Drones used to counter copper cable theft for Deutsche Telekom


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Brief article about an interesting application of drones… in the telecom industry to try counter copper theft cable theft by using a multicopter to tag the cables with DNA tagging…


By SUASnews

KREMMEN, GERMANY – SEPTEMBER 30: Sascha Fuchs (L), head of ATG Sitec GmbH, and Thorsten Kanand, head of AirRotorMedia, demonstrate how a quadrocopter drone can carry a rig for marking telephone cables with artifical DNA on September 30, 2013 near Kremmen, Germany. The two men have a contract with German communications provider Deutsche Telekom to tag overhead telephone cables across Germany in an effort to fight theft of the cables, which has shot up in recent years with the value of copper. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)