CNC Technologies selected to deploy state-of-the-art mobile video network to support advanced UAS program



The Michigan State Police (MSP) has selected CNC Technologies—an aviation technology and wireless communications company that serves the law enforcement, military and government markets—to deploy a state-of-the-art mobile video network to support the department’s advanced UAS program.

The new technology is meant to speed and improve the ability of MSP to share actionable aerial intelligence. It is also meant to “secure transmission of real-time video and data from the department’s airborne assets to officers and partner agencies across the region.”

“MSP has been at the leading edge of airborne law enforcement as one of the first agencies to integrate drones into its public safety and policing efforts,” explains Ron Magocsi, founding partner and chief technology officer at CNC Technologies.

“We are pleased to assist them on this assignment and look forward to supporting the department in its public safety mission.”

CNC will design, deploy and provide ongoing support for the entirely mobile video network, which will be integrated within MSP’s Mobile Command Center truck.

Live video and data streams from MSP’s Aeryon SkyRanger small UAS fleet and helicopter assets will be centralized by the system, which will allow officers to immediately distribute up to four simultaneous feeds to HD monitors, PCs and handheld devices via local WiFi and satellite. 

CNC says that leveraging cellular in metro areas and satellite in rural regions, the system has the capacity to stream video and data over both cellular and satellite networks, which will allow it to provide complete coverage across the state’s more than 96,000 square miles. The system is also the first from CNC to integrate both helicopter and UAS video within a single platform with the UAS transmission capability driven by a custom, CNC-developed software package.

CNC says that it can deploy “any level of solution from implementing a real-time microwave downlink capability to building out a nationwide counterterrorism network” made up of aircraft, ground-based receive sites, imaging platforms and encrypted communications systems for sovereign state clients.

Additionally, the CNC Technologies team has a lot of experience supporting Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) projects funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.