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  • Charl Jooste

ANAFI Ai Parrot 4G LTE Drone Takes to the Air

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Video: Parrot YouTube channel

Parrot is one of the leading drone manufacturers, and they have become a popular choice in the commercial drone market. Their latest innovation, the ANAFI Ai, is something to get excited about.

It is a 4G LTE drone with a 48 MP imaging sensor camera. It shoots 4K video at 60 fps. The ANAFI Ai weighs in at less than 2 pounds and will give you more than half an hour of fly time. It also features a hybrid 6-axis gimbal for outstanding stability, even in heavy winds. It consists of a 3-axis electronic as well as a 3-axis mechanical gimbal.

Video: Parrot YouTube channel

Parrot says that the design was inspired by nature. This is a factor in many leading products and is called biomimicry. The designers and engineers took the best from nature and added in the latest cutting-edge technology. One of the main advantages of this on the ANAFI Ai is omnidirectional obstacle avoidance.

Parrot has partnered with Verizon and their UAV software subsidiary Skyward to give you instant access to 4G LTE. This is a game-changer and makes the setup process quick and easy. It is ideal if you already subscribe to Skyward. If not, it will cost a bit, but the benefits are more than worth the minimal investment.

This will give you full access to mission planning and fleet management software using Skyward’s sophisticated technology and airspace map, among other benefits. FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) approval for flights in controlled airspace will be quick and easy, and it will also allow for automated flight thanks to the InFlight app.

BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight) is often necessary and this technology makes it safe is simple. Data transfer is as close to real-time as you can get.

Large-scale mapping and images are a breeze thanks to the Autonomous Photogrammetry. It can significantly reduce the time it takes for the process, while making the results more accurate.

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SDK (Software Development Kit)

One of the many benefits of Parrot drones is the open-source software. This gives developers an opportunity to make changes and improvements. The freedom allows for flexibility for the commercial industry. There is a range of tools and opportunities for savvy developers.

All of this is free and available on the Parrot Developer Portal. You can join thousands of other developers to create the exact performance or features that you need. Parrot was the first to offer open-source software, and this is a massive advantage for the smarter operators in the market.

Parrot offers an impressive Partner Ecosystem that will give your operation more flexibility and increase the potential applications and performance.

Technical specifications

SOURCE: Parrot

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