U|g|CS Licence types

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Free version of UgCS with limited capabilities.
Free version, enables flying simple missions to get insight of UgCS. The range of operations, functionality and support provided is limited.
UgCS OPEN - supports following list of drones :
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For UAV hobbyists and non-professional use.
Unlimited range of operations, some limitation of advanced functionality - the most suitable version of UgCS for UAV hobbyists.
UgCS ONE - supports following list of drones :
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NEW!!! For UAV professionals.
Fully functional multi-drone ground control software for professional UAV mission planning needs. Digital elevation model (DEM) and KML file import enabling map customisation, ADS-B receiver support to ensure flight safety.
UgCS PRO - supports following list of drones :
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For companies operating a fleet of drones.
Suitable for companies operating a fleet of different manufacturer drones, requiring a unifying ground station solution. ADS-B transponder support, multi-node deployment, enabling operating a central server with unlimited connection of UgCS clients.
UgCS Enterprise - supports following list of drones :

Features and Pricing Comparison

Features

Mission planner | Drone control

Aerial survey planning tools

UgCS comes with many built-in tools to make aerial surveys and photogrammetry processing easier.

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-simple

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-photogrammetry planner with GSD support

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Flying long routes with battery exchange

In UgCS you are able to change the battery in the middle of the mission and then restart it from the last visited point.

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Immersive 3D mission planning environment
Plan your missions in an immersive 3D environment on a globe. Read more
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Elevation profile
Monitor the elevations above sea level at each point during the mission. Read more
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Telemetry display

View all your telemetry data in the telemetry data window - battery voltage, heading, GPS, speed and much more.

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Automatic flight mode (waypoints)

In automatic flight mode drone flies carrying out mission without operator interaction. Mission may include drone and payload control actions.
 

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Manual mode
In manual mode operator controls drone with RC controller. Read more
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Click & Go
In Click & Go mode operator specifies destination points clicking on the map. In conjunction with joystick mode it becomes an ideal tool for object inspection tasks. Read more
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Joystick and keyboard control

Joystick and keyboard control mode brings fine grained but still safe control over the drone. In conjunction with Click & Go mode it becomes an ideal tool for object inspection tasks.

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Software emulator
UgCS comes with in-built software emulators for quadcopter and a fixed wing airplane. Read more
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Supported Drones

DJI drones

UgCS supports DJI Phantom 4, Phantom 3, Phantom 2, Inspire 1, A3, Matrice 600, Matrice 100, A2, Naza-M v2, WooKong-M, Phantom Vision2+, Ace One.

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Ardupilot (Pixhawk)
Ardupilot firmware is supported out of the box. Pixhawk and APM rotary and fixed wing drones are supported in UgCS.
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Px4 (Pixhawk)
Px4 firmware and other MAVLink compatibles are supported.
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InnoFlight
UgCS supports Jupiter JM-1.

Coming soon

Coming soon

Coming soon

Coming soon

Mikrokopter
Mikrokopter drones are supported in UgCS.
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Microdrones
Microdrones are supported in UgCS.
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MicroPilot
UgCS Pro supports the use of Micropilot autopilots in experimental mode. We also provide Micropilot tuning and customization services.
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Yes, experimental

Yes, experimental

Kestrel
With UgCS Pro you are able to use Lockheed Martin Indago along with the Kestrel autopilot.
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Ar.Drone
AR.Drone 2.0 is supported in UgCS. Ar.Drone has to be equipped with FlightRecorder module.
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Post-flight analysis and Image processing

Geotagging
In UgCS there is an in-build geotagging tool for easy image geotagging. Read more
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Telemetry player
Replay your flights with the telemetry player. Read more
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Custom maps

Buildings import

Why would I want to import 3D objects?

3D Buildings feature in UgCS allows the operator to import 3D models into the software thus it automatically calculates flight paths around the obstacles.
Often the route for a drone is located near buildings or other obstacles other than terrain. To avoid collisions, the flight path needs to be calculated so that it avoids obstacles. Instead of manually setting each waypoint to avoid an obstacle, it is often easier to import a 3D object into UgCS to make the vehicle avoid it automatically.

