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Fotokite launches new vehicle Rooftop system for US Public Safety teams in partnership with Pierce Manufacturing Inc

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Fotokite launches new vehicle Rooftop system for US Public Safety teams in partnership with Pierce Manufacturing Inc

Fotokite announced today the release of their new Rooftop product configuration, providing firefighters and Public Safety teams with immediate aerial situational awareness at the push of a button. The Rooftop configuration is built directly into the roof or roof rack of SUV and heavy Public Safety vehicles, allowing rapid and effortless deployment of thermal and low light video streaming during the first critical seconds of a response. This configuration provides unprecedented size-up capabilities with a bird’s-eye view of incident scenes within 10 seconds of arriving on scene. To make this safety-critical tool accessible to Public Safety teams, the FAA has authorized this system to be used by any Firefighter or First Responder team without the need for any piloting license or flight authorizations (e.g. Pt. 107 or COA). Such a system gives teams actionable information throughout their everyday missions and unlocks the ability to capture full incident response records without interruption. The Rooftop is the newest configuration in the Situational Awareness System product line (which includes a rugged mobile case, and tray-mount versions) and provides any first responder team with a vehicle-integrated aerial camera system, directly available from their vehicle rooftop without the need for piloting.

Fotokite Sigma and its configurations are authorized by aviation authorities for Public Safety team operations, no pilot license required. Some of the system capabilities include:

  • Safety first, no active piloting necessary
  • Fully autonomous flight means you never need a pilot, piloting, or pilot training
  • Ruggedized IP55 System suitable for use in rain, snow, and windy conditions
  • 24 hours of continuous situational awareness, accessible with the single press of a button

For marketing or sales related queries, please reach out to or your local Pierce Dealership to set up a demonstration or provide a quote.

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