Parrot launches Anafi Ai drone that is controlled over 4G

Parrot Anafi Ai
(Image credit: Parrot)

Parrot, the company behind drones as we know them today, has just announced its latest model to the world, the Anafi Ai. Coming on 30 June 30th 2021, the announcement came exactly a year after their previous model, the professionally-skewed Anafi USA, and continues the theme of enterprise-friendly features, the most interesting of which is the ability to fly BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line Of Sight) using 4G cellular coverage. 

Rules are still being looked at the world over but the applications of BVLOS for Enterprise are very clear. Using a 4G radio it’s possible to fly around buildings and in environments with a lot of radio interference without losing connection. The system works with any SIM and meets or exceeds many industries cryptographic requirements, including unique identification for the drone and operator’s device (a potential GDPR issue in Europe).

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Adam Juniper
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With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 

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