PARROT LAUNCHES SECOND GENERATION PARROT BLUEGRASS FIELDS

Drone offers end-to-end agriculture solutions for efficient crop management

March 14, 2019, PARIS, France - Parrot, the leading European drone group, has launched the second generation model of its Parrot Bluegrass Fields, a fully integrated, easy-to-fly drone solution designed specifically for crop mapping and scouting to allow agriculture professionals take actionable steps to boost the quality of their crops and maximize yields.

As part of Parrot's portfolio of drone products for professionals, Parrot Bluegrass Fields features the multispectral Parrot Sequoia sensor, which analyzes the amount of light absorbed and reflected by crops on four different light frequency bands to determine their state of health. The drone also possesses a 14-megapixel front RGB camera for both still photography and videos in full HD (1080p), with images capable of being broadcast live on smartphones and tablets through the Parrot Fields mobile mapping app. Constructed using robust carbon fiber, the Parrot Bluegrass Fields offers a flight time of up to 25-minutes and flight coverage of up to 65 ha (160 ac) per flight at 122m (400 ft). Vertical take-off and landing capabilities ensure efficient operations, even in confined areas.
"Parrot Bluegrass Fields delivers a robust mix of cutting-edge hardware technologies and exciting software solutions to give agriculture professionals everything they need to improve crop management capabilities," said Greg Crutsinger, founder of Scholar Farms. "One of the most unique things about Parrot Bluegrass Fields is its ability to capture and send imagery to a Wi-Fi enabled device while in flight for real-time multispectral mapping, which means users have a finished product by the time the drone lands instead of waiting hours for the data to process. That's a nice feature."
Parrot Bluegrass Fields retails for $4,500 and is currently available at Drone Nerds and other authorized Parrot retail partners, including DSLRPros, Dronefly, B&H, Adorama and Scorpion Drones. Purchase of Parrot Bluegrass Fields includes one full year of access to both the ParrotFields mobile app and Pix4Dfields desktop and cloud software, which allows for further in depth analysis of crop data—including the ability to create index maps for crop performance analysis and prescription maps that can be easily exported to tractor and Farm Management Information Systems. The unit also ships with one Parrot Skycontroller 2 and corresponding charger, three batteries, one battery charger, four spare propellers and a backpack for easy, safe portability.

About Parrot for Professionals
Parrot, the leading European drone group, offers business solutions spanning drones, software, sensors and services, mainly focusing on three major verticals:
• Agriculture
• 3D mapping, surveying and inspection
• Public safety
Founded in 1994 by Henri Seydoux, the Parrot Group designs and engineers its products in Europe, mainly in France and Switzerland. Headquartered in Paris, Parrot has been listed since 2006 on Euronext Paris (FR0004038263 - PARRO). For more information: www.parrot.com.

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