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Device transmits real-time video

Oct. 6, 2009 - The Recon Scout Rescue is a miniature reconnaissance device that allows search-and-rescue personnel to conduct immediate visual reconnaissance of confined spaces and dangerous indoor and outdoor environments. The one-pound Recon Scout Rescue can be directed by a firefighter to move through an environment and transmit real-time video back to the firefighter’s handheld operator control unit as well as to the incident command post. This video can be used to locate victims, explosive devices or other hazardous materials.

October 6, 2009 
By Carey Fredericks

The Rescue
is eight inches long and weighs just 1.3 lbs., making it easy to carry and
throw, and deploying the unit takes 10 seconds, and requires no
special training. A firefighter pulls the activation pin and throws the device through
a doorway or over a wall, or drops it down a vertical shaft using a tether.
Using a single joystick on the operator control unit the firefighter can then
direct the device to move through the environment. The Rescue can see in
complete darkness and can transmit video up to 100 feet indoors and 300 feet
outdoors. When packaged with a ReconRobotics Command Monitoring Station, the
Recon Scout Rescue can also transmit video to an incident command
post that is located up to 1,000 feet away. The unit is available in three
transmitting frequencies, allowing for operation of up to three devices in the
same environment at one time. For more information, please visit:

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