Parrot and High Lander partner to enhance drone fleet automation – giving ANAFI and ANAFI USA users enhanced features 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 combination.
Parrot is the leading European drone group: Israeli-based High Lander provides drone fleets with autonomous flight, intelligent airspace control, and coordinated air continuity through its Mission Control platform. The partnership is the latest for ANAFI drones, as Parrot creates a feature-rich solution tailor-made for public safety.
“Parrot is continuously striving to provide our professional users with extended capabilities — allowing them to rapidly adapt their drone operations to fit their changing and urgent needs,” said Jerome Bouvard, Parrot Director of Strategic Partnerships. “Drone automation and intelligence are at the heart of our product and software developments. This new partnership with High Lander represents another step towards enhanced automation and control capability of our drones.”
Automation is the buzzword of the year in the drone industry. The easier drones are to use, the more useful they are for operators to use as one tool in their bag. For public safety organizations who may need to launch drones quickly in a dynamic environment, automation is critical.
Using real-time device reporting and telemetry, first responders can autonomously manage their drone fleets while performing takeoff and landing, route-planning, and other crucial tasks — all from the intuitive comfort of the Mission Control Operations Center dashboard. The software’s seamless interface paired with the ANAFI USA’s ease-of-operation and rapid deployment provide more safety for responders and allow faster intervention during critical moments. Mission Control’s customized live link generation can also provide team-members onsite with an instant view of a drone’s video feed for fast assistance during search-and-rescue missions.
The new integration has something to offer for surveying and mapping missions as well, providing operators with improved control modes. ‘Path,’ sets an automated plan including multiple waypoints, telemetric, gimbal and payload settings; ‘Modeling & Mapping,’ allows operators to survey an area and create 2D maps and 3D models using Parrot ANAFI’s GPS coordinates capabilities.
“As one of the top players in the field, we are proud to partner with Parrot to pair our Mission Control platform with ANAFI USA and ANAFI drones and deliver broader hardware options to our customers,” said High Lander CTO, Ido Yahalomi. “As a hardware-free system, Mission Control is compatible with leading drone manufacturers’ solutions, now including Parrot, to provide our customers with the freedom of customizing their drone fleets with best-in-class UAVs.”
The High Lander Pilot app is available for download on Android and iOS systems for use with ANAFI and ANAFI USA platform drones.
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