On January 14, 2020, for the first U.S. Democratic debate of the year held on Drake University campus in Des Moines, Iowa,  CNN deployed an Elistair tethered system with the support of Vector Solutions, product reseller and tether expert, to provide persistent aerial video transmission of the area. 

During the Democratic debate on 14-15 January, CNN Air flew its DJI M210 tethered to the Ligh-T at a height of 60 meters for 8 hours on the first day and 5 hours the second day.

The images were instantly fed to the control vehicle and then live transmitted via a 4G link to the production team.  The UAV section were able to easily relocate and transmit each event of interest for live broadcast on the channel as the day progressed thanks to the flexibility of the system.

“This solution provides excellent results for any venue that requires constant, uninterrupted over-watch.” Says Howe Hildebrand, Vector Solutions Pilot. “It allows for constant, coverage of the subject area. There’s no need to continually land and change batteries, therefore you never lose contact with the subject area.

The use of UAVs has become essential for these media organizations who want to offer aerial images to complement ground shots. The benefits of Elistair Ligh-T tethered station lie in the unlimited flight time it provides to UAVs, and its compatibility with most drones on the market. Users of the tether can now broadcast a continuous stream of aerial images to their viewers, without the need to land to change the batteries.

Source: Press Release

UAV DACH: Beitrag im Original auf https://www.uasvision.com/2020/02/12/elistair-tethered-drone-system-supports-13-hours-of-live-aerial-footage-of-democratic-debate/, mit freundlicher Genehmigung von UAS Vision automatisch importiert. Der Beitrag gibt nicht unbedingt die Meinung oder Position des UAV DACH e.V. wieder. Das Original ist in englischer Sprache.