The two companies are democratizing 4G autonomous drones by interconnecting the Parrot ANAFI Ai with UAVIA Robotics Platform.
Paris, April 21st , 2022
UAVIA and Parrot today announced the availability of the UAVIA Inside version of the ANAFI Ai, which will broadly be available to UAVIA Robotics Platform Customers from June 2022.
This product integrates UAVIA DroneOS as the first ANAFI Ai flight mission created by external developers with Parrot AirSDK.
Parrot ANAFI Ai is the first 4G drone. It enables autonomous navigation, real time video streaming and remote management from the UAVIA Robotics Platform secure web interfaces.
The ANAFI Ai UAVIA Inside can complement the fleets of drones accessible from UAVIA cloud platform providing an unbeaten characteristics mix regarding weight, autonomy and 4K video performance.
This product launch opens new perspectives streamlining routine and emergency use cases in complex environments, enabling ubiquitous collaboration and a better understanding of the situation in the decision-making process.
Such a light and affordable product with best-of-breed performances and features made available through the joint efforts of two technology champions is a game changer which will participate in the generalization of drone usages in many industries.
The ANAFI Ai UAVIA Inside incorporates benefits from Parrot AirSDK, the first development software kit for autonomous drones. It allows developers to create flight missions. It provides a breakthrough technological architecture to load and run code directly on ANAFI Ai. Developers can program custom-designed flight missions with access to all drone sensors, connectivity interfaces, and autopilot features.
Thanks to Parrot AirSDK, UAVIA could integrate its DroneOS into the ANAFI AI allowing UAVIA Robotics Platform users to operate drone missions remotely, using 4G connectivity. Users can control the drone and the camera without being in the flight zone, and invite guests to participate in the mission in real time thanks to the video streaming feature of UAVIA DroneOS.
« Our collaboration with UAVIA is fully in line with the Parrot strategy regarding the open ecosystem we created around the ANAFI Ai. The UAVIA technology integration with our open software architecture is the perfect example of how a partner can complement and enhance efficiently the ANAFI Ai capabilities to address new market segments and extend professional usage », says Chris Roberts, Parrot’ Chief Sales & Marketing Officer.
« This collaboration is natural as UAVIA and Parrot share a similar vision of the connected drone and the way users expect to interact with them », adds Pierre Vilpoux, CEO of UAVIA. « This convergence was reinforced by the compatibility of the architectures of our respective products, and this full integration takes the autonomous drone to the next level ».
Attention to cybersecurity and data sovereignty are focus points for both companies whose teams are working closely to insure customers on a worldwide basis benefit from this integration for more and more use cases.
UAVIA is a software company providing a standardized collaborative platform to handle autonomous drone operations: “UAVIA Robotics Platform”. Multiple users across the world can access UAVIA’s AI to control heterogeneous fleets of drones, while having data processed and shared in real-time for a wide range of value-added applications.
UAVIA’s teams focus on delivering the best and secured product to customers, by merging the company’s innovative patents with the latest advanced technologies behind an effortless UX interface. UAVIA Robotics platform is designed to match the expectations of industrial operators in terms of cybersecurity and data sovereignty, and natively engineered to perform in any complex environment. Easy to use. Easy to integrate. Easy to deploy.
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, Europe’s leader of the 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 and its subsidiary www.pix4d.com.