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04 March 2016

Enfore Tac/IWA 2016: Surveillance UAV Capable of Several Days of Autonomy

DRONE VOLT made a technological advancement with its original professional unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) 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 is unveiled for the first time at the DRONE VOLT booth (stand 435 hall 9) at IWA.

Surveillance drones: A growth market

The sales of civil UAVs for security applications and monitoring should reach €193 million in 2020, according to a study carried out by “En Toute Sécurité” 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.

The Z18 UF, an actual autonomous monitoring station is a tethered drone capable of 24h stationary flight, ensuring safe, nonstop aerial surveillance. Equipped with a powerful x18 zoom camera, it is connected to a supply station on the ground specifically designed for this captive UAV. A patented smart fastening system allows operations to be carried out safely. This device, adjustable in height up to 40m, 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.