On May 10, 2018, Aliter Technologies, a.s. has presented to the public the company’s two unique solutions. SILWA, a "smart" solution of the 21st century for aerial surveillance and VIMA, an effective alternative to classic mechanical masts.
SILWA (Silent Watcher) – a 12 m long airship – allows silent, long-term aerial monitoring, tracking and reconnaissance, including safe movement over densely populated areas. In addition, it also provides a radio retransmission to increase the radio communications reach. SILWA can be used in various military and non-military situations, such as looking for lost, injured or suspected persons, monitoring traffic and crisis areas, cultural and sporting events, borders and forests, or exposing the centres of fires, etc. It has a powerful daytime and nighttime camera system and integrated state-of-the-art communications technologies that enable encrypted communication. “One of the unique features of SILWA is that it does not need to concern itself with gravity. Its weight is kept quietly in the air by helium, which is one of its main advantages over drones,” explains Peter Dostal, CEO of Aliter Technologies, a.s.
VIMA (Virtual Mast) – a drone connected to the ground by a cable – is a solution to replace classic mechanical masts that are used, when tactically deployed, as carriers of cameras, antennas, radios, and possibly other devices and sensors. Its take-off, flight and landing are fully automatic and it is possible to ensure its continuous operation thanks to the power from the ground station. VIMA can provide support for counter-terrorist operations, high-risk interventions (including increasing radio coverage at the site), traffic or border monitoring, monitoring of cultural and sporting events, etc. One of the key advantages of VIMA is the ability to be deployed in various environments and to move as quickly as needed.