Imagine a sinkhole in the middle of the highway, surrounded by cars derailed and travelers in panic. Highway patrol and rescue services intervene, but their view is limited to the ground. The closer they attempt to move towards the sinkhole, the more dangerous the situation becomes, and even though they are closer, their point of view is still limited.
The French drone manufacturer, DRONE VOLT, is attempting to give law enforcement and first responders a view of the total, uninterrupted picture with their Z18 UF.
Displayed March 4th through March 7th at Nuremburg IWA trade fair, the Z18 UF drone is an autonomous, wired drone capable for 24-hour surveillance and an unlimited flight duration. The Z18 UF is equipped with a array of features: an adjustable height of 40 meters (131 feet), a ground supply station, a camera capable of 18x zoom and a built-in radio connection to transmit the Z18 UFs’ 360 degree, high speed video feed.
The tethered Z18 UF is DRONE VOLTS’ response to the increasing global demand for drones equipped with surveillance features. Additionally, to support global demand, DRONE VOLT will be expanding to the United States, Switzerland, and the Adriatic Zone.
“Surveillance is one of the main areas of expertise at DRONE VOLT," said Drone Volt Chairman Dimitri Batsis. "With the Z18 UF we have developed an efficient surveillance solution with the usage of cameras. This drone can carry an observation camera up to 40 meters, whatever the surrounding infrastructures might be."
With the ability to be set up in a little over 10 minutes, the Z18 UF is designed to survey almost any situation imaginable.
- Industrial sites: dams, cell towers and antenna, solar and wind farms, drilling sites and refineries, airports, bridges, etc.
- Civil defense: monitoring large crowds, search and rescue missions, law enforcement and fire departments, border surveillance, etc.
- Roads and highways: monitoring traffic jams and patterns, accidents, etc.
Dan Roe, previously a worldwide Director of Sales for camera stabilization and drone company, Freefly Systems, will head the Seattle, Washington office as Executive Vice President while DRONE VOLT establishes their US trade office.
Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-QeDpd1jEI