Building import feature supports only KMZ import with embedded COLLADA 3D models. This means that KMZ (that is actually a ZIP archive with .kmz extension) file must contain one or several .dae files and one .kml file inside. KML file must reference those DAE files. 
Currently we do not support 3D models implemented as a part of KML file (KML notation only).

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20 Buildings 3D

100 Buildings 3D

Unlimited Buildings 3D

Unlimited Buildings 3D

KML data import

What is KML data?

KML data import allows operator to import placemarks to denote important places on the map.
KML stands for Keyhole Markup Language.
 

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DEM data import

What is DEM data?

Digital Elevation Models (DEM) can be imported into UgCS. This feature is available to UgCS Pro and UgCS Enterprise licence owners.
DEM stands for Digital Elevation Models. This data contains information regarding terrain elevation. DEM data import in fact allows you to shape the terrain of the globe in UgCS.


 

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Geo-referenced images import
Geo-referenced data (like GeoTiff) from open or commercial data providers and orthophoto images generated in photogrammetry software (like Pix4D) can be imported into UgCS as map overlays.
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No-Fly zones

No-Fly zones - airport registry

No-Fly zones - airport registry

UgCS software features an in-built no fly zone function, meaning that the drones will be prevented from flying in the airspace of restricted areas such as airports.

However, using the PRO licence, this feature can be disabled if the operator chooses to do so.

Why is it restricted to fly near airports?

Unmanned aerial vehicles can potentially pose a threat to manned aircraft, therefore each major airport has a restricted space around it where other aircraft are not permitted to fly.

Disabling the no fly zone

If for whatever reason the operator of a UAV wants to fly an automated mission near the airport, the no-fly zone can be disabled in UgCS with a Pro licence. An example for the necessity to disable this restriction would be if the operator is hired by the airport to take photos, aerial video of the airfield or has the permission to fly there.

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Can't be disabled

Can't be disabled

Can be disabled

Can be disabled

No-Fly zones - custom zones

About Custom No Fly zones

In UgCS you are able to create your own No-Fly zones. If function is turned on our route planner will avoid this areas during path calculation.

What is Custom No Fly zones?

Custom No-Fly zones are zones of prohibited flight, that can be set up by user. They function same as Airport No-Fly zones.

Why is it useful?

Custom No-Fly zones can be set by users to prevent accidents, that could happen if operator lets a vehicle reach dangerous area.

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Fly zone limits for routes
UgCS allows you to set the limits - how far and how high you want to allow the drone to fly. For Open version built-in limits cannot be disabled.  Read more

500m from first point, 120m AGL

No Limits

No Limits

No Limits

ADS-B Support

ADS-B Receiver

ADS-B

ADS-B feature in UgCS monitors close-by aircraft and sends the operator warning signals in case an aircraft is approaching the drone. ADS-B helps you to be safe and more aware of what is going on around you in the air.
What is ADS-B?

ADS-B is the short for Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast. It is a form of cooperative surveillance. An aircraft determines its position through satellite navigation and broadcasts it thus it can be received by air control ground stations or other aircraft.

Why you should use ADS-B.

Airspace is primarily populated by manned aircraft like gliders, airplanes and helicopters. Flying a drone requires caution because the operator can not be always aware of other aircraft nearby.

By using UgCS with ADS-B support the operator is notified through UgCS about other aircrafts with an ADS-B transmitters nearby.

How to use ADS-B with UgCS.

To use ADS-B with UgCS you need an ADS-B receiver. The receiver is connected to the antenna and connected to your computer via USB.

A green ADS-B indicator light lights up in the UgCS interface meaning that ADS-B is up and running.

That's it.

Now every time when aircrafts with an ADS-B transmitter will get close to your drone, you will receive a warning so that you can avoid a potential collision timely and be aware of what's around you.

