Florida UAV manufacturer implements small-scale cellular router

By Luke Geiver | July 30, 2015

Tayzu Robotics, the Florida-based manufacturer and developer of unmanned aerial vehicles that recently announced it was working with the Cayman Island government to create a unique autonomous drone testing site, has announced that it will now be working with Verizon Wireless. The two entities have partnered, allowing Tayzu to begin using the Skywire 4G LTE Module developed by NimbleLink

Skywire is an Ethernet to cellular router that delivers instant cellular connectivity over the Verizon network to any Ethernet enabled device. The unit is incredibly small and costs less to operate that cable or dsl connections, according to NimbleLink.

Tayzu believes that with the Skywire, it will be able to collect and monetize large amounts of data captured during autonomous flights. The UAVs designed by Tayzu will soon come with a charging station and users can operate strategically placed sUAVs through the push of a button.

“NimbleLink is thrilled to be part of the Tayzu UAV project in partnership with Verizon. The Skywire end-device certified modem integrated in the Tayzu UAV demonstrate a new leading edge application of cellular connectivity,” Scott Schwalbe, CEO for NimbleLink said.

NimbleLink, based in Minnesota, was founded in 2013 by Schwalbe and is focused on machine-to-machine connectivity. 

 

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