With the introduction TRIDENT, a drone command and control vehicle, collection and distribution of video has reached new heights.
TRIDENT, manufactured by FlyMotion, a pioneer in unmanned aerial systems (UASs), is a combination of LiveU’s technology for live video collection, management, and distribution and FlyMotion’s capabilities.
Merging innovative UASs and high-quality video delivery tools allows for better video-sharing capabilities for several end-users such as law-enforcement agencies, TV broadcasters, security organizations, search and rescue operators, and industrial inspectors. Equipped with TRIDENT organizations can fully pilot unmanned aerial vehicles, with infra-red/thermal or optical cameras from the mobile command and control vehicle. The hybrid bonded cellular technology of LiveU enables transmission of live video, gathered by the UAV, to any corner of the world making TRIDENT an essential solution for critical operations, where reliable collection and distribution of live video is necessary.
Several months ago, FlyMotion set out to design and engineer a UAS command and control vehicle that would become a new standard in the unmanned systems industry. TRIDENT provides users with on-scene, rapid deployment functionality that allows for high-definition aerial scene analysis/monitoring in a matter of minutes. Coupled with LiveU's state-of the-art video transmission capabilities, video can be shared quickly and easily.
Maurice Cooley, VP of Technology, FlyMotion
Citing TRIDENT's potential use for aiding first responders and relief organizations in a wide variety of natural disasters, Cooley explained that TRIDENT enables the command and control vehicle to launch a UAV almost immediately on arrival at the disaster site. Ongoing video and low-level aerial analysis can be conveyed to rescue teams for guiding their efforts while at the same time minimizing risk.
TRIDENT integrates a LiveU LU500 cellular bonded unit to permit durable, live HD video transmission for continuous coverage, and optimizing available bandwidth to provide broadcast-quality video. The FlyMotion solution utilizes a LiveU Xtender external antenna solution and an LU700 hybrid video uplink solution to increase network reception and bandwidth, providing resiliency for transmissions even in extreme situations and minimizing latency to less than one second.
The command and control system's layout and equipment eco-system are customized to each clients individual needs, and built into a range of different vehicular platforms. Drones employing thermal imaging or optical cameras complete the UAS solution.
Working with FlyMotion has opened up new applications of our technology. Today, our video capabilities are being applied to situations that require transmitting live visual intelligence vital to mission-critical decision making, from providing more visual coverage for law-enforcement to helping utilities better see and understand what is happening with their assets without having to send people to inspect them.
Avi Cohen, Co-Founder and COO, LiveU
LiveU executives can assist in the integration of FlyMotion UAS solutions.