Elistair unveils new tethered power module
The module is designed for the DJI Matrice 30 Series (M30) drone, and intended for use by emergency services
The company said the module is ‘designed to meet the needs of police, firefighters and first responders who require a continuous aerial view with minimal logistical impact … for extended-duration missions such as event protection, firefighting, border surveillance and response support’.
The retrofit module allows the M30 – which on its own has a maximum flight time of 41 minutes as standard – to fly continuously for hours at heights of 70m.
The 500g module is easily transported, and offers a power supply of 1,000W. The module can also resist temperatures as low as -20°C (-4°F), and as high as 50°C (122°F), and can be rapidly connected and disconnected by the operator as needed.
“Our goal is to offer great flexibility to law enforcement and first responders by continuously enhancing our compatibility with the most suitable drones for security missions,” said Guilhem de Marliave, CEO of Elistair. “The main challenge was to develop a module that was light and powerful enough to allow operators to fully exploit the observation capabilities of the M30 thanks to an optimal flight altitude.”
In addition to tethered power solutions, Elistair also manufactures its own tethered drones. The company recently equipped the Nigerian Police Forces with a fleet of its Orion aircraft, to reinforce border security.