Fotokite Sigma to aid European public safety teams

Fotokite has announced the release of its fully autonomous aerial intelligence product line, the Fotokite Sigma, alongside its distribution partners in Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland and the UK. Intellitronika, Desautel Group, Emergency One, Excelerate, Primetech, Growag and Brandschutztechnik Schlichtiger, has already begun supplying European Firefighters and Public Safety teams with the Fotokite Sigma for gathering fully automatic situational awareness at emergency response sites throughout Europe.

Fotokite Sigma

Fotokite Sigma’s aerial intelligence ready to be deployed by European public safety teams. The actively tethered UAS, equipped with low-light and thermal imaging capabilities, is one of the few systems on the market able to achieve true autonomous flight while providing a bird’s-eye-view from elevated perspectives.

Reliable, rugged, and arguably the easiest aerial camera system to deploy and operate, Fotokite Sigma can assist any European first responder team, large or small, in gaining invaluable situational awareness on scene.

Fotokite Sigma systems save team resources by launching, flying, and landing with the single push of a button. Able to achieve true autonomous flight with 24 hour continuous flight time, Fotokites require no active piloting and therefore allow teams to focus on their missions by providing live thermal and low-light imaging from a bird’s-eye-view.

Reliability, durability, and safety are key aspects of every Fotokite system. Fotokites have a weatherproof IP55 rating and are regularly used by first responders in harsh weather conditions such as wind, snow or rain. The reinforced, load-rated, ultra-thin tether that connects the kite to the ground station acts as an interference-free connection and a power source, allowing the system to fly for over 24 hours on the go.

About Fotokite

Fotokite designs and builds fully autonomous, persistent, and reliable aerial intelligence systems that provide invaluable overview information to firefighters and first responders to help manage complex, safety-critical situations. Fotokite has offices in Zurich CH, Syracuse NY, and Boulder CO. Fotokite has been featured on the TED stage, won the GENIUS NY 2018 1st Prize, and 2015 Qualcomm European Qprize. Fotokite is backed by Credit Suisse Entrepreneur Capital, Sony Corporation, Qualcomm Ventures, and 360 Capital Partners. Fotokite’s core technology was born at the Flying Machine Arena and spun off from ETH Zurich in 2014. Learn more at www.fotokite.com.

Wiebe de Jager

Wiebe de Jager is the founder of Dronewatch (available in Dutch and English). Wiebe is an experienced drone pilot (RPA-L certified) and has published a number of books about drone photography and cinematography.

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