UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) technology has revolutionised the way emergency services operate. However, drone teams often face a common problem: while the pilot can see what the drone can see – nobody else can. This is where our UAV Streamer changes the game. It works seamlessly with your current drone setup, allowing everyone on your team to access live video, via the Exstream video application, making drone operations smoother and more efficient.

Here’s why the UAV Streamer stands out:

Real-time situational awareness

One of the primary benefits of the UAV Streamer is its ability to provide live streaming of aerial footage securely to operational commanders who are not physically present at the incident site. Chris Maughan, Watch Manager at Humberside Fire and Rescue, emphasises this point:

“Having the ability to live stream footage from the UAV gives operational commanders who are remote from the incident an informed appreciation first hand of ongoing situations, in live time. It will also allow a wider audience with our partners such as the Police and the Local authorities again to view the conditions on the ground, for instance in times of flood incidents.”

This real-time access to visual information ensures that commanders can make informed decisions quickly, enhancing the overall response to incidents such as fires, floods, and other emergencies.

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Enhanced coordination and communication

The UAV Streamer significantly improves coordination and communication among various emergency services. Inspector Nicholas Whyte of Police Scotland’s Air Support Unit highlights the advantages of this technology for police operations:

“Police Scotland remain focused on providing officers with innovative solutions that help us to keep people safe. Excelerate’s solution allows the Air Support Unit to downlink live footage from the helicopter or drone to any control room in Scotland, to police commanders on the ground and to officers’ police-issue mobile devices who are directly involved with the incident. This gives those involved a real-time, aerial view of events, enabling them to make informed decisions about an operation or search as well as maintaining officer and public safety.”

By allowing seamless communication and information sharing, the UAV Streamer ensures that all parties involved in an emergency are on the same page, leading to more coordinated and effective responses.

Increased efficiency and effectiveness

The UAV Streamer enhances the efficiency and effectiveness of emergency responses. Sergeant Chris Lawrence from the Digital Service Division of South Wales Police explains how this technology has become an indispensable tool for their operations:

“The use of drones has become an essential tool for policing in South Wales. Excelerate’s UAV Streamer has become a valuable addition to our operational toolkit which is enabling us to respond more effectively as it provides us with a secure and reliable way to access and share aerial footage in real-time.”

With the ability to securely and reliably stream and share aerial footage, emergency services can quickly assess situations, allocate resources more efficiently, and execute operations with greater precision.

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Aerial advantage

The UAV Streamer’s real-time streaming capability makes it a popular choice among emergency service organisations. By enabling a bird’s-eye view of  any incident to be shared in real-time, it empowers commanders and officers to make better-informed decisions, ultimately improving the safety and effectiveness of their operations. As technology continues to advance, tools like the UAV Streamer will undoubtedly play an increasingly vital role in emergency response strategies.

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