Parrot’s new Anafi USA – RotorDrone
Made in the U.S., the new Anafi USA drone from Parrot is built to meet the demands of first responders, firefighters, search-and-rescue teams, security agencies, surveying and inspection professionals. Featuring an industry-first 32x zoom, 4K HDR video and thermal imaging capabilities, it is an ultra-portable, secure and durable aerial camera platform.
Anafi USA offers the same high-end security, durability and imaging capabilities as Parrot’s Short-Range Reconnaissance (SRR) drone designed for the U.S. Army. Anafi USA’s data encryption and privacy features are compliant with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), delivering best-in-class privacy and security for sensitive missions.
Anafi USA is the latest evolution of Parrot’s extensive experience in developing and bringing to market innovative drone solutions for commercial markets. A trusted name in drones, Parrot’s decade-long experience serving the needs of industries through its hardware and software ecosystems cannot be matched. Additionally, it’s growing list of innovative and experienced industry partners continue to strengthen and bolster the platform’s offerings.
When firefighters arrive on the scene of a fire, the most important need is to view hot spots while also being able to assess the entire visual scene. Anafi USA’s gimbal and advanced optics were designed with this challenge in mind. The 32x zoom is designed around two 21-megapixel cameras, allowing operators to see details clearly from up to 5 km (3.1 mi) away. Anafi USA can see details as small as 1 cm with precision from a distance of 50 meters.
The zoom image is coupled (blended) with images from Anafi USA’s FLIR Boson camera. This enables operators to detect hot spots with the thermal camera, while the visual camera allows them to view people and other important details from up to 2 km (1.2 mi) away.
Ensuring excellent image stabilization on 32x zoom images with a light drone (499 g/1 lbs) is a particularly delicate technological achievement. Parrot accomplished this feat by coupling the stabilization of the gimbal with full 3-axis digital stabilization via image processing.
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