Information gathered in flight by Ping sensors on board drones and other aircraft will be shared through the AirMap platform, contributing to safer skies for all
Las Vegas, NV – AirMap, the leading airspace management platform for drones, and uAvionix, creator of the Ping ADS-B sensor, announced today that they will integrate uAvionix’s cross-platform collision avoidance technology with AirMap’s airspace management platform.
The partnership will make real-time data gathered by manned and unmanned aircraft equipped with Ping devices available to the hundreds of drone innovators and app developers who use AirMap’s developer platform; to the millions of drones that are powered by AirMap’s integrations with leading drone manufacturers; and to anyone who downloads the AirMap iOS or Android app.
uAvionix’s Ping is the world’s smallest, lightest and most affordable family of ADS-B transceivers and receivers. uAvionix technology is based on the international ADS-B standard, allowing cross-platform communication between manned and unmanned aircraft and air traffic control.
Through the partnership, anyone who uses AirMap’s airspace management platform will be able to access live updates about the current location of manned and unmanned aircraft equipped with Ping sensors, as well as any information these sensors receive about other nearby aircraft with ADS-B transceivers on board. The integration of the two technologies will improve access to the real-time aircraft positional data necessary to plan and execute safe, efficient drone flights. Ping sensors will be further enabled with AirMap’s comprehensive airspace information, giving unmanned platforms new intelligence to operate in a variety of environments.
“Combining real-time aircraft position updates from Ping sensors with AirMap’s existing data about live traffic and hyperlocal flight conditions will significantly improve situational awareness for manned and unmanned aircraft in low-altitude airspace,” said Ben Marcus, CEO of AirMap.
“This was a natural fit,” said Paul Beard, CEO of uAvionix, “with complementary technologies that elegantly enable the next generation of airspace integrations.”
The partnership was announced at the InterDrone conference and exhibition in Las Vegas, NV, on September 7. AirMap co-founder Gregory M. McNeal will be giving a keynote speech at InterDrone titled “Drones, Innovation, and the Future of Flight” on the event’s opening day, September 7th. uAvionix will display its full line of aircraft collision avoidance systems at InterDrone September 7-9, and can be found in the exhibition hall at booth #1010.
AirMap is the world’s leading provider of airspace information and services for unmanned aircraft, commonly known as drones. Developed by experts in drone technology, aviation, and policy, AirMap’s cutting-edge technology transforms airspace below 500 feet to create an interconnected drone ecosystem. AirMap provides accurate, reliable, and trustworthy low-altitude navigational data and communication tools to the drone industry: inventors of drones & drone technology, drone operators, and airspace stakeholders. AirMap has a rapidly expanding global network of hundreds of partners and thousands of app users.
Helen Pollock Wolfe
About uAvionix Corporation
uAvionix develops the world’s smallest, lightest and most affordable ADS-B transceiver, Ping. uAvionix’s Ping network system combines hardware, software, and real time airspace mapping to enable companies to safely and reliably operate drones in the NAS. Based in Palo Alto, uAvionix has gathered a cross-disciplinary team of experts in embedded RF engineering, sUAS operations and compliance, hardware, software, and cloud services.
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