Parrot, maker of popular and lovable consumer drones, is moving further into the commercial drone market. This news comes after its March announcement of the Bebop-Pro 3D Modeling bundle. The new offerings include the Disco-Pro Ag and the Bebop-Pro Thermal. The Disco-Pro Ag will use the company’s Sequoia multispectral sensor, and the Bebop-Pro Thermal will use FLIR infrared sensors. The company hopes to cover the entire drone ecosystem.
Parrot describes these new offerings as “complete and multi-purpose decision-making tools designed for professionals.” The packages are designed as “all-in-one” solutions with moderate price points for “prosumer” customers in industries like agriculture, construction, and insurance. Chris Roberts, chief of sales and marketing officer, says the Parrot Professional line is meant to cater to the needs of “small and medium enterprise businesses.”
Parrot’s endeavors into commercial drones should come as no surprise, considering its acquisitions of commercial-focused companies like AIRINOV, MicaSense, Pix4D, and senseFly. The company is not abandoning its foothold in the consumer drone market, but instead hopes to “cover the entire drone ecosystem,” according to a press release.
Parrot SA is a French wireless products manufacturer company based in Paris, France. It was founded in 1994 by Christine/M De Tourvel, Jean-Pierre Talvard and Henri Seydoux. Stock symbol on Paris stock exchange: PARRO (PAOTF on USA’s NASDAQ) and company is currently a member of the CAC Small 90. In 2015 the company founded Parrot Drones, one of the top manufacturers today of drones for recreational and commercial use.