Cape, the leading cloud platform for drone telepresence and data management, today announced that it will be partnering with the St. Cloud Police Department to demo Cape Aerial Telepresence at the 2018 International Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference (IACP) and Exposition on October 7-9 in Orlando, Florida.
Celebrating its 125th year, the IACP serves as a foundation for leaders in public safety to discover new innovations and resources to implement into safety strategies. Live from the IACP trade show floor in Orlando, Florida, police chiefs from around the world will have the opportunity to remote pilot Cape-enabled drones stationed approximately 15 miles away in St. Cloud. The live demos will give IACP attendees the opportunity to see first-hand the benefits of drone integration and real-time aerial intelligence for public safety programs, including real-time video sharing, improved drone flight safety tools, and rapid incident response.
“For public safety agencies everywhere, access to real-time aerial visibility gives teams the crucial insights they need to make quick and informed decisions in order to keep their communities and teams safe,” said Chris Rittler, CEO of Cape. “Alongside the St. Cloud team, we’re excited for the opportunity to give our country’s top police chiefs at IACP a real-world look at the application and impact of drone integration.”
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“Cape Aerial Telepresence is a crucial component for public safety agencies looking to maximize their investment in drone technology,” said Pete Gauntlett, St. Cloud Chief of Police, Dir. Public Safety. “The insights teams are able to gain with aerial visibility both enhance situational awareness and improve resource management, which ultimately allow us to better serve our communities.”
Across the globe, police departments and first responders rely on Cape Aerial Telepresence to improve the safety of their teams and communities, increase operational efficiency, and enable innovation. As a leader in aerial telepresence, Cape is a select participant in the UAS Integration Pilot Program (IPP) in partnership with the city of San Diego, where Cape-enabled drones will be used by the Chula Vista Police Department to support emergency response efforts.
Additionally, the company has had success with similar public safety initiatives around the world, including its work with the city of Ensenada, Mexico, where drones equipped with the Cape Aerial Telepresence platform were used to reduce crime rates by more than 10 percent and improve emergency response times by 90 percent.
Furthering its reputation as one of the global leaders in the drone software space, 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 will be demoing its capabilities live from IACP at booth #2085 on October 7-9, 2018 in Orlando, Florida.