Motorola Solutions Announces Investment in UAV Maker CyPhy Works


Motorola Solutions recently announced an investment in drone maker CyPhy Works. The company is focused on “microfilament tether” technology, according to a news release, which enables long-duration or persistent flight with secure streaming of high-speed data and high-definition video.

“Real-time information is a powerful tool for our public safety and commercial customers,” said Paul Steinberg, chief technology officer at Motorola Solutions, according to the release. “A tethered drone collecting situational awareness in large or hard-to-reach locations quickly puts eyes and ears on the scene, enabling our customers to read the moment, know what’s relevant and help them make fast decisions about how to deploy resources. This can help not only resolve incidents faster but also provide information to help prevent critical situations from happening in the first place.”

The easy-to-operate flying robots can be used in public safety and commercial applications, according to the release. Motorola Solutions’ investment is part of the company’s strategy to advance mission-critical communications by “connecting public safety and commercial customers with real-time data and intelligence like never before.”

Terms of the investment by Motorola Solutions Venture Capital were not disclosed.