New regulations are forcing professional pilots in EU & US regions to make their drones digitally visible. We created Beacon, the add-on that makes drones instantly compliant with the latest DRI standards. Upgrade your existing drone, without the need to purchase new aircraft.
Slap the Dronetag Beacon on and instantly enhance your drone with DRI capability. The tiny device transmits the drone location via Bluetooth to up to a 3 km (1.86 miles) range.
With the size of 2 chocolate bar squares (16 g / 0.56 oz) Beacon swing opens the door to the digital experience for drones of all sizes.
Fit the Beacon to nanoweight drone or large UAV. Unparalleled up to 16 hours of battery life gives you enough time to accomplish the wildest missions. Reclosable dual lock fastener so strong that you can lift an average drone by it. Worldwide supported Bluetooth technology and the finest geolocation standards.
“Entry-level for everyone who wants to experience the digital world of drone flying.”
Jaroslav Řešátko, owner of DJI Telink (CZ)
Manage your devices, check the airspace zones, plan your flights, inspect airborne drones around with their flight itineraries and notify other pilots about any airspace hazards. All that in one app – the Dronetag App.
Show your drone on flight radar
The sturdy 3D printed box packed with technology instantly enhances any drone with a DRI feature.
With over-the-air firmware updates and data encryption, your information will be safe and neatly organized in the mobile app.
Receiving signals from GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and SBAS for robust and reliable positioning.
Compliant with Direct / Broadcast Remote ID according to the prEN 4709-002 and ASTM F3411 standards.
With an option to add external Bluetooth antennas for better signal reception.
Or use your drone as the power source for carefree flying without hustling to charge several devices.
Beacon warns other closed-by pilots about potential dangers during take-off, landing, or when free-fall is detected.
GNSS position estimation, pressure altitude measurement, and motion detection via accelerometer.
Professional DJI and Pixhawk flight controllers integration via our EXT port to connect to drone’s flight data.
Remote Identification (Remote ID), means that other parties can receive basic information about airborne drones digitally (in a similar way to general aviation). The example data that Remote ID drones transmit wirelessly during flight is the operator's registration number, drone serial number, and current position.
Europe and US are currently leading the way with the rest of the world following their trajectory. Remote ID aims to enable organized management of drone operations to ensure safe airspace.
There are two types of Remote IDs. The first is Direct (in some countries called Broadcast) Remote ID (DRI), in which the drone broadcasts data directly to nearby entities ranging from hundreds of meters to a few kilometers. The second type is Network Remote ID (NRI), where the drone sends the data via a cellular network to a central system where it can be accessed by other users.
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The current European-wide drone regulation requires all drones flying in a Specific category to fulfil the DRI requirements starting 1st July 2022. The technology and protocol are already defined in prEN 4709-002. However, the situation about the NRI mandate is still a bit unclear. All we know is that it will be required to access U-space airspace starting January 2023.
In the USA, the FAA mandates pilots to use DRI modules from September 2023 and drone manufacturers to comply with it (to produce Standard Remote ID drones) starting December 2022.
To sum it up, having both DRI and NRI systems on your drone is better. Dronetag Mini is future-proof and will always fulfill the latest standards.
Yes, you can use Dronetag Beacon with Dronetag App in our Free tier without any monthly fees.
All. As Beacon transmits data via Bluetooth, it is usable anywhere in the world.
Kindly be aware that orders made after the middle of November 2023 will be fulfilled with Dronetag Beacon Gen.2. Information about the evolution of Dronetag Beacon can be found here.
Key improvements in Beacon Gen.2 comprise: