Five by Five Development

Five by Five Development was founded by Bill Vaglienti in 2013 to develop concepts for small civil and commercial unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) systems such as quad rotors; and to pursue the integration of mobile phone technologies into UAVs.

The name "Five by Five" hearkens to the traditional method for testing voice communications. The sending party counts: "one, two, three, four, five". If all five numbers were clearly heard the receiving party replies: "I read you five by five". Software development and wireless communications both lay at the heart of UAV systems, so "Five by Five Development" seemed a fitting name (and it sounds better than "loud and clear development").