Sherbrooke Fire Department selects ING Robotic Aviation to provide support for Quebec flooding

 Sherbrooke Fire Department selects ING Robotic Aviation to provide support for  Quebec flooding  OTTAWA, April 15, 2014 /CNW/ - The Fire Department of Sherbrooke, Quebec has  called upon the services of local unmanned aircraft sales and services  company, ING Robotic Aviation, to help assess the level of the river and  precisely determine the areas affected by the raise of water. ING's Responder  will be used to capture real time aerial surveys of the rivers using high  resolution cameras, which will be used to create a map of the region. This  stabilized, gimbal mounted camera will provide information to the public  safety authorities as to the water levels of the Saint-François river.  "Responder will be used as an integral tool for flood monitoring," said Ian  Glenn, Chief Executive of ING Robotic Aviation.  "Our equipment will be used  to get the right information, into the right hands, at the right time - in  this case, directly into the hands of those managing the flood response."  The Responder system, comprised of a rotary wing aircraft and portable ground  control station, is ideal for applications such as public safety and search  and rescue. The ability to perform timely, highly detailed and accurate remote  sensing surveillance using a robotic aircraft reduces both the costs and risks  to life during these types of events.  A range of sensors can be mounted,  allowing for execution of a wide variety of inspection, monitoring and mapping.  ING Robotic Aviation has close links with the City of Sherbrooke.  Our R&D  Centre is located there, and links with the university are extensive.  For  example, we continually employ co-op students, and sponsor the VAMUdeS  Robotics Team.  ING Robotic Aviation delivers airborne sensing solutions and much more.  We  developed our skills through extensive operational surveillance work with the  Canadian military.  From these beginnings, we are now providing commercial  services including critical infrastructure inspections, forest fire monitoring  and land use planning in North America and other regions.  We are at the  forefront of a disruptive technological and operational change, focused on  reinventing aviation.  B-roll available upon request.    SOURCE  ING Robotic Aviation  Ashley Wuennenberg / Marketing Officer / ING Robotic Aviation  /ashley.wuennenberg@ingrobotic.com / 1 855 464 8287  Charles Vidal / ING Robotic Aviation /charles.vidal@ingrobotic.com / 1 514  679 9427  To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL:  http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2014/15/c9951.html  CO: ING Robotic Aviation ST: Ontario NI: AIR UTI ORDER  
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