A new concept of search and rescue by combining mobile expertise and drones
Barcelona, Spain. March 2, 2015 – Star Solutions has announced today a new concept for search and rescue that combines over 20 years of cellular experience and the latest developments in drone technology. The new innovation, Cellular network On Drone (COD), utilizes Star Solutions’ ultra-compact cellular network technology with highly mobile drones to allow first responders to locate and communicate with users that are lost or in distress.
Today’s drones are capable of flying at high altitudes and can capture aerial video or photos of the environment below. By adding Star Solutions’ standalone wireless network and on board intelligent controller, first responders are able to program the COD to fly to a specified area and initiate a search. When the COD reaches its designated area, it will detect phones and their locations. Once detected, the COD can exchange text messages and place calls to the phones. The intelligent controller will determine if help is needed, otherwise, the COD will continue with its search until the subject is found.