Unmanned Aerial Systems, Incorporated has announced a new project to develop a software application that will downlink drone imagery to a customer’s laptop or smartphone. The developer has launched an Indiegogo campaign to provide funding for the writing and testing of the software, as well as making hardware adjustments on the latest commercial drone aircraft.
With a goal of $40,000 and a project end date of September 11, 2014, the company will include its customers in the advancement of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology. James McDonough, CEO of UAS, Inc. in Alexandria, Virginia explains, “In the last four years we have succeeded in integrating advanced aerial photography into our UAV technology. As full integration of commercial unmanned air vehicles in United States airspace begins in 2015, UAS, Inc. will introduce customers to the next generation concepts-of-operation for commercial UAVs and their communication systems.”
UAS, Inc. drone cameras will uplink videos directly to the company’s secure website. Supporters of the new technology will be able to view videos and other images using the proprietary software application on their desktops, laptops, tablets, smart phones, and other devices. The viewer will have the ability to zoom in on the images and read the geo-referenced latitude and longitude off of the screen.
When the imaging system is complete, supporters of the campaign and customers will be able to view live drone missions on their own smartphone or computer. The images will be in near real time and may include search and rescue operations, precision agriculture, security operations, and pipeline safety operations. Unmanned Aerial Systems, Incorporated expects to deliver a full imaging downlink system to their customers by summer of 2015.
Supporters may also have the opportunity to become beta testers of the software. The company appreciates any pledge amount. With a minimum pledge of $100, backers get to own the 1.0 version of the drone imaging downlink software application. Greater perks are being awarded to even higher supporting levels.
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