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Parrot Bluegrass is an all-in-one, multipurpose quadcopter drone solution specifically designed for farming and agriculture. The Parrot Bluegrass helps business owners remain competitive and produce higher quality crops by providing accurate data which can be used to improve farming practices and agricultural output while being eco-friendly and cost effective.

The drone’s frontal camera gives farmers a bird’s-eye-view of their land, allows them to monitor and check their crops, herds or buildings, and effectively assess land parcels quickly and efficiently. Features include the embedded multispectral Parrot Sequoia sensor, which identifies problem areas.

Parrot Bluegrass allows farmers to:

  • Estimate biomass of seeding plants, such as rapeseed or wheat.
  • Understand fertilising needs, of their crops, area by area.
  • Identify ground issues caused by wildlife.
  • Identify seeding and shrubs that have potentially suffered from frost or weather damage.
  • Monitor farming assets and security from a bird’s-eye-view across a wide area In just 25 minutes, map around 75 acres of land(1).

Plan your flight using the Pix4Dcapture app:

Pix4Dcapture, the world’s first planning app, enables farmers to precisely define the specific plot they want to map at the touch of a button. The user adjusts the flight parameters according to the precision needed and the type of crop being inspected.

The entire flight, from take-off to landing (2), is easily set by the user and automated by the quadcopter. The images captured by its frontal full HD 14MP camera are streamed live on the screen of a connected tablet. Settings, calibration and the Parrot Bluegrass (3) quadcopter’s software updates are managed directly from the Pix4Dcapture app.

Analysing data platform:

The Parrot Bluegrass not only autonomously manages flights whatever the application, it also collects data. Farmers control the data captured by the quadcopter and are able to access it directly using the AIRINOV FIRST+ online platform. Users receive a turnkey report composed of orthomosaic NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) with a resolution of 6.6cm/px max. This means farmers can understand the health of their crops and determine which areas need specific attention.

Professionals can use these insights to understand the areas that require the most maintenance and track the effects and evolution of the farm with high precision. For further analysis, Parrot Bluegrass users benefit from a one month free trial of the mapping and processing Pix4Dag software. Thanks to the Pix4Dag desktop version, the analysing process doesn’t require an internet connection.

Parrot Bluegrass is an easy to use solution. Farmers can fly their drones over crops as often as they like and capture valuable growth cycle data.

Using this data financial investment can be controlled and crop productivity optimised remaining eco-friendly.

(1) At 70 m / 230 ft. flight altitude. (2) Check local regulations. (3) Works for Parrot Disco-Pro AG & Parrot Bebop-Pro 3D Modeling as well.

Who is the Parrot Bluegrass designed for?

Parrot Bluegrass is a multi-purpose business solution to help agriculture and horticulture professionals, farmers and independents make informed decisions.

The embedded Parrot Sequoia advanced multispectral sensor enables Precision Agriculture mapping and data analysis of crops. Parrot Bluegrass’s ability to fly at low altitude ensures optimal results for fruit crops too.

Its front camera, together with the ability to do static flights facilitate the observation of livestock or specific areas of land or terrain.

Parrot Bluegrass pack content:

  • 1 Parrot Bluegrass quadcopter
  • 1 Parrot Sequoia
  • 1 Parrot Skycontroller 2
  • 1 Backpack
  • 3 Batteries Lithium Polymer (25min per battery)
  • 2 Chargers
  • 1 Year license to AIRINOV FIRST+
  • 1 Month access to Pix4Dag

Parrot Bluegrass is available via the following distributors, Opti-cal and Coptrz and also available on parrot.com MSRP: £4500 + VAT.

For more info, please visit www.Parrot.com

About Parrot

Founded in 1994 by Henri Seydoux, Parrot is today the leading European group in the fast-growing industry of drones. Visionary, at the forefront of innovation, Parrot is a real ‘End to End’ drone group from hardware and software to services. Parrot, the world’s number 2 of the consumer drone market, designs drones known for their high performance and ease of use. Parrot is also offering business solutions, covering drones, software and services mainly focusing on 3 major verticals: (i) Agriculture, (ii) 3D Mapping, Surveying and Inspection and (iii) Public safety. The Parrot Group designs and engineers its products in Europe, mainly in France and Switzerland. It currently employs 600 people worldwide and makes the majority of its sales outside of France. Parrot, headquartered in Paris, is listed on Euronext Paris (FR0004038263 – PARRO). For more information: www.parrot.com

Tuesday 10th April, London – Tools dedicated to precision agriculture help farmers and agronomists optimise the ROI of their crops and improve their daily productivity. This high precision and analysis enables farming experts to make well informed decisions efficiently.

