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Elistair Opens its First North American Office in Boston to Accelerate its Growth

Marie Fayot | 30 Sep 2020 | 4 min

Marie Fayot

30 Sep 2020

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Elistair, the European leader in tethered drones, opens its first North American office in Boston to accelerate its growth.

Press Release

Lyon, September 29th 2020. Elistair, the tethered drone manufacturer has announced the opening of their first North American office in Boston, USA. This is a move that will allow the company to support its rapid growth in the US and Canadian markets and offer local support to customers and partners.

Created in 2014 in France, the company sustained continuous growth and has rapidly positioned itself as the leading manufacturer of tether stations and tethered drones with more than 600 systems deployed in 65 countries.

The company’s patented tethered drone systems are capable of flying for extended periods of time and have notably been deployed at major events such as the US Democrat party Primaries in 2020, The Superbowl final in 2019, The Champions League final in 2019 and the Ryder Cup and Paris Peace Forum in 2018.

Elistair opens a branch in Boston to accelerate its development in North America.

A physical presence in the United States will enable Elistair to offer close and more responsive support to its customers, as well as strengthening the network of strategic partners on the continent.

This is a major step for our team and our American partners. Our growth in this market has greatly accelerated over the last two years and the creation of a locally based team became an essential step for Elistair.”

Guilhem de Marliave

CEO and Co-Founder at Elistair

Although used across a variety of sectors, Elistair’s main customers in the United States are First Responders, Defence and Private Security Organisations. Key Account Manager Geraud Gaillard has spent the last two years developing the company’s presence in North America and will be relocating to Boston to help with the set up and recruitment of a local team.

Elistair tethered drone system

Ranked among the top US technology hubs, Boston was chosen by Elistair for its robotics and autonomous systems ecosystem, as well as its connections with major North American cities.

The foundations of Elistair’s presence are already starting to take shape. An agreement was recently put in place with one of Elistair’s partners, Sinclair University, Ohio, which is now an official “Elistair Technical Center” and can provide training on the Elistair product range for North American customers and partners.

Elistair manufacturers and markets a range of tethered UAV’s and tether stations for use across a range of sectors:

  • SAFE T 2: The latest and most powerful tether station in the Elistair range, offering extended flight time to commercially available UAVs.
  • LIGHT T 4: A compact and rapidly deployable tether station, suitable for long endurance missions and compatible with a wide range of off the shelf drones in including the new DJI M300.
  • Orion UAS: a semi-autonomous tethered drone, designed and developed by Elistair as a turn key solution for long endurance missions. Equipped with day and night payloads, Orion offers a powerful and flexible surveillance capability.

About Elistair:

Founded in 2014, Elistair develops tethered drones and powered tethering stations for third-party drones, turning small multi-rotor vehicles into airborne platforms for persistent surveillance and high-speed telecommunications. Elistair’s products have been deployed with militaries, police forces, public security departments and private companies in more than 65 countries. The company’s customers include the United Nations, the French Defence Procurement Agency, the UK Ministry of Defence, the US Army, the New York State Police, the Paris Police Headquarters, Vodafone, Thales and Petronas.

For more information about Elistair and its products, please visit and get the latest developments on Linkedin @elistair.

Elistair contact:
Marie-Charlotte Fayot
Press Relations & Communication / +33 9 83 57 06 39

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