Below is our recent interview with Sri Purisai, Chairman of the Board at InfiniDOME:
Q: What is Infinidome? For those who have never heard of it, tell us something more?
A: – infiniDome develops and manufactures a Cyber device against GPS blocking and jamming designed to protect GPS-based systems for location and time synchronization from short-range disruptors. The product’s competitive advantage is its affordable price thanks to innovative miniaturization of technology already developed for military applications.
– infiniDome provides solutions for the impact of GPS jammers, which can now be easily purchased on-line at a price as low as $30. InfiniDome can be easily installed in any GPS-based system to protect from various disruptions, similar to anti-virus.
Currently, there are no other affordable solutions against GPS jammers. Relevant technology has been applied to military applications only, and similar solutions are priced above $30,000.
– The company was established as a Cyber start-up supported by the technology incubator operated by Focus Telecom Ltd. located in Caesarea Industrial Park, Israel.
Q: What are some of the real-world results enterprises can expect with your solution?
A: – Reduces risk for drone operators
– Enables risk free BVLOS operations for UAV/UAS and drones in defense and commercial applications
– Tracking and protection of critical assets from GPS jamming
– Real time data reporting and analytics on jamming threats
Q: Can you give us more insights in some of your products, for example GPSdome?
GPSdome is a small-sized, add-on or retrofit device that provides protection against GPS jamming, ensuring continuity of navigation and operation during jamming disruptions. No other solution that offers this robust protection is as small, light, affordable or as easily installed as GPSdome.
Protecting GPS/GNSS signals ensures continuity of navigation and timing signals which assures normal operations during a jamming attack. These assaults can have drastic effects on drones, literally crashing them into the ground and on Critical Networks causing them major disruptions and downtime. For drones, every extra gram added affects the payload and mission time. infiniDome’s 75 gram OEM Board easily integrates into the most weight and size-sensitive platforms, adding very little overhead.
OtoSphere is infiniDome’s innovative small, add-on module for commercial GPS (GNSS) receivers operating in fleet, maritime and commercial network applications. OtoSphere protects GPS (GNSS) receivers from jamming attacks, making any truck or vessel more resilient to cargo theft or attack. OtoSphere Network Timing Protection is the first line of defense to detect and filter these attacks before they cause significant network problems for the operator and the operator’s Service Operations Center (SOC). Having stable PNT signals during a jamming attack empowers the operator and SOC to respond in time and prevent the cargo theft. Like all infiniDome products, OtoSphere is easy to install or retrofit and is completely unregulated by export controls.
-GPSDome OEM option
infiniDome’s OEM Board Option is designed for OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) to fully integrate anti-jamming technology that delivers unmatched power and weight differentiation into their GPS systems. The OEM Board is the industry’s only non-military GPS anti-jamming protection offered as a Board-level solution.
Understanding that system size, weight and power limitations are stringent, the infiniDome’s OEM Board addresses these industry requirements offering the smallest, lightest, and most affordable solution available to the industry. This matchbook-sized, highly scalable, OEM Board integrates into the flight controller of drones, the telematics unit for fleets and autonomous vehicles, and potentially into the time server for critical infrastructure where it delivers signal protection for continuous operation of these mission-critical assets.
Q: You’ve recently raised $2.4 Million in Seed funding; can you tell us something more?
A: We are pleased to announce closure of a pre-series A round of $2.4 Million that includes investments from NextGear Ventures, the lead investor which led infiniDome’s earlier seed funding round, along with Honeywell Ventures that joined this round of funding, demonstrating their confidence in infiniDome and its proven GPS protection technology. The proceeds will help scale infiniDome’s customer engagements in the Commercial Aircraft, UAS/UAV, and UAM market segments.
Q: What are your plans for the future? Do you have any new features in the pipeline?
A: 2021 will be a year to deliver on strategic projects as well as scale and establish market dominance in UAS/UAV anti-jamming marketplace. The team hopes to raise a subsequent round in the next 12 months to significantly scale the company’s efforts to grow the global customer footprint.