Parrot has recently developed Parrot Sequoia+, a new generation of its multispectral sensor that allows you to automatically calibrate multispectral images using Pix4Dmapper or Pix4Dag without the need of a calibration target. This results in a better user experience, as well as more consistent reflectance calculations.

The combination of Parrot Sequoia+ with Pix4D is an illustration of the combined hardware and software expertise delivered by Parrot Business Solutions. This approach showcases exactly what the Parrot Group brings to professionals, notably in the agricultural sector, by providing high-value drone solutions that are both reliable and affordable, thus offering an optimized user experience.

Parrot Sequoia+ & Pix4D: Precise data guarantees accurate analysis

Thanks to Pix4D’s new radiometric processing pipeline, Parrot Sequoia+ enables a more consistent evaluation of collected data and improves the user experience by removing the need for a reflectance target.

Farmers and agronomists are able to access absolute reflectance measurements, saving them time and providing them with highly accurate vegetation index maps (such as NDVI and NDRE) and in-depth analysis.

Parrot’s R&D department worked alongside Pix4D to create target-less calibration, enabling very precise crop data capture.

Thanks to the exceptional precision delivered by this solution, this data can be used to:

  • Visualise & understand the crop health by using very accurate vegetation indices.
  • Monitor the evolution of a crop (propagation of a disease or the effect of a treatment).
  • Generate management zones and track progress of seeding efforts.
  • Optimise fertiliser strategies to improve overall productivity.
  • Export accurate map outputs into farm management platforms.

Parrot Sequoia+ is available to buy from end of April 2018 on Parrot’s distribution network, parrot.com, Pix4D.com and also via senseFly’s distribution network, sensefly.com.

MSRP: £2,999 exc. VAT

Come and discover Parrot Sequoia+ at Commercial UAV Expo Europe / Booth #208. 10-12 April 2018 – Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

To find out more about Parrot Sequoia+ please visit www.parrot.com.

To discover Pix4D’s solutions please check www.pix4d.com.

To give you fast and accurate maps while in the field, with a simple yet powerful interface fully dedicated to agriculture. One product for all of your drone-based agricultural workflows.

“Our solution fits the needs of the agriculture industry and we believe Pix4Dfields will become a staple tool, just like a meter is for a construction site worker”, Christoph Strecha, Pix4D CEO

Agriculture is one of—if not the biggest industry in the world. There is no wonder why. Humans heavily depend on food as fuel to keep us going. The progress in this industry has gone beyond what we could have imagined, combining drones, sensors, machine learning, mathematical algorithms, and advanced analytics.

When we decided to create a product for agriculture, we wanted to go beyond the research and development and create a product that understands agriculture. So in July 2017, we opened a new office in Berlin fully dedicated to do exactly that: Understand the agriculture industry, listen to our users, and create a product that caters to all the main agricultural practices.

That’s why we are happy to announce Pix4Dfields

Equipped with a new fast processing that provides accurate and instant results and an easy-to-use interface with tools tailored to agricultural workflows, our users will be set to cover everything from simple to complex scenarios.

Essentially, the idea behind Pix4Dfields comes from two observations:
the need to produce accurate, repeatable measurements of crop health and the need to produce results efficiently and rapidly in the field, while performing more detailed analysis in the office. Both of these factors are essential to support decision making of the farmer, agronomist or the breeder.

Pix4Dfields is currently available as a closed beta, which we are opening to select users to test it and give us feedback. The product will evolve in a fast pace with new and updated features being added with every new iteration.

Pix4Dfields is currently available for macOS only, next iterations will include Windows support as well.

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Pix4D is partnering with Kokusai Kogyo Corporation (KKC)—the leading geospatial consulting company in Japan–to deliver a i-Construction-compliant drone mapping and photogrammetry solution for the Japanese market. i-Construction is a set of government-defined regulations to govern the collection and processing of drone data.

In August 2016, KKC released a 3D geospatial analysis cloud service (KKC-3D). Our partnership will jointly develop that service and new features to meet the requirements for public surveying and i-Construction standards.

