On August 23rd (Thurs), DSD Tech introduced 'WhileD', a drone station which advances unmanned drones, at the 2018 MIK Conference & Networking Party at the K Hotel in Yangjae.
WhileD, the drone station which was showcased in this event, has the functions of safe drone storage, automatic battery charging, and extending the communication network, which all work together to extend the range of drones, and was developed to advance the unmanning of drones. The interior of the station is equipped with a strong, automatic, retractable door to safely stow drones coming back from missions, and uses an exchangeable battery to be able to quickly and efficiently move without waiting periods.
The autonomous drones and the station can be connected via the communications network for around the clock monitoring, and it drastically increases the range of drones, which are currently limited to 2~3km, which allows them to be flown to islands.
As the drone stations can be installed regardless of terrain, the autonomous function allows them to be used in places inaccessible to people, or places that require 24 hour surveillance, and this is expected to garner much attention from the drone service market.
DSD Tech officials have said, "the product aims for small scale, multi-purpose production, and will be produced to match the client's needs", and shared that, "the company plans to gain the trust of consumers and expand the range of business through steady participation in exhibitions in Korea and abroad, attracting buyers and investors through the internet, and establishing pilot projects and solutions for the product."
Established in 2016, the ICT R&D venture company, DSD Tech, provides solutions for businesses with B to B, B to G business models that wish to use drones for specialized purposes, and the government. The 'Drone Station' will serve as its pioneering product to expand business to the US and China, where the vast plains require drone use for agriculture, shipping, and establishing communication networks, and to expand business to Japan and other countries, where natural disasters require 24 hour surveillance and rescue systems.
Meanwhile, this event was hosted by global news network 'Aving News', a media partner of 100 exhibitions ever year and of MWC and IFA, one of the world's top 3 IT/Tech/home appliances fair, and was jointly organized by Vietnam's state-owned media Vietnam Plus, fandom-based video platform SEESO, China's first IT portal YESKY, and influencer marketing platform ASIX.