Acecore Technologies Announces Speaker Drone with Vehicle Takeoff
15 april, 2020
In regards to the recent Coronavirus outbreak, Acecore Technologies announces an emergency response Zoe speaker drone & gimbal camera payload. The drone can be transported on the back of a truck with automatic RTK precision take-off and landing. Flight time is 30 minutes in the real world, even during heavy wind and rain.
Mounted under the carbon fiber Acecore Zoe, the 100 Watts loudspeaker has an audible range of 1 kilometer. At 100 meters altitude, the transmission has a volume of 80 decibels, which is as loud as heavy traffic. This makes the setup highly suited for crowd management, covering larger areas and reaching more people in less amount of time. Operators can use the speaker drone to either talk to their audience directly, or broadcast audio from a secondary device such as a laptop or a phone through the included handheld intercom.
The configuration includes a waterproof, gimbal stabilized camera with 10x optical zoom for detecting and recognizing perpetrators and groups of people. The camera feed as well as the drone's control link have a range of up to 16 kilometers in ideal circumstances, using the newly released George Herelink and Surface Go setup. Using this controller, users can fly the speaker drone autonomously through the 'tap-to-fly' function of the pre installed mission planner software.
Vehicle take-off and landing
The Zoe speaker drone features a remote controlled electro magnetic lock (mag lock) on the landing gear. Combined with its RTK precision GPS antennas, Zoe is able to automatically take-off and land on the back or top of any prepared vehicle. Upon contact, the mag lock secures the drone and the vehicle can drive off to its next mission.
Using 17.000mAh 6s batteries, Zoe has a real-world flight time of a half hour.