Specifications

Introduction

SmartLink is broadband digital datalink with integrated onboard computer. Two HD video channels, telemetry and control with ultra low latency and range up to 20 km.

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Set includes

  1. SmartLink Ground Module
  2. SmartLink Air Module
  3. 2x Air Module antennas
  4. 2x Ground Module antennas
  5. Power cable

Description

Air Module

SmartLink Air is based on powerful quad-core ARM Cortex A53 SoC (system-on-chip) computer running Linux. The system is capable of handling two real time HD video streams from cameras, autopilot telemetry and control. It also has plenty of resources for user applications. Various interfaces e.g. USB, UART, I2C, SPI allow to connect payload and tightly integrate it with flight controller and / or ground control station.

Ground Module

Ground module is very compact and lightweight, it has micro USB connector to interact with any kind of device - laptops, smartphones, tablets, desktop computers supported. All you need to do is connect it and open SmartAP GCS App. Ground module features active cooling system which allows the module to withstand high ambient temperatures making it reliable even in harsh environments. 2x2 MIMO technology provides higher bandwidth, lower latency and longer range.

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Interfaces

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Software

SmartLink was specifically designed to be used with SmartAP GCS - powerful cross-platform ground control station. SmartAP GCS supports:

  • 2x HD video streams display
  • Full camera controls
  • Video recording on microSD card
  • Image capture on microSD card
  • Radio settings configuration
  • Drone control joystick
  • Payload control joystick

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SmartAP GCS can be used on any platform and operating system including MacOS, Windows, iOS, Android and Linux. SmartAP GCS provides all status information on radio link including RSSI, SNR, packets and allows to dynamically change all major settings. For instance, operating frequency, bandwidth or power can be change just with a one click. Remote module configuration is done automatically via ground module.