Philadelphia Public-Safety Expo Features Drone Surveillance Tech
In the ongoing chronicle of the drone surveillance arms race sparked by the United States, the latest installment is the presence of drone surveillance technology at the APCO International 77th Conference and Exposition that was held on August 7-10 at the Philadelphia Convention Center.
APCO International is the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials. Their annual conference is dedicated to the latest technology in the "public safety" sector, focusing on communications across the spectrum. Jammed in amid wireless communications companies, first responder equipment providers, and a host of other data and systems management booths, was Datron World Communications (booth 2013).
Datron does business in 80 countries and specializes in tactical military and public safety radio equipment. They also happen to make the latest entry in aerial drone surveillance: The Datron Scout. Is this a one-off addition to their portfolio, or does it herald an entirely new direction?