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Thought you know I mean you -- for a barbecue here at the end of summer he would bit by mosquitoes it's really annoying some of us reactors and other and I know I -- And now there's a new solution perhaps to killing those mosquitoes -- haven't thought of it.
Rounds and we're here today we're joined by Fred Colbert then he's the CEO of Condo our area all frank -- a -- that.
Good morning okay so.
You are the founder and CEO of the company to provide aerial -- and for the US law enforcement or search and rescue initiatives however now you're turning your attention to mosquitoes.
Are doing that.
Nobody knew that this skews could be this important I didn't know anything about mosquito control until basically two weeks ago.
We were contacted by the four -- to control specifically in the keys in the marathon Key West area.
And what they're looking for our small pools of water that would breed larva and mosquitoes that will be out in islands offshore.
So they have four helicopters and -- fixed wing aircraft they use to spray for these mosquitoes but it's very expensive to use that equipment.
On an hourly rate to hunt for the mosquito infested areas.
They have a team of people to go out on boats and look to these mangrove and islands.
One at a time.
But it's a lot easier and a lot simpler just to send the aircraft out -- thermal imaging device and look for these small -- water.
Wow I -- that's it's quite impressive obviously these.
These types in drones and is it -- a -- done that accurate.
Yeah I mean we we don't like to use that connotation to civilian population when they hear the word -- They think of predators flying at 26000 feet -- right with weapons.
These are very small there two feet.
-- stand that way about two and a half pounds.
They're very limited flight times about an hour and a half.
And but they have a good radius -- six mile radius so.
You could -- assault the -- -- the Florida Keys and look at several islands.
During the course of a flight and you could determine.
By the video that you look at what islands need to be sprayed and what islands are brought.
That's is fascinating hearing it this is a business you -- you just sort of became aware of two weeks ago and I feel a little early to ask brought -- with how how is business going.
Do you anticipate having other.
-- demand from places outside of the current authorities.
When we showed up in Key West there was a lot of news media there they flew people in from Germany to look at this.
Mosquito control is popular around the globe 11 thing that everybody has in common.
Obviously is they all hate mosquitoes.
So they're all looking to see how the data is we just got the data back.
We're gonna look through it and the more we look the more we're finding we're finding water underneath mangrove which we didn't know that we be able to see.
Through the thermal imaging so where these mosquitoes hide is a problem because.
Their problem in the Keyes is not so much mosquito eradication as the population.
They are real good at getting rid of 50%.
When they spray.
And the other another 20% is a little more difficult is set 30% that eludes them every time they go out.
So they want to cut those percentages down and as soon as they can do that they can be more effective in their job.
I imagines you ladies have -- -- functions as well what are the some.
Some of the other critical skills that they can deploy.
Well there's a lot of things search and rescues the most obvious firefighters were looking at these systems so they can get better early warning of an approaching fire that's.
Running up on their team like a trained so they can evacuate the area.
Port security companies who want to go out and look at ships that have garbled communications they don't know what ship was coming into port so wanna go out and take a look and see what that is.
So the usage that uses of these things are starting to.
We -- getting more more phone calls every day more more things coming across her desk would -- we use it for this can we use for this but.
At the end of the day if you need.
An aerial view of something we can deploy this system for you.
And we have the only one in the world actually that that carries flight insurance so if they have an accident with the aircraft.
We can help -- get a repair and replacement about compartment.
-- how much of the -- The systems that we sell to law enforcement or 63000 dollars that's a turnkey package.
Comes with the aircraft and everything you need to fly them record video.
And also comes with three cameras a thermal camera -- camera and I forward looking camera.
Now Fred I know -- drones in -- -- -- flying right now receives a lot of attention on its legality what kind of authorization.
Do you need to operate -- they like this in the US and who can operate.
Well currently we only sell to -- organizations are the only ones who can qualify for what we called cola.
Let's see a way or or certificate of authority to fly the aircraft.
And those mandates come right from the FAA.
Or aircraft is FAA approved so we follow those mandates with them to get their pilot's training they need a proper training.
They need to have an observer with you when you fly the aircraft.
And there is a -- you -- you they came out by the FA about two months ago that we followed to the letter to make sure that they're flying -- -- in accordance.
We don't fly again.
The natural airspace.
Were our sweet spot is about a 150 to 200 feet.
So were were out of the FK's -- civilian airspace model.
And we fly and most of the time within our line of sight -- flying the aircraft so we have an observer watching the aircraft we have -- GPS coordinate locate -- that's on the aircraft at all times.
But the most important feature of it is a redundancy.
The system needs to be able to have a fail safe in in place so if the operator becomes incapacitated or the laptop goes down.
The aircraft wolf will automatically fly home and land.
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