Blue Vigil RS1000 Tether System for DJI Matrice 200 Series (Includes Battery Modification Kit)

Blue Vigil RS1000 Tether System for DJI Matrice 200 Series (Includes Battery Modification Kit)

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Achieve unlimited flight time with your DJI Matrice 200 series aircraft, Inspire 2 or Inspire 1 with the Blue Vigil RS1000 Tether. Easy to install. Features a 164 foot standard length tether line with automatic cable management and tensioning. Made in the USA and serviced in the USA.
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The Blue Vigil RS1000 Tether System has been designed for DJI Matrice 200 series drones along with the DJI Inspire 1 and Inspire 2 enables unlimited flight time when connected to a power source. Advexure's kit includes everything you need to achieve tethered flight with these aircraft. Included is the RS1000 Tether, Battery Replacement Module (for 24V), and the DJI Accessory/Compatibility Kit which is used to modify your aircraft's battery for compatibility with the RS1000 Tether. The RS1000 can support up to 1500 watts of sustained power with 24V off-the-shelf voltages.

Drone Tether System Features

  • No need to buy another drone, the RS1000 can be used with drones already in your fleet
  • The RS1000 installs and uninstalls in the field within seconds
  • Easy to transport, system is fully housed in a hard protective case
  • Standard cable length is 164 feet (50m)
  • Automatic cable management keeps a constant tension on the cable
  • Made in the USA, Serviced in the USA

Unlimited Flight Time with the Matrice 200, Inspire 1 or Inspire 2

When time is of the essence you no longer have to worry about landing to switch out batteries, stay airborne! With the Blue Vigil RS1000 Tether System your flights are endless and flight time is unlimited. Everyone wishes there were batteries for the Matrice 200 that could achieve a longer flight time, but unfortunately the TB55 Flight Battery is the largest capacity battery available for the Matrice 200 series. In order to achieve longer flight times with your M210 or M200, look no further than the RS1000 Tether System for Matrice 210 drones.

Launch It & Leave It – Once you have your aircraft at your desired altitude, the majority of compatible aircraft with GPS positing will generally be able to hold their positioning and the operator will not need to constantly make inputs to keep the aircraft in position. It's also worth noting that tethered flight systems are not characterized the same way as standard drone operations are with the FAA. We highly recommend checking into the current regulations, but you may not be required to have a PIC and VO on the tethered drone operation at all times.

DJI Matrice 200/210/210 RTK Tether System

The Blue Vigil RS1000 has quickly become the most commonly used tether for the Matrice 210, along with the Matrice 200 and Matrice 210 RTK models. The tether system is compatible with both TB50 and TB55 batteries and requires a small modification to one of the batteries. The included Battery Modification Kit (often referred to as the BRM, Battery Replacement Module) provides everything you need to modify one of your TB50 or TB55 batteries so that it can work with the RS1000 Matrice 200 tether.

DJI Inspire 2 Tether System

The DJI Inspire 2 is often used for live streaming at concerts, festivals, sporting events, parades or many other types of events where a continuous live stream is being broadcasted from the drone. Inspire 2 drone tethers negate the need to land every 20-25 minutes to swap out your battery. The RS1000 Tether is one of the easiest and safest ways to achieve longer flight times with the Inspire 2.

DJI Inspire 1 Tether System

Even though the DJI Inspire 1 is being discontinued from production, it's still a very common aircraft in the field today and most popular amongst public safety agencies as it was the first DJI aircraft to be compatible with the Zenmuse XT Thermal Camera. The RS1000 is fully compatible with both the TB47 and TB48. As will all other compatible aircrafts and batteries, you will need to modify your battery for use with the tether by following all instructions included with the BRM (Battery Replacement Module) that Advexure includes with the RS1000 tether system kit.

