LTE for DJI Drones Paladin EXT
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
Today, software and drone manufacturer Paladin Drones launched Paladin EXT, an LTE module that integrates with DJI technology in order to assist departments in establishing drone-as-a-first-responder (DFR) programs more quickly and effectively.
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Paladin founder Divy Shrivastava was introduced to the world of public safety in 2016 when a friend’s home burned down. Upon speaking with the local fire chief, he learned that a fire doubles in size every 30 seconds, and that first responders lack adequate information when arriving on the scene as a result of 911 callers typically being panicked and lacking the training to assess a scene.
When a campus church was destroyed by another fire during his freshman year at Berkeley, Shrivastava was inspired to found Paladin. The goal of the company was to deploy autonomous drones in response to 911…