In an announcement that marks a significant leap in drone technology for law enforcement and public safety, BRINC has introduced its latest innovation: the LEMUR 2 drone. Building on its predecessors' legacy, the LEMUR 2 is engineered with the express purpose of navigating dangerous environments and de-escalating conflicts while minimizing risk to human life.
BRINC, established in 2018 with a goal to transform American public safety, has been at the forefront of producing drones that not only overcome operational challenges but also foster safer conflict resolution. The original LEMUR drone was celebrated for its pioneering features like two-way communication and indoor flight optimization. LEMUR 2 elevates this vision with an intelligent software layer, aptly named the BRINC Autonomy Engine.
This new drone's technological prowess is headlined by an onboard LiDAR sensor that renders a real-time 3D map of its environment. This facilitates features such as a 360-degree standby hover that functions independently of light or GPS, along with an obstacle awareness system that recalibrates the drone's speed when encountering objects, all while preserving the operator's tactical control.
"As we advance in our mission, we're proud to unveil the LEMUR 2," stated Blake Resnick, CEO of BRINC. "Every drone that enters a high-risk situation represents a potential life saved – this technology is not just about efficiency; it's about enhancing safety for both emergency responders and the public."
The LEMUR 2's innovation doesn't stop at autonomy. It boasts an impressive sensor array, encompassing ten distinct systems that support its autonomous operations and provide comprehensive visual, thermal, and communication capabilities. The suite includes a LiDAR sensor, a tracking camera, night vision, a spotlight with a strobe feature, a 4K camera, and a FLIR thermal imager, among others.
To ensure secure communications, the LEMUR 2 utilizes AES-256 encryption for local data transmission to a custom BRINC controller. The drone's mesh network compatibility is particularly groundbreaking, enabling an extended range for operations in expansive or subterranean settings. This feature works in tandem with a 4G LTE connection, allowing for the live streaming of visuals and 2D floor plans to remote stakeholders through BRINC's new LiveOps web platform.
Proudly manufacturing within the United States and sourcing most of its components domestically, BRINC's Seattle headquarters is a hub of integrated research, development, and production. The LEMUR 2's compliance with the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) also affirms its suitability for federal agencies and contractors.
Looking beyond the current release, BRINC is committed to developing a network of drone systems that can respond to emergency calls almost instantaneously, cutting down response times dramatically and facilitating a de-escalation-first approach.
"Working hand-in-hand with law enforcement and emergency services professionals, we've fine-tuned our technology to meet their needs and enhance their capabilities," Resnick added. "Our focus is steadfast on pushing the envelope for public safety and creating a safer tomorrow with BRINC's leading-edge solutions."