Fly anytime, anywhere, with no restrictions.
When we say we are “safe”, “legal” and “persistent” we mean that – unlike other Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAVs or UAS) in the market – our platform allows you to fly anytime, anywhere and for as long as you want with no restrictions.
One of the reasons we are exempt from FAA regulations is because our platform is considered safer to fly on public places and over people, with respect to drones and other UAS/UAVs in the market. Our exclusive and patented system has both an inner and an outer balloon that float independently, and both balloons are equipped with independent release valves that allow the flyer to retrieve the platform gently and safely from the grown in case of an unlikely malfunction.
Unlike drones and other UAVs in the market, the flyer has always full control of the tethered balloon and the platform is unlikely to suddenly free-fall. This not only guarantees the safety and integrity of people and property, but also protects your investment from the damaging consequences of a high altitude free-fall or a dive into water.
When we say we are persistent, is because our platform is designed to stay aloft for long hours of consecutive and uninterrupted aerial photography and videography (again, unlike drones or other UAVs in the market). The Smart Balloon is the most suitable choice to obtain aerial photos and videos, and to monitor and survey prolonged events with significant concentration of people not directly involved in the operation of the UAS (such as concerts, sports events, competitions, wedding and social gatherings, fairs, festivals, etc.); which is not allowed for drones and other UAVs in the market, according to current FAA Regulations. (https://www.faa.gov/uas/)
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How We Work
The world’s first Smart Balloon was designed to fill in the gaps left by drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles, opening a whole new world of possibilities for professionals needing to expand and dominate new aerial markets that were not attainable before, whether because of platform limitations, current regulations or market characteristics.
The Smart Balloon, and its various combinations of mission oriented cameras and gimbals, add new value and relevant advantages to the already thriving world of aerial photography, videography and data collection.
Use it alone or in combination with other UAS/UAVs to expand your horizons and reach new heights!
“I was excited to consider the potential of a new perspective in our science program”.
Kevin BoswellAssistant professor, Ph.D. at FIU
“There is extensive demand for cutting-edge aerial surveillance systems like this by law enforcement agencies throughout the world.”
Dennis WeinerPresident, BluTek Solutions
“Unobtrusive SmartBalloons™ can be aimed and zoomed at public gatherings where drones are not allowed. Their silent operation and directional microphones can pick up conversations. Detailed video and audio is available in real time at the site and on protected networks for off scene officials to view. There is no doubt in my mind, this platform would have given us views to better secure the perimeters, significantly improve the ability to direct and monitor teams conducting the manhunt and most important detect any of the suspect’s movements”.
Chief Ed DeveauWatertown Police Department at the time of the Boston Marathon Bombing (now retired)
Why Choose Us
Developed under the leadership and supervision of a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, with post-doctoral work in mechanical and aerospace engineering and a faculty member for a Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Program at University level.
Retrofitted by staff with extensive emergency response experience while collaborating with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Peace Corps; staff with PhD and Master degrees dedicated to scientific research specialized in marine remote sensors, aero-space digital images processing and marine instrumentation and staff with experience in the engineering support field, with education in computer engineering and information technology.
This guarantees the safety and integrity of all people and property exposed to contact with the UAV during operation, and safeguards your investment from the devastating effects of a free-fall from a high altitude or a dive into water. Our system reduces your risks of liability and asset loss.
Our platform has no restrictions to fly on demand without previous clearance or authorization, is acceptable to fly over people, does not require a special license or certification and the flyer does not need to be evaluated, certified or vetted by the Transportation Security Administration.