In the chaos of a crisis, time is the enemy! The longer it takes to assess a dangerous situation and deploy the appropriate action, the greater the chance of the incident escalating. That's why Aquiline Drones (AD), an American drone manufacturer and cloud technology company and AWARE®, a secure, cloud-based suite of technologies designed for first responders, today announced a strategic partnership that will enhance the ability to comprehensively respond to any emergency incident.
Specifically, the new collaboration creates a unique end-to-end SaaS platform that extends AWARE's Smart Response Software to AD's Spartacus line of autonomous, AI-enabled, US-made drones and its cloud based cognitive AI services with real-time control and dynamic on-field decision making capabilities, which will help firefighters, police officers and EMTs assess the situation, deploy necessary resources and determine their life-saving course of action in real time before, during, and after an emergency event.
"Merging live AI-processed drone video streams with the patented AI-enhanced audio streams offered by AWARE® significantly enhances situational awareness for first responders and the value they provide in service to their community," said Dalton Pont, Chief Innovation Officer at Aquiline Drones. "Additionally, Aquiline Drones' maintenance repair overhaul (MRO) model guarantees fully functional operational UAVs, which eliminates worry and ensures high quality use when it matters most."
"At its core, AWARE® is a technical platform of communication and visualization tools that facilitate quick decision-making for any type of incident or event response," said Roger Mann, CEO of AWARE®. "What's more, the system is compatible with any existing hardware and software for seamless integration into a responder's daily workflow, whether it be on a tablet, a vehicle's mobile data terminal, a large screen computer or even a smart phone. It is as useful to a small department as it is to a major urban disaster response agency, providing critical decision support before, during, and after an event."
There are three main components to the AWARE® platform:
Pont notes several missions that AWARE®-armed Spartacus drones can fulfill for first responders including:
"From raging wildfires out West to devastating building collapses on the East, police officers, firefighters, and EMTs must constantly rise to the challenge of keeping Americans safe," said Barry Alexander, Founder and CEO of Aquiline Drones. "Our new partnership with AWARE® helps protect and save them by minimizing or eliminating hazards entirely."