir Itzhaky commented: “We have an incredible opportunity in the growing drone system security segment, a sector expected to grow exponentially in the near term.
“As a result, we see that a long-term collaboration with Mobilicom will help us to continuously tailor our offering to the changing needs of this market.”

 

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]

Matthew Wright
Investor Relations
+61 451 896 420
[email protected]

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.