Control UMVs from anywhere in the world

Critical personnel no longer have to be in the field to control and command your unmanned vehicles

Overview

Complete control capabilities and HD livestreamed video for UMV operations

There is a push to remove the UMV operator from the field and place them in a remote control centre. However, this has proven difficult for a number of reasons. Remote solutions have not provided reliable control or a clear enough picture from the UMV. There has been too much lag in the system and the operators have struggled without real-time data and pictures. This is especially problematic for UMV operations where a drop in signal, picture, or data could mean the loss of a vehicle or delays in extremely expensive operations.

Harvest enables full control of UMVs from anywhere in the world. The operator has access to HD video and data livestreamed from the device to enable full control of the vehicle from a command centre. The same video and data can also be distributed in real-time to anyone on the network or even via a link to the cloud. 

Solution

We’ve eliminated the issue with bandwidth for remote UMV control

Harvest’s proprietary data algorithm solves the problem where there’s not enough bandwidth provided by available satellite coverage or the signal is constrained or absent. It allows secure high-definition video, audio, and data from remote worksites to be livestreamed at a fraction of the bandwidth previously required.
To ensure you never lose a UMV, it gives you failsafe control that incorporates AI self-healing technology that stops data loss and minimises latency even across a patchy satellite connection.
It’s the rugged, reliable, and secure technology at the heart of Harvest’s UMV solution.

Reduce bandwidth utilisation by up to 80%

AI compression maximises bandwidth utilisation giving ultra-low bandwidth with transfer rates down to 32 kbps.

Maintain control even with signal loss

Satellite signals can degrade up to 90% without the remote operator losing control.

Provision bandwidth where it's needed most

Adjust and balance video resolution with available bandwidth for latency as low as 50 ms at 200 kb/s.

Ultra secure point-to-point encrypted (P2PE) connections

Military-grade security with 384-bit encryption and TBC – 27001 ISO quality standard certification.

The portable satellite gateway enables livestreaming from the field by optimising the available satellite bandwidth to deliver HD video and data.

Optimise and allocate your bandwidth with our app to precisely provision available bandwidth to the operations, devices, or users who need it most.

Extend your remote capabilities to include accurate control of equipment without the problem of latency. Superimpose a graphic shadow over the video feed to guide the next action.

Provides secure point-to-cloud video distribution so you can include more team members in more locations.

Add RIS to control remote operations from anywhere

Harvest’s Remote Inspection System (RIS) allows you to control equipment and unmanned vehicles from a control centre. By livestreaming multiple channels of HD video, audio, and data securely, you can efficiently and effectively manage operations anywhere in the world—on land, in the air, or at sea.

Harvest’s RIS is able to synchronise data with the video stream. It can capture sensor data such as depth or GPS location and synchronise it exactly to a specific video frame. That allows the customer to know exactly where the camera is at any point of the video, which makes operations extremely accurate.

The RIS system enables multiple video channels to be fed to each monitor, giving you as much coverage and flexibility on as many screens as you need. With the RIS system, you can be sure you have the complete visibility and control you need to manage your remote operations.

Use cases

Unmanned marine vehicle control

Harvest helped Fugro reliably control its remote operated vehicles

Harvest helped Fugro reliably control its remote operated vehicles

Fugro is able to carry out remote operations more safely, securely and cost-effectively with the help of some innovative technology from Harvest. Fugro can operate their unmanned vehicles with unprecedented reliability and security over ultra low-bandwidth connections, allowing packet loss of up to 90% without any loss of control.

For reliable remote control, a self-healing error correction algorithm stops data loss, minimises latency, and enables real-time control of the vehicle. Remote control innovations like “The Shadow” have been introduced to superimpose a graphic of the desired action over the video feed so an operator can accurately control equipment without the problem of latency.

“Bandwidth optimisation lets us support our operations with absolute precision.”

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