Valqari to Launch First 5G Connected Drone Delivery to Smart Mailbox on Sprint Network

Drone Delivery Demo Scheduled for September 11th at Curiosity™ Lab at Peachtree Corners

CHICAGO — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 11, 2019Valqari, creator of the patented Smart Drone Delivery Mailbox and provider of last inch solutions for drone deliveries, has teamed up with Sprint to become the first smart mailbox to connect to their HTC 5G Hub. To showcase this cutting-edge advancement, Valqari’s technology will be demonstrated at the grand opening of Curiosity™ Lab at Peachtree Corners on September 11th. Located in Peachtree Corners, GA, this new, real-world testbed offers 5G connectivity powered by Sprint and a 1.5-mile autonomous vehicle test track which will be used for the Valqari test delivery.

The blazing-fast, high-capacity mobile speeds provided by Sprint’s 5G will be essential for making autonomous drone deliveries to smart mailboxes successful. Valqari’s Smart Drone Delivery Mailbox will use 5G LTE connectivity to ensure seamless communication with drones for a fully-automated delivery process while also providing a reliable, universal drone receptacle for package delivery and pick-up.

Ryan Walsh, CEO and co-founder of Valqari, said, “The advanced technology in our universal Smart Drone Delivery Mailbox provides everything from a full chain of custody and unmatched security to authentication and protection from outside elements. Being connected to HTC 5G Hub will allow real-time communication with any drone so delivery locations can easily and successfully be identified. We are excited about the opportunity to showcase our capabilities at the grand opening of Curiosity™ Lab and to be the first smart mailbox to receive a drone delivery on its autonomous vehicle test track.”

Also supporting Valqari with this demo is its recent partner Autonodyne, an unmanned aerial flight software developer. Autonodyne will showcase its RCU-1000 software and hardware integration for the drone’s autonomous launch and recovery. Drones will use this software by programing the movement of payloads automatically. Together, Valqari and Autonodyne will deliver a meal from REEF KITCHENS Delivery-Only Kitchen Solution during the Peachtree Corners Event.

About Curiosity™ Lab at Peachtree Corners Grand Opening Event

  • Where: City Hall (310 Technology Pkwy NW, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092)
  • When: September 11, 2019, 9:30a.m.-12p.m.
    • Welcome and Opening Remarks: 9:45am-10:10am
    • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: 10:15am
    • Valqari & Autonodyne Drone Delivery Demo: 10:40am-10:55am
    • Q&As with Sprint, GA Power, Olli, Hargary: 11:15-11:55am
  • Who: Guests including Jan Geldmacher, President of Sprint Business and Ivo Rook, SVP of IoT & Product Development, will be in attendance and providing opening remarks ahead of the ribbon cutting ceremony. Additionally, other autonomy vehicle technology will be demoed throughout the event.

For more information about Valqari and Sprint’s true mobile 5G service or to learn more about the event on September 11, visit Valqari.com or follow Valqari on social media.

About Valqari

Valqari is a Chicago-based start-up that has created the only drone delivery solution that has solved the “Last Inch” logistic problems with its patented Smart Drone Delivery Mailbox. It features communication technology that will allow for an entirely automated drone delivery. Valqari currently holds utility patents in 13 countries and territories including: the U.S., the U.K., Germany, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Australia, South Africa, and several other countries in the European Union. To learn more about Valqari visit www.Valqari.com.

About Sprint

Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served 54.3 million connections as of June 30, 2019 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Today, Sprint’s legacy of innovation and service continues with an increased investment to dramatically improve coverage, reliability, and speed across its nationwide network and commitment to launching a 5G mobile network in the U.S. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.

About Autonodyne

Autonodyne is focused on becoming the kernel for unmanned aerial flight. Combining control station, on-board mission computer, and advanced autonomy behaviors, Autonodyne develops and certifies systems and software for civil and defense aircraft that operate without a traditional pilot. Autonodyne has expertise in national and international certification for unmanned aerial systems, and is located primarily in Boston, Massachusetts. To learn more about Autonodyne, visit www.autonodyne.com.



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