Remote Operate a Drone from any location

Cape Provides an integrated drone solution that makes secure, cost-effective drone operations accessible to agencies and businesses of all sizes

 

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Deploy and Stream

Cape’s rapid drone deployment applications allows users in the field to quickly deploy in-vehicle drones and live-stream high-definition quality video to get expert eyes on scene in the moments that matter most. The solution offers enhanced aerial intelligence to inform both subject matter experts and responding teams.

First responders will benefit from understanding the situation they are walking into, ensuring maximum safety and results. Asset inspectors can take advantage of low-latency streaming, eliminating the requirement of a subject matter experts (SMEs) to be on scene. This enables decisions to be made quickly and remotely, saving money and travel time to hard to reach, distant locations. 


Remote Operations

Multiple industries have been taking advantage of using drones for several years. Oil and Gas and Utility companies use drones to inspect assets. Public safety departments use drones to help with crash scene investigation, serving warrants, search and rescue, recon for wildfires, etc. In most cases, drone pilots fly drones and livestream the video to any approved interested observers, but there are times when the pilot needs to focus only on the safety of the drone and hand over effective control to someone else on scene or remotely located.

Command Center

Public safety organizations are often measured on KPIs, such as response time, but often lack the needed resources needed to meet these goals, being forced to do more with less. Leveraging technology, when available, is key to helping agencies meet the needs of their citizens. Implementing a Drones as First Responders (DFR) program has been shown to reduce response times by more than 200%, improving situational awareness and providing real-time visibility and intelligence to better assist personnel with on-scene information.

The teleoperator, located in the command center, flies the drone remotely gathering the aerial intelligence needed to best manage the situation. The drone arrives on scene before responding officers, allowing the command center can better identify and dispatch needed resources to the scene. Responding officers can also view the live stream en route to the scene, giving them full visibility of the current situation.  Often times, the teleoperator is able to clear calls without ever dispatching officers. 


What's Required?

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Drone

Skydio +more coming soon.

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iPad w/Cape App and internet

This iPad is on-site with the drone pilot and connected to the drone's remote control transmitter.

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Computer, tablets, mobile devices

The pilot can live-stream video to any iOS or Android platform. During remote operations, the teleoperator can use a computer to control the drone from anywhere.

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Cape Cloud and apps

Cape customers have access to a private cloud portal and additional mobile apps.


How it works

1. INITIALIZE

Send a field operative on-site with a drone and iPad. Using the Cape Pilot App, create a geofence, turn on the drone, and verify preflight checklist. The drone is now ready to be connected by the remote operator.  

2. CONNECT, FLY, SPECTATE, STREAM

Once connected, the remote operator initiates drone flight and is able to effectively control the drone using a simple and intuitive interface. Advanced automated flight features pilot the drone to pre-defined locations or routes. Geofences aid in avoiding hazards and makes it impossible for the operator to crash the drone. 

Need to livestream to your team? Cape Spectator is also made available for other interested parties, and is viewable from both the computer and mobile devices. 

3. MANAGE DATA, USERS AND DRONES

Each Cape customer has their own private portal with the Cape Cloud Data Management system.  This system system provides the tools to create, archive, and manage everything you need for your operation.

Drones - Manage drone inventory, location, status, capabilities, and historical data.  

Flight Plans - Create unlimited flight plans and view, modify, or archive flight plan details. Cape drone software allows you to make the drone flight plan prior to flight.

Flight Data - telemetry data and flight history provide insights into how drones are being used for your business and by which users, aiding in planning of maintenance, fleet expansion, locations, and staffing.

Drone Videos & Photos - Cape allows live stream video of drone flight through the camera. Sensor data stored in the cloud can also be recorded for future viewing in HD quality.  

4. ALWAYS SECURE

With Cape Cloud and Cape app, provide secure portal access for you and your team. Authorize member access, administer privileges and provide encrypted streams to enable your team with a secure and safe operation. 

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Does Cape operate Cape Aerial Telepresence as a service?

No, Cape Aerial Telepresence™ is a software platform. We are more than happy to help get customers up and running, but after that they are able to operate our software independently. To learn more about our software, please contact us. 

2. Is it really impossible for the teleoperator to crash the drone?

As long as the on-site personnel has set up a geofence properly, including marking any obstacles inside the fence, then yes, it's impossible for the teleoperator to crash!

3. If I'm on the other side of the world, won't there be too much lag to control the drone?

Nope! Cape's technology establishes an ultra low latency, encrypted peer-to-peer connection between the teleoperator and drone over the Internet. Even if you are on the other side of the world, you can expect to experience under a second of lag. We've also designed a control scheme to minimize felt latency.

4. Which drones does your platform work with?

Cape drone software currently works with Skydio drones.