OTTAWA, April 15, 2014 /CNW/ - The Fire Department of Sherbrooke, Quebec
has called upon the services of local unmanned aircraft sales and
services company, ING Robotic Aviation, to help assess the level of the
river and precisely determine the areas affected by the raise of water.
ING's Responder will be used to capture real time aerial surveys of the
rivers using high resolution cameras, which will be used to create a
map of the region. This stabilized, gimbal mounted camera will provide
information to the public safety authorities as to the water levels of
the Saint-François river.
"Responder will be used as an integral tool for flood monitoring," said Ian Glenn,
Chief Executive of ING Robotic Aviation. "Our equipment will be used
to get the right information, into the right hands, at the right time -
in this case, directly into the hands of those managing the flood
The Responder system, comprised of a rotary wing aircraft and portable ground control
station, is ideal for applications such as public safety and search and
rescue. The ability to perform timely, highly detailed and accurate
remote sensing surveillance using a robotic aircraft reduces both the
costs and risks to life during these types of events. A range of
sensors can be mounted, allowing for execution of a wide variety of
inspection, monitoring and mapping.
ING Robotic Aviation has close links with the City of Sherbrooke. Our
R&D Centre is located there, and links with the university are
extensive. For example, we continually employ co-op students, and
sponsor the VAMUdeS Robotics Team.
ING Robotic Aviation delivers airborne sensing solutions and much more.
We developed our skills through extensive operational surveillance work
with the Canadian military. From these beginnings, we are now
providing commercial services including critical infrastructure
inspections, forest fire monitoring and land use planning in North
America and other regions. We are at the forefront of a disruptive
technological and operational change, focused on reinventing aviation.
B-roll available upon request.
SOURCE: ING Robotic Aviation
For further information:
Ashley Wuennenberg / Marketing Officer / ING Robotic Aviation / firstname.lastname@example.org / 1 855 464 8287
Charles Vidal / ING Robotic Aviation / email@example.com / 1 514 679 9427