Parrot, the French high tech company best known for its consumer drones, has invested another $7 million in MicaSense a Seattle based firm that develops remote sensing solutions for the agriculture market. This brings Parrot’s total investment in MicaSense to $9 million. MicaSense received $2 million in funding from Parrot in 2014.
Yesterday Parrot announced Sequoia, a multispectral sensor for the agriculture market. MicaSense is adding the Sequoia to its existing line of sensors for drones and will use its ATLAS cloud data solution to enhance the use of this new sensor.
ATLAS enables growers and agricultural professionals to easily view and extract information from multispectral data. ATLAS processes Sequoia data through a seamless cloud interface, automatically organizing processed outputs with no manual filtering or sorting. Creating farms and defining field boundaries is easy with an intuitive user interface. Crop health maps can be viewed in the field from any connected device for advanced scouting. Uploading to ATLAS is the easiest and most efficient way to achieve consistent results.
The investment in Parrot by MicaSense reflects Parrot’s commitment to expand into the commercial drone market.