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 
/ / 1 855 464 8287 
Charles Vidal / ING Robotic Aviation / / 1 514 
679 9427 
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