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AeroVironment Pocket DDL digital video and data receiver enables secure remote viewing

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October 23, 2013

Amanda Harvey

Assistant Editor

Military Embedded Systems

AeroVironment Pocket DDL digital video and data receiver enables secure remote viewing

WASHINGTON. AeroVironment, Inc. has released its new secure digital video and date receiver, Pocket DDL, at the 2013 Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, DC. The Pocket DDL weighs only four ounces, and enables remote viewing of video and data from airplanes, helicopters, ground robots, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UASs), and other unmanned aircraft that are equipped with AeroVironment’s Digital Data Link (DDL).

DDL-equipped air vehicles wirelessly transmit video and data to the operator via a hand-held ground control unit and to an optional additional observer through a remote viewing terminal. The Pocket DDL allows users in the area secure access to view the video and data generated by the DDL-equipped aircraft. Users can view the information on smart phones, tablets, or any USB-enabled end-user display device.

“Pocket DDL is a valuable new connectivity tool, giving more people secure access to the critical information UAS can produce. This means that troops on the ground, rescuers responding to a disaster, and farmers in the field can all receive and benefit from birds-eye video and remote sensing data,” says AeroVironment Senior VP and GM of the UAS segment, Roy Minson.

Designed for simplicity and ease of use, Pocket DDL has no exterior buttons or displays and is completely controlled through an app. Future apps will allow Pocket DDL users to communicate and transfer data through DDL-enabled aircraft networks. For more information, visit www.avinc.com.

 

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