Alps Alpine to Start Mass Producing “Remote ID Device” for Drones – sUAS News
Alps Alpine Co., Ltd. (TSE: 6770; President & CEO: Toshihiro Kuriyama) has developed the “Remote ID Device,” a radio transmitter for unmanned aircraft (drones). The Remote ID Device transmits drone identification data, including unique identifiers (registration IDs) and location information, and conforms to specifications prescribed by Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT). Mass production will begin toward the end of May 2022, ahead of other companies and prior to Civil Aeronautics Act amendments taking effect on June 20 that make drone registration and display of registration IDs mandatory.
The device is already slated for use by Japanese industrial drone manufacturer EAMS Robotics Co., Ltd. (headquarters: Fukushima Prefecture; President & CEO: Eiji Soya). EAMS Robotics will also be a conduit for sales to other drone manufacturers, having connections to drone industry experts and businesses. Besides drones, Alps Alpine envisages application to…