Japanese customers will only have to upload acquired images as well as the location information of the ground control points, in order to download the 3D terrain model and the quality control reports that meet the requirements of public surveying and i-Construction.

The service users will be able to drastically shorten the process for 3D spatial analysis for public surveying and i-Construction, and the service will enable a dramatic improvement of productivity for all parties involved in the process.

Pix4D is excited to be part of the iConstruction initiative  in Japan–interpreting data collected by drones and other devices and automating complex workflows.

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Undergraduate and graduate students from accredited schools, colleges, and universities will be qualified to purchase the new semester or yearly rental.

Now that drone hardware is becoming increasingly easier to program and fly, colleges and universities around the world are expanding their curriculum. Students can learn to manage massive amounts of drone imagery and data.

“We have been amazed watching our academic users teaching photogrammetry with drones and Pix4Dmapper,” says Lorenzo Martelletti, Pix4D’s Director of Sales and Marketing.  “As per their request, we now wish to make it easy and affordable enrolling students in the many drone courses that are flourishing everywhere in the world.”

Initial roll out of the semester student licenses is occurring through current academic partners. Faculty or staff that have single academic or classroom licenses with a valid support & upgrade subscription are able to log into their Pix4D accounts, upload a class email list, and email students invitations to purchase from the Pix4D online store.

“Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University currently has over 1,500 students enrolled in UAS education through our degrees, minors, and specializations in unmanned systems. Leveraging the new Pix4D student license puts a powerful, and affordable, software suite in our student’s hands enabling them to explore the industry-leading photogrammetry software at a price lower than most textbooks” says David Thirtyacre, Chair of the Department of Flight for the Worldwide Campus.

Any institution that would also like to purchases bulk licenses for students, please contact sales@pix4d.com.
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Want to integrate drone mapping in your operations and build your own drone-based data applications? Now you can–by using our Pix4D photogrammetry engine to create high quality 2D maps and 3D models even more quickly from images.

Pix4Dengine lets you use drone mapping and image processing at scale in your operations and automate your workflows. It’s customizable, scalable, and flexible and lets you collect and analyze valuable business data faster. Make data-driven decisions faster and more often.

”Today’s leading organizations are using big data and machine learning-based tools to automate their decision processes. The Pix4Dengine is our contribution to these tools in order to deliver high quality mapping data with large automation and scalability,” says Matthieu Lefebvre, Enterprise Solutions Manager at Pix4D.

“With our Enterprise solutions, Pix4D is committed to empower, help and support these organizations from any industry with integrating drone-based data into their operations”.

Pix4D enterprise solutions include:

  • Pix4Dengine – Build your own drone data applications and process multiple projects in parallel based on priorities and efficiency. Host it on your own server or host with us.
  • Flexible enterprise support plans. Contracts or minimum commitments aren’t needed. You pay on a per-month basis. Upgrade this month, downgrade the next. It’s that simple. Guaranteed response time by phone and email.
  • Consultancy & integration services: Don’t know how to make it happen? We can work with you to figure out the best way to go. And if required, even create it for you.

    “We are very excited to show the world that technology is advancing much faster than people believe and the key component is Pix4D.” Adam Jordan, P.E., New Heights Inspection and Engineering, LLC

    Want to know more? Meet us at Intergeo in Berlin, at booth C3.040 in Hall 3.1.

    To request a demo or start a free enterprise trial, contact enterprise@pix4d.com.

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Yesterday at InterDroneIntel CEO Brian Krzanichm announced the new Intel Insight Platform that will allow select enterprise customers to accelerate the path from drone flight to business value, transforming drone-data into actionable business insights.

The Intel Insights Platform is a cloud-based data processing, analytics and reporting service which addresses a range of commercial drone applications and verticals  – from inspections and surveying in construction, mining, precision agriculture, oil and gas, and more.

Intel is working with Pix4D, among other trusted leaders in the UAV industry, to realize this new product.

“More and more key players are using our Pix4D photogrammetry engine to build their own end-to-end solutions,”  says Lorenzo Martelletti, Sales and Marketing Director of Pix4D. “We are glad to support Intel with our software and our knowledge to grow in the drone data market.”

Along with industry-leading Pix4Dmapper software, Pix4D offers a range of enterprise-grade solutions for businesses that need a photogrammetry engine to integrate drones and drone data into their operations.

