There is no need to use multiple separate telemetry systems anymore. SmartLink features AES secured 2x HD video channels, telemetry and manual control ultra low-latency transmission with the range up to 20km.


Two microHDMI input ports support up to 1080p@60 fps video input with ultra low latency.


Telemetry allows system configuration, mission planning, status monitoring and much more.


Simply connect USB joystick in SmartAP GCS and get full manual control with less than 20 ms latency.

AIR Module

SmartLink Air is based on powerful quad-core ARM Cortex A53 SoC (system-on-chip) computer running Linux.

The system is capable of handling two real time HD video streams from cameras, autopilot telemetry and control.

It also has plenty of resources for user applications. Various interfaces e.g. USB, UART, I2C, SPI allow to connect payload and tightly integrate it with flight controller and / or ground control station.


Ground module is very compact and lightweight, it has micro USB connector to interact with any kind of device - laptops, smartphones, tablets, desktop computers supported. All you need to do is connect it and open SmartAP GCS App.

Ground module features active cooling system which allows the module to withstand high ambient temperatures making it reliable even in harsh environments.

2x2 MIMO technology provides higher bandwidth, lower latency and longer range.


SmartLink was specifically designed to be used with SmartAP GCS - powerful cross-platform ground control station. SmartAP GCS supports:

  • 2x HD video streams display
  • Full camera controls
  • Video recording on microSD card
  • Image capture on microSD card
  • Radio settings configuration
  • Drone control joystick
  • Payload control joystick

SmartAP GCS can be used on any platform and operating system including MacOS, Windows, iOS, Android and Linux.

SmartAP GCS provides all status information on radio link including RSSI, SNR, packets and allows to dynamically change all major settings. For instance, operating frequency, bandwidth or power can be change just with a one click. Remote module configuration is done automatically via ground module.

AES Encryption as Standard

Connection is AES encrypted and network key can be easily changed anytime when it's needed.

Quad Core ARM Cortex-A53

Powerful system on chip computer running Linux handles video, communication, control and also leaves resources for custom user applications.

ProcessorARM Cortex-A53
Cores number4
Frequency1.2 GHz
Technology2x2 MIMO
Frequency2402 - 2482 MHz
Powerup to 30 dBm / 1W
Bandwidth4 / 8 MHz
Data rate25 Mbps
Latency< 100 ms
Range20 km
VisibilityLine of Sight
Ambient temperature-40...+50°C
Connectivity (Air)
Micro HDMIx2
Micro SDx1
Micro USBx1
Power Inputx1
SMA Antennax2
Connectivity (Ground)
Micro USBx1
Power Inputx1
SMA Antennax2
Air Modulex2 SMA Flat Panel 5dBi
Ground Modulex2 RP-SMA 8dBi
HD Video1080p@60 fps
1080p@30 fps
720p@60 fps
720p@30 fps
TelemetryTX / RX via UART TTL
ControlFull manual control
SoftwareWindows, iOS, MacOS, Android
Size and Weight
Size (Air Module)78x50x24 mm
Size (Ground Module)72x46x23 mm
Weight (Air Module)75 g
Weight (Ground Module)70 g
Air Module5V DC
1x720p & 50% RF - 4W
2x1080p + 100% RF - 12W
Ground Module7-40V DC


all popular interfaces to ensure tight payload integration when it's needed

Drone Communication

The existing approach of how drones communicate wirelessly needs an improvement. Watch this video of Kirill Shilov, founder of Sky-Drones explaining current challenges and the way how Sky-Drones aim to bring a solution.

"Just imagine one compact onboard module to which you can connect multiple cameras, autopilot, payload etc and it will do broadband long range communication..."
Kirill Shilov, Sky-Drones

Product Review

Ian Lewis is taking a close look at the Sky-Drones SmartLink Wireless Digital HD Video and Telemetry System with integrated onboard computer. In this video Ian unboxes the system and demostrates the compatibity with SmartAP GCS as well as the other third party vendord like PX4, Pixhawk, APM, Mission Planner and QGroundControl.


One Datalink. Endless Communication.


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