Imagine having an eye in the sky at any scene at any time. That is the power of OverC2.
Coupling intelligent system monitoring with camera drone technology, OverC2 enables users to view live video streams on a variety of platforms (tablet, mobile, desktop) for autonomous mission management from a safe location.
As part of the Dfuze suite, OverC2 offers robust security within a proven framework, allowing for efficient encryption and safe sharing of live and legacy video streams (via Live Dfuze Database) and intelligence with other Dfuze users—regardless of platform, operating system, or location.
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Operationally Proven For:
Terrorist + Emergency Responses
Search + Rescue
Tracking + Surveillance
Capabilities + Features
- Offers support system for frontline operations
- Is mobile and rapidly deployable
- Tracks assets and activities via Command Control
- Is rapidly configurable for all traditional frontline assets
- Provides ability to create a mobile CCTV station, including aerial streaming
- Drives swifter and more effective deployment of resources for improved speed, accuracy and safety in the field
- Offers visualization of multiple live streams from any scene to any screen
ISS Global attended and competed in the 2016 Ravens Challenge held in Hua Hin, Thailand with our OverC2 and drone capabilities.
One challenge involved a small motor boat floating unmanned down a Thai river, while another entailed verifying the presence of unexploded IEDs at a bridge site. During both scenarios, Thai EOD worked with ISS Global engineers to utilize OverC2, camera drones, and other Dfuze technologies to view the scene autonomously and check for the presence of explosives.
During the suicide boat challenge, high-resolution photos were taken alongside the live video stream for better analysis of the boat’s contents. During the bridge challenge, EOD commanders were able to spot IEDs under the bridge as well as on top of the bridge hidden in undergrowth. Both scenarios proved the effectiveness of OverC2 and drone technology to preserve the lives of law enforcement and military analysts by offering visualization of a scene from a safe location.
How OverC2 and Drones Can Save Lives
In October 2016, the floodwaters of Hurricane Matthew stranded a man and his dog on the second floor of his North Carolina home. With no power and the waters rising, the two were trapped.
Their eventual rescue came in the forms of a camera drone, two FEMA workers, and a timely interaction on social media. More detailed information on this situation can be found here: Drone, Twitter help rescue man from Hurricane Matthew flooding
While the outcome of this situation is fortunate, it could have benefited from the utilisation of OverC2 as follows:
The two FEMA workers traveling by boat in the dangerous flood environment could have been avoided entirely. The use of camera drones with OverC2 would allow FEMA workers to search autonomously, from a safe location, and visualize stranded survivors via live video feed.
While the drone footage from the original situation demonstrates the remarkable power of this technology, the North Carolina man and his dog may have never been saved had the drone owner not published the footage on social media. OverC2 could have been utilised to stream live drone footage, from multiple drones, throughout the FEMA team, allowing them to view footage—again, from a safe environment—and pinpoint the location of survivors via the drone’s GPS signal.
With OverC2 and camera drone technology in place, the Search & Rescue operation would have not put FEMA workers in danger, giving them an opportunity to plan rescue missions accurately without searching the waters with no plan or sight of survivors. Additionally, footage from drones is securely stored on a database, which would have allowed FEMA to invite Dfuze users from the local Police, Ambulance, and Firefighters departments to view specific streams as necessary for their involvement.