Counter drone specialist D-Fend Solutions has released a new software version of its flagship product, EnforceAir, as part of the company’s quarterly software enhancement programme.
The new version includes improvements to D-Fend’s Multi-Sensor Command & Control (MSC2) system, detailed map information to make communication with law enforcement more effective and additional protection plan options.
According to a company press release, new features include:
More Options for Stationary Protection Areas
Protection and alert areas within the stationary protection plans can now be circular, or the traditional polygon shape, depending on user needs and the scenario. Circular protection areas are located by default around EnforceAir’s location. They can be adjusted to provide users with greater flexibility and to protect more distant areas. This enhancement is supported for single and multi-zone alert and protection areas.
Faster Orientation and More Accurate Communication with Law Enforcement
The online maps display has been enriched with an additional information layer that includes street names and points of interest. This feature will make it easier for users to get oriented and to quickly share information with law enforcement regarding precise drone pilot location. This information layer is displayed as a default setting but can be filtered from the display.
During creation and editing of the safe route for rogue drones, the following settings are now enforced:
- The minimum altitude of safe routes will be above 30 meters, to protect nearby civilians and property
- The distance between waypoints in a defined safe route will not be less than 20 meters
- When landing at the nearest waypoint, the minimum altitude should be above 30 meters
- The maximum number of waypoints in a safe route is eight, to eliminate overly complicated routes
“Our customers were instrumental in guiding much of the innovation in this latest version and numerous D-Fend Solutions clients have already installed it,” said Yaniv Benbenisti, D-Fend’s President & Chief Product Officer. “This new version further differentiates EnforceAir’s anti-drone offerings by facilitating even greater control and safety, to maintain day-to-day continuity in sensitive environments. We remain committed to upgrading our software on a regular basis to stay in front of the continuously evolving drone threat.”
New Tactical Configuration for the MSC2
D-Fend Solutions’ Multi-Sensor Command & Control system (MSC2), a central management solution, controls multiple EnforceAir sensors remotely from a single server, empowering organizations to intuitively safeguard vast expanses of land from rogue drones.
The current version supports the new tactical MSC2 configuration. This configuration provides users with the ability to easily deploy and operate multiple EnforceAir units through the MSC2 application in the field, or other ad-hoc deployments.
The MSC2 tactical configuration is based on a rugged laptop (Dell Latitude 5420) that functions as the MSC2 server and operating station. The configuration provides the same operation, detection and mitigation capabilities as the MSC2 stationary configuration, while enabling operational agility and flexibility.
Additional features have been introduced to EnforceAir for a more intuitive and seamless user experience:
- Users can set a custom duration for the system’s audio alert notification (5-600 seconds)
- Landing-point location for rogue drones can be set via coordinates (in addition to the drag-and-drop option
- There is an “Apply All” option when editing safe routes details
- The alert area for moving asset plans can be edited via keyboard, or the slider option
- The approximated detection zone for the Long-Range Directional antenna will be displayed
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