Nokia Drone Networks, powered by the Nokia Digital Automation Cloud, is an end-to-end solution comprising of Nokia Drones, docking station, private and secure mobile broadband network with cloud connectivity, a ground control station as well as add-on equipment such as a dual gimbal camera. The solution enables the use of multiple drones to fly on automated individual missions steered from a single ground control station, running on the edge cloud. The solution supports customers and partners in the process of collecting data and information to meet business needs related to security and transport for example, and to facilitate operations in mission critical situations, like in public safety. The drones are connected over a private wireless 4G or 5G network, ensuring they remain unaffected by congestion in the public network and may also be operated in both automated and manual operations mode if needed.
Nokia Drones can be equipped or enhanced in many ways – such as with the addition of cameras or sensors. The dual gimbal camera has integrated HD - and thermal video cameras. The drone can also be equipped with other payloads such as loudspeakers, searchlights or customizable sensors for smoke, motion, radiation and more, by utilizing the Nokia payload development kit. A dedicated software development kit and evaluation hardware will help customers and partners with the implementation of payloads for a large variety of use cases. Nokia offers support in the integration and certification of customized payload development projects.
Adoption of aerial drones and drone technology is growing in multiple industries like energy, construction, agriculture, mining, public safety, telecommunications, and utilities. Typical use cases include automated drone missions, where efficient data gathering & secure transfer play a vital role. Nokia Drone Networks solution can reduce operational costs and drive value by automating security & inspection workflows.
Nokia is one of the leading manufacturers of industrial drones when it comes to system safety. The drones have been equipped with safety features such as automatically deploying parachute and designed to withstand demanding use in harsh conditions. Nokia Drone Networks solution has been CE certified by a notified body according to the latest UAV and 4G/5G user equipment standards. The Nokia Drone System is designed & assembled in Finland ensuring transparent supply chain and unrivalled quality.