In March 2017, Matternet became the first company in the world to be authorized for urban drone delivery operations in Switzerland. The following year, the company was selected to participate in the FAA’s Drone Integration Pilot Program in North Carolina and San Diego. Matternet’s goals have always been ambitious.
“The vision of Matternet is to make access to physical goods as seamless as the Internet has made access to data,” said Paolo Resmini, VP of Software Engineering at Matternet. “The infrastructure of the Internet has allowed equitable access to data…and you can imagine a similar version for a physical network where the aircraft is moving physical goods in the same way.”
While exciting, these opportunities are not without challenges. A significant element of Matternet’s innovative delivery system involves working with a series of remote stations all over the world, and these remote stations needed secure, reliable network infrastructure — a network that would connect back to the home office, seamlessly and effectively. That’s where Stratus came in.