Drone Tether Pricing – Market Insight from the Advexure Team

Advexure has been working with many different manufacturers of drone tether systems dating back to about 2015 and over the years, adoption of drone tethers has been limited primarily due to the price of previous drone tether kits and systems currently available on the market that come with an excessive price tag. Blue Vigil has completed changed the typical stereotype associated with drone tethers, and that is that they are far too expensive. Blue Vigil has specialized solely in manufacturing affordable drone tether power systems for off-the-shelf drones at prices that most agencies, media, production companies and many other drone pilots can afford. Other systems on the market are priced anywhere from $12-25k for off-the-shelf aircraft such as the Matrice 200 series, Inspire 2 and Inspire 1 drones. Now is your chance to leverage unlimited flight time for your drone thanks to Blue Vigil's RS1000 Drone Tether System.

About Blue Vigil

Blue Vigil manufactures, distributes, and supports tether power systems for drones. Blue Vigil was founded and is managed by a team of pilots and UAV experts. The team saw an unfilled need in the UAV industry for a tether system which was universally compatible with UAVs. Blue Vigil was founded in partnership with a Harrisonburg, Virginia Investor Group and James Madison University. Blue Vigil was launched in 2015.

The Blue Vigil RS1000 Tether System has been designed for DJI Matrice 200 series drones along with the DJI Inspire 1 and Inspire 2 enables unlimited flight time when connected to a power source. Advexure's kit includes everything you need to achieve tethered flight with these aircraft. Included is the RS1000 Tether, Battery Replacement Module (for 24V), and the DJI Accessory/Compatibility Kit which is used to modify your aircraft's battery for compatibility with the RS1000 Tether. The RS1000 can support up to 1500 watts of sustained power with 24V off-the-shelf voltages.

Drone Tether System Features

  • No need to buy another drone, the RS1000 can be used with drones already in your fleet
  • The RS1000 installs and uninstalls in the field within seconds
  • Easy to transport, system is fully housed in a hard protective case
  • Standard cable length is 164 feet (50m)
  • Automatic cable management keeps a constant tension on the cable
  • Made in the USA, Serviced in the USA

Unlimited Flight Time with the Matrice 200, Inspire 1 or Inspire 2

When time is of the essence you no longer have to worry about landing to switch out batteries, stay airborne! With the Blue Vigil RS1000 Tether System your flights are endless and flight time is unlimited. Everyone wishes there were batteries for the Matrice 200 that could achieve a longer flight time, but unfortunately the TB55 Flight Battery is the largest capacity battery available for the Matrice 200 series. In order to achieve longer flight times with your M210 or M200, look no further than the RS1000 Tether System for Matrice 210 drones.

Launch It & Leave It – Once you have your aircraft at your desired altitude, the majority of compatible aircraft with GPS positing will generally be able to hold their positioning and the operator will not need to constantly make inputs to keep the aircraft in position. It's also worth noting that tethered flight systems are not characterized the same way as standard drone operations are with the FAA. We highly recommend checking into the current regulations, but you may not be required to have a PIC and VO on the tethered drone operation at all times.

DJI Matrice 200/210/210 RTK Tether System

The Blue Vigil RS1000 has quickly become the most commonly used tether for the Matrice 210, along with the Matrice 200 and Matrice 210 RTK models. The tether system is compatible with both TB50 and TB55 batteries and requires a small modification to one of the batteries. The included Battery Modification Kit (often referred to as the BRM, Battery Replacement Module) provides everything you need to modify one of your TB50 or TB55 batteries so that it can work with the RS1000 Matrice 200 tether.

DJI Inspire 2 Tether System

The DJI Inspire 2 is often used for live streaming at concerts, festivals, sporting events, parades or many other types of events where a continuous live stream is being broadcasted from the drone. Inspire 2 drone tethers negate the need to land every 20-25 minutes to swap out your battery. The RS1000 Tether is one of the easiest and safest ways to achieve longer flight times with the Inspire 2.

