Broadband Digital Datalink with Integrated Onboard Computer
Two HD video channels, telemetry and control with ultra low latency and range up to 20 km
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.
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:
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.
Connection is AES encrypted and network key can be easily changed anytime when it's needed.
Powerful system on chip computer running Linux handles video, communication, control and also leaves resources for custom user applications.
|Frequency||2402 - 2482 MHz|
|Power||up to 30 dBm / 1W|
|Bandwidth||4 / 8 MHz|
|Data rate||25 Mbps|
|Latency||< 100 ms|
|Visibility||Line of Sight|
|Air Module||x2 SMA Flat Panel 5dBi|
|Ground Module||x2 RP-SMA 8dBi|
|HD Video||1080p@60 fps|
|Telemetry||TX / RX via UART TTL|
|Control||Full manual control|
|Software||Windows, 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 Module||5V DC|
1x720p & 50% RF - 4W
2x1080p + 100% RF - 12W
|Ground Module||7-40V DC|
all popular interfaces to ensure tight payload integration when it's needed
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
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.