Parrot has announced a new way to work with enterprise partners in an expansion of its SDK Partner Program.
The new program expands its offerings to help both enterprise and start-ups create new applications, software and hardware to seamlessly integrate with Parrot ANAFI and ANAFI Thermal drones.
Parrot’s SDK program currently allows developers to create their own iOS and Android applications and service programs for ANAFI and ANAFI Thermal drones.
Now, industry partners will gain access to both hardware and software support, along with go-to-market strategy support to business partners across the globe.
Parrot’s first partner in the program, Kittyhawk, will pair its new enterprise platform, Air Control, with Parrot’s ANAFI hardware to provide an enhanced and compliant flying experience to businesses with complete functionality across iOS, Android and web.
Kittyhawk Air Control offers thermal camera controls, live streaming, compliance controls and fleet management for enterprise flight operations managers and operators. It’s one integrated platform that connects enterprise workflows and safety controls to in-field drone operations.
Kittyhawk’s platform also provides authorisations to fly in controlled U.S. airspace near airports through the Low Altitude Authorisation and Notification Capability (LAANC), a collaboration between the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and private industry partners.
LAANC provides near real-time processing of airspace authorisations in approved altitudes – directly supporting the integration of unmanned aircraft systems into the national airspace.
Kittyhawk will support ANAFI and ANAFI Thermal drones beginning in early 2020.
Jon Hegranes, CEO and founder of Kittyhawk, said: “We are excited to see the advanced level of functionality and control our support for Parrot will deliver to our customers.”
Adding: “ANAFI’s impressive form factor, user experience, and camera capabilities made it an obvious enterprise-ready hardware partner for us to integrate with.”
Since the launch of Parrot’s SDK program in April 2019, Parrot has added several new features to further aid its partners including MAVLink support, Windows libraries, and a comprehensive tutorial to help anyone produce a working application for ANAFI in minutes.
In October, CDP reported on Parrot launching a drone loan program for businesses.
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