uAvionix announces pingRID for FAA mandated remote ID broadcast for drones

uAvionix has announced the launch of its Remote ID Broadcast module for drones, pingRID.  The aviation-grade, small, lightweight transmitter is designed to enable drone operators to be compliant with the FAA Remote ID rule. According to the company press release, uAvionix experience with RF innovation and ultra-low SWaP avionics supports pingRID compliance with the FAA’s Part 89 Remote ID standards to keep operators safe and compliant throughout each flight.

The uAvionix pingRID comes pre-configured and ready for use out of the box.  After assigning the pingRID unique identification number to the aircraft’s registration with the FAA, operators are free to attach the battery-powered device to their drone and prepare for flight.  A set of LED indicators provides status on the battery charge, device readiness for flight, and inflight operations. The ultra-compact, lightweight design fits most aircraft, and the self-powered device is rechargeable via USB-C.

The FAA’s final rule on Remote ID becomes effective on September 16th, 2023, and requires all drone pilots to meet the operating requirements of Part 89.  For most operators, this will require flying a drone equipped with Standard Remote ID, a Remote ID Broadcast module, such as the pingRID, or flying at a Federally Recognized Identification Area (FRIA).

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