Harvest Technology Group has become the second company globally to join Inmarsat’s Velaris Partner Network bringing highly reliable, ultra-low bandwidth C2 data and HD livestream capabilities to the commercial UAV market. Canary Capital believes that this is a significant endorsement of Harvest’s Infinity technology platform by a global leader in the emerging Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) industry and should lead to the generation of significant revenues for the company over time.


  • Harvest’s Infinity technology to bring highly reliable, ultra-low bandwidth control and command (C2) data as well as livestream HD video
  • Launched in November 2021, Harvest is only the second company to join the network globally
  • Using Infinity any necessary party can join live UAV operations wherever they are located around the world
  • Harvest’s UAV inspection solution enables safe and efficient Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations
  • This partnership sets the foundations of collaboration between Inmarsat and Harvest to establish and promote new standards for the industry


Anthony Spouncer, Inmarsat’s Senior Director of UAVs & Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM), said: “Inmarsat’s Velaris Partner Network is focused on unlocking ground-breaking innovation and capabilities for the commercial UAV market. We are delighted to welcome Harvest Technology Group as the latest member. Its rugged and reliable HD livestream video and command and control (C2) data technology with advanced security and encryption, will play a key role as part of our vision for a world-class UAV ecosystem. This is a major step forward in the programme and reinforces Inmarsat’s position as a catalyst in this fast-growing industry.”

Paul Guilfoyle, Harvest Technology Group’s Group CEO, said: “We are excited about bringing together the unique individual strengths of Harvest Technology Group and Inmarsat to benefit customers in the commercial UAV market. As part of the Velaris Partner Network, we will deliver an innovative, world-class solution that combines our top-tier security, encryption and data transfer with the seamless global connectivity offered by Inmarsat’s Velaris. And together, we will also continue to develop additional game-changing capabilities to support the rapid growth expected in this industry over the coming years.”

The information about Inmarsat Velaris provided below is taken from Inmarsat’s website:

INMARSAT VELARIS IS TAKING UNMANNED AVIATION TO NEW HEIGHTSDesigned and developed specifically for the commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) sector, Inmarsat Velaris is the connectivity service that will support the growth and transformation of this exciting and burgeoning space.

A global, reliable and totally scalable Command and Control (C2) service, it enables everything from simple tracking and identification for small UAVs to full aero safety services for those operating in controlled airspace. The capabilities of Inmarsat Velaris will play a critical role in unlocking the unlimited possibilities of unmanned aerial vehicles.

Delivering the right connectivity to unlock the potential of UAVs
As with any nascent technology, there are barriers to overcome before mainstream rollout. In the case of commercial UAVs, the potential for growth in this sector will only be realised through reliable in-flight UAV identification, security and segregation.

Previously, all UAVs had to be visible to their controllers in order to ensure safety and control.  This clearly creates restrictions and places a limit on the scalability of the UAV sector.

In response, we have developed Inmarsat Velaris, a bespoke connectivity service that enables UAVs to be trackable and controllable Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS).

Enabling a fast emerging world of unlimited possibilities for commercial and civil government UAV applications
Powered by the Inmarsat ELERA global satellite network, Inmarsat Velaris creates a reliable, scalable BVLOS Command and Control service that will open up limitless possibilities and support the transformation of our world:

  • Driving sustainable aviation with green electric vehicle delivery of cargo and urban air taxis
  • Delivering medical aid to remote areas and assisting other ‘blue light’ services
  • Generating climate data, monitoring borders, and helping fire authorities fight forest and brush fires and assess damage to assets remotely
  • Surveying remote lighthouses and channel marker buoys ensuring safe passage for seafarers and maritime vessels
  • Conducting remote asset inspections, automating processes, reducing human risk and saving costs
HTG - Inmarsat Velaris Press Release


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