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Parrot and DroneSense partner to ‘better equip’ public safety drone programs

Drone manufacturer Parrot 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.

The companies say that, 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.

Jerome Bouvard, director of strategic partnership, Parrot, says: “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.

“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.”

Christopher Eyhorn, CEO of DroneSense, says: “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.

“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.

Parrot is giving enterprise users 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.

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