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Drones to the rescue: Policy priorities to deliver

Industry and governments are continually looking for efficiencies – opportunities to improve safety and productivity, while reducing environmental impact, response times and costs.

One of the biggest challenges to improving efficiencies is the location and roles of people. When humans are located onsite or are key to frontline operations or processes, the result is often increased costs and complexity, and a simultaneous reduction in safety through exposure. History has shown that as soon as a machine can take the place of a human, it will.

Need to assess damage after a fire or flood without sending in a spotter crew on the ground? How about monitoring borders, spotting sharks or mapping remote terrain?

Activities like these can be done easier, safer, and more efficiently with minimal human intervention using a combination of drone technology, satellite communication and software that enables live-streaming of high-quality video and data.

Harvest provides technology that enables transmission of audio, video and operational data via a small form factor antenna over a satellite data link to allow our aircraft to communicate in real-time across long distances, outside cellular coverage and beyond what a radio could support.

Integrating lightweight hardware onboard the drone with sophisticated encryption, compression, and transmission protocols allows Harvest to reduce latency and maximise use of available bandwidth to achieve real-time telemetry and payload data from the drone to the operator, anywhere in the world.

This means aircraft can be operated and monitored remotely.

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