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The new ANAFI Ai UAV uses 4G as its main data link between the drone and the operator. The platform released by Parrot is presented as a solution to transmission limitations.

Inspired by nature, this drone for professionals integrates a 4G radio module (in addition to the Wi-Fi radio) allowing to transmit a video in 1080p with a very low latency (300 ms) without range limit and everywhere in the world.

4G enables the drone with precise control at any distance. For beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) flights, it stays connected even behind obstacles.

For the first time, ANAFI Ai embeds a secure element in the drone and in its Skycontroller 4. The 4G link between the drone and the user’s phone is encrypted. The secure element protects both the integrity of the software and the privacy of data transferred.

The piloting application is open source, and the company offers developers a software development kit (SDK) to create custom code for the drone to execute during flight. The SDK gives access to all flight sensors, including obstacle-avoidance sensors, occupancy grid and internet access.

The obstacle-avoidance system detects obstacles in all directions, using stereo cameras to sense objects and automatically avoid them.

A 48MP main camera and a powerfully stabilized 4K 60-fps/HDR 10 camera are designed to capture finely detailed aerial images and smooth video footage, according to