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Digital Aerolus Case Study

Based in the United States, Digital Aerolus designs and develops autonomous technology for any vehicle that flies, drives, dives, or swims. The company’s first commercial product Aertos®, a line of confined space drones, is designed to fly in indoor, inaccessible, and confined spaces where GPS is unavailable, accessing areas where other commercial drones typically can’t operate.

James Peterson

By Klaran

The company’s new Aertos 120-UVC product relies on Klaran UVC LEDs, manufactured by Crystal IS, for its disinfection power. The Aertos 120-UVC is the world’s first indoor drone using deep ultraviolet (UVC) energy for disinfection. When administered properly, it has over a 99 percent disinfection rate, making it especially valuable for disinfecting spaces that are high risk for exposure to COVID-19.

The Challenge

As industries such as travel, retail and hospitality race to reopen safely, businesses are searching for fast and efficient disinfection solutions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. In this time of uncertainty, organizations and OEM providers must navigate a variety of approaches that can be used to combat the virus, including an assortment of air filters, COVID-killing robots, and manually deep cleaning public places with sprays and chemicals that can often be toxic to humans.

However, for an effective and safe approach, organizations need low-touch, efficient and reliable solutions that can quickly disinfect an array of indoor spaces without chemicals or toxins. Airlines, for example, need a technology that can help them quickly and reliably disinfect airplane cabins between flights. The effective disinfection of every-day, high-touch items and spaces such as ATMs, mobile phones, and public transit environments has become critical to the reopening process and to keeping people safe.


The use of Klaran UVC LEDs in the Aertos 120-UVC indoor disinfection drone enables organizations across many industries to use powerful UVC light to safely and efficiently disinfect indoor spaces and combat COVID-19. The compact, lightweight nature of Klaran UVC LEDs allows the drone to remain nimble and fly in confined spaces to ensure the elimination of pathogens down to the smallest of crevices. Further, the UVC LEDs provide instant, on-demand disinfection as opposed to older but similar solutions, such as UV mercury lamps, that take time to warm up and are more cumbersome to integrate into drone design.

“After extensive research, it quickly became clear that Crystal IS’s Klaran UVC LEDs were the right solution for our unique use case. The company’s overwhelming support and partnership from the very beginning, through the development process, has been vital to the success of our Aertos 120-UVC drones. As a result, we’ve received thousands of inquiries for the product across a large range of industries, and are thrilled to be contributing every day toward the fight against COVID-19.”


The Aertos 120-UVC drone provides UVC disinfection capabilities for businesses across healthcare facilities (patient rooms, hospital rooms, and waiting areas), grocery and retail stores (checkout areas, common areas), airplanes and public transit (seats and exposed surfaces), business common areas, warehouses, education facilities (daycare facilities, schools, colleges), sports facilities (professional and college locker rooms, weight rooms), movie theaters, restaurants, and more. 

Image courtesy of Digital Aerolus.

Through the partnership between Crystal IS and Digital Aerolus, we can ensure we’re one step closer to clean, disinfected surfaces, especially amid the pandemic.

The Klaran Advantage

Klaran UVC LEDs, manufactured by Crystal IS, are compact, environmentally friendly, and offer efficient germicidal wavelength over traditional light sources. In addition, Klaran LEDs provide:

  • On-demand disinfection
  • Energy efficiency suitable for battery-powered applications
  • Long life