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Emergency Services

Eyes and ears in the sky

MONITOR CROWD SENTIMENT FROM A SAFE DISTANCE

ENGAGE ONE-TO-ONE REMOTELY

COMMUNICATION IN A CRISIS

INCREASE SITUATIONAL AWARENESS

REACH HARD TO ACCESS LOCATIONS AND COMMUNICATE

GET IN CLOSE WITHOUT THE NOISE

Seeing AND hearing from your UAV

The current generation of ‘noisy’ drones can 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. For example, it can allow a one-to-one conversation between an emergency services operator and someone who needs support. With the UAV flown at a distance that allows safe conversation without escalating the situation.  

Platforms you’re familiar with

Dotterel have created our Aerial Audio solution for the most common UAVs used by emergency services, including the DJI Matrice™. You won’t need to invest in new UAV platforms, saving you money, reducing the learning curve, and increasing the flexibility of the equipment you already have. The Aerial Audio system has been tested and proven for emergency use in the field.

Mounting kits can be used for many common UAVs that can support a payload.

Ground-breaking technology to save lives

Dotterel’s solution uses an array of small microphones combined with advanced processing technology. This approach allows advanced filtering and unique variable width beam-forming. This means you can hear an isolated subject of interest or listen across a broader area. The high-speed on-board processing then transmits the audio to the ground station with minimal delay. Combined with our proven speaker technology, this means you can hold one-to-one or one-to-many conversations.

The audio sensor was purpose built to achieve the lowest possible weight and power consumption minimising impact on flight endurance.  

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With Dotterel's noise reduction shrouds you can fly your UAV and sensors as close to the action as possible improving the performance of the current cameras. More sensor pixels on the subject, and a wider field of view improves decisions.

In contrast getting the current generation of 'noisy' UAVs closer to people or animals can aggravate the situation or cause safety concerns. Dotterel shrouds both reduce noise and increase safety. The technology can be retrofitted into existing devices, but performance is enhanced further when built into the UAV itself.

Tell us your use case requirement and preferred platform and we can give you the best possible solution.

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The new opportunities for this ground-breaking capability are broad and we look forward to working with you to shape the future. Learn more from our data sheets and solution overviews, read our references, watch a recorded demo, or arrange an in-person or virtual demo.