Content Category: Public Safety
Aerialtronics Ventures to Norway to Test Search-and-Rescue Drone
on April 01, 2015 by print the content item
Having spent two days in a harsh winter environment in Bykle Setesdal, Norway, Aerialtronics - headquartered in the Netherlands - has learned more on the importance of drones for search-and-rescue operations. The company's Altura Zenith - equipped with an Aerialtronics Dupla Vista dual-sensor camera - was used in an extensive search-and-rescue avalanche exercise with rescue agencies, including police and fire More
South Africa Looks to UAVs to Combat Poaching
on March 23, 2015 by print the content item
South African National Parks (SANParks) is in the process of testing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to combat rhino poaching. According to Kuseni Dlamini, SANParks board chairperson, the group - which manages the country's national parks - is evaluating UAV technology as part of a yearlong project. “This aims at investigating the effectiveness of various UAV technologies as instruments in rhino-protection More
CyPhy Works Gains Investor in Motorola Solutions
on March 16, 2015 by print the content item
Motorola Solutions has made a strategic investment in CyPhy Works, a Danvers, Mass.-based developer of advanced unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Motorola Solutions says the investment is part of its strategy to advance mission-critical communications by connecting public-safety and commercial customers with real-time data and intelligence. CyPhy Works is part of Motorola Solutions’ growing network of investments in these types of More
Police Force Nets Statewide UAS Authorization
on March 10, 2015 by print the content item
The Michigan State Police (MSP) has received authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for statewide operations of an unmanned aerial system (UAS) to support public-safety efforts. The MSP says it has strict policy regarding the operation of the UAS, an Aeryon SkyRanger from Aeryon Labs Inc. The FAA-certified pilot has received specific training from the manufacturer in the safe More
Cellular Network Attaches to Drone for Search-and-Rescue Flights
on March 02, 2015 by print the content item
Star Solutions, a supplier of mobile network infrastructure solutions, has announced a new concept for unmanned search-and-rescue flights, "Cellular Network on Drone" (COD). The COD uses Star Solutions' cellular network technology, which fits onto a drone, to allow first responders to locate and communicate with those who are lost or in distress. By adding the stand-alone wireless network and on-board More
Police Summit to Showcase UAS for Law Enforcement
on February 27, 2015 by print the content item
At its upcoming Smart Policing Summit, the Institute for Defense & Government Advancement (IDGA) will offer a focus on unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for law enforcement operations. On April 27-29 in Washington, D.C., IDGA will debut the inaugural event for law enforcement agencies and research firms. Advancements in smart policing initiatives and modern technology adoption that will be critical in More
Ohio/Indiana UAS Center Teams with National Center for Medical Readiness
on February 23, 2015 by print the content item
The Ohio/Indiana Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center (OH/IN UASC) has officially formalized a partnership with Dayton, Ohio-based Wright State University and the university's National Center for Medical Readiness (NCMR). The UASC is working with the NCMR to expand UAS efforts supporting first-responder and emergency-management training.“NCMR is accomplishing critical training for first responders. We are working to support their efforts to enable More
Newly Formed Company Offers UAV Solutions for Public-Safety Agencies
on February 23, 2015 by print the content item
Mansfield, Ohio-headquartered HYSight Technologies recently commenced operations as a provider of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) services for public-safety agencies. The company says it aims to reduce technological and other barriers to the quick purchase and easy deployment of UAVs by offering the following: Acquiring and equipping purpose-built UAV technology; Providing flight training; Guiding agencies through Federal Aviation Administration authorization; and Offering support and service More
Edmonton Police Deploy UAV for Traffic Collision Investigations
on February 10, 2015 by print the content item
Alberta's Edmonton Police Service (EPS) says it is putting its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to use in traffic collision investigations. According to the EPS, information provided from the UAV allows investigators to more effectively measure and examine tire marks, distances and lines of sight. “The UAV provides aerial data for collision reconstruction and effective courtroom testimony,” says Const. Binoy Prabhu, More
Firefighters Call in UAS for Help at Peanut-Plant Fire
on February 09, 2015 by print the content item
An unmanned aerial system (UAS) is responsible for helping put out a fire at a peanut plant in Cordele, Ga. CNHI News reports that when a fire started inside a silo at the GFA Peanut Co., Crisp County first responders enlisted the help of a UAS from a volunteer firefighter to take photos from above. After they used the aerial footage More
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Are you comfortable with the use of the term "drone" to describe commercial/civil UAS?

Yes; a UAS is a drone.
No; it gives the technology a negative connotation.
No opinion; it's not important what they are called.

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