Japan’s Top Drone Maker Chooses Elsight’s Halo for Game-Changing BVLOS Capabilities

Elsight's Halo Powers ACSL's Autonomous Drones in Challenging Terrain

Elsight's Halo connectivity platform has been selected by ACSL, 's largest drone manufacturer, to enhance LTE communication in its drones, enabling Beyond Visual Line-of-Sight () operations. This partnership, facilitated by Navicom Aviation, marks a significant milestone for Elsight in penetrating the Japanese and APAC markets.

Elsight and ACSL Team Up for Superior Connectivity

Elsight Limited, known for its AI-powered connectivity solutions, has teamed up with ACSL to address the communication challenges faced by drones in Japan's mountainous regions. With Halo's advanced integration of LTE, 5G, and satellite communications, ACSL's drones can now operate BVLOS, opening new avenues for drone logistics.

Overcoming Japan's Communication Hurdles

Japan's terrain has made stable cellular communication a significant challenge for BVLOS drone flights. Elsight's Halo, designed for robust, long-distance connectivity, offers a solution by ensuring continuous communication even in the country's most remote areas.

ACSL CEO Satoshi Washiya emphasized the importance of this collaboration: “Elsight's products have a track record in logistics drones globally. By improving our drones' quality, we can expand their use and promote drone integration in Japan's logistics sector.”

Strategic Partnership and Market Impact

This partnership is not only a technological triumph but also a strategic business move. It represents Elsight's first major deal through a regional partner in , signaling strong demand for reliable connectivity in the autonomous systems market.

Koji Hiratsuka, President of Navicom Aviation, highlighted the success: “Our partnership with Elsight fits perfectly with our region's needs. The success with ACSL demonstrates market acceptance for logistic applications, from deliveries to disaster management.”

Elsight's Growing Influence

Elsight's CEO, Yoav Amitai, expressed excitement about the collaboration: “This opens another promising market for drones to gain BVLOS capabilities with our Halo solution. It also proves the demand for robust connectivity in the region and the industry's acceptance of this critical component.”

About ACSL and Navicom Aviation

ACSL is a leader in developing industrial drones with advanced autonomous control technology. These drones are used in various fields, including infrastructure inspection, logistics, and disaster prevention. Navicom Aviation, known for its mapping system based on Iridium satellite communications, serves key government agencies and private businesses in Japan and Asia.

DroneXL's Take

This partnership between Elsight and ACSL is a significant step towards overcoming the connectivity challenges in Japan's . It showcases how advanced technology can enable drones to operate in previously inaccessible areas, promoting wider adoption and integration of autonomous systems. This collaboration not only benefits logistics but also opens new possibilities for and other critical applications, highlighting the transformative potential of reliable drone connectivity.

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Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Founder of DroneXL.co, where he covers all drone-related news, DJI rumors and writes drone reviews, and EVXL.co, for all news related to electric vehicles. He is also a co-host of the PiXL Drone Show on YouTube and other podcast platforms. Haye can be reached at haye @ dronexl.co or @hayekesteloo.

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