Parrot and High Lander are working together to improve the automation of the drone fleet. This gives ANAFI and ANAFI USA users enhanced functionality and automation through an easy-to-use dashboard. While the partnership is brand new, public safety customers are already lining up to take advantage of the new combo.
Parrot is the leading European drone group: High Lander, based in Israel, offers drone fleets autonomous flight, intelligent airspace control and coordinated air continuity through its Mission Control platform. The partnership is the latest for ANAFI drones as Parrot is developing a feature-rich solution tailored with public safety in mind.
“Parrot is constantly striving to bring advanced capabilities to our professional users so that they can quickly adapt their drone operations to their changing and urgent needs,” said Jerome Bouvard, Parrot Director of Strategic Partnerships. “Drone automation and intelligence are the focus of our product and software developments. This new partnership with High Lander is a further step towards improved automation and control capabilities for our drones. “
Automation is the buzzword of the year in the drone industry. The easier drones are to use, the more useful it is for operators to use them as a tool in their pocket. Automation is critical for public safety organizations that may need to quickly launch drones in a dynamic environment.
Using real-time device reports and telemetry, first responders can autonomously manage their drone fleets while performing take-off and landing, route planning and other important tasks – all via the intuitive convenience of the Mission Control Operations Center dashboard. The seamless user interface of the software in connection with the simple operation and the quick deployment of ANAFI USA offers more security for the emergency services and enables quicker intervention in critical moments. Mission Control’s customized live link generation also gives on-site team members an instant view of a drone’s video feed for quick assistance on search and rescue missions.
The new integration also offers something for surveying and mapping missions and offers operators improved control modes. ‘Path’ defines an automated plan that includes multiple waypoints, telemetry, gimbal and payload settings. With “Modeling and Mapping”, operators can use Parrot ANAFI’s GPS coordinate capabilities to survey an area and create 2D maps and 3D models.
“As one of the top players in this field, we are proud to partner with Parrot to couple our Mission Control platform with ANAFI USA and ANAFI drones and offer our customers more complete hardware options,” said Ido Yahalomi, CTO of High Countries. “As a hardware-free system, Mission Control is compatible with solutions from leading drone manufacturers, including Parrot, to give our customers the freedom to customize their drone fleets with world-class UAVs.”
The High Lander Pilot app can be downloaded on Android and iOS systems for use with ANAFI and ANAFI USA platform drones.
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