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WORLD SEES SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BURN -- LIVE FROM THE SKY

 VALENCIA, Calif., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- As fire continues to burn throughout Southern California, an advanced live airborne news gathering system developed by local company, Troll Technology, is bringing the news, as it happens, to the homes of millions of people in these regions.
 Eight of the major television stations in Los Angeles are using the system to ensure that the public is kept fully informed of all events as they occur. This allows individuals who live in these areas to monitor the progress of the fire and evacuate if necessary.
 In addition, the emergency fire, police, and ambulance services can use the live pictures to observe the direction of the fire and act accordingly to warn and protect individuals in the area.
 A small pod fitted beneath the helicopter containing antennas transmits live video pictures to the television studio via a ground receive site. The "Skypod system" maintains a continuous video link with the receive site, no matter which direction the helicopter takes.
 This technology, the first of its kind, is already extensively used to report traffic conditions. However, it is now proving to be an invaluable resource in covering major news events such as the Los Angeles riots and the events as they occur now.
 It is the beginning of a new era in public communication.
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 /CONTACT: Sara Gilmore of Troll Technology, 805-295-0770/


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