Dronetag Beacon Direct / Broadcast Remote Identification Device
ESTIMATED SHIPPING LATE SEPTEMBER 2023
DIRECT / BROADCAST REMOTE IDENTIFICATION
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.
ASD-STAN - Compliant with prEN 4709-002 which requires Direct Remote Identification for drones above 250 grams flying below 120 meters in the Specific category.
ASTM - Compliant with ASTM F3411 which requires Broadcast Remote ID for all pilots flying out of FAA-recognized identification areas.
OTHER COUNTRIES - As Beacon is only transmitting data via Bluetooth, it is usable anywhere in the world. All countries using ASD-STAN or ASTM standard are supported. Check your local rules.
16 GRAMS PACKED WITH TECHNOLOGY
With the size of 2 chocolate bar squares (16 g / 0.56 oz), Beacon opens the door to the digital experience for drones of all sizes.
EVERYWHERE, EVERYTIME, EVER
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.
DRONETAG APP | AVAILABLE ON ALL DEVICES
Manage your devices, check the airspace zones, plan your flights, inspect airborne drones 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
SLAP ON THIS TINY BEAUTY AND LET YOUR DRONE FLY SAFE & COMPLIANT.
The sturdy 3D printed box packed with technology instantly enhances any drone with a DRI feature.
ALL DATA SNUG AND SECURED
With over-the-air firmware updates and data encryption, your information will be safe and neatly organized in the mobile app.
MULTIPLE GEOLOCATION STANDARDS
Receiving signals from GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and SBAS for robust and reliable positioning.
INSTANT DIRECT REMOTE ID UPGRADE
Compliant with Direct / Broadcast Remote ID according to the prEN 4709-002 and ASTM F3411 standards.
INTERNAL BLUETOOTH & GNSS ANTENNAS
With an option to add external Bluetooth antennas for better signal reception.
UNPARALLELED UP TO 16 HOURS OF BATTERY LIFE
Or use your drone as the power source for carefree flying without worrying about charging several devices.
WORRY-FREE FLIGHT FROM TAKE-OFF TO LANDING
Beacon warns other nearby pilots about potential dangers during take-off, landing, or when free-fall is detected.
PRECISE SENSORS ONBOARD
GNSS position estimation, pressure altitude measurement, and motion detection via accelerometer.
MAVLINK & DJI A3 SUPPORT
Professional DJI and Pixhawk flight controllers integration via our EXT port to connect to the drone's flight data.
WHAT IS A REMOTE ID AND WHY DO I NEED IT?
Remote Identification (Remote ID) means that other parties can receive basic information about airborne drones digitally (similar to general aviation). It includes data such as the operator's registration number, drone serial number, and current position. Remote ID enables organized management of drone operations for safe airspace. For more details, refer to our Knowledge Base.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DIRECT AND NETWORK REMOTE ID?
There are two types of Remote IDs. Direct (or Broadcast) Remote ID (DRI) involves the drone broadcasting data directly to nearby entities within a range of hundreds of meters to a few kilometers. Network Remote ID (NRI) involves the drone sending data via a cellular network to a central system accessible by other users. Visit our Knowledge Base for further information.
WHEN DO I NEED DRI AND WHEN NRI? DO I NEED BOTH?
The current European-wide drone regulation requires drones flying in the Specific category to fulfill DRI requirements from July 1, 2022. The technology and protocol are defined in prEN 4709-002. The requirement for NRI access in U-space airspace will begin in January 2023, although specifics are still unclear. In the USA, the FAA mandates the use of DRI modules by pilots from September 2023 and compliance by drone manufacturers (to produce Standard Remote ID drones) from December 2022. It is advantageous to have both DRI and NRI systems on your drone. Dronetag Mini ensures compliance with the latest standards.
CAN I USE THE BEACON WITHOUT THE SUBSCRIPTION?
Yes, you can use the Dronetag Beacon with the Dronetag App in our Free tier without any monthly fees.
IN WHICH COUNTRIES CAN I USE DRONETAG BEACON?
You can use the Dronetag Beacon in all countries. As Beacon transmits data via Bluetooth, it is usable worldwide.
- Short-range radio: Bluetooth 2.4GHz
- Sensors: GNSS, barometer, accelerometer
- Positioning: GPS L1, GLONASS L1, Galileo E1, SBAS
- Built-in Antennas: Bluetooth and GNSS
- Optional Antennas: Bluetooth via MMCX plugs
- External ports: 3.3V extension connector and 5V Micro USB
- Battery: LiPo 3.7V 200 mAh
- Battery life: 8-16 hours (depending on the configuration)
- Charging: 5V Micro USB
- Charging time: 2 hours from a discharged state
- Average current consumption: 15mA
- Maximum current consumption: 100mA
- Enclosure: Plastic
- Fastening mechanism: 3M Dual-lock SJ4570
- IP rating: IP43
- Operating temperature: -20 °C to +60 °C (-4 °F to 140 °F)
- Dimensions: 37×26×16 mm (1.5×1.0×0.6 in)
- Weight: 16 grams (0.56 oz)