Parrot Announces Early Access Program: pro drone operators can get ANAFI Ai first.
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
As a part of the global introduction of its ANAFI Ai 4G LTE-connected drone, leading European drone group Parrot has announced today the beginning of its exclusive ANAFI Ai Early Access Program. Designed for professional drone operators, the program enables drone users performing missions for commercial or public safety activities to be amongst the select group of exclusive first users of Parrot’s 4G robotic UAV. Early Access Program participants can also provide feedback to Parrot that will contribute to the ANAFI Ai innovation journey.
Professional drone users and operators performing missions for business or commercial activity are invited to be part of the Early Access Program as Parrot looks to improve the simplicity, safety and speed of complex missions. Professionals in fields such as inspection, construction, infrastructure, energy utilities, public safety, surveying, agriculture, and defense are all welcome to apply to the Early Access program. Selected professionals will be the first to evaluate the new standards ANAFI Ai offers.
ANAFI Ai enables users to inspect buildings with strong 4G connectivity during built-up urban missions, map long distance electric power lines in 48 MP at 1fps, quickly generate 3D models of buildings just by clicking on its land register in the new FreeFlight 7 App, create precise flight plans in complex environments thanks to a unique obstacle avoidance system, and benefit from the embedded Secure Element to protect sensitive data. Users will be able to develop their own flight missions with AirSDK and contribute to Parrot’s open-source piloting App.
The selected participants for the Early Access Program will benefit from exclusive usage for a loan period of 2 months, and a dedicated communication with the Parrot team will facilitate operating experiences. Parrot is looking for datasets, photogrammetry 3D models, flight logs and usage feedback. The Early Access Program will facilitate ANAFI Ai calibration for professional flight.
Ian attended Dominican University of California, where he received a BA in English in 2019. With a lifelong passion for writing and storytelling and a keen interest in technology, he is now contributing to DroneLife as a staff writer.
Miriam McNabb is the Editor-in-Chief of DRONELIFE and CEO of JobForDrones, a professional drone services marketplace, and a fascinated observer of the emerging drone industry and the regulatory environment for drones. Miriam has penned over 3,000 articles focused on the commercial drone space and is an international speaker and recognized figure in the industry. Miriam has a degree from the University of Chicago and over 20 years of experience in high tech sales and marketing for new technologies.
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