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Blue Vigil  

Herndon,  VA 
United States
https://www.bluevigil.com
  • Booth: Virtual Booth


Power tethers for nearly any drone. Unlimited flight time.

When you need to fly for hours not minutes. Blue Vigil manufactures affordable tether power systems designed for off-the-shelf drones. Use with drones already in your fleet including many DJI drones. Install and uninstall in seconds. The ground-based tether allows unlimited flight time when connected to a power source. Launch it and leave it.


 Press Releases

  • Blue Vigil Announces RS1000X

    Blue Vigil’s Power Drone Tether now features a 300ft tether

    Herndon, VA — — 10/05/2020 — Blue Vigil has announced the introduction of their latest version of their RS1000 drone power tether system. The company’s Drone Power Tether System enables a drone operator to keep their aircraft in hover for unlimited flight durations. The RS1000’s reactive spooling system ensures that the tether cable is never underfoot.

    The company is now selling the RS1000X which features a 300ft tether which is twice the length of the original tether on the RS1000 (now referred to as the RS1000C).   The RS1000X also features an  improved and more durable tether, higher power capability and enhanced thermal management. The system will work with most commercial grade drones including DJI’s Inspire 1, Inspire 2, and Matrice 200/210; the Tarot X4; Terraview’s Range proand any other drone in a similar class up to 9kg.  Despite the longer tether the RS1000x continues to be able to provide up to 1500 watts of sustained power (using 220V input), and is fully compatible with all Blue Vigil air modules.

    “With the Blue Vigil RS1000X UAS operators can respond to use cases that had been previously limited by the tether length,” said Rob Schumann, Blue Vigil’s CEO. “Blue Vigil continues to be the best value in tether systems in today’s market when you consider features, versatility and price.  Those benefits all hold true with the RS1000X.”

    The Blue Vigil system used by customers on six continents for a wide range of applications. It is made in the USA. The tether system is designed to allow for quick and easy set up with the customer’s commercially available, off-the-shelf drone. The drone can remain aloft as long as power is conveyed through the tether. The power source can be a generator, household current or battery providing unlimited flight.  The drone can be easily detached from the tether to enable unrestricted flight with the same aircraft maximizing operator mission flexibility.

    About Blue Vigil

    With offices in Reston, Virginia, Blue Vigil provides tethered power systems for off-the shelf commercial drones, as well as custom solutions for OEM’s.  Blue Vigil products are available through authorized dealers around the world.  See https://www.bluevigil.com/sales/ To find a dealer near you.

    Additional information is available at www.bluevigil.com.

  • Blue Vigil Announces 2nd Gen Power Adapter and Mounting Kit for DJI M200/210

    Blue Vigil fully integrated with the DJI M200/210

    Herndon, VA — 10/06/2020 — Blue Vigil has announced the introduction of  their second generation power adapter and mounting kit for  DJI’s Matrice 200 and 210 aircraft.  These kits are backwards compatible with existing Blue Vigil RS1000 tether systems.  The company’s Drone Power Tether System enables a drone operator to keep their aircraft in hover for unlimited flight durations.

    The company is now selling the DJI Mounting Kit which features sled-style adapters that fit with the battery slots on the Matrice 200/210 aircraft and allow the use of standard TB55 batteries.  The DJI mounting kit includes all components needed to connect the Blue Vigil RS1000 tether to the Matrice 200/210 aircraft including mounting braces, BRM holder and battery interfaces.  

    “We redesigned adapters and mounting kit for the M200/210 to ensure a quick and fail-safe means for mounting our power module to the aircraft and ensuring that power can be delivered cleanly from the power source” said Rob Schumann, Blue Vigil’s CEO. “DJI has set the standard for an enterprise class drone with the M200/210, it is important that operators have an intuitive and reliable way to connect the RS1000C/X to their aircraft.  Our latest version of the adapters and mounting system create a tightly integrated tether/aircraft solution.”

    The Blue Vigil system used by customers on six continents for a wide range of applications. It is made in the USA. The tether system is designed to allow for quick and easy set up with the customer’s commercially available, off-the-shelf drone. The drone can remain aloft as long as power is conveyed through the tether. The power source can be a generator, household current or battery providing unlimited flight.  The drone can be easily detached from the tether to enable unrestricted flight with the same aircraft maximizing operator mission flexibility.

    About Blue Vigil

    With offices in Reston, Virginia, Blue Vigil provides tethered power systems for off-the shelf commercial drones, as well as custom solutions for OEM’s.  Blue Vigil products are available through authorized dealers around the world.  See https://www.bluevigil.com/sales/ To find a dealer near you.

    Additional information is available at www.bluevigil.com.

  • Blue Vigil Announces DJI Matrice M300 Compatible Power Tether System

    Blue Vigil expects Q1 2020 availability for M300 compatible tether

    Herndon, VA —10/06/2020 — Blue Vigil has announced its plans to introduce a new version of its power tether system which will be fully compatible with DJI’s M300 drone.  Engineering work is well underway and the company expects manufacturing to begin in time to ship units in Q1 2021.  The company’s Drone Power Tether System enables a drone operator to keep their aircraft in hover for unlimited flight durations. The RS1000 is a fully reactive tether system and comes in 150ft and 300ft tether lengths to enable a wide-range of tether use cases.

