MMC Announces New Tethered Drone Power Supply System

By Mike Ball / 23 May 2017

MMC T1 drone tether system
MMC has announced the introduction of the company’s new T1 drone tether system, which provides a direct power supply that gives drones a potential 24/7 flight time.

“MMC has taken an active role in eliminating the endurance bottleneck of Li-Po battery powered drones,” said Leo Liu, MMC’s CEO. “The T1 Tether System provides an inexpensive solution for extending flight times and drone applications – it opens up a lot of opportunities in the commercial market.”

The system supports many prosumer drones including the MMC TDrone 1200, the DJI Matrice 600, the DJI S1000, the Yuneec Typhoon H, the Parrot Bebop 2, and the microdrones MD4-3000. The system is customizable to meet customer requirements.

The use of a tether system attached to a lower-cost, prosumer drone provides a viable endurance solution for commercial drone programs. MMC’s T1 universal drone tethering system brings long flight times to a new segment of the market, without the need to invest in larger enterprise solutions such as alternative fuel drones.

Features of the T1 Tether System:

  • Unlimited drone tether power for 24/7 operation
  • Cables for up to 200m flight altitude for a wide range of commercial applications
  • Customizable and drone-agnostic
  • Integrated design combining tethering system with plug and play payloads for different missions

The T1 Tether System is ideal for continuous drone flight in a limited area. Applications such as persistent aerial surveillance, temporary telecommunications, traffic monitoring, mobile network relay stations, industrial inspection, air monitoring, and more benefit from tethered drone technology. Integration with MMC’s plug-and-play payload system provides for a wide range of sensors, allowing for many different industrial applications with a single drone.

Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact