IP-BASED
RUGGED DATALINK SOLUTIONS

Enable Your Drone System to IP Networking!
Replace Your Hobby Raspberry Pi Datalink with an Industrial-Grade Solution!

Modular System

Completely customizable layout including C2 and video downlink modules

Customization

Customize to your specific needs. We will assist you in the whole process

UAV, UGV, USV, ...

Ready to be integrated to any kind of remotely operated vehicle

VLOS & BVLOS

No limitation in operational scenarios, either for VLOS and BVLOS operations

IP Datalink Building Blocks

Designed for quick integration with minimal engineering effort, the LikeAbird IP-based Rugged Datalink Solutions provides simplicity and flexibility making it the easiest and fastest networking-enabling building blocks on the market. Designed as IP enabling options for our industrial-grade radio remote control transmitters NOVA USCT, the modules can be also integrated in any custom project that requires Ethernet connectivity on virtually any remote vehicles.

At the heart of the IP-based datalink solutions you will find industrial-grade COFDM 2×2 MIMO IP Mesh Radios and 4G/LTE VPN Routers for both remote vehicle and ground applications. Remote vehicle receiving units with S.BUS, PPM, UART, CAN Bus autopilot interfaces, and our rugged Ethernet-to-Serial Gateway for both wired and wireless connectivity closes the gap between serial devices and IP networks.

WAN and 4G/LTE VPN Routers

Description

The lightweight and rugged 4G LTE VPN Routers offers a permanent reliable and secure virtual private network tunnel between the ground control stations and remote vehicles. The routers features up to two high performance and reliable cellular modems for multi-carrier operations, multiple LANs, WANs and WiFi interfaces for native IP connectivity, and an integrated GNSS receiver.

Depending on model and application, optionally one WAN interface can be configured for a variety of customized VLOS/EVLOS or broadband satellite communications. High-Availability Modes and clusters enhance the VPN tunnel availability in an Active-Standby, Active-Active or Bonding configuration. 

An Iridium modem or BGAN satellite terminal can be optionally be connected to perform automatic backup link switching or to be used as primary data link.

  • WAN and 3G to 4G-LTE Connectivity up to 100 Mbits
  • Rugged and lightweight enclosures on remote vehicle units
  • Integrated GNSS, LAN Ports and WiFi
  • Iridium or BGAN for automatic backup or primary link

Smart Ethernet-to-Serial Gateway

Description

Designed for quick integration with minimal engineering effort, the small Smart Serial-to-Ethernet Gateway provides simplicity and flexibility making it the easiest and fastest networking-enabling module on the market.

Smart Serial-to-Ethernet Gateway is an extremely compact networking solution that enables Ethernet connectivity on virtually any device with a serial interface, including autopilots and payloads. The included industry-proven device server application and full IP stack allow seamless remote access to device data simplifying design integration while providing robust connectivity.

A key difference with the Smart Serial-to-Ethernet Gateway is that there is virtually no need to write a single line of code, translating to a much lower development cost and faster time-to-market.

  • Wired and Wireless module options
  • RJ45 and/or Molex Picoblade Ethernet connector
  • Up to two UART ports on Molex Picoblade connectors
  • GPIO interface for custom signaling
  • Serial port Multiplexer for up to Four Remote Hosts

OFDM & TDMA 2x2 MIMO Mesh Radio

Description

The OFDM and TDMA IP-Radio module provides an ultra-reliable, short- to long-range (country dependent), high-throughput wireless broadband data link between remote vehicles and ground stations to achieve the best performance for Industrial remote control use cases.

Self-forming and self-healing, peer to peer, multi-hop, multi-frequency mesh capabilities of the IP-Radios extend the range and improve robustness of the command & control and payload datalink.

Advanced traffic prioritization of Ultra Reliable Low Latency Channel for all Command and Control traffic and concurrent multicast video streaming of 4k video on the same link.

  • Interference resistant OFDM and MIMO technology
  • Up to 6 km or longer AES encrypted links with high gain antennas
  • Two Ethernet ports
  • Small 85x55x13mm @ 65g; -40°C to +85°C operating temperature

Freedom to choose Your preferred Encoder or Camera!

With "all-in-one" video datalink solutions available today, you're nailed down to use HDMI cameras only. However HDMI is not the most suitable connector solutions in terms or reliability and ruggedness. Using LikeAbird IP-base rugged datalink solutions you will keep your freedom to choose between a variety of native IP cameras and industrial-grade video encoders with multiple video input standards, from HDMI to USB, or even SDI.

Using native IP-based datalink solutions you can install more cameras and payloads, there is virtually no limits! We will help you to bring your project to a perfect match between requirements and success.

Compatible Autopilots and Softwares

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