The Parrot ANAFI Thermal Drone Does Thermal Imaging

With the release of the new ANAFI Thermal, European drone group Parrot seeks to make high-quality thermal imaging accessible to the professional drone market.

If you’re an imaging expert or industry professional who dabbles in highly specialized photography such as thermal imaging, the new ANAFI Thermal could just be the drone solution for your work. With this new offering, European drone group Parrot boasts of an improved ANAFI platform to provide a lightweight and easy to use drone, sensor, and software package for professional thermal imaging.

The ANAFI Thermal features a built-in 4K HDR camera and a FLIR® thermal sensor that allow users to view live thermal and RGB images. It’s especially designed for a wide range of industries that require imaging of surfaces, structures, or at-risk-areas using drones. The FLIR® radiometric thermal-imaging camera has a temperature range of -10° to +400°C for live temperature readings, and allows the pilot to identify areas of heat loss, as well as isolate subjects from the surroundings. Meanwhile, the 4K HDR camera is equipped with a 21 Megapixel Sony sensor to provide precise photo and video footage.

The FreeFlight 6 app also allows the drone pilot to directly combine images of the visible and invisible, while the Pix4DModel app can be used to create 3D models of buildings and structures monitored using the ANAFI Thermal. Compatibility with theFLIR® Tools software also allows for quick editing, image analysis, and creating inspection reports in PDF format.

With this new, all-in-one solution, Parrot believes that industry professionals now have the chance to obtain previously inaccessible information and data for a fraction of the cost. Parrot identifies the following as the professionals who will especially find their new offering useful:

  • Building, construction, public works and real estate professionals
  • Experts in civil security and rescue services
  • Energy producers and transporters
  • Environment and preservation organisations

The ANAFI Thermal package is comprised of:

  • ANAFI Thermal drone
  • 1 Parrot Skycontroller 3
  • 1 shoulder bag
  • 3 smart batteries (26min of flight time/battery)
  • 1 multi-port USB charger
  • 1 tablet holder
  • 8 additional propeller blades & mounting tool
  • 16GB microSD card
  • 4 USB-A/USB-C cables

The ANAFI Thermal will be available through the Parrot website and offical Parrot resellers by end of May 2019. Visit Parrot’s website to find out more.