Parrot, DroneSense partner to better equip public safety UAS programs

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DroneSense software platform adds support for ANAFI drones to deliver the capabilities first responders need

Parrot, the leading European drone group, announced today it is partnering with DroneSense— a software company whose comprehensive drone management platform enables public safety organizations to build, manage, and scale their unmanned aircraft programs. Through this partnership, public safety UAS teams are able to use the full suite of DroneSense capabilities tailor-made for the needs of first responders with their ANAFI aircraft.

Parrot’s ANAFI and ANAFI Thermal drones offer an ultra-compact tool for professionals, helping them gain new vantage points on a situation using the drone’s aerial insights. In addition to its built-in 4K HDR camera, ANAFI Thermal also integrates a FLIR® thermal sensor— allowing users to easily capture thermal and visual readings for faster response times, along with higher precision and efficiency. This functionality coupled with the scene management tools in the DroneSense Platform will provide public safety operators with an unparalleled level of situational awareness that will ultimately help save more lives.

DroneSense brings together everything public safety UAS teams need to effectively manage their drone programs, all on one integrated platform. DroneSense provides drone pilots with an intuitive flight control interface that they can use to fly any mission with any drone in their fleet. Incident commanders gain complete situational awareness with live video streams and telemetry data from drones in the air as well as the ability to collaborate with the pilots on scene from anywhere. Additionally, DroneSense provides program administrators with a complete system of record to keep track of critical data like flight logs, hardware, and personnel.

"Parrot consistently offers top-of-the-line solutions to our enterprise customers, and this partnership with DroneSense will allow us to deliver a seamless and integrated experience,” said Jerome Bouvard, Parrot Director of Strategic Partnership. “With entire fleets of drones to manage, decision-makers in the public safety sector are often faced with unique challenges when it comes to effective mission planning and hardware tracking. We expect these challenges to be eased greatly through this ongoing partnership.”

“It’s our mission at DroneSense to enable first responders to build and scale fully operational drone programs that harness the value of the latest drone technology safely and effectively,” said DroneSense CEO, Christopher Eyhorn. “Through this integration, we are excited to make it easier for public safety drone programs to utilize the highly capable ANAFI drones successfully in their operations.”

Through its SDK Partner program, Parrot is working to create a global ecosystem of drone software providers to serve the unique and ever-evolving needs of its enterprise and professional users.

Support for Parrot’s ANAFI and ANAFI Thermal drones will be available in the forthcoming release of the DroneSense Platform. DroneSense is offered as an annual subscription, and new customers have the opportunity to take advantage of a 30-day free trial.

For more information on Parrot and its ANAFI drone, visit Parrot.com.

Enterprise users have the opportunity to try out ANAFI or ANAFI Thermal in their business environment through Parrot’s Enterprise Loan Program. Those interested may apply by filling out this form with as much detail as possible about the intended business use.

To learn more about DroneSense, visit dronesense.com.

Parrot:                                                Airfoil for Parrot:
Cecilia Hage                                            Elise Shire
Cecilia.hage@parrot.com                    Parrot@airfoilgroup.com
Tel. +33 (1) 48 03 61 92                     Tel. +1 248 304 1439

DroneSense:
Lisa Messelt
lisa@dronesense.com
Tel. +1 512 582 0444

About Parrot
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). For more information: http://www.parrot.com

About DroneSense
Based in Austin, TX, DroneSense helps leaders in public safety manage life-saving drone programs simply, securely, and reliably through one integrated software platform. The DroneSense Platform makes it simple for first responders to leverage the full capabilities of drone technology in their operations and provides an unparalleled level of situational awareness that leads to more successful missions and a safer community. To learn more about DroneSense, please visit http://www.dronesense.com.

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