Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

The Daily Telegraph: Gold Coast Commonwealth Games considers anti-drone technology to eliminate threats from above The technology, from Australian-listed firm Department 13, will be demonstrated to Games organisers next month, and its makers claim it can take over errant drones and make them land safely, rather than shooting them from the sky like other systems….
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Don’t want drones flying overhead

Baltimore Business Journal: Don’t want drones flying overhead? This company has a solution. MESMER Version 1.0, Department 13’s latest commercial technology, can detect drones in nearby airspace and allow someone to stop, redirect, land or take control of unwanted drones http://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2017/02/01/dont-want-drones-flying-overhead-this-company-has.html…
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Pentagon Can Take Control of Attacking Drones

Scout.com: Pentagon Can Take Control of Attacking Drones Mesmer, does not “jam” an attacking drone but rather manipulates its protocol, at times allowing users of the system to completely take over flight of the drone. http://www.scout.com/military/warrior/story/1733468-pentagon-can-take-control-of-attacking-drones…
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The race to develop effective counter-drone security is on

dronewatchdogs.com: The race to develop effective counter-drone security is on… In 2016, we learned of near misses with passenger jets, drugs being dropped into objects and prisons appearing in the air above sporting events – all involving small drones. In 2017, the battle will begin in earnest, as growing numbers of counter-drone systems are deployed…
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Department 13 launches counter-drone solution

Manufacturer’s Monthly: Department 13 launches counter-drone solution Our solution is superior to other technologies available in the market that jam or shoot drones down and pose significant risk for the personnel and infrastructure they are designed to protect. Department 13 launches counter-drone solution…
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Biz claims it’s reverse-engineered encrypted drone commands

The Register: Biz claims it’s reverse-engineered encrypted drone commands…The internet of sh*t hits the rotor Jonathan Hunter, CEO of Department 13, told The Register his company has reverse-engineered and “cracked” the signaling protocols used by the likes of Parrot, DJI and 3DR by observing the radio signals that are sent to and from the craft. Hunter said…
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Mesmer counter-UAS solution launched

Australian Defense Magazine: Mesmer counter-UAS solution launched Mesmer’s key differentiator is its ability to manipulate weaknesses in all digital radio protocols and take control of a UAS’s computer, allowing it to land safely in a defined exclusion zone. http://www.australiandefence.com.au/news/mesmer-counter-uas-solution-launched…
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Commercial launch of D13’s Mesmer technology can safely mitigate dangerous drones

nexttechstock.com: Commercial launch of D13’s Mesmer technology can safely mitigate dangerous drones One ASX-listed technology company, Department 13 (ASX: D13), is ideally positioned to capture the opportunities in the drone market and, more importantly, keep the sky safe by meeting the ‘terror drone’ threat, and mitigating the risk of damage being caused by off course recreational drones….
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Drone hacking tool launches in Australia

CIO from IDG: Drone hacking tool launches in Australia Department 13’s Mesmer platform allows users to commandeer Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in mid-air. Mesmer, from the ASX-listed company Department 13, works by intercepting the digital radio signal between a drone and its pilot, before using the same communication protocols to take control “by restructuring the communication…
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Department 13 International launches flagship counter-drone product

Proactive Investors.AU: Department 13 International launches flagship counter-drone product With customer demonstrations and trials of MESMER currently underway, the company has secured global distributor agreements to support the launch. Department 13’s focus is to drive sales, both directly and through partner channels, and to establish the product as the global market leader in counter-drone technology….
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