In November 2008, in the Falfurrias and Rio Grande Valley areas of South Texas, representatives from local, state and federal agencies observed a 360-degree aerial view of six to eight square miles along the U.S. border, and were able to identify and detain alien immigrants with the help of Top Eye View, providers of real-time video-streaming aerial observation platforms. Recently awarded a U.S. General Services Administration Schedule contract, Top Eye View's solutions are suited for organizations looking to deploy cost-effective unmanned aerial vehicles for border patrol, security, law enforcement, FEMA and public safety applications.
Looking to supplement its border security capabilities, Texas officials evaluated Top Eye View's unmanned platform. “Overall, Top Eye View demonstrated a very impressive solution that performed above expectation. This product by far met the concept of operations criteria we requested,” said Joel Aud, Senior Analyst II, Texas Border Security Operations Center. “Further, it is the only solution we have found that currently can transport without fully deflating. The size of the Top Eye View blimp shape aerostat is smaller than any other we have investigated.”
Top Eye View's day/night aerial platforms deliver remote-controlled video from a bird's eye view directly to any command center, website or location. As the only “green” platforms in the market, they deploy quickly to a high vantage point to capture and stream real-time video.
Given the government's focus on border security amidst the violence along the U.S. and Mexico border, Top Eye View's CEO Tamir Sagie said his company's solutions deliver a cost advantage over other aerial platforms. Additionally, Top Eye View's aerial cameras ensure a superior 360-degree PTZ image and transmission.
"Top Eye View's solutions enable security professionals to monitor large geographical areas with one pair of eyes,” Sagie said. “Our platforms deliver numerous advantages related to public safety and security, while significantly increasing efficiency and use of environmentally-friendly resources.”
Other 2008 Top Eye View deployments include the Atlanta, GA 39th Annual Peachtree Road Race, Madonna's Los Angeles Dodger Stadium concert, and New Year's Eve celebrations at Atlanta's Annual Chick-Fil-A Bowl Parade and championship football game, as well as the Annual Peach Drop at Underground Atlanta.