DJI Inspire 1 Tether System

Even though the DJI Inspire 1 is being discontinued from production, it's still a very common aircraft in the field today and most popular amongst public safety agencies as it was the first DJI aircraft to be compatible with the Zenmuse XT Thermal Camera. The RS1000 is fully compatible with both the TB47 and TB48. As will all other compatible aircrafts and batteries, you will need to modify your battery for use with the tether by following all instructions included with the BRM (Battery Replacement Module) that Advexure includes with the RS1000 tether system kit.

Drone Tether Pricing – Market Insight from the Advexure Team

Advexure has been working with many different manufacturers of drone tether systems dating back to about 2015 and over the years, adoption of drone tethers has been limited primarily due to the price of previous drone tether kits and systems currently available on the market that come with an excessive price tag. Blue Vigil has completed changed the typical stereotype associated with drone tethers, and that is that they are far too expensive. Blue Vigil has specialized solely in manufacturing affordable drone tether power systems for off-the-shelf drones at prices that most agencies, media, production companies and many other drone pilots can afford. Other systems on the market are priced anywhere from $12-25k for off-the-shelf aircraft such as the Matrice 200 series, Inspire 2 and Inspire 1 drones. Now is your chance to leverage unlimited flight time for your drone thanks to Blue Vigil's RS1000 Drone Tether System.

About Blue Vigil

Blue Vigil manufactures, distributes, and supports tether power systems for drones. Blue Vigil was founded and is managed by a team of pilots and UAV experts. The team saw an unfilled need in the UAV industry for a tether system which was universally compatible with UAVs. Blue Vigil was founded in partnership with a Harrisonburg, Virginia Investor Group and James Madison University. Blue Vigil was launched in 2015.

Applications for Drone Tether Systems

NEWS MEDIA & EVENTS
Capture great shots of your race, concert or festival.
News media can monitor travel lanes or current events.

LAW ENFORCEMENT & FIRST RESPONDERS
Evaluate crime scenes and vehicle collision efficiently.
Law enforcement can monitor crowd situations.
Fire officials can identify hot spots.
Area surveillance and tactical overview.

MILITARY & GOVERNMENT
Perform reconnaissance and aerial surveillance missions.
Protect a person or area with extended aerial views.

COMMUNICATION & SENSORS
Deploy radio and cellular sites and relays.
Monitor UAV mounted electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) sensors.


Other Common Uses for Drone Tethers

  • Surveillance of fixed positions and perimeters

  • Monitoring protracted barricade/hostage situation

  • Weather monitoring

  • Hazmat incidents

  • Lighting

  • Situational awareness at events (concerts, festivals, parades)

  • Eye-in-the-sky camera position for televising and recording sports events

  • Reconnaissance in hazardous/inaccessible environments

  • Monitoring vehicular traffic conditions

  • Scene safety/force protection

  • Film production

  • Aerial platform for lights, sensors, and antennas

Blue Vigil RS1000 Tether Compatibility

Advexure includes all of the necessary components for the the Blue Vigil RS1000 to be fully compatible with the following aircraft:>
  • DJI Inspire 1

  • DJI Inspire 2

  • DJI Matrice 200

  • DJI Matrice 210

  • DJI Matrice 210 RTK

The RS1000 is also compatible with any drone that operates on a 12 or 24 volt battery, although these drones may require an additional adapter.

NOTE: In order to connect the tether to your aircraft, you will need to modify one of your batteries using the battery replacement module (BRM) that we will include with the kit. The modification is a very simple and straight forward process that only takes a few minutes.

Blue Vigil RS1000 Demo

Blue Vigil RS1000 Tether Flying a DJI Inspire 2

What is the length of the tether line?
The standard cable length is 164 feet or 50 meters.

How do you install the tether and what are the battery modifications that are required?
Please take a look at the Blue Vigil RS1000 Install Guide for DJI Drones

How does the tether work?
Essentially you have a ground unit that contains a spool of tether line that runs to the drone. Your ground unit can either be plugged into a regular wall outlet or could be powered by a generator or inverter. See this video for a great explanation of the RS1000 Tether by Todd State, CEO of Blue Vigil.

