Live Operations

Live Operations

The Drone Operation Center provides the capability to watch the livestream of your active drones directly from your desk. You can create sessions to simultaneously livestream various drones on your screen.

Drone Operation Center

Live Operations Dashboard

  1. Go to the AirHub Drone Operation Center: https://dashboard.airhub.app/#/home/dashboard
  2. From the menu, select ‘Live Operations.’
  3. In ‘Live Operations,’ you will find two types of sessions: ‘Active Flights’ and ‘Create Streaming Sessions.’ Active Flights are automatically created when the drones start their flights and disappear when they end. Custom Sessions are available until deleted by the admin.
  4. Open a session by clicking on it in the list. You will see all the live flights that are currently active. At the top-right corner of the screen, you have several options:
    • Chat: Click on the chat button to send and receive messages.
    • Map: Access the map to view the live location of the drones, crew, and markers, providing you with a comprehensive overview of the field.
    • Devices: To add any device to the livestream, click on the device button. A list of all available devices will be displayed. Click the ‘+’ button to add the device to the live stream.
    • Links: To share the live stream link with individuals outside your organization, click on the Links button. Add a name for the link and fill in other details like access code, IP address, and/or expiration date. Select the control access that you want and click the ‘Save’ button to generate the shareable link. Copy the link and share it with anyone you want to provide access to the livestream. You can easily disable the link using the toggle button in the link list.
  5. Each livestream within the session provides certain options, which can only be accessed by the session admin:
    • Pin: You can pin a particular stream, which will enlarge the respective screen compared to other screens within the session.
    • Visibility: You can hide any screen from the audience watching via the sharable link by disabling the visibility button. This way, only the session admin will be able to see the screen.
    • Object Detection: Enabling object detection utilizes advanced artificial intelligence technology to overlay objects on your stream, making it easier for you to identify and focus on specific elements of interest.
    • Deactivate Device: This option allows you to remove any device from the live session.
  6. You can also change the map style to review more telemetry data.
  7. Additionally, you can access the cockpit view, which allows you to remotely control the drone and set the speed from your keypad.

Create Custom Session

You can create custom sessions to view different streams from your own team using the Drone Operation Center. Here’s how:

  1. From the menu, select ‘Live Operations.’
  2. In ‘Live Operations,’ you will find two types of sessions: ‘Active Flights’ and ‘Create Streaming Sessions.’ To create a custom session, click the ‘+’ button at the top.
  3. Enter the name of the session and click on the ‘Create’ button. This will create a new session.

Add Devices

  1. To add devices to the session, click on the ‘Device’ button in the top-right corner of the session screen.
  2. A list of available devices will be displayed. Click the ‘+’ button next to the devices that you want to livestream in this session.
  3. Start the live stream in the custom session.
  4. If you want to add a new drone to your list for streaming, follow these steps:
    • Go to the library section.
    • Add a new drone by providing its details.
    • Once you’ve added the drone to your library, you will be able to see it in your device list within the custom session, and you can include it in your live streaming session.

Ground Control IOS App

To livestream from the Ground Control iOS app or Android app, there are some differences in the steps. Below are the instructions for both iOS and Android:

  1. Open the Airhub Application.
  2. Select the location where you want to fly the drone using the top search bar and click on the “Fly here” button.
  3. Add details to the flight plan, including selecting the drone from your equipment.
  4. Choose your desired workflow. You can select the cockpit view, which allows you to track and fly your DJI drone using the AirHub app, or you can choose the timer view, which lets you track your flight using AirHub or any external drone brand application. Ensure your connection with the AirHub application to end your flight.
  5. In the cockpit view, the app checks the status of the drone and establishes a connection. Once the connection is made, you can fly your drone from your AirHub app, and the Operation Center can see the live broadcast.
  6. Once the flight ends, it will automatically be saved in the logbook.
Ground Control Android App

Livestreaming via the Android app follows similar steps as on Android. However, in the Android app, there is no workspace environment. Hence, there is an addition of the team while updating the flight details. Below are the steps for livestreaming from the Android app.

  1. Open the Airhub Application.
  2. Select the location where you want to fly the drone using the top search bar and click on the “Fly here” button.
  3. Add details to the flight plan, including selecting the drone from your equipment. Additionally, you’ll need to select the team you’re flying with.
  4. Enable the “Fly with DJI” and “Remote Control” options if you want to operate the drone from the AirHub app or a third-party app.
  5. Start the flight, and it will redirect you to the DJI app if you chose to fly with DJI. If you chose to fly with the AirHub app, disable the “Fly with DJI” option and start the flight. You can then track your flight with AirHub or any external drone brand application.
  6. Once the drone is active, the Operation Center can see the live broadcast. You can also enable the live broadcast from the flight screen by clicking on the upper-right corner.
  7. Once the flight ends, it will automatically be saved in the logbook.