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Tethered Drone for Security at Boston Marathon

MA-based robotics company, CyPhy Works has announced that its tethered drone, PARC, will be part of the safety and security measures used by the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) at the 2017 Boston Marathon.

PARC is an acronym that stands for Persistent Aerial Reconnaissance and Communications. That means that like many of the runners, this drone can fly for a very long time. Think multi-day flights, not the 20-minute hops of the drone you bought last December. This means that for the first time ever, the security team can have access to a real-time HD video stream at their command center operations for the duration of the event.

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