Where is the RS1000 tether made?
The Blue Vigil RS1000 is proudly manufactured in the USA.

Who is Blue Vigil?
Blue Vigil is a now experienced and mature start-up that was founded in 2015 and funded by private investors and their local community. In 2015, Blue Vigil secured $250k of seed funding in their pursuit to commercialize a tether system for DJI drones.

All products purchased from Advexure hold a valid manufacturer warranty unless otherwise disclosed on the product listing or order. Please reference our manufacturer listing below for each manufacturer's respective warranty policies.



Manufacturer Website  Customer Service Phone Warranty Policy
DJI Innovations
www.dji.com
(818) 235-0789
Warranty Policy
DroneDeploy www.dronedeploy.com (507) 593-7663
Warranty Policy
DroneSense www.dronesense.com (512) 582-0444
Warranty Policy
EcoFlow www.ecoflow.com (800) 368-8604 Warranty Policy
Elistair www.elistair.com (415) 315-9389 Warranty Policy
Energen
www.myenergen.com
(626) 581-2200
Warranty Policy
Epson America www.epson.com (800) 463-7766 Warranty Policy
FoxFury www.foxfury.com (760) 945-4231 Warranty Policy
Firehouse Technology www.firehousetechnology.com (440) 606-6094
Warranty Policy
FLIR Systems www.flir.com (800) 254-0630
Warranty Policy
Freefly www.freeflysystems.com (425) 485-5500
Warranty Policy
GDU http://www.gdu-tech.com (512) 518-3719
Warranty Policy
GoProfessional Cases (GPC) www.goprofessionalcases.com (858) 467-7903
Warranty Policy
Hoodman USA www.hoodmanusa.com (800) 818-3946
Warranty Policy
HPRC www.hprcusa.com (800) 229-7146
Warranty Policy
Intel www.intel.com (408) 765-8080
Warranty Policy
LaCie www.lacie.com (503) 844-4500
Warranty Policy
Laowa (Venus Optics) www.venuslens.net Email
Warranty Policy
LowePro www.lowepro.com (800) 800-5693
Warranty Policy
Lume Cube www.lumecube.com (858) 352-6067
Warranty Policy
MicaSense www.micasense.com (206) 279-9972
Warranty Policy
Olympus www.getolympus.com (800) 622-6372
Warranty Policy
Parazero www.parazero.com +972-36885252
Warranty Policy
Parrot www.parrot.com (877) 972-7768
Warranty Policy
Pix4D www.pix4d.com/ (415) 766-0503
Warranty Policy
PolarPro www.polarprofilters.com (949) 220-9395
Warranty Policy
PowerVision www.powervision.me (855) 562-6699
Warranty Policy
ReadyRig www.ready-rig.com (800) 874-3098
Warranty Policy
Ryze Tech www.ryzerobotics.com (310) 616-5299
Warranty Policy
Sentera www.sentera.com (844) 736-8372
Warranty Policy
Slantrange www.slantrange.com (858) 412-4323
Warranty Policy
X-Naut www.x-naut.com (562) 285-3507
Warranty Policy
ZeroTech www.zerotech.com +86 10 5778-4912
Warranty Policy

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JG
09/22/2019
Jason Gholizadeh

Wish we didnt have to modify our TB55

Tether works great! Our only complaint is that you have to modify one of your TB55s just for use with the tether. Once you make the modification that battery can no longer clip in for regular use. Wish there was a different way to use the tether without having to commission one of our TB55s which left the other battery in the pair also useless without its other battery. Essentially it costs an extra $369 given that you need to make the modification.

CJ
09/12/2019
Craig Jenkens

Very happy with the RS1000, glad we waited until this one

Arrived real fast from advexure. Our department had been looking at tethers for our M210 for quite a while but never found anything in our budget. Advexure told us about the RS1000 and within a few weeks we secured the funding. To date we've flown three test missions and the tether has performed flawlessly.

AW
09/03/2019
Alex Ward

Real nice tether

No complaints at all. very well engineered