Sky Drone Link 4k
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Sky Drone Link 4K is a transmission system for drones that transmits UHD video from any HDMI connected camera over the LTE network, providing an unlimited range and low latency video+data link.
Digital Ultra High Definition Video
Sky Drone Link 4K supports HDMI camera input with UHD 4k / 2160p.
Gimbal Control / Flight Controller Link
Besides the video link, Sky Drone Link 4K provides a bidirectional data link between your drone and your Ground Control Station. This can be used to visualized telemetry data and/or control the drone. We support the MAVLink protocol as well as any generic protocol that interfaces via RS232/UART. Many gimbals can be controlled over a serial RS232/UART interface and Sky Drone Link 4K can act as a virtual serial cable. This functionality is entirely optional.
By using existing cellular networks, the Sky Drone Link 4K system provides you with virtually unlimited range. The only requirement is cell tower coverage. The system is optimized for the 4G/LTE network to provide best video quality and lowest latency. It does however fall back to 3G or even 2.5G networks by automatically adjusting video parameters without interrupting the stream.
By using our own highly optimized video processing pipeline, the system is designed for lowest latency video from scratch. The typical end-to-end latency is less than 350ms depending on the camera used.
The Groundstation to receive Video from the Sky Drone Link 4K unit runs on Windows and Linux with version for MacOS, Android and iOS in the pipeline to be released in Q1 2019.
The video stream, command&control channel and meta data are fully end-to-end encrypted making it impossible for third parties to eavesdrop the transmission or interfere with it. Rather than reinventing the wheel, we rely on open and proven standards including Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) and Secure Real-Time Protocol (SRTP) using AES128.
How it works
Video & Gimbal- or Flightcontroller Link:
Note: Gimbal Control Software not included, as it depends on the specific gimbal system.
385g incl. cases, cable (if required it can be reduced to ~135g by removing casings)
5V (micro-USB, min. 1A); 12V (min. 1.5A)
Supported HDMI Inputs Formats:
3840x2160@30p, 1920x1080@60p, 1920x1080/50p,1920x108060i, 1920x1080/50i, 1920x1080/30p, 1920x1080/30i, 1280x720@60p, 1280x720@/50p, 1280x720@/30p, 720x576i, 720x480i
Internal antenna + external antenna socket (optional)
Typical End-to-End Latency:
|Typical Data Consumption on 4G/LTE:||
10 minutes of streaming consumes:
Cellular Network Compatibility:
|see Sky Drone Modem Options|
Compatibility and Requirements
|UAV / Drone|
Video transmission only:
Gimbal Control / Flight Controller Link (optional):
Minimum: Intel i5, 8 GB RAM
Operating System: Windows 7/8/10
|Android:||to be confirmed|
|iOS:||to be confirmed|
Sky Drone Link 4K is an out-of-the-box solution, which comes with several modular parts.
What's In The Box
- Sky Drone Link 4K Core Processing Unit
- HDMI Input Module
- Firmware Module
- Identity Module
- Telemetry Connector
- 4G/LTE Modem (Europe/Asia or US/Canada/Americas)
- CE/FCC Certification Card with Manual