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Aerodrones to reveal new generation of UAV Ground Control Stations

26th May 2009 - 16:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


After its commercial successes these last two years, the innovative French company Aerodrones, specialized in in small-UAV Portable Ground Control Stations, will be launching the new 2009 version of the “AED- PGCS” software series at the Paris Air Show.

Ergonomic is focus number 1:
“AED- PGCS “ belongs to the latest generation of software based on the most recent technologies developed by the company. They provide the most intuitive user interface available today.

According to Aerodrones, complex cutting-edge tools must be made very easy to use in order to provide a real efficiency to the end-user.
The ergonomic design is indeed a priority for the company which has always put a lot of effort into considering how a feature will be used before implementing it.

The user can turn on the computer and have all mission plans and tools available in less than 30s. Automatic device detection,  touch screen support associated with intuitive icons, full screen contextual display providing only relevant data during the flight, allows  operatives to get started quickly  and to conduct their observation missions with real efficiency.
A software joystick offers a safe and very accurate direct control whenever needed during the flight

Reliability as a philosophy:
Aerodrones, who’s core activity is indeed ground control stations, has built its fame on the reliability of its products, used today in operational projects by very demanding customers.
They have been put on the market about two years ago and are used today on fixed and on rotary wings UAVS, by autopilots providers, UAV manufacturers and by integrators.
Delivered as a dedicated system including its own Operating System for more simplicity and reliability, “AED- PGCS “  can also be easily adapted to run on classical OS like Linux or Windows.

An extensible compatibility:
Like all other Aerodrones ‘products, “AED- PGCS “ is getting compatible with the most popular autopilots.
One of the key feature of the  “AED- PGCS “ product is his modularized architecture that allow it to be easily made compatible with any autopilot technology.

A whole range of products:
From “off the shelf” low cost licenses, to customized high-tech products, Aerodrones offers today a whole suite of portable ground control stations.

The Aerodrones company:
Installed in the center of the French world competitiveness “Aerospace Valley” cluster, Aerodrones is a company specialized in remote control-command and processing solutions for UAVs. Created in 2006 by experienced engineers, who strongly believed in the UAV market, and building on the success of its innovations, it is experiencing a strong growth today.

Aerodrones is active in various research programs and is presently highly investing in advanced video processing. It aims at proposing high-end but already operational equipment, at an accessible cost.

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