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.