Carbyne has announced that it is partnering with Israeli startup Edgybees, which developed technology that visually augments data on top of live video feeds from drones and other aircraft. The cooperation between the companies will provide emergency call centers with real-time video from drones that will enable decisionmakers to assess emergency situations in real time and respond efficiently based on precise video of the area in crisis.
Cities around the world are rapidly deploying innovative solutions, including drones, to upgrade emergency response systems and reduce time to dispatch teams so that lives can be saved. Edgybees' AI-based software solution, combined with Carbyne's video capabilities, improves situational awareness for emergency responders in dangerous circumstances such as wildfires, floods, or earthquakes.
Through this integration, Carbyne can receive footage from any connected drone and stream it directly to the emergency call center, not only giving dispatchers and first responders an aerial view of the territory, but also providing additional key data points such as specific street names or traffic lights to immediately pinpoint the exact location of the disaster.
This unique approach generates real-time, detailed overlays of roads, key landmarks, and other mission-critical data on top of live video feeds, enabling defense, public safety, and critical infrastructure teams to accomplish lifesaving and high-urgency missions quickly and safely. Expanding on Carbyne's existing data set, Edgybees' technology provides real-time video augmented with high-precision geographical registration from any drone, which is then transmitted to a special app.
"The vulnerabilities of our emergency response system have continually revealed themselves over the past year, and it's evident the outdated system requires improvements that will save more lives and simplify the method overall," said Carbyne President Erez Tsur. "Technological advancements in emergency response, such as the incorporation of real-time video or even drone capabilities, are streamlining mission-critical operations like never before."
"Adding real-time video augmented with accurate geo-location of roads and key landmarks delivers a new level of visibility to response centers using the Carbyne emergency collaboration platform. It provides accurate situational analysis to first responders, dramatically increasing their ability to save lives during natural disasters, search and rescue missions, and other emergency response operations," said Adam Kaplan, CEO and founder of Edgybees.