AUGMENTED REALITY VIDEO STREAMING FOR DRONES
Edgybees First Responseis a drone applications suite for use by fire, police, search and rescue services as well as state and local governments. Designed for DJI Drones from Mavic Pro, Phantom Pro and M200 series, the First Response suite contains three software tools that enhance the situational awareness of pilots and commanders:
Enter Edgybees Video
First Response Air– Pilot App
First response air is the first pilot app developed specifically for first responders.
First response augments live drone video feeds with geo-information layers. Overlays including maps, building layouts, points of interest, user-generated markers and other data layers are available.
Command And Control. Keep Your Aerial Fleet In Sight
The Command and Control SW brings aerial situation awareness to your PC, mobile device and control room. Commanders can see all video feeds, maps, assets location, and additional information layers on a unified display.
Keep Your Personnel In Sight With Tracker App
Keeping a situational picture of your team members’ location and status during a critical mission is the top priority for First Responders commanders.
The Tracker app by Edgybees transforms every IOS or Android device into a location transponder, allowing you to track your team members’ location in real-time.
Edgybees - Introduction to First Response AR App
The Edgybees platform bridges the gap between real-world, fast-moving platforms, and high-level application engines.
Edgybees engine uses information gathered from real-world sensors and other devices, such as cameras, GPS, IMU (inertial measurement unit), altitude meters, etc. to create reliable and credible reconstruction of the device’s motion in 3D. It further provides lighting that corresponds to the scene, and (in conjunction with cloud-based sources) representation of obstacles and other objects.
The physical device is abstracted into a 3D point in the application engine space, allowing rapid development of real-time applications.
The video generated by the application engine is time-synced and applied over the actual video transmitted from the UAV, creating an immersive augmented reality experience, where real and virtual objects interact in a natural and customer-pleasing fashion.
Multiple devices communicate in real time over a local network
To achieve optimal user experience in cooperative applications, a coherent, synchronised reproduction of reality needs to be established by the participating devices. The Edgybees platform establishes a low-latency network between the devices involved in an application, and coordinates an up-to-the-millisecond accurate map of their respective locations.
Flight data is streamed for further processing in the cloud
Information gathered by the Edgybees software, including terrain altitude, location of obstacles, and users’ flight patterns are streamed by the Edgybees platform to back-end servers. Using big-data algorithms, the servers analyse the data to generate accurate, constantly-improving maps of the terrain and obstacles.
Case Study: First Response Suite
Situational Awareness And Decision Making Tools For Drone Pilots Via Augmented Reality
Using Edgybees technology, First Response app supports a wide range of DJI drones out of the box.
Real-time drone video is overlaid with virtual layers in real-time. Virtual layers are presented from an accurate point of view and perspective, making them align with the underlying video in a natural and seamless fashion.
Data layers allow for pilots to collaborate by adding new geo-markers as they are flying in real-time and to stream these markers to other viewers.
Cloud-connected, locally connected, and stand-alone operation are all supported to allow for various operation modes and different network availability levels.
Thanks to its layered structure, abstract interfaces, and use of off-the-shelf application generation engine, Edgybees’ Platform delivers precise realisation of First Response inn real time.