PORTLAND, Ore. And Paris, September 15, 2020 – Today, Skyward, A Verizon company, and Parrot, the leading European drone group, announced their partnership to deliver Parrot ANAFI drones along with Skyward drone program management, flight log sync, and training to U.S. enterprises. In particular, the new ANAFI USA drone, which was built to standards approved for government use by the Department of Defense, speaks to a widespread need among U.S. companies and public agencies for a secure, high-end drone manufactured domestically. [Oct. 27, 2020 Edited to add: Although the ANAFI USA meets government security standards, it is a drone used for commercial applications, such as inspecting power lines and solar panels.] Sold by Skyward, the ANAFI USA and training package gives enterprises a one-stop shop for building and scaling a drone program with aircraft, policies and procedures, training, and automatic flight log sync to the software platform to manage it all.
“ANAFI USA was designed to meet the needs of the most demanding professional users while offering enterprise data security and privacy,” said Henri Seydoux, founder and CEO of Parrot. “Now, combined with Skyward’s enterprise drone solutions covering training and integrated software platforms, professional users have access to one of the most comprehensive suites of hardware, software, and services.”
In addition to its security benefits, Parrot’s ANAFI USA features an industry-first 32x zoom, 4K HDR video, and thermal imaging capabilities. It’s ultraportable, weather-resistant, and ready to launch in 55 seconds.
“Now enterprises can maximize their investment in the ANAFI USA by pairing it with Skyward’s in-person and online operator training and robust management platform,” said Mariah Scott, President of Skyward, A Verizon company. “This is just the beginning of a strong partnership with Parrot. Look for continued feature integration and connectivity offerings as we move the industry forward together.”
Skyward users can automatically log flights from the Parrot FreeFlight 6 piloting application for the ANAFI, ANAFI Thermal, and ANAFI USA drones with additional integration features coming soon to maximize the value of both platforms.
To learn more about the drone and training packages or pre-order the ANAFI USA visit www.skyward.io/anafiusa
About Skyward, A Verizon company
Skyward, A Verizon, company builds software and airborne connectivity services to provide the next level of operational control—the automation that makes flight safer, easier, and delivers more value to customers. We do this through our aviation management platform, professional services & training, regulatory advocacy, and connectivity. For more on Skyward visit www.skyward.io or follow us on Twitter at @skywardio.
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 and its subsidiaries www.pix4d.com, www.sensefly.com, www.micasense.com.