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Coming soon

Coming soon

Coming soon

ADS-B Transponder

ADS-B Transponder

In addition to supporting USB ADS-B receivers, UgCS is also able to work with ADS-B transponders on UAVs.

ADS-B transponders are usually located onboard the aircraft. Each aircraft equipped with an ADS-B transponder broadcasts its location so that other aircraft nearby as well as radio towers can receive the signal.

Not only this makes everyone in the air more aware of what's around them, this makes air traffic safer for aircraft pilots and drone operators alike.

Through UgCS ground station interface you are able to set ICAO ID, Flight ID and SQUAWK Code parameters for each drone equipped with an ADS-B transponder.

Note: We tested support with Sagetech XP Mode S transponder and DJI A2 autopilot. Physical integration needs additional hardware. Please contact support@ugcs.com

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-Sagetech XP

UgSC ENTERPRISE licence enables support for Sagetech XP Transponders XPC-TR, XPS-TR, XPG-TR.
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ADS-B Transmitter
ADS-B Out periodically broadcasts information about  aircraft, such as identification, current position, altitude, and velocity, through an onboard transmitter.

-Skysense

UgCS ENTERPRISE enables support for Skysense BCON1 ADS-B OUT device

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Video features

Video recording

Video recording

The video recording option enables an operator of a UAV not only to see live video feed from the drone, but also enables to record and save it on a computer.

Why is video recording useful?

Many types of cameras allow FPV footage from flight to be seen only in real time without possibility to be recorded at the same time.
 

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Camera footprint

Camera footprint

Camera footprint feature in UgCS allows an operator of an aircraft to see on a map which area is being filmed by the camera at a particular moment in time. It means that the area is highlighted on the map in UgCS in real time.

This function allows to control route more efficiently while shooting a video, doing aerial photography or surveillance. 
 

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Video streaming from DJI mobile companion
Enabled video stream broadcast for DJI Phantom 4, 3; Inspire 1, Matrice 600 and Matrice 100 from UgCS for DJI application to UgCS Desktop (experimental)
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Multi-operator / Multi-drone support

Multinode installation

Multinode installation

Multinode installation offers UgCS Pro and UgCS Enterprise licence owners the possibility of running separate parts of our software on separate machines – e.g. Server is running on one computer, Client on another and VSM - on another one.

Advantages of multinode installation

Multinode installation allows the operator to connect remotely to the Server and to VSM. This is useful when operating multiple UAVs simultaneously. Since all the complex flight calculations are done on the Server, less powerful machine can be run by the Client. You can use separate computer for VSM, to have all UAV related communication channels connected to it without need to connect all those annoying transmitters and wires to computer you use for mission planning and working with resulting images and data obtained by UAV. Multinode installation is also necessary for Multi-operator support to be able to work.

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Multi-operators

Multi-operator support

Multi-operator support enables UgCS Pro and UgCS Enterprise licence owners to connect many Clients to a single Server.
Each operator has his own client and a subset of drones under control. Operator may take control of the drone or add it on the map just for the sake of monitoring. Each operator requires UgCS Pro or UgCS Enterprise licence for the setup to work.


 

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Multi-drone support
UgCS makes it possible to control multiple drones at the same time. Read more
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited

Support

Public forum
Seek technical advice on public forum.
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E-mail support
E-mail us at support@ugcs.com to solve any technical problems.
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Phone support 5x8
PRO and Enterprise licence users can get support from UgCS engineers by calling during our working hours: Mo-Fri 09:00-18:00 (UTC+02:00).
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Support 24x7
Contact us at ugcs@ugcs.com to agree on a price quote and terms of service.
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Contact
ugcs@ugcs.com
Annual Support Cost
Licence fee includes first year support. For those who have activated before 01.01.2016 support is prolonged to 01.01.2017. Starting from the second year from the activation date (or 01.01.2017) customer may buy support according to his licence type. Paid support is not mandatory and UgCS remain operational even after support expiration. Support gives access to our support team and all UgCS updates and new versions.
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Price
Price without VAT. VAT will be added at checkout where applicable. 
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