ANAFI THERMAL: The ultra-compact and lightweight thermal drone solution


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April 15, 2019—Parrot, the leading European drone group, has unveiled ANAFI Thermal: An all-in-one drone-based thermography solution (drone + sensor + software) with proven reliability and outstanding performance.

ANAFI Thermal uses the lightweight, simple-to-use, and highly advanced ANAFI drone platform, which has evolved for professional usage. In addition to its built-in 4K HDR camera, ANAFI Thermal integrates a FLIR® thermal sensor. With the ability to reveal the invisible in an instant, the FLIR® sensor is a benchmark feature in the professional drone sector. ANAFI Thermal collects relevant and previously inaccessible data with complete security, improving the return on investment, efficiency and productivity for professionals in multiple industries.

With ANAFI Thermal, professionals can view live thermal and RGB images (4K HDR) of surfaces, structures or at-risk areas as the drone flies over or under them. The drone’s unique imaging capabilities allow professionals to take immediate action or analyze recorded photos and videos in unprecedented detail.

With this unparalleled solution in the UAV market, Parrot is reinforcing its commitment to professionals. ANAFI Thermal is designed to profoundly revolutionize the way many industries and trades operate, offering professionals a complete solution that adapts perfectly to their requirements and needs:

-         Experts in civil security and rescue services

-         Building and public works professionals

-         Energy producers and transporters 

-         Organizations for the preservation of the environment and animal species

ANAFI Thermal: Two high-precision cameras film the visible and the invisible

The Paris-based engineers at Parrot used the ANAFI drone platform to develop ANAFI Thermal. The result of thousands of hours of testing and development, the platform offers exceptional features, performance and unique software maturity.

ANAFI Thermal's gimbal features two embedded miniaturized cameras (RGB 4K and thermal), stabilized on three axes for sharp videos and clear pictures in any flight conditions:

- A 4K HDR camera with 21MP Sony sensor is an essential tool for detailed visual inspection of surfaces and buildings. It provides high-resolution images and videos to help inspect the state of a structure and captures precise images of a search area, among other applications. 

ANAFI Thermal: Compact, light, powerful, and ready to be taken anywhere

Lightweight (315g/11.1 oz.) and ultra-compact with a unique folding design, ANAFI Thermal is designed to accompany professionals in any field of work.

For rescue-service workers, civil security and inspection professionals, fast action is critical. With superior portability and power-up speed, ANAFI Thermal unfolds and becomes operational in just three seconds.

Despite its ultraportable design, ANAFI Thermal offers tremendous power. The drone is able to fly over a scene or travel to a hard-to-reach area at a top speed of 55km/h. With the ability to withstand wind speeds of up to 50km/h, ANAFI Thermal remains operational even in complex conditions and environments. 

ANAFI Thermal: Making thermal imaging accessible to everyone

ANAFI Thermal flight controls are available via the FreeFlight 6 app, ensuring they are accessible to everyone and can accompany the user on every assignment. Thanks to its ergonomic interface and intuitive operation, the pilot can easily switch from an RGB view to thermal imaging – or even merge the two to enhance the readability of the image.

Real-time analysis of the scene is facilitated by the app's built-in tools:

·        Display the estimated temperature of an image element with a simple tap on the screen;

·        Freeze-frame to stay on a specific element for focused analysis.

ANAFI Thermal: Completely safe flights

ANAFI Thermal benefits from all of Parrot's technological expertise, including the renowned ergonomics, ease-of-use, reliability and power of its drones.

To ensure its safety, ANAFI Thermal is embedded with multiple sensors and offers a powerful built-in autopilot. The quadricopter demonstrates stability and manoeuvrability with exceptional accuracy.

About Parrott

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 a real ‘End to End’ drone group from hardware and software to services.

Parrot, the world's number 2 of the consumer drone market, designs drones known for their high performance and ease of use.

Parrot is also offering business solutions, covering drones, software and services mainly focusing on 3 major verticals: (i) Agriculture, (ii) 3D Mapping, Surveying and Inspection and (iii) Public safety.

The Parrot Group designs and engineers its products in Europe, mainly in France and Switzerland. It currently employs 600 people worldwide and makes the majority of its sales outside of France. Parrot, headquartered in Paris, is listed on Euronext Paris (FR0004038263 - PARRO).

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