Making Drones Smarter – Interview with Mobilicom CEO, Oren Elkayam

Mobilicom Ltd., headquartered in Shoham, Israel, is a high-tech company that designs, develops and delivers communication solutions for mission critical and remote mobile private networks that can operate without the need for existing infrastructure. Mobilicom products and technologies are based on an innovative approach that merges 4G and Mobile MESH technologies. Mobilicom offers a large solution portfolio that has been deployed worldwide. Mobilicom has two business entities.

The first is Mobilicom’s core business entity, with solutions that cater to mission – critical communication in the Government and Enterprise sector with applications in unmanned platforms, disaster relief and public safety, and offshore and remote areas. The second is its SkyHopper business entity, an end-to-end equipment and solution provider, which targets the Commercial Drone & Robotics sector. We spoke with Oren Elkayam, CEO and Co-Founder of Mobilicom Ltd. about SkyHopper and the drone industry in general.

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Yuneec, Mobilicom team for advanced UAS

Yuneec has entered into a strategic partnership with Mobilicom to offer new advanced UAS solutions to the enterprise and government market, the company announced on 6 March.

The cooperation will focus on the development of two advanced commercial and government UAS solutions, based on Yuneec’s H520 hexacopter and Mobilicom’s SkyHopper and LTE technology. Both UAS solutions, which will be called H520 SkyHopper and H520 SkyHopper LTE, will incorporate cyber security and encryption, dedicated frequencies and interference-avoidance capabilities and will be offered as customisable, flexible and scalable end-to-end solutions.

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Mobilicom Awarded $1.2M Gov’t Grant to Develop AI-Based Solution for Drone Cybersecurity

Israeli Company Mobilicom has received a $1.2 million grant to create a solution that focuses on the development of cyber technologies using Artificial Intelligence (AI) as an add-on module for drones and unmanned platforms.

As part of this project, Mobilicom will develop an anti-hijacking and anti-spoofing system for commercial, government and enterprise drones and robotic platforms. The solution will enable autonomous cybersecurity without operator intervention, in real time.

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Taking stock of Israeli ingenuity

AUSTRALIA is increasingly playing its part in Israel’s booming technological revolution, with the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) securing its 18th Israeli company listing in June, and continuing efforts to finalise a dual-listing arrangement with the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

ASX-listed Israeli drone sector players Mobilicom and ParaZero, and Israeli wireless baby heart and movement monitoring firm HeraMED – which recently filed a $6 million prospectus on the ASX – generated plenty of interest when presenting at the Techknow Investment Roadshow in Sydney and Melbourne earlier this month.

Mobilicom is already a key supplier to government and industry of high-tech mobile network solutions that don’t require any physical infrastructure, but in the space of just 18 months it developed a Skyhopper division that’s supplying 25 per cent of the world’s commercial drone manufacturing companies with essential hardware and software.

Its CEO Oren Elkayam told The AJN at Techknow Sydney the commercial and consumer drone sectors are on track to become a $100 billion market within a decade.

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DroneShield joins British war simulation while Mobilicom wins US contract

Meanwhile Mobilicom has secured an initial purchase order with a US robotics company worth “in excess of $200,000”.

The undisclosed customer was said to be 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,” Mobilicom chief Oren Elkayam said.

“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.

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Mobilicom CEO, Oren Elkayam, presents at the TechKnow Invest Roadshow

“Drones & Robotics are a Revolution similar to that of the Mobile Revolution”

Mobilicom’s SkyHopper products have been integrated with 50 drone and robotics manufacturers. Mobilicom’s CEO in an interview with TechTime: “Our components constitute over 50% of the drone’s hardware value”
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