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UMT Hawk4G: Soaring to New Heights
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Rishabh Verma | Date:17 Apr , 2023 1 Comment
Rishabh Verma
Rishabh Verma, founder - Urban Matrix

Like birds taking to the skies, drones are becoming increasingly popular in India. As the drone industry continues to gain momentum, it’s projected to be worth a staggering $30 billion by 2030. This growth is being fuelled by a combination of government support, private investment, and innovative start-ups, all coming together to create a thriving drone ecosystem. Drones have become increasingly popular over the years, with their versatility and agility making them useful in various industries. However, the technology behind drones is constantly evolving, and UrbanMatrix Technologies (UMT) has taken it a step further by developing the UMT Hawk4G. It’s an innovative 4G/LTE-enabled drone designed for autonomous surveillance operations.

The UMT Hawk4G is a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) Small category RPAS, comprising a Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) and a Ground Controller. The system has been indigenously designed and developed by UrbanMatrix, making it a truly revolutionary product. One of the standout features of the Hawk4G is its ability to function with different payloads, making it useful for a wide range of applications. The drone is capable of surveying, inspecting, and surveillance, as well as providing crowd control capabilities. Whether it’s monitoring traffic patterns, conducting aerial surveys of a construction site, or keeping an eye on large crowds at public events, the Hawk4G is a versatile tool that can be adapted to a wide range of applications.But what really sets the Hawk4G apart from other drones is its ability to provide live video feed viewing via 4G/5G connectivity. This advanced feature means that the drone can receive remote control and commands from anywhere in the world, making it ideal for applications where real-time information is critical.

Another standout feature of the Hawk4G is its support for beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations. This capability is critical for businesses that need to operate drones in remote locations, where direct line of sight is not possible. With BVLOS support, the Hawk4G can fly autonomously, using advanced sensors and navigation systems to maintain a safe and stable flight path. This opens up new opportunities in wide range of industries, from construction and engineering to public safety and security. In addition, the Hawk4G is equipped with tamper alerts, real-time health monitoring, and over-the-air software updates, making it a truly revolutionary product.

This is made possible through the use of Matrix CC module. It’s a powerful yet compact Edge device developed by UrbanMatrix Technologies (UMT), designed to enable secure and reliable drone operations at scale. This device is a crucial component of UMT’s cutting-edge drone technology, providing businesses with an efficient way to control and manage their drones.The MatrixCC module is a plug-and-play device that can be easily integrated into a variety of drone systems. It runs on UMT’s proprietary operating system, MatrixOS, which is specifically built for drone operations. This powerful operating system provides the foundation for the MatrixCC module’s advanced capabilities. One of the standout features of the MatrixCC module is its ability to provide secure and reliable connectivity between the drone and the ground control station. It achieves this by using advanced encryption techniques to ensure that all communication between the drone and ground station is secure and cannot be intercepted by unauthorized parties. This makes it perfect fit for businesses that require high levels of security for their drone operations.

In addition to its security features, the MatrixCC module is also equipped with a range of advanced sensors that provide real-time telemetry data to the ground control station. This data includes information such as altitude, speed, and GPS location, allowing operators to monitor the drone’s movements and make informed decisions about its operations. Another key advantage of the MatrixCC module is its ability to support a wide range of payloads, including cameras, sensors, and other devices. This makes it ideal for businesses that require flexible drone systems that can be adapted to a variety of applications, such as surveying, inspection, and surveillance. Overall, the MatrixCC module is a crucial component of UMT’s drone technology, providing businesses with a powerful and flexible solution for controlling and managing their drones. With its advanced security features, real-time telemetry data, and support for a wide range of payloads, the MatrixCC module is an ideal choice for businesses looking to optimize their drone operations and stay ahead of the curve.  It has already been showcased at prestigious events such as the GITEX DUBAI 2022 and CES Las Vegas 2023, where it has drawn the attention of industry professionals and enthusiasts alike. Its ability to stream live video footage and offer remote control/command from anywhere in the world has been the subject of widespread discussion and excitement.

