The ACSL SOTEN - A Japanese Drone set to Revolutionize the Industry?

The ACSL SOTEN (or Blue Sky in Japanese), is a groundbreaking drone from ACSL, a leading Japanese drone manufacturer. As the drone industry evolves, the demand for non-Chinese drones for public safety, government entities, and various industrial applications is on the rise.

The ACSL SOTEN stands out as a compelling alternative to Chinese manufacturers, offering a unique blend of Japanese innovation, portability, and advanced security measures. How does it hold up against the competition though? Let’s explore some of its features.

ACSL Soten: Small Aerial Photography Drone

Key Features of the ACSL SOTEN

Japanese Engineering Excellence

The ACSL SOTEN, made in Japan, is a testament to the country's reputation for premium technology and meticulous product development, with major parts sourced domestically or from highly reliable international sources.

Compact and Portable Design

Compact and Portable Design

Weighing just 1.7 kg and featuring a foldable design, the ACSL SOTEN is highly portable and easy to deploy. This makes it an ideal choice for operations requiring mobility and ease of use across diverse locations.

IP43 Rating

The SOTEN's IP43 rating ensures it is both waterproof and dustproof, making it suitable for challenging environments. This robust build quality is crucial for missions requiring durability in the face of elements like rain and dust.

Protected by made-in-Japan secure drone technology

Advanced Security Measures

Security is paramount in drone operations. The ACSL SOTEN incorporates security measures compliant with ISO15408 standards, ensuring the protection of flight data, communications, and photo/video data. This includes encrypted communications and the option to manage data securely in the cloud.

One-touch-swappable camera

One-Touch Swappable Camera System

A standout feature of the SOTEN is its one-touch swappable camera system. This flexibility allows users to switch between standard, EO/IR combination, multispectral, and optical zoom cameras, catering to a wide range of operational needs.

User-Friendly Interface

The SOTEN's intuitive UI simplifies drone operation, making it accessible even to those new to drone flying. This ease of use is a significant advantage in situations where quick deployment and operation are essential.

ACSL: The Company Behind SOTEN

Established in 2013 and listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, ACSL quickly distinguished itself as a frontrunner in drone technology.

Pioneering in Drone Certification and Support

ACSL became the first company in Japan to receive Class 1 drone Type certification from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT). Furthermore, ACSL has played a crucial role in supporting the Disaster Management Agency of Japan, showcasing its dedication to using drone technology for societal benefits and emergency responses.

Global Expansion and Innovation

With the opening of its subsidiary in California, ACSL Inc., under the leadership of CEO Cynthia Huang, ACSL is poised to bring its expertise and innovative solutions to the global stage, particularly the US market. This expansion is not just a business move; it's a bridge connecting Japanese technological excellence with global needs, particularly for NDAA-compliant UAS solutions.

Commitment to Security and Versatility

ACSL's approach to drone design revolves around security and adaptability. The company's focus on encrypted communication and optional data encryption reflects its understanding of the critical nature of data security in drone operations.

A Future Focused on Collaboration and Refinement

Looking ahead, ACSL Inc. plans to collaborate closely with US organizations to further refine the SOTEN, led by Global CTO Chris Raabe. This collaborative approach signifies ACSL's dedication to continuous improvement and adaptation to meet the evolving needs of its users, both in Japan and globally.

Potential Applications

The ACSL Soten is ideally suited for a range of applications, including:

Disaster Response: Its robust build and advanced features make it a reliable tool in emergency situations.

Inspections and Surveying: The top-mounting capability and camera versatility allow for detailed inspections and surveys.

Challenging Environments: The SOTEN's waterproof, dustproof, and wind-resistant characteristics make it suitable for a variety of missions in challenging conditions.

Detailed Specifications

Dimensions (Unfolded) 637mm x 560mm (including propellers)
Weight 1,720g (including standard camera and battery)
Maximum Flight Time 25 min (standard camera, 8 m/s airspeed)
Ingress Protection IP43
Camera 4K video, 20MP still images
Optional Cameras Infrared + visible, multispectral, optical zoom
Remote ID Bluetooth
Cloud Services Image/video storage, Flight log storage
Security Measures Flight log/photo/video data leakage prevention, encrypted communications, drone-controller pairing
Functions Autonomous flight, Image-based tracking, Collision avoidance (3 directions)

In Conclusion

For those interested in elevating their UAS operations with the ACSL SOTEN, Advexure is your go-to source. Reach out to us to learn more about how the SOTEN can meet your specific needs and to explore this innovative solution further.