Packet Digital, LLC

Packet Digital announces new smart battery at AUVSI XPONENTIAL

Data logging, extended-life battery now on display at Venom Power booth 1311

Packet Digital announces the launch of its smart battery for small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) and drones at AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2017, now on display at the Venom Power booth 1311 at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.

The smart battery is designed with commercial drone users in mind, especially those who hope to save money and improve workflow by gathering data to help them better understand and extend the life of their battery inventory.

The Packet Digital smart battery provides the end user real-time usage data during operation as well access to lifetime historical records of what the battery has been exposed to. Drone pilots have access to data about remaining capacity, state of health and fault conditions during use that can help them prevent damage to and extend the life of the battery. Drone owners also know exactly which batteries to keep and which will need to be replaced, thus reducing expenses and waste.

Smart Battery Features and Specifications

  • Modular sub-packs for transportation and maintenance
  • Built-in safety monitoring and logging
  • Onboard waveform logging of power system performance during flight
  • Access to precision battery status in real-time through I2C
  • Available in a 10Ah, true 5C continuous discharge rating, 6S configuration
  • Proven 1000+ cycle life, 3-6x improvement over standard batteries

Packet Digital has partnered with a leading American battery manufacturer to combine its expertise in power electronics and power management with sophisticated lithium ion cell technology to create this smart battery for drone users hoping to invest in long-lasting, intelligent power options. The battery is currently available through Venom Power (

May 10, 2017

Drone Focus 2015 recap and look ahead

See highlights from the Drone Focus conference in June and hear what Packet Digital CEO Terri Gunn Zimmerman and Botlink COO Shawn Meuhler expect from the drone industry. Watch the video.

Save the date, June 1, for #DroneFocus 2016 and learn how North Dakota can be a leader in drones.

July 31, 2015

Drone Focus Conference builds industry buzz

Momentum is mounting behind North Dakota’s drone industry and its launch point may have been the Drone Focus Conference at the Fargo Jet Center, Wednesday, June 3.

Packet Digital was one of about 130 developers, pilots, engineers, farmers, legislators, students and members of the public in attendance to learn about the rapidly growing business of drones.

Packet Digital’s new partner, Botlink LLC, helped organize the event and Packet Digital CEO Terri Gunn Zimmerman and Botlink COO Shawn Muehler offered a Q&A session to discuss our new joint venture and the capabilities of the upcoming Botlink platform.

Terri even won a new drone (which we’re hoping she brings to the office so we can fly it)!

In case you missed it, we hope you’ll attend the Drone Focus Conference 2016, which has already been scheduled for June 1 next year. Watch for more updates from Emerging Prairie, Botlink or this website. #DroneFocus

June 5, 2015

Proud to celebrate Pi Day

Packet Digital celebrated Pi Day (3.14.15) one day early with a pie bake-off on Friday, March 13th. We’re proud to be part of a community of engineers, academics and students who recognize the significance of the mathematical constant pi in our everyday lives. Read more about the “Pi Day of the century” in the Fargo Forum.

March 16, 2015
August 19, 2014

High Tech on the Plains

Terri Zimmerman will be participating along with Jake Joraanstad of Myriad Mobile and Barry Batcheller of Appareo in  “High Tech on the Plains – Fargo’s Growing Tech Community” session at 9:00-9:45 a.m. on Thursday, September 11th at the Offutt School of Business.

Attending the State of Technology

Packet Digital will be attending the 2014 State of Technology at the Fargo Theatre On and Off Broadway on Wednesday, August 20th. The Chamber and Senator John Hoeven offer the business community an opportunity to learn about the latest technology revolutionizing commerce in the state.

Terri Zimmerman Speaking at 1 Million Cups

Our CEO, Terri Zimmerman, is the guest speaker at 1 Million Cups on Wednesday, August 13.

August 13, 2014

Small Business Innovations Summit

We will be attending the Small Business Innovations Summit March 19, 2014 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Fargo, North Dakota.

The small business summit will bring to together entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders to discuss challenges, opportunities and solutions related to policy and best practices. Companies at every stage of development will interact with experts and experienced professionals from business, government and education/training to share ideas, learn about and discuss strategies and next steps for improving their businesses.

Join us in November to hear about major trends and forces influencing small business across the country and particularly in our region. Participate in discussions with experts spanning a wide variety of topics including Finance and Access to Capital, Women in Small Business, International Trade, Health Care, Marketing and Sales and many other compelling topics.

Terri Zimmerman will be speaking in the “The Power of Women in Small Business” session at 1pm.

March 7, 2014

Startup Weekend Fargo

Our CEO, Terri Zimmerman, will be speaking at the Startup Weekend Fargo event. The event is March 7-9 and Terri will be speaking the evening of the 7th.Terri Zimmerman

Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate, and empower individuals, teams and communities. Share ideas, form teams, and launch startups. Startup Weekend Fargo 2014 will continue to be the region’s largest and most impactful entrepreneurial event.