Aeryon Labs, a developer of small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS), has announced that it has entered into a technology partnership with Microsoft to include Aeryon SkyRanger within the new Microsoft Advanced Patrol Platform (MAPP) vehicle.
MAPP will connect its drivers to vital data and easy-to-navigate information. Currently, patrol officers spend vast amounts of time bound to their cars, using bulky and often dated laptops. MAPP will consolidate the many elements officers must keep track of – providing dispatch information, driving directions, suspect history, a voice activated license plate reader, a missing persons list, location-based crime bulletins and statistics, a feed of shift reports and more.
For first responders, surveillance teams and investigators, high-quality aerial imagery provides the real-time intelligence needed to assess a situation immediately, ensure safety on the ground, and capture detailed evidence and forensics. By integrating aerial images from Aeryon sUAS with other hardware and software solutions, the MAPP program hopes to set a new technological standard in policing and to help officers operate with better awareness, efficiency, mobility and safety.
“Law enforcement organizations throughout the world rely on Aeryon sUAS to collect aerial intelligence wherever and whenever they need it,” commented Dave Kroetsch, President and CEO of Aeryon Labs Inc. “Including SkyRanger within the MAPP vehicle rounds out the comprehensive suite of technologies and highlights the value of aerial intelligence for ground-based personnel.”