The USBBridge module with the USB protocol allows for an alternative to WiFi based connections between the ground station and the DroneBridge for android app. Compared to USB tethering, the USB protocol allows for a more direct control of the data streams. It is fast & reliable. The user experience is flawless since the app automatically starts up when the phone is connected to the ground station. Most importantly the connection does not require the phone/tablet to have a SIM card. The SIM card is a requirement for android to support USB tethering. In past releases cable based connections were only possible with devices carrying a SIM card. The DroneBridge USB protocol helps to overcome that issue. With it all android based devices can communicate via a wired connection with the ground station.