Parrot launches ANAFI USA drone designed for first responders
Parrot, a leading European drone group, announce ANAFI USA a unique drone that combines enterprise-class data security with the easy-to use features that have driven consumer drone adoption in recent years.
ANAFI USA is a powerful drone built to meet the demands of first responders, firefighters, search-and rescue teams, security and border agencies.
Featuring an industry-first 32x zoom, 4K HDR video and thermal imaging capabilities, ANAFI USA is an ultraportable, secure and durable aerial camera platform. The 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 privacy and security for sensitive missions.
For first responders rapid drone deployment is a necessity during missions. ANAFI USA is operational in less than 55 seconds: it takes less than 55 seconds to unfold the drone, turn it on, establish the secure radio link and take off.
It works indoors without GPS, allowing operators to take off inside a house, pilot the drone through a window to fly outside, and then come back.
It can be launched from the palm of the hand like a paper plane, further expanding its ease of use. With no built-in limitations for no-fly zones, ANAFI USA gives first responders the freedom to fly responsibly at a moment’s notice and wherever their missions may take them.
They claim it is the quietest drone in its class, with a sound level of just 79 dB when it is at 50cm off the ground.
It uses a standard USB-C type charger for hassle-free convenience. Weighing in at just 500 g (1.1 lbs), the compact ANAFI USA folds easily for maximum portability. Despite its compact design, ANAFI USA boasts a 32-minute flight time.
Its 32x zoom is designed around two 21- megapixel cameras, allowing operators to see details clearly from up to 5 km (3.1 mi) away.
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.