Cape to Demo Aerial Intelligence at Texas Public Safety UAS Summit
Demo to showcase impact of drone telepresence as first response tool for emergency situations
REDWOOD CITY, CA - October 9, 2018 - Cape, the leading cloud platform for drone telepresence and data management, today announced it will be joining first responders at the inaugural Texas Public Safety UAS Summit Oct. 10-11 in Burnet, Texas to demo its Aerial Telepresence software.
Hosted by the Texas Technology Consortium, the first annual Public Safety UAS Summit will take place at Reveille Peak Ranch, a first-of-its-kind and the only NIST-certified UAV training course in Texas. The two-day event will focus on emerging technologies and innovations that showcase the capabilities of UAVs, helping public safety agencies increase situational awareness, and keep their teams and communities safe. Cape will conduct a live demo of its Aerial Telepresence platform live from Reveille Peak Ranch in Burnet, Texas on Wednesday, Oct.10 at 9am CDT, highlighting the benefits of real-time aerial visualization and data for improved safety and incident response.
“We are eager to highlight the unique and critical power of real-time aerial intelligence and the impact it can have on both operations and safety for public safety agencies,” said Chris Rittler, CEO of Cape. “When dealing with potentially dangerous scenarios, total situational awareness is paramount for keeping both first responders and the surrounding community safe. We’re looking forward to showcasing the impact of drone integration and capabilities at the summit.”
“Public safety agencies and first responders require tools and technology solutions that not only help catch criminals but enhance the safety of our teams, community residents and visitors,” said Roxana Kennedy, Chief of the Chula Vista Police Department. “In working with Cape, we have seen first-hand the impact of drone integration and its ability to drive major operational efficiencies, and more importantly, keep both our team and our local community safe. This technology is a game-changer for public safety agencies and something that every city should be putting at the top of their priority list.”
Public safety officials around the world turn to Cape Aerial Telepresence to improve the safety of teams and communities, increase operational efficiency, and enable innovation within the field of public safety. Earlier this year, Cape was selected as a participant in the UAS Integration Pilot Program (IPP) in partnership with the city of San Diego. As part of the program, Cape-enabled drones will be used by the Chula Vista Police Department to support emergency response efforts. Additionally, Cape has had success in Ensenada, Mexico, where Cape-enabled drones helped reduce crime rates by 10 percent while improving emergency response times by 90 percent.
Cape is one of the first and only companies in the U.S. to be awarded precedent-setting waivers under both Section 333 and Part 107 regulations, and has performed more than 100,000 flights in the U.S., Mexico, Middle East, and Australia, with zero incidents.
Cape unlocks the full potential of commercial drones, giving companies all of the benefits with none of the traditional hassle. Every day, Cape users log in to the Cape Aerial Telepresence™ platform, connect to physical drones around the world, and safely conduct flights with remote visibility to capture live, high-resolution video. The only cloud-based system for drone telepresence and data management, Cape provides secure, real-time visualization that increases productivity and operational efficiency and improves safety. Since its founding in 2014, Cape has been a leader in software for drone usability, and the trusted drone software solution for a wide range of use cases, from construction and public safety to oil & gas and agriculture. To date, more than 100,000 Cape-enabled drone flights have been completed with zero incidents.