Having the ability to live stream footage from the UAV gives operational commanders who are remote from the incident an informed appreciation first hand of ongoing situations, in live time.It will also allow a wider audience with our partners such as the Police and the Local authorities again to view the conditions on the ground, for instance in times of flood incidents.

Our ongoing partnership with Excelerate allows us to ask/request new innovations to be researched and that two-way communication has already proved itself. The ExStream/UAV Streamer solution was further developed following discussions, namely the inclusion of more than one channel allowing general and restricted channels dependant on the requirements of the incident

Chris Maughan

Watch Manager

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service