Video-Streaming Blimp Provides Surveillance At Los Angeles Concert
As Madonna fans gathered for the
November 6, 2008 Sticky & Sweet concert performance at Los Angeles Dodger
Stadium, LiveNation security personnel got a bird's-eye-view of the
entire crowd and venue with the help of TopEyeView, providers of a
real-time video-streaming blimp used for surveillance, monitoring and
TopEyeView is a 30-foot long, tethered, low-pressure helium blimp
delivering "eye in the sky" remote controlled video directly to and from
any command and location.
TopEyeView deploys to a high vantage point, captures
and streams broadcast-quality video, and delivers a wide view at less than
10 percent of the cost of current solutions, such as helicopter-based
video. The system's small size and simplicity allows operations in
congested areas where no other aerial system can be operated.
"TopEyeView is the ideal way for us to get views from above when
monitoring a large venue such as Dodger Stadium," said Scott Nicols, chief
security officer of LiveNation. "TopEyeView's ability to cover long distances
from any location with exceptional, broadcast-quality optics and image
resolution makes this an outstanding choice for an outdoor event such as
Because the blimp deploys quickly to a high vantage point, captures and
streams broadcast-quality video, and is environmentally friendly,
organizations ranging from broadcasters, entertainment and sporting event
managers, and law enforcement agencies have deployed the solution. Earlier
this summer, TopEyeView flew above the finish line of the 39th Annual
Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta to help the Atlanta Police
Department more cost-effectively monitor the largest choke point of the
race -- in and around the finish line.
"Currently, getting a view from above when monitoring a public event
requires costs reaching into thousands of dollars per hour -- with coverage
limited by flight platform and field of vision," said Tamir Sagie, CEO of
TopEyeView. "Our solution provides numerous advantages related to public
safety and security, while enabling significantly increased efficiency and
use of environmentally-friendly resources."