NYPD Picks Helinet Technologies for Custom Airborne Mission Suite

By Staff Writer | April 4, 2014
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Helinet Technologies, an international provider of aviation technology solutions to the law enforcement, government and military markets, announced today its selection by the New York Police Department (NYPD) to deploy a custom airborne mission suite for the Department’s four recently acquired Bell 429 Patrol helicopters. Developed from the ground up to meet the specific needs of the NYPD, the mission suite incorporates state of the art image capture, broadcast and receive technologies in a unique configuration that will be fully controllable through the industry’s most robust moving map system.

The new system will support the NYPD’s policing and counterterrorism operations by enabling live streaming of HD video and data from the aircraft to NYPD command centers and to portable handheld receivers utilized by officers in the field.  Air crews will also be able to instantly overlay critical information such as addresses, points of interest and other data on top of the live video and then transmit the video and data in real-time via secure microwave downlink.  Helinet designed the system to provide complete interoperability with NYPD’s existing airborne surveillance infrastructure and with the systems of local, state and federal partners, allowing for seamless coordination during large scale operations. 

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