Zing Drones Distant ID Z-RID Lite

The lightweight and user-friendly solution aims to ensure every drone pilot can adhere to FAA regulations.

by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian J. McNabb

Zing Drones Solutions recently announced their new Z-RID Lite, an affordable Remote ID Broadcast module that fully adheres to FAA regulations. While more fully featured Remote ID modules are available, (including Zing’s own Z-RID), the new Lite model is designed as a stripped-down alternative for pilots who just want to be compliant.

“Our commitment at Zing Drone Solutions has always been to innovate while keeping the drone community’s needs at the forefront,” said Ian Annase, CEO of Zing Drone Solutions. “With the Z-RID Lite, we’re ensuring that every drone pilot can afford to comply with the FAA regulations, fostering a safer and more regulated airspace.”

The Z-RID Lite is a simple, plug-and-play solution that weighs only 30 g and features GNSS positioning and Bluetooth 4 + 5 broadcasting capabilities.

While the initial deadline for remote ID compliance was Sept. 16, 2023, full enforcement won’t begin until March 16, 2024 due to poor availability of RID modules and FAA-recognized Identification areas. FAA representatives warned of the importance of prompt adoption before the deadline, reminding operators that they must either 1) fly a Remote ID compliant drone, 2) acquire a Remote ID Broadcast Module, or 3) fly in a designated flying area (FRIA) to remain compliant.

More information on the Z-RID Lite is available here.

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Ian McNabb is a staff writer based in Boston, MA. His interests include geopolitics, emerging technologies, environmental sustainability, and Boston College sports.

Miriam McNabb is the Editor-in-Chief of DRONELIFE and CEO of JobForDrones, a professional drone services marketplace, and a fascinated observer of the emerging drone industry and the regulatory environment for drones. Miriam has penned over 3,000 articles focused on the commercial drone space and is an international speaker and recognized figure in the industry.  Miriam has a degree from the University of Chicago and over 20 years of experience in high tech sales and marketing for new technologies.
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