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Parrot Bluegrass

Parrot, the UAV know-how agency, has introduced two new drones that broaden its enterprise choices. The new UAVs, the Parrot Bluegrass and the Parrot Bebop-Pro Thermal, are aimed on the industrial agriculture, development and public security markets.

It’s a robust sign from a agency that’s clearly trying to keep aggressive with DJI by providing a full suite of drone choices that run the gamut from client to prosumer to enterprise markets. As Chris Roberts, Global Chief Marketing Officer for Parrot stated in a name with DroneLife:

“These drones provide a bridge between our BeBop and Dicco Pro. Parrot is always pushing boundaries of innovation. With the Bebop Pro-thermal and Bluegrass we continue our focus on vertical real time solutions, These new drones are dedicated to three verticals: agriculture, construction, and public safety.”

They additionally spherical out Parrot’s current portfolio which incorporates the Sensefly fastened wing UAV and Pix4D the imaging agency.

The Parrot Bluegrass

Parrot BluegrassPriced at $5,000, the Bluegrass is the primary Parrot quadcopter particularly focused for agriculture. With the launch of Parrot Bluegrass, Parrot upping its dedication to offering options for enterprise, with UAV’s, sensors and software program.

The Bluegrass is a multipurpose quadcopter designed for agriculture that makes use of 2 embedded cameras; video digicam and multispectral sensor. Its entrance full HD video digicam helps farmers visually monitor a farm’s infrastructure, the land and herds. It additionally permits farmers to acquire an outline and detect downside areas in all kinds of crop fields, because of its multispectral sensor.

The drone can cowl as much as 30 hectares at 70 m / 230 ft. flight altitude per battery and fly at low altitudes optimizing scouting fruit crops that require extra mapping precision. It weighs 1.9 kg and is provided with an on-board computing system, in addition to embedding the Parrot Sequoia, a sophisticated multispectral sensor.

Parrot Bluegrass Agricultural Solution contains:

  • A robust and straightforward to deal with quadcopter geared up with a full HD entrance digicam & embedded Parrot Sequoia superior multispectral sensor.
  • Flight planning cell software with Pix4Dcapture
  • Data processing with AIRINOV FIRST+ cloud platform
  • A protracted vary distant management Parrot Skycontroller 2

Pix4Dcapture is a planning app that permits farmers to exactly outline the precise plot they need to map. The person adapts the flight parameters in response to the precision wanted and the kind of crops. The whole flight, from take-off to touchdown, is completed autonomously by the quadcopter and the pictures captured by frontal Full HD 14MP digicam are streamed dwell on the pill’s display screen.

The Bluegrass will also be piloted manually utilizing the included Parrot Skycontroller 2 Wi-Fi distant management, which supplies a 2km vary, with the aptitude to statically hover and examine.

The Parrot Sequoia which is included is a multispectral sensor with GPS that robotically information photos of crops in 4 distinct spectral bands: inexperienced (500nm Bandwidth 40nm), crimson (660nm Bandwidth 40nm), red-Edge (735nm Bandwidth 10nm) and close to Infrared (790nm Bandwidth 40nm). It is provided with a RGB digicam (16 MP); a 64GB inner reminiscence to retailer captured photos and a luminosity sensor (‘sunshine’ sensor) that information lighting circumstances and robotically calibrates collected information with the multispectral sensor information throughout the laptop processing part.

Data analytics is dealt with by Parrot’s AIRINOV FIRST+, the mapping and analysing platform for multispectral photos captured by Parrot Sequoia.

With the Bluegrass a farmer receives a turnkey report composed of orthomosaic NDVI maps (absolute and adjusted) and zoning (easy and detailed). This supplies a exact view of the biomass (density of vegetation) and relative well being of the crops, serving to professionals to find out which areas want particular consideration. Professionals can use these insights to tell corrective actions and observe the results and evolution of the farm with excessive precision.

The Parrot Bluegrass might be obtainable throughout November 2017 at drone resellers, common farming retailers, agricultural tech specialists’ and www.parrot.com.

The Bebop Pro Thermal

The Bebop Pro Thermal

The Parrot Bebop-Pro THERMAL

The Parrot Bebop-Pro Thermal expands the Parrot Professional vary of enterprise options launched earlier this 12 months with Parrot Disco-Pro AG & Parrot Bebop Pro-3D Modeling, and Parrot Bluegrass.

It is an all-in-one quadcopter thermal imaging answer designed for small development companies, thermal inspection professionals and public security providers; enabling them to securely perform inspections with its 2 embedded cameras: video digicam and thermal imaging digicam.

With its entrance full HD video digicam this answer helps the development person or rescue service to visually monitor a construction or a particular space, whereas the thermal digicam permits to get exact and detailed thermal photos because of the devoted FreeFlight Thermal app.

he compact drone is has a compact type issue and is designed to be person pleasant, straightforward to arrange, straightforward to fly and straightforward to restore. Users can dwell stream or report movies and take footage of buildings, roofs, photo voltaic panels or particular areas in visible or thermal picture mode.

The Bebop-Pro Thermal answer contains:

  • A compact quadcopter with a Full HD stabilized entrance dealing with digicam, a FLIR ONE® Pro thermal digicam and a 32Gb reminiscence
  • Parrot FreeFlight Thermal app, which innovatively transmits and analyses photos captured by the quadcopter’s cameras
  • A protracted vary distant management Parrot Skycontroller 2
Parrot Bebop Thermal

Parrot Bebop Thermal

Parrot Bebop-Pro Thermal relies on the Parrot Bebop 2 Power quadcopter, which has been modified to profit professionals. Images are captured by the Parrot Bebop-Pro’s Full HD 14MP entrance digicam and the thermal digicam positioned in a devoted module in the back of the drone.

The FreeFlight Thermal app streams photos from each cameras (entrance and thermal) on to a related pill. At any time throughout flight, the pilot can swap from a thermal picture to a HD picture, report video footage, and retailer captured content material to the drone’s 32GB reminiscence.

The thermal digicam is light-weight (36.5 gr) and comes geared up with two sensors: a RGB sensor (1440x1080p), capturing what the drone can visibly see, and a thermal sensor (160x120p), which measures temperature variations.

Data from each sensors are mixed by the FreeFlight Thermal app to create exact and detailed photos. Edge surrounding particulars are highlighted within the picture, areas with thermal free or sizzling spots could be instantly recognized. Touching one a part of the related pill’s display screen will present the estimated thermal temperature captured by the sensors.

There are three imaging thermal setting modes* obtainable:

  • Standard: Thermal photos, from crimson (160°) to blue (10°) scale are displayed, for fast identification of thermal losses.
  • Dynamic: The thermal coloration scale is customized to the ambient temperature. This permits the person to profit from an correct view of the thermal losses. High temperatures are highlighted in crimson, and cooler temperatures are displayed in blue.
  • Hotspot: This mode is customized for fireplace security professionals and emergency search and rescue specialists. Only the best temperatures recorded are highlighted and mixed with the RGB picture.

*Users can play video recorded utilizing one other coloration scale setting and export them in a typical video format

The HD 14MPx entrance dealing with stabilised digicam of the Parrot Bebop-Pro Thermal permits a visible inspection of a constructing, and permits the pilot to acquire movies and footage to grasp the situation of a constructing. Files could be saved and used to supply proof of a constructing’s injury and estimate prices.

Frank Schroth is editor in chief of DroneLife, the authoritative supply for information and evaluation on the drone business: it’s individuals, merchandise, traits, and occasions.
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