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Kittyhawk’s Flight Deck gets new features

14th November 2017 - 10:11 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Kittyhawk has introduced a suite of new features for its UAS control Flight Deck platform, the company announced on 7 November.

Flight Deck is a piloting platform for DJI hardware. It now features real-time aircraft telemetry for the entire team with real-time video and audio streams. These features are designed to enable commercial teams to work more collaboratively.

Flight Deck’s aircraft tracking enables team leaders and managers to see where their team is flying in real time on maps from their mobile device or from Kittyhawk’s web application.

The company has also introduced secure live streaming of audio and video. This will allow any member of the team to start flying a DJI UAS and securely share the video feed with anyone else on the team, straight to their mobile devices.

Flight Deck’s new streaming functionality also includes a common traffic advisory frequency-like feature. With this, team members can communicate with the pilot and each other in real-time to gather and share insights in an event such as incident command at a fire, or subject matter experts viewing live video of infrastructure or machinery.

Jon Hegranes, co-founder and CEO of Kittyhawk, said: ‘In the old days, fleet managers and chief pilots had to rely on written reports to see where and how their pilots flew last month or last quarter. Today, compliance and collaboration happens in near-real-time.’

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