SmartSkies™ DroneID available to public safety authorities and the general public in 2021 as part of nationwide Network Remote ID service across Switzerland
WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 3, 2020 – ANRA Technologies, a leader in UAS Traffic Management (UTM), today launched SmartSkiesTM DroneID in partnership with the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) and Swiss U-Space Implementation (SUSI) to remotely identify drones in Switzerland.
Approved by the Swiss government, SmartSkies DroneID provides appropriate levels of access to drone information based on user permissions with just a few clicks. SmartSkies DroneID enables public safety organizations and next year the general public to identify drones operating in their vicinity by providing the drone registration number and mission information, while additional operator details are available to qualified authorities upon request. This permissions-based approach protects operator privacy while also ensuring the safety and compliance of drone operations. Additionally, the SmartSkies family of solutions goes beyond Remote ID and facilitates safe drone operations by preventing collisions between aircraft operating within the same airspace. Safe, secure, and reliable, SmartSkies DroneID will work anywhere in Switzerland and provides best-in-class customer service.
SmartSkies DroneID is being deployed as part of a nationwide cloud-based Network Remote Identification (NET-RID) service implemented by SUSI, a public-private partnership formed to safely and securely integrate drones into the nation’s airspace. The NET-RID service complies with the ASTM F3411 standard for Remote ID and Tracking, ensuring that that data is secure and only necessary information is shared.
“The Network Remote ID service is designed to support transparency while protecting the data of drone operators and customers. ANRA is thrilled to have been able to help address the technology challenges to help gain public trust,” said Amit Ganjoo, CEO of ANRA Technologies.
In addition to NET-RID, ANRA is also providing Discovery and Synchronization Service (DSS), which enables UAS Service Suppliers (USS) to discover with whom they need to share data and ensures USSs have a current and consistent view of shared data for safety-critical information while protecting operator privacy. ANRA is hosting one of the only two DSS instances enabling this nationwide Remote ID service.
SmartSkies DroneID can be accessed on any mobile phone or computer browser.
About ANRA Technologies
ANRA Technologies, Inc. is a leading international provider of end-to-end drone operations and traffic management solutions for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operators and airspace managers. ANRA offers intelligent and modular traffic management software capabilities as part of the SmartSkies family for UAS Traffic Management (UTM) and Urban Air Mobility (UAM) operations. For organizations that need an enterprise-class drone operations solution, we offer SmartSkies Mission Manager and for delivery solutions, we offer SmartSkies Delivery. The platforms have been rigorously tested and vetted by the world’s foremost government aviation authorities and are operational today in multiple locations worldwide. ANRA participates in numerous standards development organizations, including Co-chair for ASTM International Committee F38 (UAS) for UTM and Remote ID, ANSI UAS Steering Committee, ISO Technical Committee 20/SC16 for UAS Standards, Australia Civil Aviation Safety Authority UTM Policy Group, and ICAO Trust Framework Study Group. ANRA is also committed to furthering industry support for UTM as a national board member of the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI). ANRA CEO Amit Ganjoo is a Global UTM Association (GUTMA) board member and member of FAA’s Drone Advisory Committee working group for UTM. ANRA Technologies, Inc. is headquartered in Washington DC with regional offices in London and New Delhi. Learn more by visiting www.flyanra.com