DANVERS, Mass. – October 19, 2015 – CyPhy Works Inc. today announced it has received a national exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that allows for operation of its Persistent Aerial Reconnaissance and Communications (PARC) system in the United States. The exemption lifts all restrictions on its Boston-area drone lab and will accelerate the expansion of it’s commercial operations in the US National Airspace.
“I’m very pleased that the FAA has entrusted CyPhy Works with a Section 333 exemption,” said Helen Greiner, CyPhy Works CEO. “We’re excited to be part of this select group of early innovators that are building safe, secure and successful commercial drone operations.”
The Persistent Aerial Reconnaissance and Communications (PARC) system is designed to provide long-term persistent stare capabilities and enable reliable long-distance communications. PARC is powered from the ground through a microfilament tether allowing 24/7 flight — a “near-earth satellite system.” The tether also provides extreme endurance, secure command and control and video transmission, precluding spoofing or hacking. PARC’s extended flying time enables companies to make information-driven decisions using continuous real-time access to data and analytics.
“We’ve seen great interest from our customers in the potential of tethered drones for public safety and commercial users,” said Eduardo Conrado, chief strategy and innovation officer at Motorola Solutions. “Law enforcement agencies in particular are eager to put ‘eyes in the sky’ and receive real-time information to help them both prevent crimes and solve them faster. We look forward to showing even more of them how CyPhy Works and Motorola Solutions are creating the future of mission-critical intelligence.”
About CyPhy Works
CyPhy Works is a leading robotics company developing aerial robots and UAVs for large industries such as public safety, agriculture, entertainment, and construction. CyPhy Works combines UAV experts with product proven roboticists to create rugged and reliable aerial solutions. CyPhy (pronounced: Sci-Fi) is a contraction of Cyber and Physical both essential elements to a robot. Our mission statement describes our philosophy: Our community inspires; Our team creates; Our robots empower. For more information please visit www.cyphyworks.com and follow us on Twitter @CyPhyWorksInc or @helengreiner.