    The M300 is the next step in engineering for Blue Vigil.  The M300 requires substantially more power and necessitates that several key components of the tether base be redesigned to meet those requirements.  Blue Vigil’s engineering team has been evolving the core product since its introduction in 2018.  The team is adept at applying the learnings from OEM work that has been done to integrate its tether solution into custom solutions for commercial and government clients.

    “We recognize the advantages of the M300 over other enterprise class drones and see the market responding” said Robert Schumann, Blue Vigil’s CEO. “The M300 is quickly becoming the first choice of public safety and commercial operators; Blue Vigil is responding by re-engineering the core design of our power tether base station to meet the unique demands of the M300.  Our design and engineering work are well underway; the recent redesign of our mounting system for the M200/210 will carry over to the M300.  We are confident in our timeline and fully expect to begin shipping an M300 compatible tether in the first quarter of next year”.

    The Blue Vigil system is used by customers on six continents for a wide range of applications. It is made in the USA. The tether system is designed to allow for quick and easy set up with the customer’s commercially available, off-the-shelf drone. The drone can remain aloft as long as power is conveyed through the tether. The power source can be a generator, household current or ground battery providing unlimited flight.  The drone can be easily detached from the tether to enable unrestricted flight with the same aircraft, providing operators full mission flexibility for their Drone investments.

    About Blue Vigil

    With offices in Reston, Virginia, Blue Vigil provides tethered power systems for off-the shelf commercial drones, as well as custom solutions for OEM’s.  Blue Vigil products are available through authorized dealers around the world.  See https://www.bluevigil.com/sales/ To find a dealer near you.

    Additional information is available at: www.bluevigil.com

  • Blue Vigil Announces OEM Integration Kit

    Blue Vigil core technology components easily integrated

    Herndon, VA —10/06/2020 — Blue Vigil has announced its OEM integration kit that enables manufacturers and integrators to embed components of its ground unit power tether system into broader platforms.   The integration kit provides a set of operating components designed to be integrated into 3rd party ground platforms.  The overall system is designed for operation in highly challenging environments both from physical operation (such as on a vehicle) as well as support for adverse weather conditions.  Key components of the kit include fully reactive tether management; support for optical and non-optical tethers up to 300’; a power subsystem capable of supplying up to 1500 Watts of sustained power; and a JSON based control interface.

    The reactive tether management component provides up to 300’ feet of lightweight tether, with both optical and non-optical tether options.  The tether system has an extremely robust reactive spooling mechanism allowing the controlling system to set tension levels while providing smooth cable operation.  The system is configured to provide a single exit point for the tether during operation.  In addition the tether system is configured to enable field replacement of a tether if necessary.

    The power component supports both 110V and 240V environments.  It can provide up to 1500W of sustained power from a 240V supply and 1100W of power from a 110V supply.  The power component provides a 400 Volt output which is compatible with all of Blue Vigil’s associated aircraft components including the popular 6S 24V air unit.

    The JSON based control interface allows integrators and OEMs to receive command and control information from the spooling system in real-time including information such as current power usage, deployed tether length and cable status.

    Blue Vigil’s core technology has already been integrated into other commercial and government solutions that require a reactive power tether solution to support drone operations.  These applications typically involve incorporating the tether management system and power delivery modules with mobile land or marine based vehicles that allow ‘on the move’ operation of the drone without the mission disruption required by the need to change batteries.  The tether can also be used reduce the risk of leaving the drone in the area of operation.

    “Our commercially available RS1000 power tether solution is a light weight, portable solution that is perfect for a lot of commercial and public safety use cases “ said Rob Schumann, Blue Vigil’s CEO. “However” he continued “there are even more scenarios where that packaging just doesn’t make sense.  We can make the core components available for incorporation into other manned and unmanned systems that need a power tether as part of the program.  Our platform is easily adaptable for commercial and special use drones.  Our OEM integration kit is the perfect starting point and is augmented by our versatile engineering team.” 

    In addition to the integration kit Blue Vigil provides engineering and development of aircraft customized solutions to enable OEM’s and system integrators to maximize the performance of their tethered based solution while minimizing the time to market.

    About Blue Vigil

    With offices in Reston, Virginia, Blue Vigil provides tethered power systems for off-the shelf commercial drones, as well as custom solutions for OEM’s.  Blue Vigil products are available through authorized dealers around the world.  See https://www.bluevigil.com/sales/ To find a dealer near you.

    Additional information is available at: www.bluevigil.com


 Products

  • RS1000
    Power tether system with automatic cable management. Available in 50m and 100m lengths. With and without data transfer. <br />Compatible with almost any drone to 10kg including DJI Matrice 200 and 300 series and DJI Inspire Series.<br />...

  • The RS1000C and RS1000X are affordable tether power systems designed for off-the-shelf drones. The ground-based tether allows unlimited flight time when connected to a power source (generator, household current, or battery). The Blue Vigil system includes the ground base tether unit (RS1000), power cord and the Battery Replacement Module (BRM).

    See demo video here 

    The Blue Vigil RS1000 operates with these DJI drones:  Inspire 1, Inspire 2, Matrice 200/210 & 300 or any drone that operates on a 12 V or 24 V battery. Some drones may require an adaptor.

    •             Unlimited flight duration

    •             Powers most UAV by replacing the OEM battery with the Blue Vigil Replacement Module (BRM)

    •             Set it and forget it – once deployed the integrated flight control system will keep the UAV in hover over the ground power station

    •             1500 W of sustained power

    •             Peak power output of 1600 W

    •             System accepts 110 V-240 V AC input

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