Bigfork, MT 28 February 2023 – uAvionix today announced the launch of its Remote ID Broadcast module for drones, pingRID. The aviation-grade, small, lightweight, and easily attached transmitter is the fastest and simplest way for drone operators to be compliant with the FAA Remote ID rule. Backed by uAvionix’s years of RF innovation and experience delivering ultra-low SWaP, and highly effective avionics for crewed and uncrewed aircraft, the pingRID meets the FAA’s Part 89 Remote ID standards to keep operators safe and compliant throughout each flight.
“The Remote ID rule is a key part of the FAA’s commitment to safely integrate uncrewed aircraft into the National Airspace System and uAvionix is pleased to apply its avionics experience by delivering a product that meets the FAA’s requirements without sacrificing the drone operators’ time or aircraft performance,” notes Paul Beard, uAvionix CEO and Academy of Model Aeronautics Hall of Famer. “A license plate for your drone needn’t be complex or require an application to run and with pingRID, you simply charge, attach and fly – it’s that easy.”
The uAvionix pingRID comes pre-configured and ready for use out of the box. After assigning the pingRID unique identification number to the aircraft’s registration with the FAA, operators are free to attach the battery-powered device to their drone and prepare for flight. A simple set of LED indicators provides status on the battery charge, device readiness for flight, and inflight operations. The ultra-compact, lightweight design fits most aircraft without impacting performance, and the self-powered device is quickly rechargeable via USB-C.
The FAA’s final rule on Remote ID becomes effective on September 16th, 2023, and requires all drone pilots to meet the operating requirements of Part 89. For most operators, this will require flying a drone equipped with Standard Remote ID, a Remote ID Broadcast module, such as the pingRID, or flying at a Federally Recognized Identification Area (FRIA). Operators are encouraged to plan ahead for the mandate.
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