Parrot and High Lander enhance drone fleet automation
Parrot drones professional users benefit from an advanced control during complex fleet operations
PARIS and TEL AVIV – Parrot, the leading European drone group, announced today its partnership with High Lander— a company providing drone fleets with autonomous flight, intelligent airspace control, and coordinated air continuity through its Mission Control platform.
Combining Parrot ANAFI USA and ANAFI platform drones with High Lander’s Mission Control software, professionals can now enjoy best-in-class drone features, mission efficiency and automation through an easy-to-use dashboard.
"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.”
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.
For surveying and mapping missions, operators can enjoy improved control modes including ‘Path,’ which sets an automated plan including multiple waypoints, telemetric, gimbal and payload settings; and ‘Modeling & Mapping,’ which allows operators to survey an area in detail as they efficiently create 2D maps and 3D models using Parrot ANAFI’s precise GPS coordinates capabilities. Furthermore, operators can also benefit from Mission Control’s Payload Sidebar, which enables switching instantly to thermal imaging, an invaluable tool for a variety of specific missions, such as emergency search & rescue, police pursuits, or even solar panel inspections. Parrot ANAFI USA’s integrated FLIR Boson Thermal sensor and powerful 32x zoom make it easy to quickly identify thermal anomalies and centimetric hot spots from an altitude of up to 40 meters.
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.”
High Lander is already working with a number of prominent organizations including police departments, sheriff’s offices, fire stations, and forestry services, and has 12 active clients who will now be able to use Parrot’s ANAFI USA and ANAFI drones in their fleets.
The High Lander Pilot app is available for download on Android and iOS systems for use with ANAFI and ANAFI USA platform drones. To learn more about High Lander or to register for an account, visit https://www.highlander.io/.
For more information about ANAFI USA or for any request, please contact Parrot through the ANAFI USA contact form.
Founded in 1994 by Henri Seydoux, Parrot is today the leading European group in the fast-growing industry of drones. Visionary, at the forefront of innovation, Parrot is the only group to be positioned across the entire value chain, from equipment to services and software. Parrot, the world's number 2 of the consumer drone market, designs drones known for their high performance and ease of use. Parrot has a portfolio of outstanding companies and interests in commercial drones, covering equipment, software and services. Its expert capabilities are focused primarily on three vertical markets: (i) agriculture, (ii) 3D Mapping, Surveying and Inspection, and (iii) Defense and Security.
The Parrot Group designs and engineers its products in Europe, mainly in France and Switzerland. It currently employs over 500 people worldwide and makes the majority of its sales outside of France. Parrot, headquartered in Paris, has been listed since 2006 on Euronext Paris (FR0004038263 - PARRO). Financial information can be found on http://corporate.parrot.com. For more information: www.parrot.com
About High Lander
High Lander was founded by technology experts with years of experience in both civilian and military aviation. High Lander provides a scalable, software-only solution for managing drone fleets, enabling companies large and small to fully realize the potential of drone technology. In addition to specific solutions for first responders, robotic aerial security, precision agriculture, delivery networks, surveying & mapping, and facilities inspections, High Lander technology is paving the way for the future of drone traffic control, commonly referred to as UTM – unmanned traffic management. For more information: https://www.highlander.io/