Secure Wireless UAV/Drone Data Links for BVLOS Communications

Halo Drone Connectivity Solution Receives Verizon ALO Certification

By Mike Ball / 09 Aug 2021
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Elsight has confirmed that its Halo drone connectivity solution has received an Airborne LTE Operations (ALO) certification from Verizon, solidifying the product’s foothold in the US market. The certification, which has been awarded to only a very small number of drone operators, allows Halo to take advantage of Verizon’s nationwide network on board a moving UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle).

Halo is a modular, multi-network, agnostic communication solution for drones that aggregates multiple IP links to leverage the use of all available networks simultaneously. Delivering extremely reliable, secure, high bandwidth, real-time connectivity, it is an essential solution for UAV manufacturers and operators looking to break into the commercial BVLOS (beyond visual line of sight) market.

The achievement of the Verizon certification is the latest step in Elsight’s goal to become the global connectivity standard for enabling commercial BVLOS operations. Drone platforms for BVLOS missions are currently subject to stringent regulations in many jurisdictions around the world, and the selection of a reliable and robust communications solution is key to ensuring both regulatory approval and a safe operational environment.

In addition to the Verizon ALO, Halo has also received the following certifications:

  • PTCRB standards compliance for wireless cellular devices
  • AT&T airborne LTE operations
  • European Union GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) compliance
  • California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) compliance
  • US FCC (Federal Communications Commission) compliance
  • MIL-STD-810G qualification
  • HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) compliance
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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
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