For more information about Pix4D enterprise solutions, contact Matthieu Lefebvre at enterprise@pix4d.com.

About Pix4D

Backed with over ten years of scientific research, Pix4D is the industry leader in professional drone mapping and photogrammetry software solutions. The company is based in Switzerland, with offices in San Francisco, Shanghai and Berlin.

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3DR has been busy lately. They’ve recently added Pix4D processing to their capabilities, and have just announced an upcoming integration with DJI drones. 3DR has a stated aspiration to make Site Scan the complete drone solution for construction and engineering professionals across the world.

With that goal in their sights, 3DR has just introduced another set of new features to Site Scan Manager. They’ve added three new ways to visualize your elevation data: Elevation Models, Hillshades, and Cut and Fill Maps. These viewers will help you get actionable, detailed information about your jobsite.

Elevation Model: With this model, you can turn your elevation data into a heatmap in order to quickly understand and verify elevation across your site. This is crucial, for example, when you need to know which way drainage water will flow and what areas of your site will require the most grading. You can adjust the altitude ranges to view the area that you’re most interested in, and change the opacity as well.

Hillshade: Need to clearly identify the 3D objects in your orthomosaic? The hillshade viewer makes it easy, providing a grayscale 3D image of your jobsite, with the position of the sun taken into account to ensure proper shading.

Cut and Fill Map: In addition to cut and fill calculations, now you can easily set your desired grading elevation and then view a high-resolution cut and fill map to know exactly how much work needs to be done.

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Lausanne, SWITZERLAND, 02 AUG 2017. 3DR, makers of Site Scan, one of the leading drone data platform for engineering and construction, announced they have integrated the Pix4D photogrammetry engine as their core processing software to enable customers to get processed data 3X faster.

Site Scan customers can now process 5X more photos at once—2,500 in total.

The addition of the Pix4D processing engine marks one of the biggest improvements to Site Scan yet: it will help 3DR customers take their drone data to another level, creating more accurate and detailed results—like orthomosaics, digital elevation models, and point clouds—than ever before.

“We’re thrilled to work with 3DR,” said Christoph Strecha, Co-Founder and CEO of Pix4D. “They’re a leader in using drones for reality capture in construction and engineering, and Pix4D’s best-in-class processing will help their customers get the best results possible.”

“With the combination of the Sony R10C camera and our newly improved processing engine, Site Scan can deliver results that consistently rival LiDAR and traditional surveying when it comes to accuracy,” said Chris Anderson, CEO of 3DR. “This marks the next step in drones becoming an essential tool on jobsites across the world.”

About Pix4D

Pix4D is a developer of cutting edge software that converts images taken by hand, by drone, or by plane into survey-grade accurate and georeferenced 2D mosaics, 3D models and point clouds. Founded in 2011, Pix4D is rapidly expanding from its headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, to offices in Shanghai, San Francisco and Berlin.

About 3DR

3DR makes drone technology easily accessible to the construction industry for use in data analysis, 3D modeling and more. 3DR’s flagship product, Site Scan, is a complete drone-to-data platform that makes it safer and easier than ever for enterprise and commercial users to collect and process aerial data, perform inspections, and improve business operations. For more information on 3DR, please visit 3dr.com.

Lausanne, Switzerland – 27 July 2017.
MicaSense Atlas is now integrated with Pix4D desktop software. This exciting partnership is designed to offer MicaSense customers the power of desktop processing, as well as the flexibility of MicaSense Atlas.

“Our customers value Atlas as an analytics and collaboration platform,” says Gabriel Torres, CEO of MicaSense. “They also tell us that processing data locally is important to them and their operations. By combining the processing capability of Pix4D’s software with the power of the MicaSense Atlas analytics, we provide a solution that optimally fulfills these needs.”

With the new “Upload to Atlas” feature (available August 8th, 2017), users can share the processed results with MicaSense Atlas directly from the Pix4D user interface.

Jorge Fernandez, Solution Manager for Agriculture at Pix4D says: “Pix4D’s agricultural focus has always been to provide the most radiometrically and geometrically accurate results possible. We are happy to open this up to MicaSense Atlas users. This new button simplifies everything for them, we are really excited to make this happen.”

Starting today, MicaSense will be distributing yearly and perpetual licenses of Pix4Dag and Pix4Dmapper Pro. For more details on how MicaSense Atlas users can incorporate Pix4D into their workflow, visit the MicaSense website.