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Parrot Expands Commercial Drone Offerings

The company hopes to cover the entire drone ecosystem

May 8, 2017

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 Parrot Bebop-Pro 3D Modeling bundle.

The new offerings include the Disco-Pro Ag and the Bebop-Pro Thermal. The Disco-Pro Ag will use Parrot’s Sequoia multispectral sensor, and the Bebop-Pro Thermal will use FLIR infrared sensors. 

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, Parrot’s chief 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.

The Disco-Pro Ag will be available in June for $4,499 plus tax. Pricing and release date for the Bebop-Pro thermal are unavailable at this time.
Featured image: Parrot