Hear what you could only see from your UAV
The current generation of ‘noisy’ drones carry impressive onboard video equipment that provides eyes in the sky from a safe unobtrusive distance. But important contextual information is missing – the sound.
Hearing what people are saying adds sense and understanding to a remote situation. Sound also augments UAV video when there is difficult lighting and when people are not in direct line of sight. You can also initiate a one-to-one, or one-to-many conversation to understand what is happening on the ground from a safe location. This missing audio component allows better informed decisions and action.
Adjustable microphone beam width also allows the UAV to be flown at a discreet safe distance to minimise escalating the situation or fly in close to increase awareness and presence.