Drone Aviation, Skyfire to Co-Market Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to First Responders
Both companies will exhibit tethered drones at the Fire-Rescue East 2016 Conference in Daytona Beach, Jan. 20-23
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Drone Aviation Holding Corp. (OTCQX: DRNE), a manufacturer of tethered drones and lighter-than-air aerostats, has formed a joint sales partnership with Skyfire Consulting, a provider of drone consulting services to first responders.
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The partnership calls for both companies to co-market Drone Aviation’s tethered devices to fire and police departments and other emergency services entities. Both companies will present the WATT line of tethered drones at the annual Fire-Rescue East 2016 Conference, held in Daytona Beach, Fla., Jan. 20-23. The WATT tethered platform is designed to provide long endurance and persistent aerial coverage and is geared toward monitoring live fire scenes for search and rescue missions or to monitor fire-prone areas without interfering with supporting helicopters, according to a press release.
The WATT platform is engineered and manufactured to operate in urban environments and provide live day and night aerial video. The high-strength armored tether connects the aerial vehicle to a ground power source for long flight durations and acts as a leash for additional safety.
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“We believe the WATT family of tethered drones can meet the very demanding requirements of first responders for a reliable and cost-effective long duration aerial monitoring solution and are delighted to partner with Skyfire, an organization dedicated to using drones to help first responders save lives,” says Jay Nussbaum, chairman of Drone Aviation. “Together with the experts at Skyfire, we are educating and enabling first responders on how federal, state and commercial grant programs can help them incorporate our innovative tethered drones into fire departments nationwide.”
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