Capable of several days of autonomy
Villepinte, France march 3, 2016 DRONE VOLT, French leader in professional drones, makes a technological advancement with its original professional drone Z18 UF (Unlimited Flight), capable of continuous surveillance of areas and events where security is a priority: Industrial sites with sensible infrastructures, road networks, rescue and search operations, support after natural disasters, crowds gatherings, etc.
This innovative model will be unveiled for the first time at the DRONE VOLT booth (stand n 435 Hall 9) at the Nuremberg IWA (Germany) from Friday March 4th to Monday the 7th of March 2016.
Surveillance Drones: a growth market
The sales of civil drones for security applications and monitoring should reach 193M in 2020, according to a study carried out by En Toute Scurit in partnership with the FPDC (Professional Federation of Civil Drones – France). To answer an increasing demand for drones in surveillance with increasingly elaborate features, the R&D team at DRONE VOLT have come up with a surveillance solution: the Z18 UF.
A wired drone flying over a number of days
The Z18 UF, an actual autonomous monitoring station is a wired drone capable of 24h stationary flight, ensuring safe, non-stop aerial surveillance. Equipped with a powerful x18 zoom camera, its connected to the supply station ELISTAIR on the ground specifically designed for this captive drone. A patented smart fastening system allows operations to be carried out safely.
This device, adjustable in height up to 40 meters, offers multiple options of close range shooting at 360 transmitted at high-speed and in real time thanks to its own radio connection.
The quick set up time, of just over 10 minutes allows for an almost immediate deployment on site of this mobile monitoring device.
A number of applications
The Z18 UF drone offers a wide range of applications:
Inspection and surveillance of sites such as communication towers and antennas, oil refineries and drilling platforms, airports, wind energy stations, bridges and dams, energy plants, etc.
It is also recommended to support civil defense operations: rescue or searches, assistance with emergencies after natural disasters, fire services, monitoring of borders, crowd surveillance and monitoring of demonstrations and gatherings, etc.
Finally, it can be used in road safety by monitoring traffic, analyzing traffic jams and accidents, etc.
Surveillance is one of the main areas of expertise at DRONE VOLT. 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, explains Dimitri Batsis, Chairman of DRONE VOLT.
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About DRONE VOLT
Founded in 2011, DRONE VOLT established in France, Canada, Denmark, United States and Switzerland, is a company specialized in design and marketing of civilian drones for professional use. Global partner, it offers its customers business solutions "turnkey" including various services and flight training. The young company, which achieved a turnover of 3.5 million euros in 2015 (+ 105%), is the leading audiovisual drone. It provides also the administration and industry for the production of aerial photographs. Among its customers, the company account CERN, FRANCE TELEVISIONS, the Air Transport Gendarmerie (GTA), SPIE, TF1, FREEWAY PROD etc. DRONE VOLT is qualified as "Innovative Business" by Bpifrance.