CyPhy Works was at The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) headquarters for the Boston Marathon training exercise ahead of Monday’s historic race. The test day focused on communications capabilities and response to any suspicious activity along the 26.2-mile course.
CyPhy also tested video feeds from multiple locations outside MEMA and integration into the central command video system. This is the second year that 2 PARC systems will fly in Hopkinton and feed into multiple management locations. A third PARC will fly to add even more visibility along the route in Natick.
Undersecretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Advisor, Patrick McMurray, told the media that Massachusetts is very experienced when it comes to SEAR 1 and SEAR-2 rated Department of Homeland Security (DHS) events, but they do this without “putting a bubble around Boston.”
CyPhy flew at all 3 Boston SEAR events in 2017, so like the local, state, and federal teams, the exercise was just part of normal planning.
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