Elsight has signed another key US deal which will see its Halo connectivity tech become part of drones which could transform healthcare delivery.  

Critical connectivity technology companyElsight (ASX:ELS) has announced a commercial partnership with Spright, a subsidiary of privately-owned Air Methods Corporation, a leading provider of airborne medical services in North America.  

The primary  focus of Air Methods is its air medical division, which provides emergency services to more than 100,000 patients annually across 48 states in the US.  

Spright is its wholly-owned drone division, created to help solve many of the toughest time sensitive challenges facing health services for communities across The States.  

Spright’s goal is to be the largest drone operator in the medical delivery space, by establishing a network across the entire US to support their hospital partners, new partners, and laboratories to improve healthcare overall.  

The significant aspiration is expected to drive Elsight’s strategic relationship with the company.  


Halo selected as crucial C2 link 

Elsight’s Halo platform has been chosen as command and control (C2) reliable link provider on all Spright’s various unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), such as the Wingcopter 198 aircraft. 

The Halo platform delivers fast and secure data transmission and end-to-end connectivity for UAVs.  

Halo will be used on Spright’s UAV’s executing operations to deliver medical supplies, lab testing specimen transportation, as well as infrastructure and utility inspections across the US.   


Spright to be US reseller 

As part of the agreement to integrate Elsight’s Halo into all aircraft operated by Spright, the latter will also become an official US reseller.  

Under the reseller terms, Spright will perform configuration and lifecycle management on the Halo at its US locations.  

The first commercial order of Halo units has been received, following the signing of the five-year agreement with Spright, for an initial order value of US$90,000. 

Spright have committed to several further orders during the term of the agreement. 


Importance of Design Win strategy 

Elsight says the deal further displays the strategic importance of its ‘Design Win’ strategy, with Halo embedded as a critical component in drone design by manufacturers. 

The strategy is designed to ensure Elsight grows alongside their customers.  

Elsight has partnered with operator DroneUp, who is working with US shopping giant Walmart in the country’s first large-scale drone delivery program.  


Extensive use of Halo by Spright 

Spright President Joe Resnik says the decision to choose Elsight as its C2 link provider was an easy one and said the tech will also be installed on its ground vehicles.  

“The capabilities provided by Halo are exactly what we were looking for from a safety and regulatory standpoint for mission continuity and  scalability,” he says.  

“Halo’s versatility as a connectivity solution is a natural fit for our needs, and we will begin 
deploying Halo in the United States and beyond.  

“We will also be installing Halo kits on our ground vehicle fleet.”   

Elsight CEO Yoav Amitai Spright’s decision to choose Elsight further positioned the company as a leading connectivity solution in the UAV sector. 

“This partnership agreement with Spright confirms our positioning of the Halo as the ultimate drone and other unmanned connectivity solution, he says.  

“We are delighted to have been chosen as a partner by Spright as they deploy the Halo to the entire drone fleets of the companies supported by Spright.” 


This article was developed in collaboration with Elsight, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.  

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