UrbanMatrix proprietary cloud console, MatrixConsole, is an advanced drone management platform. It is a cloud-based solution, which means that businesses can manage their drone operations from any location and device with a web browser. This feature is particularly beneficial for businesses that operate drones in remote locations and require real-time access to telemetry data. MatrixConsole is designed for simplicity, making it accessible for business administrators whether they are in the office or out and about. The platform provides real-time flight data, giving businesses the ability to stay informed and make informed decisions about their operations.

The UMT Hawk4G’s Lithium-ion battery design allows an astounding flight time of up to 60 minutes, making it suitable for long-term surveillance operations. This extended flight time allows for greater coverage and surveillance capabilities, making it an ideal solution for a range of applications. The drone is also equipped with a proprietary technology that provides real-time health monitoring and over-the-air software updates. This feature ensures that the drone is always up-to-date with the latest firmware and software, allowing it to operate at peak performance at all times. Additionally, UMT’s real-time health monitoring and over-the-air software update capabilities ensure that the drone is always up to date and in top condition. Beyond its advanced capabilities, the UMT HAWK4G drone is also aesthetically pleasing, with a sleek and modern design that is sure to impress. Its black and grey colour scheme gives it a futuristic feel that matches its advanced technology.

UrbanMatrix Technologies is a company that is quickly making a name for itself in the world of technology. With a strong emphasis on research and development, this innovative firm has established itself as a leading technology enabler. Their end-to-end drone system is a prime example of their innovative approach, which includes both hardware and software components. Their team is dedicated to creating customized solutions that fit the unique requirements of their clients, serving a wide range of industries including surveying, asset monitoring, security, and surveillance, as well as delivery services. But it’s not just their impressive technology that sets them apart. The company’s impressive list of heavyweight clients, which includes Larsen & Toubro, TATA, Mahindra, Government of Tamil Nadu, IIT Madras, ISRO, Exide etc., speaks to their expertise and reputation. UrbanMatrix has worked with major players in their respective industries, and is well equipped to deal with their current needs and aware of changing market conditions. This helps to continuously develop the technology even further to suit the client’s requirements.

UrbanMatrix’s management team is comprised of a group of highly experienced professionals, each bringing a unique set of skills, knowledge, and cultural perspectives to the company. With a combined work experience of over 35 years, the team brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. This wealth of knowledge adds a unique blend of disciplines and cultural perspectives to the already dynamic and youthful team of engineers, enriching the company’s capabilities in innovative ways. This diversity in the company’s management team has resulted in an increased ability to approach complex problems from different angles, and to implement creative solutions that draw on the expertise and experiences of every team member. Additionally, the management team’s commitment to creating everything in-house sets UrbanMatrix apart from other companies in the industry. This commitment is a testament to the company’s dedication to providing its customers with the highest quality products possible, which are produced using the most efficient and effective methods. This level of dedication and attention to detail is reflected in every aspect of the company’s operations and sets the standard for excellence in the industry.

Over the past seven years, they have secured multiple patents and had numerous papers published, demonstrating their unwavering commitment to research and development. Their success is not just limited to the technology industry, but extends to other areas as well. Despite their impressive accomplishments, UrbanMatrix Technologies remains a humble company with a small but dedicated team of 20 employees. Currently in the seed stage, they are actively raising another round of funding to continue their research and development efforts. The company’s social media presence is strong, with active updates on their LinkedIn page and website, where they regularly post updates regarding job opportunities for those interested in joining their team. In conclusion, UrbanMatrix Technologies is a company that is making waves in the technology industry. With their cutting-edge drone systems, innovative solutions, and unwavering dedication to research and development, they are poised for continued success. Keep an eye on this dynamic company as they continue to make waves and transform the technology industry.

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One thought on “UMT Hawk4G: Soaring to New Heights

  1. Nice Article,
    In India, there is a need of developing such a crucial technology of drones to make our defence forces capable of matching the pace of technological advancement in the world after the Russo-Ukrainian war. As there is a question of much importance on how Iran is able to make such high-tech drones even after sanctions and US-Israel resistance.As Iran is moving fast with other powers to become a deadly military power.
    So, also keep the pace of making indigenously high-tech military drones of our own.

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