We’re excited to announce the LEMUR 2 is now being delivered to public safety agencies across the United States! Over the past few months since launch, BRINC has not just been focused on ramping up production, but making substantial improvements to the LEMUR 2. Discover all the updates in the video below, or get a quick overview in this article summary.
Why Make Improvements?
We were proud of the LEMUR 2 we initially launched, but this period has been crucial for our engineering team. It allowed us to rigorously test, validate, and refine our product, ensuring the LEMUR 2 is not just good, but exceptional. We identified several aspects that, once optimized, would significantly extend the drone’s operational usefulness and boost its performance in critical scenarios — a must, considering that first responders depend on the LEMUR 2 when every second is vital.
To achieve this, we’ve enhanced the LEMUR 2 with two additional autonomy sensors, five times more computing power, a louder audio system, superior antennas, and an advanced cooling system. Additionally, we’ve introduced USB-C charging, integrated Remote ID, higher-capacity battery cells, and a redesigned prop guard made of durable carbon fiber. The package is rounded off with a refined software ecosystem, improving both controller elements and live streaming capabilities. And that’s just the beginning.
New Sensors for Enhanced Flight Performance
Achieving accurate position holding in dynamic, zero-light, and GPS-denied environments is a formidable challenge. Our upgraded autonomy system makes the LEMUR 2 incredibly user-friendly. Operators can confidently take their hands off the controls, knowing the drone will maintain its position.
To bolster this feature, we’ve integrated an additional tracking camera, night vision illuminator, and downward LIDAR sensor into the drone. These additions significantly enhance the feed to our autonomy engine, boosting the reliability of the drone’s position hold, especially in challenging edge-case scenarios.
Improved Computing Power
To keep pace with the increased data from our expanded sensor suite, we’ve significantly upgraded the computing hardware in the LEMUR 2. The heart of these enhancements is our new flight computer chipset, which boasts five times the processing power of its predecessor. This increase isn’t just about handling current tasks more efficiently; it’s about future-proofing the LEMUR 2. With this new chipset, our drone can process complex data faster, ensuring smoother and more reliable flight control, even in the most demanding situations.
But power isn’t useful without stability, so we’ve also revamped our cooling solution. Keeping our more powerful hardware at optimal temperatures means we can maintain peak performance without the risk of overheating, even in unfavorable outdoor conditions.
Built LEMUR Tough
Just like our original LEMUR, the LEMUR 2 is designed for durability. Our new propeller guards may appear slimmer, but they’re incredibly robust, thanks to their pure carbon fiber construction. They strike an impressive balance: being 10 times lighter than previous designs, but maintaining durability.
The LEMUR 2 also retains TURTLE mode, allowing operators to flip the drone back over if it gets overturned, ensuring reliability in any situation.
The BRINC Software Ecosystem
While BRINC is traditionally celebrated for robust hardware, we’re thrilled to unveil our new, sleek, and powerful software companions for the LEMUR 2. This suite includes the BRINC Pilot software on our remote controller and the BRINC LiveOps streaming and management software, accessible from any web browser.
BRINC Pilot: Our goal here was to streamline both design and functionality, ensuring critical information is clear, concise, and swiftly accessible. A standout feature is the enhanced 2D Realtime Floorplan function, where we’ve developed a unique algorithm. This algorithm expertly filters out common noise and compresses varying altitudes of LiDAR data into a single, coherent floorplan. Moreover, we’ve equipped pilots with extensive adjustment options, perfect for navigating unique structures or emphasizing specific details with the LiDAR data.
Below is a look at our new and improved mapper UI. Click the image to see a video of it in action.
BRINC LiveOps: This cutting-edge web application lets officers or command staff access valuable data from a LEMUR 2 fleet in real-time, enhancing both operational oversight and post-mission analysis. Thanks to its compatibility with any modern browser and seamless integration with the drone’s built-in cellular modem, LiveOps makes critical mission data more accessible than ever for informed decision-making. While we’re continuously refining LiveOps, below is a sneak peek at its capabilities with two browser instances on a widescreen computer, illustrating LiveOps’ utility during extensive deployments. The potential for enhancing situational awareness and strategic planning in large-scale operations is immense.
Get Started with LEMUR 2 Today
Thank you for joining us in exploring the exciting enhancements to the LEMUR 2. The entire BRINC team is excited to see our first responder customers in action with the tool that we have worked so hard to build. For those agencies that have already made a purchase, please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Haven’t experienced LEMUR 2 yet? We would love to change that. Discover firsthand what this state-of-the-art drone can do for your agency. Arrange a demo, and our BRINC team will show you the capabilities of the LEMUR 2 at your location. Simply fill out the form on this page or send us an email at email@example.com to get started.