Real-time remote video sharing for aerial drones

One of the GLOBAL leading providers of remote connectivity and workplace digitalization solutions recently announced that its connectivity solution is integrated with professional aerial drones supplied by SB C&S (SoftBank Commerce & Service). TeamViewer’s software enables real-time sharing of aerial video and audio streams captured by drone cameras to multiple remotely connected devices. Commercial use cases for this technology include, for example, joint inspections of infrastructure, as well as joint aerial inspections of disaster sites or other hard-to-reach places.

Thanks to TeamViewer’s solution, images or videos captured by the drone’s on-board camera can be seamlessly broadcast to multiple devices connected remotely via a 4G or LTE mobile network. Additionally, images from devices such as infrared cameras for temperature measurements or LiDARs could be transmitted and streamed through the solution.

“In recent years, there has been a growing need to remotely verify real-time video footage of aerial photographs using drones and give instructions directly to the operator,” said Katsumi Moriya, vice-president. Chairman, Deputy Head of ICT Unit, Head of Cloud Service Promotion Division, Cloud Service Unit at SB C&S.

“We are excited to now be able to offer this effective use of our drones with TeamViewer. We will continue to resolve customer issues with TeamViewer in response to the growing need for aerial drones in different types of scenarios,” Moriya said.

“Real-time aerial imagery transmissions allow people in different parts of the world to work together efficiently to explore remote locations,” said Sojung Lee, President APAC at TeamViewer.

Lee added, “While our solution works perfectly with both 4G and LTE networks, the global introduction of 5G networks would enable a variety of additional use cases, with even higher image resolutions and greater amounts of data at transmit and share in real time. We are happy to work with our strong partner SB C&S to address the challenges and explore the use cases of various customers in industry as well as public authorities.”

Shirley K. Rosa