Rugged UAV Data Backup Device Launched

By Sarah Simpson / 30 Mar 2021

GNARBOX has introduced a rugged backup device designed for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operators to allow them to secure data in the field and expedite file delivery to the cloud. 

GNARBOX 2.0 Drone Edition

The GNARBOX 2.0 Drone Edition builds on GNARBOX’s expertise providing professional photographers and videographers with robust data backup and onsite data processing solutions, for on-the-go editing and content sharing.

Drones are increasingly being deployed across a range of industries, including law enforcement, transportation, agriculture, and insurance for inspections, monitoring, and analysis. Carrying a combination of cameras, thermal sensors, and LIDAR sensors, sUAS can generate significant volumes of data on a daily basis. GNARBOX 2.0 Drone Edition is a purpose built solution for UAV programs and has been developed following extensive market research with key partners. 

Rugged UAV Data Backup DeviceDesigned to help drone operators modernize and streamline their data management workflow, the new device is based on the gold standards trusted by the film and photography industries. UAV Program Managers can deploy the rugged backup device in the field to quickly backup microSD cards, check for data corruption, organize and review files, or securely upload to the cloud. 

The pocket-sized GNARBOX 2.0 Drone Edition is water resistant and has consistent high speed transfers and battery life, making it ideal for use in the field and negating the need for cumbersome laptops or tablets.

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GNARBOX 2.0 Drone Edition

Offering unparalleled reliability, GNARBOX 2.0 Drone Edition can connect to the Internet via both cellular and WiFi, and can integrate with industry standard software. Additional subscription-based software will include exclusive configurable settings to automatically organize by Location & Flight and a Pix4D cloud integration. 

Automated folder organization by Location & Flight can expedite laborious data classification and organization steps that are essential for maintaining a proven and reliable data archive. By integrating with Pix4Dcloud, pilots can upload data from the field to expedite the processing of 2D & 3D datasets. 

Key specifications:

  • 1TB NVMe SSD 
  • USB-C (x2), SD and Micro HDMI ports 
  • USB-C transfer 390MB/s & SD backup 75MB/s 
  • Water, Dust & Shock resistant 
  • Single-step backup with status and checksum 
  • 802.11ac WiFi 5 for phone, tablet and cloud connectivity 
  • 2.4GHz Intel Processor, 4 Core Intel HD Graphics 
  • .DNG image / H.264, H.265, ProRes support 
  • Removable battery for 3-6hrs of use 
  • Integrates with Pix4D & Dropbox for cloud uploads.

Secure UAV data backupThe GNARBOX 2.0 Drone Edition is being delivered through key resellers in the market including, but not limited to MFE, RMUS, Advexure, Empire Drones and UTV.

It will retail for $899 and will require a $200/yr subscription to maintain access to exclusive drone-based features. 

Digital Asset Management for UAV Programs eBook

GNARBOX’s research conducted in the industry was heavily focused on the data chain for drone programs, the tools being used or not being used, and the pain points program manager’s face in their workflow. The results of this research can be found in the eBook Digital Asset Management for UAV Programs co-authored with industry veterans Oren Schauble and Eric Davis of Guinn Partners. 

The eBook can be downloaded here and is an essential tool for any program manager or data specialist in the industry. The eBook explains how to set up and scale a digital asset management program that will reduce pilot error, prevent data loss and save on daily operational time. In particular, efficient data management structure (file naming, foldering, etc.) are discussed, establishing asset control, checks and validation, and how to effectively choose a cloud provider for your program.

The eBook also contains recommendations for hardware, software and cloud services that will deliver greater operational cost savings to organizations as they scale in the coming years.

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Posted by Sarah Simpson Specialising in digital copy Sarah is an experienced copywriter and researcher. Working with Unmanned Systems Technology Sarah has developed a passion for sourcing unique digital content and a talent for writing about the latest technical innovations in the unmanned sector. Connect & Contact